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AS KUGS 89.3 FM Program Director 2020-2021

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS KUGS 89.3 FM Program Director 2020-2021
About the Department

The mission of KUGS-FM is to serve the students of Western by providing a diverse program of music and information consistent with student interests and public affairs programming that encourages a greater understanding of the human differences and cultural pluralism Western’s community and the larger world we live in. KUGS, through its programming, will serve as a bridge from the university to the surrounding community. KUGS staff is responsible for cultivating the interest and production of noncommercial radio for Western’s students.

About the Position

The AS KUGS Program Director is responsible for KUGS on-air programming. Through the supervision of KUGS core and on-air staff members, the Program Director ensures that the content of KUGS on-air programming complies with station policies and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations while addressing the needs of our listeners. 

Terms of Position

This is a four quarter position. This position begins the last day of finals week spring quarter and ends the last day of finals week the following spring quarter. During the summer work hours will include being on-air and will be an average of 19-29 hours per week. Beginning Fall quarter and through the academic year this position works 19 hours per week.  

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates. 

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average. 

  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn FCC regulations pertaining to broadcasting.

  • Strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Experience successfully leading volunteers, peers, or employees. 

  • Knowledge or experience with Budget Management. 

  • Ability to communicate in an effective manner that is welcoming to wide variety of people. 

  • Experience mediating or resolving interpersonal conflict. 

  • Ability to work independently and responsibly. 

  • Ability to work within deadlines and problem solve. 

  • Effective organizational and time management skills. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions. 

  • Ability to use office productivity software and to assist others in using programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook. 

  • Knowledge of department and the position’s responsibilities. 

AS Employment Responsibilities
  • Serve the diverse membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by: 

    • Being familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Personnel Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards. 

    • Attending all AS staff development events including, but not limited to: pre-fall orientation, pre-winter, pre-spring, and mid-quarter staff developments. 

    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations. 

    • Serving on search committees as designated by the AS Personnel Director. 

  • Ensure the legacy of this position by: 

    • Working with supervisor and Personnel Director to revise and update position job description. 

    • Working with the previous position holder to complete a minimum of 15 hours of unpaid internship as well as providing a 15 hour internship to the incoming position holder. 

    • Developing and maintaining a legacy document as required by the AS Personnel Policy. 

AS KUGS-FM Responsibilities
  • Provide support to KUGS-FM by: 

    • Have 19 hours per week posted. Maintain office hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. On-air shifts as needed. 

    • With the exception of the KUGS-FM Maintenance Engineer and KUGS-FM Marketing and Development Director, supervises KUGS-FM Core Staff. 

    • Participating in the training of KUGS-FM staff as directed by the General Manager. 

    • Facilitating weekly Core Staff meetings. 

    • Facilitating the KUGS-FM Quarterly All Station Meetings. 

    • Responsible for covering operations during breaks 

    • Other duties as assigned. 

    • Keep accurate track of work hours on office timesheets and  submit them on time 

    • Summer Hours will include being on-air. 

Position Responsibilities
  • Enhance and maintain KUGS-FM On-Air Operations by: 

    • Facilitating the training program for incoming on-air volunteers in collaboration with KUGS-FM General Manager. 

    • Being responsible for on-air operation of KUGS-FM throughout the year. 

    • Ensuring arrangements are made for substitutes in the event of absent personnel and being prepared to take responsibility for providing on-air replacements in emergency situations. 

    • Maintaining station access and substitute program lists and providing facility access lists quarterly to the KUGS-FM General Manager as required by the VU and campus security. 

    • Ensuring that content of on-air programming complies with station policies and FCC regulations. 

    • Ensuring programming compliance with KUGS, AS, VU, WWU, FCC policies and State and Federal laws. 

    • Preparing the Quarterly Program Schedule in collaboration with the KUGS-FM Operations Coordinator, Music Directors and General Manager. 

    • Supervising the KUGS Specialty Music Coordinator, KUGS Operations Coordinator, KUGS Public Affairs Producer, and KUGS Music Director. 

  • Foster the working relationship between KUGS-FM and the rest of the AS organization by: 

    • Helping plan and implement AS Fall Staff Development. 

Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. 

Starting hourly wage of $16.35.

Application Instructions A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:  
1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?  
2. Why are you interested in working in this position?  
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?  
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 22nd, Fall Training between September 7th – 18thWinter training on Jan 4th, and Spring training on March 29th? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?  
Closing Date Notes Application open until April 10th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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