KRFC 88.9 FM - Public Radio for the Front Range
Fort Collins, Colorado

Job Title: General Manager

Position Description

The KRFC General Manager is a full-time position that oversees all aspects of the operation of a nonprofit community radio station in Fort Collins, Colorado. The General Manager is the “public face” of KRFC and provides leadership by administering the budget and finances, supervising staff, overseeing public relations, maintaining and enhancing stakeholder and community partnerships, fostering collaborations with other public radio stations, cultivating and stewarding station donors, and ensuring that legal and regulatory requirements are met. In addition, the GM is expected to move KRFC forward in all aspects of new media so that the organization can offer broadcast services to a wide variety of listeners through diverse broadcast media (online streaming, apps, podcasts, social media, website, and related technologies). The General Manager reports to the KRFC Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administration

  • Manages and directs all paid and volunteer staff
  • Provides staff support to the Board of Directors and all established or ad hoc committees
  • Serves as ex-officio member of the Board of Directors
  • Point of contact for and liaison with The Music District
  • Responsible for compliance with all FCC and IRS 501c(3) rules and regulations
  • Liaison with station legal counsel

Finances

  • Responsible for daily financial transactions
  • Liaison with station accountant
  • Responsible for management of finances with the Board Treasurer
  • Prepares budget recommendations to Board of Directors
  • Fundraising
  • Oversees all grant writing and reporting
  • Reviews and approves annual fundraising plan with Board input
  • Works with Development Coordinator to implement member drives, underwriting programs, and major donor programs
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with local donors, funding organizations and foundations

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Directs and implements media relations and serves as primary public spokesperson for KRFC
  • Works with staff to develop, review and implement marketing strategies, organizational identity projects and community outreach and sponsorships
  • Oversees social media communications
  • Reviews, updates and directs maintenance of KRFC website

Technical

  • Responsible for the overall implementation of all equipment and software grants and special projects
  • Works with Chief Operator and Tech Team to ensure proper upkeep and maintenance of all equipment
  • Reviews all proposals for new media implementation

Programming 

  • Advises the Programming Committee and provides authorization for the “sound” of KRFC
  • Advises the Public Affairs Committee on news operation and management

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant experience in a related field
  • Management experience
  • Ability to make and follow budgets and familiarity with basic accounting principles
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team with staff and volunteers
  • Excellent organizational, facilitation and leadership skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Computer proficient, including experience with Windows, audio editing and related software and networks
  • Flexibility in work hours to accommodate program needs (occasional evenings and weekends)

Preferred

  • Knowledge of public radio programming, CPB and other related funding and program services
  • Knowledge of the public radio mission and its diverse audience
  • Familiarity with FCC rules and regulations relevant to radio station operations
  • Familiarity with trends in emerging media distribution platforms and technologies
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising in nonprofit setting
  • Demonstrated success in community and professional networking

Position Status

Full Time, Salaried with incentives

About KRFC

KRFC is an FCC-licensed nonprofit public radio station serving the northern Colorado region, including Loveland, Greeley, Longmont and Boulder, with a terrestrial radio signal with 3,000 watts of power at 88.9 FM and online streaming at www.krfcfm.org. KRFC broadcasts diverse music, limited news, and local public affairs.

KRFC is member-supported, primarily volunteer-run, and employs four salaried staff. Public Radio for the Front Range is the 501c(3) entity doing business as KRFC-FM.

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