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Radio K (KUOM) – Program Advisor (FT)

The Program Advisor at Radio K will be responsible to drive creation and implementation of Real College Radio student-run programming, lead and mentor students in an experiential learning environment, supervise student staff, and serve as a representative of Radio K to the University of Minnesota and larger community. The Program Advisor reports to the Radio K Director within the Office for Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Advising & Support
1. Serve as advisor to students (30%)

  • Drive student creation and implementation of ground-breaking programming that informs, educates, and entertains
  • Develop, maintain, and enforce station policies and FCC rules
  • Generate outreach efforts on-campus and in the community
  • Strengthen brand presence to increase student participation

2. Supervise student staff and DJs (20%)

  • Create and enforce policies and practices that provide experiential learning, structure, and flexibility
  • Encourage leadership, creativity, and collaboration
  • Coach on-air staff: conduct regular airchecks and develop programming to increase listenership
  • Provide training and internship opportunities for students

Programmatic Development: Mentor Real College Podcast staff and volunteers (25%)

  •  Coach students to produce a weekly Arts and Culture Podcast that is aired over terrestrial streams and available as a podcast
  • Train students in audio editing, storytelling, production and producing content
  • Work within a grant budget

Fundraising : Fundraising Lead (15%)

  • Collaborate and coach the Membership Director to plan all aspects of membership drives: goal setting, on-air scripts, timelines, donor reports, etc.
  • Prepare, oversee, and lead Radio K’s annual Student Fees request
  • Initiate unique fundraising campaigns, such as year-end giving
  • Grant writing ability and benchmark reporting per grant requirements

Administration: University Liason (10%)

  • Represent Radio K on and off-campus as needed
  • Maintain station’s compliance with FCC rules and regulations
  • Ensure Sound Exchange and PROs (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) compliance
  • Provide support and other duties as needed

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000 – $62,000

Qualifications, Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of relevant experience or a master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with fundraising campaigns including donor acquisition, retention, and growing current donor value
  • Experience mentoring/teaching students in an experiential learning environment
  • Willingness and ability to be available via cell phone 24/7 and to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Able to function productively in a fast-paced high-pressure environment, work independently and accept direction.
  • Possess a high-energy, positive attitude, and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments
  • Dedication and enthusiasm for Radio K’s dual mission to educate and serve the community

About the Department:
KUOM – branded Radio K – is a daytime-only, non-commercial educational college/alternative rock radio station licensed to serve Minneapolis, Minnesota. Owned by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, the station is operated by both faculty and students.

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted online. Find all the information and apply online by visiting the U of M’s Jobs Page, select External Candidates, then search for job #359607.
This position is open until filled. 

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

Employment Requirements:
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).



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