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Executive Director/General Manager


Under direction of the President of Bates Technical College, serves as executive director and general manager of KBTC Public Television. Provides Leadership and direction in the strategic development and funding programs and activities, and compliance with all rules and regulations governing public broadcasting entities. Works in the community and with Federal, State, and local governments for the benefit of KBTC Public Television and Bates Technical College.

Job Title: KBTC Executive Director & General Manager
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $118,370.00/Year
Job Type: Full-time
Location: 2320 South 19th Street, Tacoma, Washington

Position is open until filled. Applications received by October 1, 2016 are guaranteed consideration


Direct the planning, organizing and day-to-day operations of the station including program development and production, community engagement, marketing and funding, broadcast engineering and operations, regulatory compliance and reporting.

Assure compliance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Establish and implement short and long range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness for continual improvement

Establish and maintain organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organizations goals and objectives; oversee supervision, evaluation and professional development of staff.

Support and administer an outcome-based process for department staff which will provide growth through established goals and objectives.

Serve as voting ex-officio member of the KBTC Association.

Represent the College and the Station at the national, regional and local levels as assigned.

Plan, prepare and administer annual operating budget; assure fiscal accountability for federal, state and local grant activities for KBTC.

Advocate on behalf of the station to potential donors, including foundations, corporations, event sponsors, underwriters, and individual givers; actively participate in strategic funding initiatives and pursue contracts and grants from various agencies.

Coordinate KBTC-TV fundraising functions with the College Foundation.

Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Department to assist in College promotion through television media.

Implement initiatives to expand audience services and update broadcasting, satellite, cable, wireless, and facilities.

Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Department to create and maintain legislative relationships on the federal level.


Minimum Qualification

Bachelors degree in business, communications or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
Experience as a leader of a complex multi-constituent organization.
Experience establishing goals and strategic planning techniques.
Experience raising funds for a foundation or non-profit organization.
Experience advocating with local, state and federal officials.
Must communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in business, communications or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
Experience in broadcast environment.
Experience with public broadcasting operations.
Experience managing fundraising activities for a foundation or non-profit organization.
Experience working with federal legislators.
Experience managing complex budget and financial processes.


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DEADLINE: 2016-10-01