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PETALUMA COMMUNITY ACCESS, INC.
Executive Director Job Description

 

Organizational Profile:

Petaluma Community Access (PCA), a nonprofit corporation governed by a seven person member elected board, was established to facilitate public, education and government (PEG) access to communications technologies. The organization contracts with the City of Petaluma to operate the television access channels 26 (Public) .27 (Educational) and 28 (Government). PCA has broadened its reach by rapidly developing a FCC low-power FM channel, KPCA-LP at 103.3FM and kpca.fm online. PCA is a member-based organization serving those in the community who wish to produce TV and radio media for broadcast for local broadcast.

 

Executive Director:

The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer and principal spokesperson for the video and radio production facilities, the fund development and communications lead, as well as responsible for day to day operations. The position requires a person with exceptional ability to lead and inspire others and effectively manage a nonprofit cable access organization in the context of diverse community needs. The Executive Director must work effectively in a team environment. This person reports to the Board of Directors. With expansion of services and ever changing mass communications tools, it is an exciting time for a new Executive Director to join the team and help the agency grow further.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Fund development and Communications (40%):

  1. Oversight and management of PCA public relations and communications including social media, web content, press releases, email blasts and overall member communications
  2. Maintenance of the PCA and KPCA brands ensuring all communications are in line with the organizational identity
  3. Pursue additional revenue sources through a variety of fundraising activities consistent with the mission statement, policies and goals of the organization.
    Activities include grant writing, capital campaigning, fundraising events, under writing, and individual giving campaigns.

B. Day to Day Operations (30%):

  1. Oversee and document administrative, financial, and program operations, including all PCA/KPCA personnel matters.
  2. Prepare, report and monitor the PCA annual budget.
  3. Ensure compliance with PCA contracts as well as maintain customer relationships.
  4. Maintain a close working relationship with representatives of the City of Petaluma and the community at large.
  5. Remain up to date of trends, issues, events and developments within the PEG access field through professional, peer contacts, etc.

C. Staff, Volunteer, Member, and Board Management (30%):

  1. Give direction and lead success of the organization’s philosophy, mission, and its annual goals and objectives.
  2. Work with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and members to develop, implement, and enforce policies, procedure as well as strategic plan development.
  3. Attendance and report out at regular monthly Board meetings as well as Executive Committee meetings when needed
  4. Ensuring member engagement through regular members meetings, elections, etc.
  5. Ensuring maintenance of Board agendas, minutes, etc at the PCA offices
  6. Other duties as assigned

 

Employment Requirements:

Education/Experience:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent relevant experience.
2. Supervisory and leadership experience in the fields of public, educational, government access, public administration, nonprofit, or related fields.
3. Involvement and/or knowledge of the City of Petaluma, community culture, etc.
4. Proven success and relevant experience in fundraising including fund development planning, grant writing, and the ability to cultivate relationships with the funding community.
5. Experience with PR/Communications – experience in the nonprofit or government sector highly preferred
6. Experience with digital marketing tools including social media, web content management, and email systems – including ability to report out basic analytics

Knowledge/Skills:

1. Demonstrated experience in fiscal administration, planning, nonprofit management, and human resources.
2. Demonstrated personnel management experience, including responsibility for hiring and terminating staff.
3. Excellent verbal and written communications skills
4. Excellent organizational, public speaking, and documentation skills.
5. Knowledge of the field of noncommercial public, educational, or government access or a closely related field.
6. Confidence in supervision of maintaining the corporate identity and marketing plans
7. A desire to positively impact the community and to improve public dialogue through access to public media outlets.
8. Demonstrated ability to reach out to and work with diverse groups, individuals, ideas, and opinions.
9. Ability to resolve conflicts and member issues
10. Vision, enthusiasm, decisiveness, and flexibility in dealing with changing conditions.
11. Ability to delegate projects successfully to staff
12. Ability to learn new technologies and computer programs quickly

Salary: $45,000- $50,000 DOE with a flexible vacation policy and monthly wellness stipend. A salary increase will be assessed after 90 days. This is a 32 hour a week full time position that may be increased to 40 hours a week after 90 days. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to 40 hours a week in the future. The position is based at PCA’s Petaluma office.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING:
Please submit a cover letter including an example of a successful fundraising effort you were an integral part of, an up-to-date resume, and three professional references.
Submissions should be made by email ONLY to jobs@pca.tv and will be directed to the PCA Board of Directors Executive Committee for review. No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
An automatic confirmation will be sent to each individual who submits an application. Subsequently, ONLY applicants that will be invited to an interview will be contacted. Interviews are expected to begin in late July

PCA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. PCA is committed to providing an equal employment opportunity and environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. We strongly encourage applications from all genders, people of color, and people with disabilities.

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Petaluma Community Access, Inc. was founded in 1996 as a nonprofit member organization. We promote freedom of expression in a public voice, provide access to communication tools, and foster the use of media for Petaluma.