Boise State Public Radio General Manager/Executive Director
- Has an open style, but is also an effective decision-maker and change agent;
- Is politically savvy and diplomatic.
- Networks and develops relationships - with the staff, across the University, in the community and throughout the state;
- Provides direction and accountability for organizational and staff results, including clearly communicating strategy, goals and expectations;
- Has great people skills including being able to flex style - comfortable and effective at dealing with a wide range of stakeholders - from our smallest communities to state-side business and community leaders;
- Is committed to and comfortable with diversity, both within the institution and in the community;
- A high level of understanding of dynamics, issues and trends in public radio (including the need to continue to develop BSPR into an essential local institution) and ability to lead BSPR in this area;
- Able to manage a complex physical plant (studios and our many transmitter sites), including managing the strategic and financial challenge of maintaining its effectiveness;
- Understanding/experience with issues related to University licensed public media organizations;
- Upholds quality for self and others;
- Deep commitment to and knowledge of public radio (listener, supporter); and
- Is technologically competent, comfortable with and aware of digital and social media, able to keep us abreast and current with all different platforms.
- Comfort with and command of the range of communication channels, including speaking, writing and social media;
- Being a skillful listener;
- Is inspiring and respectful, connecting in a real way with people;
- Is an effective spokesperson for the organization.
- Comfortable with asking for money for BSPR;
- Strong as mission spokesperson and in relationship management ;
- Has a comprehensive understanding of fundraising strategies and methods in public media (membership, underwriting, and major and planned giving) and beyond;
- Able to develop BSPR organizational (staff and Community Advisory Board) fundraising capacity, and effective at moving us beyond our major reliance on transactional membership-based revenues further into philanthropic fundraising, including identifying and dealing with any operational blocks to success with major donor and planned giving efforts;
- Effective with strategic collaboration with the University Advancement in identifying and working with potential major donors.
- Is a big picture person;
- Has a learning orientation, including demonstrated methods for gathering, assimilating and making meaning out of information about the changing media, technology and demographic landscape;
- Balances vision with doing.
- Is able to enroll others in working together to execute vision;
- Be an ethical person of substance with strong self-awareness;
- Have clear, high standards for him or herself and others;
- Be honest with him or herself and others;
- Understand and practice confidentiality when necessary as well as organizational and financial transparency;
- Has personal characteristics and presence that generates trust;
- Understand and have commitment to journalistic independence, integrity, and ethics.
Strategic Focus: Powerful understanding of and use of strategy in organizational life:
- Highly developed skill at prioritizing, and accomplished at sequencing change;
- Is data driven: networks with and benchmarks against other organizations to increase BSPR effectiveness;
- Able to steer organizational resources toward strategically identified focus areas;
- Able to continuously develop, execute and evaluate strategic and business plans, in concert with other stakeholders, and to champion strategic perspectives.
Problem solving and decision making: Expert decision-maker, who:
- Has the ability to prioritize and determine significance of a particular issue, understands who to include in the problem solving process, and knows what and how much information is needed;
- Is able to effectively analyze and use data in the decision-making process, and will make decisions in a timely matter;
- Is good at follow-through - clearly communicates decision, designs and administers effective execution, with appropriate pre-determined success measures and time-posts; and
- Has level of personal strength to stick by decisions and/or know when a change of direction is needed.
Passion: A highly energetic person who is inspired by the direction and public service mission of Boise State Public Radio and:
- Has authentic enthusiasm for and commitment to the heritage and future of BSPR, public media’s potential and future, including as a source for local content, and for developing and deploying new and innovative service delivery mechanisms;
- Communicates passion in a way that engages others and generates action by staff, the Board and the community, including potential funders.
- Mindset of an effective manager, including attention to detail;
- Have combination of personal characteristics such as comfort with self, warmth and strength necessary to continue to grow the alignment, effectiveness and enthusiasm of the group;
- Though engaged, not a micromanager;
- Is comfortable addressing conflict in a diplomatic manner
- Holds him or herself to a high level of accountability and holds all in the organization to that same level of accountability
- Financial Acumen: Experience with business aspects of managing a public media organization including developing and managing budgets, cash flow and facilities management;
- Experienced and effective working with boards – able to work collaboratively with the BSPR CAB to grow its effectiveness and engagement;
- Bachelor's degree in Communication or Broadcast Journalism or equivalent professional experience.
- Eight years of experience including five years of managerial experience
- Master's degree in Journalism, Communication, or Business Administration with a Bachelor's degree in Communication or Broadcast Journalism.
The Boise State University 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested through the Campus Security and Police Services located at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to email@example.com.
The 2015 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at: http://security.boisestate.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2015/09/2015-Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report-1.pdf
The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes the annual fire safety report and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies for sexual assault, drug and alcohol use, and other matters.