Job Description:

The Program Advisor at Radio K - Real College Radio (KUOM) 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.


1.Serve as advisor to students (30%)
o Drive student creation and implementation of ground-breaking programming that informs, educates, and entertains
o Develop, maintain, and enforce station policies and FCC rules
o Generate outreach efforts on-campus and in the community
o Strengthen brand presence to increase student participation

2.Supervise student staff and DJs (20%)
o Create and enforce policies and practices that provide experiential learning, structure, and flexibility
o Encourage leadership, creativity, and collaboration
o Coach on-air staff: conduct regular airchecks and develop programming to increase listenership
o Provide training and internship opportunities for students

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

• Fundraising Lead (15%)
o Collaborate and coach the Membership Director to plan all aspects of membership drives: goal setting, on-air scripts, timelines, donor reports, etc.
o Prepare, oversee, and lead Radio K’s annual Student Fees request
o Initiate unique fundraising campaigns, such as year-end giving
o Grant writing ability and benchmark reporting per grant requirements

• University liaison (10%)
o Represent Radio K on and off-campus as needed
o Maintain station’s compliance with FCC rules and regulations
o Ensure SoundExchange and PROs (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) compliance
o Provide support and other duties as needed

Required Education and Qualification
• Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience or a master’s degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Required Skills and Knowledge
• 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

Preferred Software Experience
• Audio editing and mixing with Pro Tools or other digital audio workstation
• Previous experience in broadcasting – experience in podcasting is a plus
• Experience using Blackbaud fundraising software or similar
• Knowledge of scheduling software such as MusicMaster
• Familiarity with automation software such as RCS Zetta

Job Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
United States
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