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Director, WJCU

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

In addition to a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, applicants should include a written statement detailing your philosophy of teaching, your teaching style, and evidence of your ability to meet the learning needs of a diverse population of learners. Copies of these licenses and statements should be submitted as a package under the Portfolio heading. Official copies of all university transcripts are required and should be sent to: Margaret Finucane, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd. University Heights, OH 44118 mfinucane@jcu.edu

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Director, WJCU
Summary

As a staff member of the Tim Russert Department Theatre Arts, the Director of WJCU acts as the University’s primary agent in overseeing the operation of WJCU FM, a federally licensed Class A noncommercial/educational FM broadcast facility that serves the university as a co-curricular program and media outlet. Primary target audiences of WJCU include both the campus and surrounding communities in the Greater Cleveland area. Secondary audiences worldwide are served by two web streams and a number of podcasts.
The scope of the Director’s responsibilities relating to WJCU include strategic planning, regulatory compliance and oversight, purchasing and budget, technology, community outreach, and fundraising. These tasks comprise approximately 50% of the directors overall workload. A part-time Operations Manager assists the Director with day to day management, training and oversight tasks.
The scope of the Director’s academic responsibilities within the department comprise the balance of workload. This includes teaching two 200/300 level classes each spring & fall semester, supervising & assessing any CO 150 practicum students in a given semester , providing academic advising to both department majors and freshmen cohorts, and collaborating with other members of the department to execute miscellaneous tasks within the department on a day to day to basis.
The Director reports directly to the dept. chair, but also communicates and collaborates directly with other departments and divisions across the university on an as-needed basis. The Director serves as full-time, 12 month staff, exempt.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Teach two (2) 200/300 level communication classes, and supervise/assess COMM 103 Radio Experiential Component students each semester.
• Perform academic advising for dept. majors, as well as freshman cohorts
• Work collaboratively with the dept. chair and colleagues to contribute to shared work (e.g., course development, assessment, program review) within the dept.
• Manage volunteer co-curricular student and community staff of approximately 65 people at WJCU, assuring full regulatory/policy compliance of same.
• Oversee and assure full regulatory compliance with telecom (FCC) and copyright (US Office of Copyright) agencies.
• Plan and execute new technical and programming initiatives, budgets, purchasing, fundraising, service projects, training, and maintenance of station facilities.
• Communicate effectively with individuals and departments across the university and stakeholders across the community of license
• Provide direct supervision for one part-time employee (Operations Manager) and provide oversight, coordination , and direction of 3 contractors
• Stay current with industry standards, trends, technology and regulation related to radio broadcasting, audio streaming, audio production & podcasting

Required Qualifications

• A master’s degree in communication or allied discipline is required.
• Strong oral and written communication skills are required.
• Knowledge and understanding of Title 47 CFR, Part 73 and all applicable copyright laws are required
• Fundamental knowledge of broadcast management & operations practice is required.
• Strong fundamental understanding of IT and radio broadcast technology and related software (MS Windows) is required.
• Strong fundamental understanding of audio recording and production techniques and related software (Adobe Audition) is required.
• An understanding and appreciation of the Jesuit Catholic tradition and the mission of John Carroll University and the Tim Russert Dept. of Communication & Theater Arts is required

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior post-secondary teaching experience is strongly preferred.
• Prior broadcast management experience is strongly preferred.
• Embracing and being committed to diversity and inclusion is expected.

Normal Working Hours and Conditions University core business hours are generally 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. However this position will require work to be performed outside of normal business hours based on department needs and radio station operations. Some on-call availability may be required
Physical Requirements

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Hours Full Time
FLSA Exempt (Salary)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS131P
Open Date 01/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, applicants should include a written statement detailing your philosophy of teaching, your teaching style, and evidence of your ability to meet the learning needs of a diverse population of learners. Copies of these licenses and statements should be submitted as a package under the Portfolio heading.
Official copies of all university transcripts are required and should be sent to:
Margaret Finucane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair,
Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts
John Carroll University,
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
mfinucane@jcu.edu

EEO Statement

John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Supplemental Questions

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(Optional) Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents