Tuesday, 2 February 2010

[creative-radio] Alliance for Community Media (US) Executive Director Job Posting

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*Executive Director* - *Alliance for Community Media
The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) seeks an Executive Director
to lead this dynamic organization and take it to the next level. The
ideal candidate should be committed to the mission of the
organization and its success, and provide consistent support for its
members through organizational management and operations, advocacy
efforts, fundraising, leadership and coalition building.

The ACM is a national, non-profit membership organization that
represents over 1,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG)
access television, community media organizations, members and
supporters throughout the country. Founded in 1976, the ACM is a
leading advocate for localism and diversity in media and for media
democracy. Critical to the mission of the ACM is the preservation of
the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, with
corresponding legislation and policies to protect community channels
and sustain funding for their operation. The ACM advances its
mission through member development, public education, a progressive
legislative and regulatory agenda, coalition building and grassroots
*Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
*The executive director serves as the chief executive officer and
principal spokesperson of the ACM. Key responsibilities include:

* Manage operations and administration of the organization
utilizing staff, contractors and volunteer efforts to maximize
* Increase the organization's membership and ensure members are
provided services on a timely and consistent basis.
* Develop and secure funding to build and maintain a strong,
thriving and sustainable national non-profit organization.
* Maintain appropriate fiscal and budgetary control of the
organization. Prepare budgets and monitor expenses and revenues.
* Lead advocacy efforts by representing ACM membership before
Congress and the FCC, and supporting policy initiatives at the
state level to protect and grow community access television.
* Represent ACM membership in dealings with other public
interest organizations and maintain an active role in the
* Support educational activities that benefit ACM members,
including national and regional conferences, publications and
other activities.
* Provide information and support to national and regional
leadership of the organization, including the Board of
Directors, and ACM national affiliates.

§ Work with the Board of Directors and staff to develop and
implement all policies, procedures, and long-range strategic plans.
Prepare periodic reports regarding progress toward and barriers to
the achievement of such policies and plans.

The individual will oversee the planning and delivery of ACM events,
programs and products, including the ACM Annual Conference, the
/Community Media Review,/ books, videos, list-servs and the ACM web
site. The executive director will develop written materials for the
advancement of the ACM's policy agenda and member communications.
The executive director will enhance the business operations of the
organization by developing and maintaining policies and procedures.

Desired Minimum Employment Standards and Requirements:
/Education /Experience/:
§ BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university. [/NOTE:
Selected applicants will be asked to submit transcripts or other
verification of their degree(s)/.]
§ A minimum of five (5) years of upper management or supervisory
experience in the community media field, or in related areas such as
public administration, arts, etc.
§ Must have achieved a senior level position in an organization or
§ Documented experience that demonstrates a thorough understanding
of the field of non-commercial Public, Educational, and Government
Access, or a related field.

The successful candidate should demonstrate experience in the
following areas:
§ Legislative advocacy
§ Leadership and management responsibility with a complex non-profit
§ Organizing and working with diverse groups of people.
§ Fund development
§ Strong communications skills, including effective public speaking
and negotiation.
§ Providing member services with excellence.
§ Strategic planning, implementation and preparation for an evolving
§ Work with community media.

Desired qualifications:
§ Knowledge of the principles, practices and legal regulations of
cable communications.
§ Experience with a national or state organization structured on a
geographical basis.
§ Verbal and writing skills that reveal ability to effectively
communicate complex concepts and messages
§ Proven successful track record in fundraising

This job description should not be construed to imply that these
requirements are the exclusive standards for the position. Employees
will follow any other instructions and perform any other related
duties as may be required to fulfill all job responsibilities and
the mission of the organization.

The executive director should be available to begin work in June 2010.

The ACM national office is currently located in downtown Washington,
DC. The ACM expects to move to a virtual office in July 2010. The
ACM offers a salary range of $90,000 - $100,000 per year plus a
competitive benefits package. Relocation assistance is not provided.
The ACM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For
more information about the ACM, visit www.alliancecm.org

Applicants must submit a detailed letter of introduction (describing
how their experience, knowledge and skills match the identified
duties, responsibilities, and minimum employment standards and
requirements of this position), a current resume, salary
history/requirements, and at least three professional references
with telephone numbers. Submit materials via e-mail (MS Word or PDF
format documents as attachments/)/ to: Jacci Duncan, Meridian
Services, jduncan@meridianservicesonline.com

*Deadline for submission: Applicant materials must be received by
5:00 PM, Friday Feb. 26, 2010.


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