Job Description:

3532 - Station Operations Manager,

Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile.  Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic planTransform Learning. Transform Lives. SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.  

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.

As the KALW Station Operations Manager you will report to SFUSD’s Deputy Superintendent of Communications and Strategic Partnerships, be a part of the Communications Department and a district leader ensuring that KALW radio station serves as a resource to the San Francisco Unified School District and a source of information for the entire Bay Area and beyond.

This position is responsible for implementing station program policy developed by the KALW Radio Station, in accordance with School District and FCC guidelines. The incumbent plans, directs and coordinates the operation of the station to assure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations.

We expect our Station Operations Manager will:

Manage to Results

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the operation of the station to assure compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations; directs and assures implementation and compliance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations applicable to non-commercial educational facilities, including technical, program, and operating standards, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies, public file and public disclosure requirements and other record-keeping, and reporting requirements, as well as the CPB standards for public radio stations, consulting as necessary with SFUSD attorneys and outside FCC counsel.

Manage Teams

  • Supervises, manages, coordinates, directs and provides oversight of the activities and duties of station SFUSD employees (Announcer - Operators, AOs) including regular air checks, professional development, and evaluations. Creates weekly and holiday schedules of AOs.
  • Oversees regular meetings with on-air and engineering staff to distribute information about programming and traffic.

Manage Relationships

  • Provides effective liaison and interaction with school district administrators and other representatives of SFUSD and employee groups.

Who We Want - Continued

Important and essential duties

  • Coordinates the distribution of programming, event, public service announcements, and sponsorship information to on-air staff, and to the public via KALW’s website, social media channels, e-newsletter, program guide, and other communications platforms.
  • Creates program logs in the station’s traffic system (Allegiance).
  • Edits copy for underwriting and sponsorship credits for audio, print, and digital distribution. Communicates with underwriters and community partners as necessary. Produces reports to generate invoices for underwriters as necessary.
  • Reviews station logs and discrepancy reports
  • Updates playlists in the station’s radio automation system (ENCO) on an occasional basis as necessary.
  • Creates and stores digital files as necessary.
  • Oversees the maintenance, upgrading, and improvement of technical facilities and operations, both at the physical plant(s) and digitally; acquires and allocates resources in order to improve quality and scope of KALW's signal and services in the Bay Area including across existing and emerging digital platforms.
  • Manages and coordinates the studio calendar and booking through station systems (Google Calendar).
  • Oversees station’s digital platforms to ensure quality control, including website, podcasts, and social media feeds; communicates best practices to contributors; monitors broadcast and digital audience analytics and delivers reports to station personnel.
  • Completes and keeps up to date with all Sound Exchange reporting requirements via NPR. Meet Sound
  • Exchange compliance as rules and regulations may change for the expanding music programming at KALW.
  • Schedules and documents tests of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  • Communicates with station personnel through preferred system (Slack).

Desired Qualifications

The strongest candidates will have:

  • Strong analytic and systems thinking necessary to interpret data to inform goals and strategy, as well as build infrastructure where none exists
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of broadcast operations and production techniques; national, local and individual program sources; FCC and National Public Radio policies, guidelines and regulations.
  • Ability to plan, develop and organize individual programs and series to implement station policy; assign, direct and review the work of direct reports; communicate effectively in speech and writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Knowledge of:

  • The principles and practices of broadcast operations and production techniques.
  • Program sources and distribution technologies.
  • Traffic and promotion for radio.
  • FCC policies, guidelines, and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Write effectively for radio, on-line and in publicity materials.
  • Use systems for information management and distribution.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Work on station site(s), and at transmitter site, as needed.
  • Respond to emergency situations during evening and weekend hours, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university; advanced degree preferred
  • 2+ years of professional-level experience in broadcast operations or similar setting

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $69,239.66 - $83,983.12 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.  
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses   
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the San Francisco Unified School District.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

Job Location: 
San Francisco, CA
United States
Job Category: 
Management
Deadline: 
Job Type: 
Full time
Hours Per Week: 
40.00
Send Application Materials To: 

How to Apply

  • Visit careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.  
  • If you have previously applied to a job on JobAps, you will be prompted to “select an application to copy;” please select any previous application: you will have the opportunity to update the application and your resume; if you have not previously applied you will be prompted to create a new account
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses   
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Minimum Salary: 
$69,239.70
Maximum Salary: 
$83,983.10
Email: 
Phone: 
(206) 682-6704 x105