Organization Name: 
CFRU 93.3
Guelph ON

CFRU 93.3 FM at the University of Guelph is hiring a new Community Outreach Coordinator. CFRU is a volunteer-driven student and community radio station, committed to broadcasting high quality, innovative and entertaining music and spoken word programming, which serves as a distinct alternative to other available radio services.

Nature and scope

Working in a collaborative environment and reporting to the Station Manager, the Community Outreach Coordinator supports, enables, and contributes to the station’s strong ties with Guelph and the surrounding area. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for developing a deep understanding of the community, raising awareness of, and advocating for the mandated vision of the Station, with particular emphasis on engaging diverse populations.

Duties of leadership include:
Community outreach

● Develops and implements strategies for liaising with organizations on and off campus, creating mutually beneficial relationships that promote each other’s needs.
● Plans and implements ongoing assessment and evaluation of community needs, communicating findings and recommendations back to the Station Manager.
● Coordinates and ensures attendance (in person or by volunteers) of promotional tables at targeted community events.

● Works in consultation with the Station Manager and other staff members to develop and implement a program plan and schedule for the station’s fundraising initiatives.
● Supports and collaborates with the Station Manager in securing sponsorship and fundraising targets.
● Develops and implements assessment and evaluation of the fundraising events, providing recommendations to the Station Manager.
● Collaborates with Station Manager to coordinate advertising sales.
● Communicates with Station Manager on a regular basis about targets and finances.
● Tracks budgets and expenses and event response rates to evaluate each event based on program objectives.

● Coordinates and oversees on and off-air promotional events for the Station (i.e. Raise Your Voice).
● Coordinates the solicitation of co-sponsorships for CFRU events and programs.
● Ensures that all donations are recognized and donors are thanked in a time-sensitive manner.
● Chairs the meetings of the Fundraising Committee.

Promotions and Communications
● Develops and implements a program plan for Community Outreach communications.
● Works with programmers and the Programming Coordinator to help promote shows and on-air content on campus and in the community
● Plans and executes promotional policies and strategies for on- and off-campus organizations.
● Identifies and develops contacts, as well as gathers and organizes information for promotional campaigns and station programs.
● Monitors and analyzes promotion results to determine cost effectiveness of promotion campaigns.
● Coordinates and oversees outreach and promotional communications for community organizations and events using a variety of media, including print, web (web site, social networking sites, email, lists), and on-air (PSAs, advertisements)
● Ensures all communications (on- and off-air) comply with the station’s policies, legislation and human rights.

Training and Mentoring
● Coordinates and directs volunteers in developing and producing promotional material, using a variety of media to promote the Station including print, web (web site, social networking sites, email, lists.), and on-air (PSAs, advertisements).


Contributes as a positive and innovative member of the CFRU team
● Nurtures an opportunity rich volunteer culture that optimizes the volunteer experience at CFRU.
● Ensures that volunteers are mentored and given learning opportunities in areas of responsibility at CFRU.
● Keeps transparent, easily accessed, up-to date documentation in areas of responsibility.
● Works to propose and maintain policy documents around area of responsibility (as approved reviewed by the policy committee for approval by the Board).
● Contributes to team planning, committees, special events and projects as they arise.

CFRU Radio is an employment equity employer. All qualified candidates are welcome. Preferences will be given to and applications are encouraged from all equity-seeking individuals including people of color, Indigenous peoples, people living with disabilities, women, working class people, queer and/or trans people (an umbrella term recognizing many identities outside of the gender binary, including but not limited to: transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirited, genderqueer, gender-fluid, etc.)

All applicants are encouraged to fill out the survey questions below, and self-disclose through our Employment Equity Form on the following section. CFRU will provide additional training necessary for this position.

Survey Questions:
CFRU Volunteer/Programmer – Yes / No
If yes, length of time as Volunteer/Programmer: ____________
Please indicate if you have taken the following CFRU trainings:
Orientation - Yes / No
Programming & Policy – Yes / No
On-Air Programming – Yes / No

Other Radio/Media Experience:

Mentoring (or other) Experience:

CFRU Employment Equity Form

CFRU wishes to improve and further develop its employment equity practices, and we encourage all people applying for a job at CFRU to fill out our Employment Equity Form, which can be found below. Gathering information about applicants for CFRU positions can aid us in understanding under-representation and will be used to determine CFRU's effectiveness in promoting jobs and hiring. Completing this form is voluntary and all information gathered from completed forms will be kept strictly confidential.

What position(s) are you applying for?

Please indicate what gender you identify with:

Please check all that apply to you:

_ person of colour/racialized

_ Indigenous

_ living with a disability/disabilities

_ queer/LGBTQ

_ transgender and/or gender-variant

_ part of immigrant communities

_ English as a second language

_ have faced/are facing class barriers

_ other _______________________

Are there aspects of identity and lived experiences that you would specifically like to have space to discuss in our hiring process?

How did you hear about the job(s) you applied for with CFRU?


Wage is $19.47 per hour plus all the provisions under the Collective Agreement. This is a CUPE 1281 Bargaining Unit position. 35 hours per week.

How to Apply: 
To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and, the aforementioned optional Survey and Equity form to, with “2015 CFRU Community Outreach Coordinator Position” in the subject line.
Closing Date: 
Thu, 2015-05-28