Program Coordinator

Organization Name: 
Burnaby, BC

CJSF is a campus/community radio station broadcasting on 90.1 FM and located at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. CJSF is volunteer-run, non-profit station that provides music, public affairs, informational and cultural programming on issues and viewpoints which are under-represented in mainstream media. CJSF serves both the SFU campus and the surrounding off-campus community. The station broadcasts on 90.1 FM and on 93.9 cable FM to the Greater Vancouver area and on the internet from our website at

The Programming Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of on-air programming. S/He works closely with other staff and volunteers and the Programming Committee to fulfill this objective. The Programming Coordinator acts as a resource for volunteers by offering training and support in producing content along with related departmental activities. The coordinator facilitates station goals and ensures access to the necessary tools to accomplish these goals.

The Programming Coordinator is one of four paid staff, and is a member of the executive committee, which meets bi-weekly, to coordinate the day-to-day operations of the station. Programming at CJSF covers various under-represented issues and communities, including but not limited to: under-represented and misrepresented musical genres/cultures, independent music, arts and culture, environmental, Queer, First Nations, local and global human rights and social justice, ethnic and third language programming. The format includes non-DJ mixing, DJ mixing, news, interviews, panels, documentaries, readings, live performances, outdoor broadcasts and other creative initiatives.


* Recruit, coordinate and motivate volunteers interested and/or involved in on-air programming

* Coordinate the Programming Committee, which includes reviewing new program proposals, allocation of timeslots, current program reviews and long term programming visioning

* Discuss programming concerns with programmers w In conjunction with the programming committee, ensure CJSF's programming adheres to the station's mandate and CRTC regulations w Monitor programs and Program Logs

* Provide formal and informal training and support to volunteers including: technical, interview techniques, research, producing a show, how to write for radio, etc.

* Coordinate work study employees and other temporary positions involved in the department

* Devise and execute recruitment strategies to ensure diverse representation in programming, including the regular advertising of CJSF’s programming needs

* Maintain resources for programmers, information boxes, magazines, info boards, etc

* Create and maintain relationships with other on- and off-campus organizations

* Support and plan special programming events in conjunction with the programming committee and the Spoken Word Coordinator

* Coordinate and assist with other station activities and events as needed in conjunction with the executive committee and various sub-committees


* Commitment to non-commercial, independent media

* Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills

* Well organized with a collaborative working style

* Strong time management skills

* Ability to work well in a busy, volunteer atmosphere

* Self motivated, flexible

* Listening skills, tact, conflict resolution skills

* Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

* Experience with community organizations and independent media, especially campus/community radio

* Proven ability to share acquired knowledge and skills to a diverse range of people

* Experience coordinating volunteers

Please send resume with cover letter to:

Hiring Committee
CJSF Radio, TC 216, Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Fax: 778-782.3695
Email: - Attn: Programming Coordinator Hiring

Deadline to receive applications: Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 4pm. Late applications will not be accepted. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CJSF is an equal opportunity employer. CJSF encourages applications from individuals from traditionally disadvantaged groups including, but not limited to First Nations, women, queer people, persons of colour, and people with disabilities.


Hours: 28 hours/week
Wage: $1875/month plus extended health and dental benefits

28 hours/week
Closing Date: 
Tue, 2009-10-13