Station Manager

Organization Name: 
Windsor, Ontario

Student Media/University of Windsor – CJAM 99.1 FM – is hiring for the position of STATION MANAGER. The salaried full time position is 35 hours per week.

CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station. We provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Windsor/Detroit area. We serve people and groups within the community who are under represented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.

The Station manager is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the station operations and acts as the liaison between the Corporation and the University, the UWSA, the NCRA, the Federal and Provincial governments, the Windsor/Detroit community, etc.

Duties include:

• Management and oversight of all aspects and operations of CJAM
• Hiring, training, supervision, and termination of all contract, grant and commission employees.
• Act as the Recording Secretary for CJAM, ensuring organizational memory and infrastructure
• Oversee any major projects initiated by the Corporation.
• Plan an annual budget
• Monitor expenses and keep them within the limits of the annual budget
• Develop station revenue resources as may be derived from the annual pledge drive, government grants, charitable foundations, advertising, the alumni phone-a-thon, bingo lotteries, campus/community events and other fund-raising initiatives.
• Administration of all financial paperwork including payroll, time cards, pay stubs, health coverage, invoices, insurance, petty cash, etc.
• Administration of all charitable bingo related paperwork, licenses, correspondences with city gaming-analyst, coordination of bingo workers.
• To enforce and maintain records of employee files with regards to time cards, work logs, written warnings, performance reviews, etc.
• To assist the executives with difficulties that may arise with volunteers
• In the absence of an advertising director, the station manager is responsible for all duties expected of that position and with hiring for the position
• To coordinate annual staff evaluations
• To ensure that all staff and volunteers are informed of and comply with current CRTC regulations and policies
• To consult with technical experts on a regular basis to discuss station audio, office, computer and transmitting equipment with regards to maintenance, upgrades, etc.
• The ordering of equipment and replacement parts in co-ordination with the relevant technical experts.
• Supplying and stocking general office supplies
• To organize the maintenance of the station website/ web presence and all the services provided therein.


• Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
• Successful grant-writing experience
• Demonstrated staff and volunteer management experience
• Experience with mediation and/or conflict resolution
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge relating to non-commercial radio
• Experience in journalism and new media
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Computer and basic radio/audio production skills
• Friendly, patient, and diplomatic disposition
• Knowledge of CRTC guidelines an asset

CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities. Where there is equity in qualifications preference will be given to minority applicants.


$28,000-$30,000 to start, depending on experience. 2 weeks vacation plus extended health benefits. Please apply online to Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

35 hours per week
How to Apply:
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2010-07-12