The NCRA is hiring


The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) is a not-for-profit national association of organizations and individuals committed to volunteer-based, community-oriented radio broadcasting.

The NCRA/ANREC seeks a National Coordinator to manage operations, and to support and foster the growth and development of this dynamic association and its diverse stakeholders. This position requires strong leadership, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work strategically to achieve the association’s goals. The ideal National Coordinator is a highly organized self-starter who has worked or volunteered in the campus/community radio sector, has experience in not-for-profit management, fundraising, membership services and outreach in a not-for-profit context, and is enthusiastic about joining an association which unites and serves community-access radio broadcasters throughout Canada.

The National Coordinator, who will be based in Ottawa, will report to the NCRA board of directors. This position carries an initial term of 6 months, with possible renewal.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- In consultation with the Board of Directors, seeking new and sustainable funding streams for the association, including exploring all possible fundraising methods, sourcing and writing proposals for applicable grants and implementing an individual donor plan.

- Fostering member recruitment and retention by maintaining regular station contact, providing assistance, and overseeing and developing member services and resources.

- Encouraging collaboration within the association by linking members for the purposes of mentorship, information-sharing, and regional development.

- Liaising and developing relationships and partnerships with other organizations, government agencies, and regulatory bodies, such as ARC du Canada, ARC-Q, CRTC, Industry Canada, Heritage Canada, CAB, and AMARC.

- Working collaboratively with the Treasurer to ensure the sound financial management and fiscal stewardship of the association, including bookkeeping, preparing annual budgets, and providing regular financial reports to the Board of Directors.

- Working in conjunction with the Board of Directors to define the association’s strategic direction, review and developing goals and objectives, plan and execute programs and services, and measure the impact of the association’s activities.

- Preparing for and attending meetings of the Board of Directors (and Committees as required) and supporting them in carrying out their work.

- Developing and maintaining the accuracy and relevance of the association’s communication tools including email listserves, website, newsletter, membership kits, press releases and annual report.

- Along with members of the Board of Directors, acting as spokesperson and point of contact to stakeholders, including government, regulatory bodies, other organizations, funders, media, and community members.

- Keeping abreast of relevant sector developments such as emerging broadcast technologies, new media, regulatory issues, and copyright tariffs.

- Representing the association as an ex officio member of Community Radio Fund of Canada’s Board of Directors, and supporting the fund in carrying out its work.

- Undertaking the recruitment, selection, training, and management of staff and volunteers, and assisting the Board of Directors in maintaining appropriate human resources and volunteer management policies and practices.

- Carrying out a variety of administrative tasks to keep the national office running smoothly.

- Other duties as assigned by the board


- Previous experience:

- working collaboratively and strategically to effect organizational growth and development.

- working or volunteering at one or more campus or community radio station(s)

- conducting community outreach, public education, and advocacy

- working in the not-for-profit voluntary sector with a volunteer Board of Directors in a management and administration capacity (at least three years)

Strong skills in:

- communication, including written, oral, and interpersonal (ability to work effectively in both English and French is an asset)

- conflict resolution and diplomacy

- financial management, planning and reporting

- Microsoft Office and accounting applications

Demonstrated ability to:

- write successful grant applications and administer grant-funded programs

- build and maintain sound relationships with colleagues, community members, media, existing or potential stakeholders, and a wide variety of personalities and interests spread across the country.

- be highly productive and organized while working alone with minimal supervision.

Also required:

- thorough knowledge of the relevant issues affecting the c/c radio sector

- Diploma or university degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Compensation: range of $32,000 to $38,000 per annum, commensurate with experience

The National Campus and Community Radio Association is dedicated to advancing the role and increasing the effectiveness of campus and community radio in Canada. The NCRA/ANREC, in accordance with its Statement of Principles, encourages applications from under-represented communities, including women, people of colour, members of the LGBT community, people with physical and mental challenges, people living with HIV/AIDS, Native peoples, and people whose age, education, or economic status may be a barrier to employment. The NCRA/ANREC does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or class.

Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview may be contacted.
Deadline for applications is Midnight, EST, February 23, 2010.

Please send resume and cover letter outlining suitability and qualifications to:
NCRA/ANREC National Coordinator Posting
325 Dalhousie, Suite 230
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7G2
Or email
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