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"Prof. Becky Lentz" <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:42:38 -0500
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Please circulate widely.
> Executive Director - Alliance for Community Media
> The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) seeks an Executive Director to lead
> this dynamic organization and take it to the next level. The ideal candidate
> should be committed to the mission of the organization and its success, and
> provide consistent support for its members through organizational management
> and operations, advocacy efforts, fundraising, leadership and coalition
> building.
> The ACM is a national, non-profit membership organization that represents over
> 1,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access television, community
> media organizations, members and supporters throughout the country. Founded in
> 1976, the ACM is a leading advocate for localism and diversity in media and
> for media democracy.   Critical to the mission of the ACM is the preservation
> of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, with corresponding
> legislation and policies to protect community channels and sustain funding for
> their operation. The ACM advances its mission through member development,
> public education, a progressive legislative and regulatory agenda, coalition
> building and grassroots organizing.
> Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
> The executive director serves as the chief executive officer and principal
> spokesperson of the ACM.  Key responsibilities include:
> * Manage operations and administration of the organization utilizing staff,
> contractors and volunteer efforts to maximize resources.
> * Increase the organizationıs membership and ensure members are provided
> services on a timely and consistent basis.
> * Develop and secure funding to build and maintain a strong, thriving and
> sustainable national non-profit organization.
> * Maintain appropriate fiscal and budgetary control of the organization.
> Prepare budgets and monitor expenses and revenues.
> * Lead advocacy efforts by representing ACM membership before Congress and the
> FCC, and supporting policy initiatives at the state level to protect and grow
> community access television.
> * Represent ACM membership in dealings with other public interest
> organizations and maintain an active role in the community.
> * Support educational activities that benefit ACM members, including national
> and regional conferences, publications and other activities.
> * Provide information and support to national and regional leadership of the
> organization, including the Board of Directors, and ACM national affiliates.
> §        Work with the Board of Directors and staff to develop and implement
> all policies, procedures, and long-range strategic plans. Prepare periodic
> reports regarding progress toward and barriers to the achievement of such
> policies and plans.
> The individual will oversee the planning and delivery of ACM events, programs
> and products, including the ACM Annual Conference, the Community Media Review,
> books, videos, list-servs and the ACM web site. The executive director will
> develop written materials for the advancement of the ACMıs policy agenda and
> member communications. The executive director will enhance the business
> operations of the organization by developing and maintaining policies and
> procedures.
> Desired Minimum Employment Standards and Requirements:
> Education /Experience:
> §                    BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university.
> [NOTE: Selected applicants will be asked to submit transcripts or other
> verification of their degree(s).]
> §                    A minimum of five (5) years of upper management or
> supervisory experience in the community media field, or in related areas such
> as public administration, arts, etc.
> §                    Must have achieved a senior level position in an
> organization or department.
> §                    Documented experience that demonstrates a thorough
> understanding of the field of non-commercial Public, Educational, and
> Government Access, or a related field.
> The successful candidate should demonstrate experience in the following areas:
> §                                Legislative advocacy
> §                                Leadership and management responsibility with
> a complex non-profit organization.
> §                                Organizing and working with diverse groups of
> people.
> §                                Fund development
> §                                Strong communications skills, including
> effective public speaking and negotiation.
> §                                Providing member services with excellence.
> §                                Strategic planning, implementation and
> preparation for an evolving future.
> §                                Work with community media.
> Desired qualifications:
> §                    Knowledge of the principles, practices and legal
> regulations of cable communications.
> §                    Experience with a national or state organization
> structured on a geographical basis.
> §                    Verbal and writing skills that reveal ability to
> effectively communicate complex concepts and messages
> §                    Proven successful track record in fundraising
> This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements
> are the exclusive standards for the position.  Employees will follow any other
> instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required to
> fulfill all job responsibilities and the mission of the organization.
> The executive director should be available to begin work in June 2010.
> The ACM national office is currently located in downtown Washington, DC. The
> ACM expects to move to a virtual office in July 2010. The ACM offers a salary
> range of $90,000 - $100,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package.
> Relocation assistance is not provided.  The ACM is an Equal
> Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the ACM,
> visit www.alliancecm.org <http://www.alliancecm.org/>
> Applicants must submit a detailed letter of introduction (describing how their
> experience, knowledge and skills match the identified duties,
> responsibilities, and minimum employment standards and requirements of this
> position), a current resume, salary history/requirements, and at least three
> professional references with telephone numbers. Submit materials via e-mail
> (MS Word or PDF format documents as attachments) to: Jacci Duncan, Meridian
> Services, [log in to unmask]
> Deadline for submission: Applicant materials must be received by 5:00 PM,
> Friday Feb. 26, 2010.