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Executive Director

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $62,400/yr. USD / Year
  • Salary: $62,400/yr.

Website KPOV

About KPOV:

Located in Bend, Oregon, KPOV, 88.9 FM is High Desert Community Radio. Listener supported and volunteer powered, we are radio by the people and for the people of Central Oregon. KPOV is a small organization with a small staff who work collaboratively on KPOV’s projects and many day-to-day operations. Staff also works with the Board of Directors and volunteers to accomplish the strategic plan and mission of KPOV.

A full list of our values can be found at

KPOV has been on the air since 2005 and has celebrated consistent growth ever since. 2022 saw KPOV add 14 new DJ’s and six new shows. KPOV currently operates with a six-figure budget and recent planned estate gifts have boosted our overall financial picture.

Overview of Position:

The Executive Director provides oversight of the day-to-day operational activities and programs of the radio station and broadcast facilities. The ED will administer station policies & procedures and supervise paid staff, volunteers, station contractors, and contract employees. The ED maintains oversight of organization’s finances and reports to and collaborates with the Board of Directors. The ED ensures compliance with FCC, music licensing, and other governing entities, and maintains oversight of equipment and technology.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Administration of Station Policies and Procedures

  • Establish and implement organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operational procedures

Supervision of Station Personnel

  • Maintain an effective managerial philosophy best suited for KPOV!s close working culture.
  • Assign duties to staff
  • Provide regular feedback, coaching, and communication
  • Conduct annual staff performance reviews
  • Hire new staff when necessary
  • Hire and oversee independent contractors

Financial Oversight

  • Develop annual operating budget, maintain budget records, and track budget
  • Oversee bookkeeping entry
  • Provide fiscal reports to the Board of Directors
  • Work closely with the Development Director to ensure adequate funding for operations and special projects


  • Ensure compliance with FCC rules, regulations and guidelines, and standards applicable to non-commercial radio
  • Ensure compliance with music licensing entities
  • Ensure compliance with IRS and State regulations for non-profits

Equipment and Technology Oversight

  • Ensure that the facility and equipment—including studios, offices, computers, software, transmitter, telecommunications, networks, and any other materials or items needed to effectively broadcast daily programming on a 24-hour basis—are operating, maintained and repaired in a timely manner, using staff, contractors, and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Ensure adequate office software, hardware and integration of computer systems to support administration, fundraising, membership, website and communications
  • Develop plans to update systems as necessary
  • Ensure website is regularly updated and positively reflects KPOV

Board of Directors Working Relationship

  • Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings
  • Keep Board apprised of station business
  • Respond to Board requests
  • Collaborate with the Board on policy development and strategic planning


  • Work closely with Programming Director to ensure programming achieves station’s mission and goals
  • Provide general oversight to the staff and volunteers to ensure quality programming; including appropriate use of syndicated programs, quality production of live or station-produced programs, and increasing listenership

Additional Duties

  • Foster a cooperative, constructive work environment and work effectively with KPOV stakeholders
  • Maintain close relationships with other local nonprofits and businesses with aligned values
  • Serve as the primary communication link to other agencies & organizations involved in public broadcasting, represent KPOV’s interests to those agencies & organizations, and seek opportunities for collaboration or utilizing shared resources
  • Act as a spokesperson for KPOV at public events
  • Other duties as assigned

KPOV is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.


This full-time position has a starting salary of $62,400. The Executive Director’s salary

is reflective of KPOV’s annual budget

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