Underwriting Specialist, KAZU
Underwriting Specialist, KAZU
Classification: Admin Analyst I
Department Name: KAZU
Job Number: FP2021-732
Status: Open Until Filled.
Priority Screening Date: 07/26/2021
Underwriting SpecialistKAZU 90.3FM
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a non-profit institution that is related and affiliated to the California State University, Monterey Bay. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is a nonprofit 501©(3) public benefits corporation that is a recognized auxiliary organization of California State University and was established in July 1994. The University Corporation's mission is to further the educational purposes of the University. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State Population. The University Corporation at Monterey is committed to a standard of excellence in the services it provides and in the quality of work expected of its employees.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: KAZU 90.3 FM is a public radio station licensed to the University Corporation at Monterey Bay and is located on the CSUMB campus. POSITION SUMMARY:Under the general supervision of the General Manager, the Underwriting Specialist is responsible for all underwriting activities, securing of financial commitments (underwriting) for KAZU Radio, including HD2Radio and local radio productions and advertisements for any KAZU newsletter or magazines. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:The incumbent will be responsible for the solicitation of underwriters and selling of underwriting for KAZU, and the solicitation of advertisers and selling of advertising for the KAZU subscriber newsletter and other publications. The Incumbent will:
- Write underwriting announcements for underwriters.
- Create strong, long-term relationships with clients based on good follow-through, stewardship and service;
- Input Underwriting Sponsorship sales orders into Allegiance Traffic Software Scheduling system.
- Monitor collection of monies owed by underwriters and advertisers;
- Help design special events for which underwriting sponsorships may be sold;
- Assist the General Manager in the procurement and maintenance of trades for the station as needed.
- Serve as ambassador to the business/arts community on behalf of KAZU.
- Attend client events, station events and community events as deemed necessary by the General Manager.
- Train, and evaluate underwriting assistant/intern as needed.
- Participates in KAZU fundraising activities.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the General Manager.
- Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within KAZU and the campus community.
PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical office environment with standard office and radio equipment and tasks as listed above. Position is required to work at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus locations within the tri-county area. Must have own transportation, valid driver's license, and auto insurance. This position requires working on campus with students, staff and faculty. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remain our highest priority. In the fall, students, faculty, staff, and the community can expect that masks will be encouraged and that the appropriate degree of social distancing will be in place in all areas based on evolving guidance. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to campus. Corporation employees will be required to provide their vaccination status by mid-July through an online portal.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge and ability to be fully functional in all technical aspects of work assignments. Ability to work autonomously. Willingness to be accountable for revenue goals on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Must have the ability to work well on a number of projects simultaneously and effectively. Strong communication skills required, including diplomacy, negotiating, writing correspondence and oral presentations to individuals or groups. Must have experience in dealing with businesses, corporations agencies and foundations on a professional level. Ability to compose and edit correspondence and generate standard reports. Must be familiar with personal computers and have demonstrated technical literacy, including proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail, data base entry, and maintaining electronic records. Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Ability to train and supervise student interns and/or volunteers.
Education and Experience:Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university AND a minimum of 2 years proven and measurable experience in public radio sales, advertising sales or fundraising. Additional experience, which has demonstrated the requisite skills/abilities, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of public broadcasting desired. Previous sales experience in the Monterey and tri-County areas highly desirable. Knowledge of Allegiance Public Radio traffic and underwriting software, and Raisers Edge. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence. Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services; demonstrated technical literacy.
Special Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to work flexible hours. May be required to work some evenings and weekends in support of job function. Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above. Ability to complete and pass web-based training in Defensive Driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment.
Compensation and Benefits:
SALARY AND BENEFITS:The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The hourly range for this position is a base of $14.00 and a commission incentive based on the collected sales amounts. The commission incentive percentage may be adjusted periodically based on performance. This is a non-exempt position and as such is eligible for the overtime provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits. The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: https://csumb.edu/corporation/employee-housing
Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park, and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle.
How to Apply:
To apply, visit https://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/6479
A completed online application and resume must be received by the University Corporation Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.
For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389, or TTD (800) 735 2929. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map) or our Student Service Center - first floor ( map). For additional campus information visit CSUMB.edu. For information regarding the University Corporation visit CSUMB.org.