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Executive Assistant to the General Manager - KCUR Public Radio, 78689

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 18, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Executive, Other Executive
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KCUR Public Radio

Job Description

KCUR is looking for a qualified executive assistant. In this role, you will provide a high level of administrative support to the General Manager of KCUR and Classical KC with a focus on elevating the work of the senior leadership team. In addition, this individual serves as a face and voice to internal and external stakeholders as well as other public media and community partners. This person will have an enthusiastic and collaborative approach to their work. They must be highly organized and detail-oriented; able to prioritize and work on diverse projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment; and willing to take direction from and work collaboratively across the organization.

Core responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support to KCUR/Classical KC staff team, including development director(s) for KCUR and Classical KC.
  • Manage calendars for the General Manager and other members of the KCUR leadership.
  • Provide support for community advisory board, including correspondence, board materials, scheduling, agendas and minutes
  • Coordinate executive travel and meeting arrangements. Other duties would include: creating and updating PowerPoints, serving as point person for orientation processes and preparing expense reports.
  • Serve as liaison with staff and maintain proactive and positive working relationships with them, all while representing KCUR’s mission, culture and strategic priorities.
  • Schedule meetings with donors, assist with correspondence, update and maintain individual records in the database.
  • Maintain planning and preparation for recurring events initiated by the General Manager including all-staff meetings, training and development activities, lead team meetings, and others as directed.
  • Proactively tackle short and longer-term projects that support the General Manager and the stations.
  • Keep a pulse on the day-to-day operations for both organizations, identifying areas of needed attention and opportunities for clarity and efficiency.
  • Comply with ethics and social media policies.
  • Attend and support preparations for the annual fundraiser gala.
  • Serve on an internal committee in support of the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging goals of the organization and support implementation of new DEIB policies and practices
  • Other duties as assigned.
Desired Traits:
  • Self-starter
  • Collaborator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Adaptable
  • Empathetic
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, business or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
  • Three years of work experience within news media or non-profits is a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Dedication and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Full Time/Part Time

Full time, benefit eligible


Up to $24.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.


KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially-independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Statement on Diversity at KCUR/Classical KC

KCUR and Classical KC are committed to ensuring that our workforce, community advisory board, and audience reflect the diversity found in the communities we serve. Central to KCUR’s mission, vision and values is maintaining a workplace environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity in all forms. For more information on our policies and governance, visit .

See for information about KCUR, Classical KC, and Kansas City.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important r esource.

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