KCUR Public Radio
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
- 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
- Coordinate executive travel and meeting arrangements. Other
duties would include: creating and updating PowerPoints, serving as
point person for orientation processes and preparing expense
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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
Full Time/Part Time
- 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
- Ability and willingness to juggle multiple competing tasks and
- Dedication and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and
Full time, benefit eligible
Up to $24.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and
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KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an
editorially-independent community service of the University of
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 https://www.kcur.org/governance
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
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.
EEO IS THE LAW
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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
Division of Diversity and Inclusion
We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off,
paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our
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.