KUPS Operations Advisor

Job description

Job Title: KUPS Operations Advisor
Location: ASUPS
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 5834
Staff Posting Details Appointment: This is a part-time position (.25FTE). 10 hours per week.

Position Summary: The KUPS Operations advisor exists to help KUPS 90.1 The Sound remain in FCC compliance. KUPS is nearly entirely student run, so this advisor assists with the general and technical operations of the radio station.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, repair, and replace station equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, the transmitter, antenna, soundboard, and certain computers.
  • Adhere to FCC Guidelines. Assures adherence to FCC guidelines by maintaining station’s license, operators’ licenses, and other legal records required by the University and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). A large part of assuring adherence to FCC guidelines takes place during DJ classes.
  • Advise students in technical operations
  • Assist students in using the station equipment when needed. Non-technical advising should only take place when solicited by the General Manager.
  • Reports to KUPS General Manager and the ASUPS Vice President.
  • Regularly communicates with the KUPS GM.
  • Educates, advises and mentors student staff in the day to day operations of the radio station to include coordinating all DJ classes and offering advanced radio speech.
  • T¿¿each DJ classes. This includes, writing and grading exams; teach three to four one-hour new DJ classes (each offered twice for a total of eight new DJ classes) and one one-hour returning class (offered two to three times) each semester; teach remedial classes if necessary
  • Manages station equipment, performs minor booth repairs, assists in any live audio needs of the station, with the help of student leaders, at the discretion of the general manager
  • Meet weekly with the General Manager and Program Director in order to advise student staff in programming, promotions and fundraising, in coordination with the General Manager’s vision for the station.
  • Enforces University and FCC rules/regulations.
  • Prepares quarterly reports regarding station operation for the General Manager and the ASUPS Vice President, if necessary.
  • Edit and revise the KUPS DJ Handbook annually.
  • Assists KUPS Webmaster with web site continuity and exploring options for advanced streaming of music.
  • Assists with providing equipment and training with any live radio broadcasts on campus or in the community.
  • Prepared weekly log of work completed to the Dean’s Designee for timesheet approval¿
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Not applicable.

Budget Responsibilities

Not Applicable. May have review access to the KUPS Budget, at the request of the General Manager.


  • Associate’s degree in broadcasting, journalism, and/or communications, and/or three years of related experience/training to include previous radio station experience and experience with radio station equipment/communication systems. or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Candidates must be fully versed in FCC rules and regulations of broadcasting.
  • Ability to work in a team management structure and establish effective working relationships with students also required. Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:

    ResumeLetter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time