As manager of our office in Wausau, you will embody WPR's commitment to central Wisconsin communities by leading, creating, and overseeing regional operations. This includes ensuring WPR is a regional source to convene conversations on key local issues; developing and executing signature events and outreach opportunities that will connect local audiences to WPR; overseeing local programming and telling our story through regionalized public relations and communications. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly energetic, creative believer of public radio to enhance WPR's position in the community in central Wisconsin with fresh and innovative ideas.
You will join a team of Regional Managers around the state who report to the Regional Director and will supervise one Outreach Specialist.
Leads and represents public radio operations and activities for a region. Provides on-site managerial guidance to regionally-based staff supervised by others.
5% Assists with policy development, organizational review and communication, personnel planning and employee relations issues, and strategic planning for a region
65% Develops, initiates, and pursues community relations, engagement, content, and marketing activities that effectively position and promote unit programs and services to the community
5% Collaborates with all regional staff to implement regional activities
5% Serves as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders representing the interests of the unit
5% May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
5% Maintains the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence
5% Supports fundraising efforts, including membership, corporate development, major gifts, and planned gifts
5% Advocates for and ensures the function of facilities and technical operations
Understand, assess and prioritize community needs and issues - including news, public affairs, arts and culture - of a region by regularly meeting with community leadership, education and nonprofit organizations and their stakeholders.
Manage multiple projects at varying stages of completion, simultaneously. Includes overseeing the timeline, staff and partner involvement, managing the budget, setting goals and objectives, and analyzing metrics for process improvement.
Develop and maintain internal and external strategic partnerships that support the regional operation
Participate and serve as WPR brand ambassador at events, outreach and community engagement activities. Ensure WPR has a robust community presence utilizing staff, volunteers, and marketing collateral
Responsible and accountable for undertaking all supervisory duties including providing timely work performance feedback, addressing issues as they arise, coaching, creating work plans and goals, and completing performance management activities
Work collaboratively with regional staff, WPR and ECB engineering, IT, and local entities, advocate for the functionality of the technical operation, including quality of transmission, production, and studio equipment
With current and desired audience and communities in mind, collaboratively develop strategies that further the organization's DEI goals in the region
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Qualifications: Success in encouraging and supporting an inclusive and diverse working climate Ability to develop and maintain partnerships or long term relationships with internal and community stakeholders with a focus on cooperation and collaboration Comfort with speaking in public and serving as an organizational representative at public events Ability to develop, manage, and lead multiple projects, priorities, and initiatives simultaneously Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills Strong computer and software skills Experience analyzing and evaluating business processes for continuous improvement
Preferred: Experience in public broadcasting, media, or community engagement
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications We expect to pay in the mid $60s and your package includes a very generous vacation and benefits package. Actual salary and title will depend on experience and qualifications.
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
The Central Regional Manager will lead and represent operations and activities for that region. This person will develop, initiate, and oversee local content, events, outreach, community engagement and community relations that effectively position unit programs and services in the community.
The person in this position will need the ability to obtain a driver's license and will travel around the state of Wisconsin several times a year. This position does occasionally work nights and weekends.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.