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* Plan and implement four or five pledge drives a year.

* Supervise the daily functioning of Subscriptions Department staff and volunteers, including normal and fundraising staff scheduling.

* Maintain and expand excellent donor relations, including donor thanks and recognition, and other outreach as assigned.

* Expand KPFA’s volunteer base for the Subscriptions Department.

* Manage the acquisition, creation, and tracking of the distribution of thank you gifts for donors/members.

* Establish, expand and maintain excellent relationships with call centers and various premium vendors

* Interface with Program Director, General Manager, and programming staff to set goals, action plans, including attendance at weekly staff meetings.

Desired Qualifications:

Superb database and project management skills

Strong social media skills a plus

Great organizational and supervisory skills

An interest and understanding of non-profit or public radio fundraising

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and under pressure

Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Commitment to the principles set forth in Pacifica's mission



This Communication Workers of America union position us a 32-36 hour per-week job  (Monday-Friday). Current salary is $20.81/hour with a generous benefits package.


To Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Deadline to apply is October 3rd, 2014.

Or by mail:

Business Office

KPFA Radio

1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Berkeley, CA 94704





Internships: KPFA’s “UpFront”

The show

UpFront is a fast-paced magazine-format public affairs program covering local, state, national, and international news developments. It broadcasts on the San Francisco Bay Area’s KPFA-FM weekday mornings from 7:AM to 8:AM.


The work

Interns become a part of our production team: they contribute ideas during editorial meetings; conceptualize, research, and prepare segments; book guests, gather audio, and edit recorded material. We may also ask interns to help with web-postings and social media.


What you get

We train interns on some technical skills (line production, audio editing) on an as-needed basis. Aside from that, you’ll learn how a daily radio program gets put together—by actually doing it. We’re a small staff, so we give interns more responsibility than most organizations. We’re committed to the personal growth of our interns: we’ll give you regular feedback and advice on your work.

    KPFA’s training programs are well-respected at news organizations around the Bay Area, as this is where many of their staff started. This internship is also an excellent entrée to further work with KPFA.


What you don’t get 



What we require

Good writing skills, communication skills, and computer skills.


What we like

Some previous experience with journalism or radio production. If you have experience using field-recording equipment, we may send you out on assignment from time to time. If you’re primarily interested in field reporting, however, we encourage you to pursue the 6-month KPFA News Training Program.

    We are particularly interested in interns who will expand the breadth of UpFront’s coverage by bringing their own background knowledge and community contacts to editorial discussions.


What you commit to

At least three days per week (24 hours) for at least 10 weeks, or at least two days per week (16 hours) for at least four months. Most of our work happens during business hours. However, you may have to field returned calls and emails from sources after hours.

How to apply

Submit cover letter and résumé to



Pacifica Foundation's Job Description for TITLE: Executive Director STATUS: Regular Full time SITE: National Office - Pacifica Foundation Radio BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Life, Disability (Upon Completion of Introductory Status)
I. Position Reports to: The Executive Director (ED) is selected, supervised and discharged by, and reports to, the collective body of the Pacifica National Board of Directors (PNB). In addition, his/her performance will also be subject to annual evaluation by each Local Station Board, which may make recommendations to the PNB. II. Definition: The President of the Foundation is referred to as the "Executive Director." The Executive Director is the general manager, chief executive officer and chief administrator of the Foundation. Subject to the control of the Board, the Executive Director shall have general supervision, direction and control of the business and the offices of the Foundation and the primary responsibility for implementing the directives, decisions and policies of the Foundation and the Board pertaining to administration, personnel, programming, financing and public relations. The Executive Director shall generally promote, coordinate and supervise the mission of the Foundation and shall have such powers and perform such duties as may be delegated or assigned to him/her by the Board. III. The E.D. along with the CFO, ensure that the Foundation operates in a fiscally responsible fashion in compliance with both state and federal laws. IV. The E.D. ensures that the Foundation operates in a socially responsible fashion, and with the mission of the Foundation to operate radio outlets that encourage the creative skills and energies of the community; to contribute to a lasting understanding between nations and individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between such groups; to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms; and to use varied sources in the public presentation of accurate, comprehensive news on all matters affecting the community. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 1. Primary lead in fund raising, such as oversight of grant writing, major donor events, direct mail campaigns, etc., for the Foundation. Shall work in concert with the PNB, Station Managers, Development Director's, LSBs and appropriate committees to ensure the financial stability and growth of the network. 2. With the exception of the CFO and the National Finance Staff, managing and supervising the National Staff and General Managers to provide for the effective operation of the Foundation's public radio stations in compliance with the objectives and policies of the Board of Directors and consistent with the Pacifica mission. 3. Appointing and facilitating the work of a National Election Supervisor in each year when elections for delegates are held. 4. Selecting General Managers for each sister station upon vacancy, from candidates presented by the Local Station Board (LSB). 5. Hiring, coordinating and terminating supervised National staff . (Positions currently include, Pacifica Radio Archives Director, National Technical Director, Affiliates Program Director, Webmaster, Administrative Assistant) 6. Conducting annual evaluations of National Staff (not including Finance staff) and General Managers, with recommendations and in consultation with the respective LSBs, as well as, Human Resources where appropriate. GOVERNANCE 7. Ensuring the effective organization of in-person PNB meetings, including preparation of Board packets, in cooperation and assisted by the Board Chair and/or Coordinating Committee. COMMUNICATIONS 8. Conforming to the communication policies established by the Board, including accurate reports and provision of appropriate information for Directors upon request. 9. Supporting the PNB in fulfilling its governance role through regular communication with the Board and its officers. 10. Attending meetings of the Coordinating Committee. Being available to attend PNB meetings, whenever participation by the E.D. is needed by the PNB or any of its committees. HUMAN RESOURCES 11. Ensuring that stations and the network are managed according to state, FCC and CPB requirements, including state and federal labor and employment regulations, and that any grievances are addressed and resolved in a fair and timely manner. 12. Participating in Union collective bargaining agreement negotiations and respond to Union requests in collaboration with the General Managers, CFO and Human Resources as appropriate. 13. Supervising compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 14. Encouraging equal opportunity and diversity in staffing, management and programming at stations, the Pacifica Radio Archives, and in the National Office. FINANCES 15. Working with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), overseeing the Foundation's budget, and providing for fiscal integrity of the Foundation within the approved limits of the PNB. 16. Developing fiscally sound budgets in coordination with the CFO, General Managers, and the Pacifica National Board Finance Committee. 17. Reviewing financial statements with the CFO. 18. Monitoring and/or authorizing expenditures as appropriate in accordance with budgets approved by the PNB, including but not limited to check authorization, reimbursements, consultant hires, and unbudgeted expense approval. 19. Acknowledging major donor contributions and other support in a timely manner. 20. Bringing contracts to the Coordinating Committee for review and to the PNB for approval, based on current policies. PROGRAMMING 21. Providing opportunities for paid and unpaid staff and volunteers from network and affiliate stations to apply for participation in national coverage and/or national programming. 22. Ensuring the development of excellent national programming that covers major political and cultural events and topics. 23. Ensuring that technical systems, equipment, and structures adequate for the production and distribution of programs are maintained. 24. Responsible for guiding the Foundation through technological changes and taking the lead in defining how to harness new technologies to promote Pacifica and its mission. 25. Overseeing and developing Affiliate relations and other collaborations in order to encourage productive and mutually beneficial relationships. 26. Promoting activities and development that makes it possible for Pacifica to maximize its audience and expand its membership. LEGAL 27. Managing litigation and other legal matters with the PNB, in consultation with Foundation counsel and other attorneys as needed. The ED and Foundation counsel are responsible for promptly reporting all legal matters to the PNB. 28. Developing, monitoring and enforcing procedures and policies, and maintaining confidentiality on legal, personnel and other appropriate matters. PROMOTION 29. Representing the Pacifica Foundation in business relationships with other national and state nonprofits, government agencies, the media, professional organizations, and similar groups. 30. Expanding positive public awareness of Pacifica through community events, media outreach efforts, and development of promotional campaigns, including prevailing technology and social media. Salary: $80,000 to $100,000 DOE Application deadline: September 15, 2014 Email, mail or FAX resumes or inquiries to: LaSchele Mosley, Pacifica Foundation Executive Director Position 1925 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Berkeley, CA 94704 Fax: 510-849-2617 Email: adminasst at Subject line: Pacifica ED Position Please No Phone Calls Thank you. Pacifica Foundation Radio/KPFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, gender, age, disability, or sexuality.



Job Opening: Affiliate Network Operations Coordinator

The Pacifica Foundation–a 501(c)(3) and the country’s oldest public radio network, comprising 7 business units–is seeking an operations coordinator for the Pacifica Affiliate Network office. We are particularly interested in candidates who experience in non profit management and have a good knowledge of community radio and have good communications skills. Please see the job description at:

The Pacifica Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, differently-abled people, and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to, or by mail to Ursula Ruedenberg at 410 Douglas Ave. Ames, Iowa 50010. The deadline is December 31, 2014.



KPFA Pacifica Foundation Radio is an EOE/AA Employer

View our 2007 EEO Report (21kb, pdf).

For internship opportunites at KPFA Radio see our Internship Page.

For additional job listings, please see the websites of the other 4 individual Pacifica stations:



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