Executive Director, South Carolina Broadcasters Association

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The Executive Director provides the daily leadership and administration of the South Carolina
Broadcasters Association (SCBA) and the South Carolina Broadcasters Educational Foundation
(EDFUND). The position reports to a board of directors elected by SCBA TV and Radio
members. Duties include organizing and leading advocacy at the state and the federal levels,
planning and execution of award dinners and conventions, managing member services and
programs, and as the chief SCBA executive, managing processes consistent with the by-laws,
policies, and board directives. The Executive Director is responsible for maintaining regular
communication with the Board of Directors, SCBA members, and PEP partners.

The successful candidate should be well versed in the fast-changing broadcast and digital
industry dynamics, and be prepared to network with association peers in NASBA (National
Alliance of Broadcast Associations), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and other
broadcast- related businesses to create best practices for SCBA.

Successful broadcast sales and/or non-profit leadership/ development experience is a high
priority for the Association. The Executive Director is responsible for executing the Public
Education Program (PEP) also known as the Noncommercial Sustaining Announcement
Program (NCSA). The PEP Program is the primary source of funding for the SCBA operating
budget.  PEP duties include prospecting qualified agencies, contract negotiations and
execution, submitting monthly reports to partners, and assistance with Radio and TV production.

The Executive Director is also responsible for the EDFUND, which provides scholarships to
college and university students in South Carolina, to assist with tuition costs for future South
Carolina broadcasters.

Some but not all of the duties include:  

ADVOCACY / GOVERNMENT RELATIONS :
The Executive Director works to protect and promote the best interests of the radio and
television broadcast station industry in South Carolina and coordinates with the National
Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on national issues.

Plans and organizes the annual SCBA delegation trip to Washington, DC, to attend NAB State
Leadership Conference. Duties include setting appointments with legislators and staff, advocacy
follow-up, and communicating advocacy issues and action items to members. Background
experience in lobbying a plus.

EVENT PLANNING:
Experience in event budgeting, planning, and execution is preferred. The Executive Director is
responsible for the planning and execution of all annual events, including:

  •  Winter Conference
  • Awards of Distinction Dinner
  • Lobbying trip to Washington, DC
  • Legislative Breakfast at SC State House
  • SCBA Board of Directors meetings
  • Board of Governors meeting
  • Nominating Committee meeting
  • South Carolina Television and Radio (STAR) awards ceremony,
  • EDFUND meetings

MEMBER SERVICES:

  • Cultivate and grow relationships with radio and television member stations and associate
    members, including periodic visits to member and prospective member stations.
  • Developing and promoting quality programs and services that meet the needs of
    member stations.
  • Promoting and increasing awareness of SCBA member stations, the broadcasting
    industry, and the association.
  • Promoting the EDFUND endowment and coordinating the awarding of scholarships.
  • Maintaining all association membership records, minutes, and archives.

FINANCIAL:

  • Creating, managing & reporting on the operating & expense budgets for board review
    and approval.
  • Maintaining required financial controls and protocols.
  • Fiduciary responsibility and financial management according to the SCBA Articles of
    Incorporation, by-laws, and direction of the Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing all funds, investments, assets, and property of the SCBA and EDFUND.The successful candidate will have experience working with broadcasters and related broadcast
    stakeholders and familiarity with the issues facing the radio and television broadcast industry. A
    work history of working with or for non-profit organizations is a plus and should be detailed in
    resume or cover letter.

    The Executive Director must effectively fund the PEP program, embrace sound business and
    financial principles and solid operational controls, and develop and maintain an adequate
    operating budget. The Executive Director needs an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative and
    pragmatic approach to problem-solving. This position requires a strategic thinker who will help
    develop long-term goals to continuously improve the SCBA and the EDFUND to be relevant and
    valuable to members and stakeholders in a fast-changing, competitive environment.

    Candidates will be required to present their qualifications to the Board of Directors. They must
    consent to background checks which may include county, state, and national criminal records,
    sex offender registry search, federal bankruptcy record search, and a credit check, as well as
    drug testing. The SCBA is an equal-opportunity employer.

    If you believe that you are the right person for this incredible opportunity to lead the South
    Carolina Broadcasters Association, please send your resume, references, salary requirement,
    and cover letter to: scba@scba.net or SCBA Executive Director Search/ 2711 Middleburg
    Drive/ Suite 201/ Columbia, SC 29204.

To apply for this job email your details to scba@scba.net


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