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Program Specialist/Radio (Part-time, 50% position)
Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California
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Date Posted 05/15/2020
Admin-Broadcasting, Radio, and Television
Salary Salary Range: $2,136.00 - $2,595.00/Month, Hiring Range: $2,136.00 - $2,353.00 - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience. . -  
Employment Type 20 hrs/week, 12 mont
Application Deadline Open until filled

Peralta/College Information

District Office

The Peralta Community College District is a two-year college system, dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and community services to the communities it serves, including the cities of Albany, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont California. The District enrolls over 25,000 students in a broad range of transfer and occupational curricula. The colleges in the District include College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College and Berkeley City College, which operate under the governance of a seven- member Board of Trustees and are administered by a Chancellor/Superintendent.

Benefits Information


The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%.  Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your own contribution, Peralta also contributes 19.721% of your salary to the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).  Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.com www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf., please visit the website at www.calpers.com.  After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation 

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

  • Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Job Title

Program Specialist/Radio (Part-time, 50% position)

Time Base

20 hrs/week, 12 months/year


Salary Range: $2,136.00 - $2,595.00/Month, Hiring Range: $2,136.00 - $2,353.00 - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience. .

Position Type



Marketing/PCTV (116)

Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director for Public Information, Communications and Media, plans and develops methods and procedures to implement and administer the overall activities of Peralta’s Low-Power FM Community Radio Station. Directs and coordinates achievements of department, program, or project mission, goals, and objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, evaluates and promotes the activities of the Radio Station;
• Assigns and schedules DJ and announcer time slots;
• Maintains a flexible schedule, which may include evening work;
• Prepares and submits project proposals to secure station funding;
• Monitor radio program playlists and logs for accuracy and adherence to Federal Communications Commission laws and station procedures;
• Provides radio program direction to students, contractors, volunteers, community participants and conducts in-service training programs;
• Maintains liaison with students, faculty, contractors, volunteers, public service and nonprofit organizations, the community and others;
• Publicizes and promotes the radio station programming;
• Plans and develops appropriate new programs, technology and equipment;
• Prepares and presents a variety of oral and written reports;
• Maintains equipment, including online, Web-based streaming as well as terrestrial transmission equipment; and
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree in a related field or one of the social sciences, journalism, broadcasting, media or business, and one year of para-professional or professional experience involving planning, organizing, administering, coordinating, or promoting of radio programs or projects; or any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

2. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:

• Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedure related to radio stations;
• Radio station and audio/video equipment and/or industry tools;
• Program evaluation techniques and methodology;
• Experience in the California Community College system, college radio or community media; and
• Community agencies and resources and the needs of cultural, ethnic, and other groups within the community.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, direct and evaluate a radio project or program;
• Interpret and work within a wide range of applicable Federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines;
• Evaluate and make recommendations on improvements to existing activities and operations;
• Prepare effective promotional and informational Websites, social media, publications and other materials;
• Prepare and present effective oral and written reports; and
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, faculty, staff, public agency representatives, target populations of programs and projects in the designated area, and members of the general public.

Environmental Demands

• occasional work performed alone
• constant work around and with people

Other Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:

• Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
• Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
• Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.

Application Deadline Date

June 12, 2020

Open Date

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