Vice President, CSG and Station Initiatives

Washington D.C.
Nov 06, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
Full Time

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private, nonprofit corporation created to ensure universal access to non-commercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services. We invest in programs and services that are educational, innovative, locally relevant, and reflect America’s common values and cultural diversity. We encourage the development of programming that involves creative risks and that addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, particularly children and minorities.

CPB is currently seeking to hire a Vice President, CSG and Station Initiatives (Level 99). Salary $120,000 – $140,000. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President, System Development and Media Strategy.

General Description:

Plays a primary role in maintaining effective relationships with public television and radio stations. In conjunction with the VP, Media Strategy Operations, the Vice President, CSG and Station Initiatives oversees the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at improving stations’ ability to provide strong public service to their communities. Further, it oversees the development and implementation of policy for the Community Service Grant (CSG) program and oversees the operations of the Office of Grants Administration.

In consultation with the offices of the Inspector General and General Council develops final determinations on station CSG audits based on the Inspector General’s findings and recommendations.

Works closely with Media Strategy and Radio to encourage greater efficiencies, effectiveness and collaboration throughout the public broadcasting system.

Specific Duties:

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with public TV and radio stations as well as regional and national public broadcasting organizations. Plays a primary role in maintaining effective relations with public Radio and TV stations. Represents CPB at industry events, functioning as an expert on the business and technology issues that are likely to have a future impact on stations.

  • Working with CPB’s senior leadership, identifies challenges and opportunities before public broadcasting with a focus on the ability of public radio and television stations to provide strong support to their communities. Demonstrates awareness of and responsiveness to real station needs. Develops strategies to leverage CPB funds to address those needs consistent with CPB’s goals and objectives. Serves as one of CPB’s thought leaders in developing public policy for public radio and television.

  • Leads a variety of programs designed to assist public television and radio stations. Works closely with other senior leaders in CPB, national organizations and stations to develop effective, helpful programs. Develops grant initiatives using non-programming discretionary funds, ensures that grants are awarded wisely and administered effectively.

  • Oversees the development and implementation of policies for radio and television CSGs. Plans and leads periodic CSG reviews. Responds to waiver requests and decides on exceptions to CSG policy as appropriate.

  • Oversees the Office of Grants Administration. Manages the processes for distributing CSG funds and ensures timely and accurate distribution of CSG funds. Monitors the financial health of public television and radio stations to identify performance trends and opportunities for CPB to assist stations.

  • Works closely with other members of CPB’s senior staff to advance the achievement of CPB’s goals and objectives and effectively manages department staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications:

    • Significant management experience in broadcasting or other media, including new media.

    • Ten years of progressive experience in program management, policy development, or other

      substantial leadership role in an organization with national reach.

    • Experience on a national level through participation in industry organizations, familiarity with

      the development and administration of national policy, demonstrated ability to manage political

      dynamics to achieve desired outcomes.

    • Extensive knowledge of both traditional media and new media platforms.

    • Experience leading within a team environment to accomplish project initiatives. Ability to think

      strategically, to influence, to build consensus, and to maintain effective relationships with

      diverse business partners and staff.

    • Significant experience in managing financial resources and performance in an institutional

      setting. Ability to analyze financial performance, identify problems, and propose improvements.

    • Experience managing complex business processes. Ability to measure performance and re-

      engineer processes to improve productivity and service.

    • Significant experience and demonstrated ability to hire, motivate, evaluate, and otherwise

      manage employees.

    • Sound communications skills: an ability to present information effectively and persuasively

      orally and in writing.

    • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to public broadcasting’s mission and values.

    • Some travel required.

      Desired Qualifications:

• Experience as a chief executive, chief operating officer, chief financial officer, or equivalent in public television, public radio, or public service applications of new media technology, or

extensive consulting experience in the field.
• Certification as a CPA or an advanced degree in a related field such as communications, business

management, organizational behavior, financial management.


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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has a commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we welcome applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or status with regard to public assistance.