Employment Opportunities at Aspen Public Radio

Current Employment Opportunities


Office Administrator / Development Assistant


The primary role of the Office Administrator / Development Assistant (OADA) at Aspen Public Radio is to manage the administrative functions of APR’s development and the APR office, including management of the member database.    

Major Responsibilities

Membership Development

  • Assist the Development Director by “producing” the membership drive, updating the progress bar on website, entering donor information and sending invoices
  • Coordinate all off-air volunteers for projects including the semi-annual pledge drives, events, and mailings
  • Assist Development Director as needed

Database Administration

  • Manage membership database, including data entry and leveraging the system for appropriate reports as requested
  • Prepare membership reports on a quarterly basis or as directed and monthly evergreen member reports  
  • Maintain and update the National Council and Board of Directors webpages and contact lists

Office Management

  • Manage all incoming mail including all accounts receivable in an orderly and systematic fashion
  • Provide reception services for walk in visitors and phone reception
  • Manage the APR office--including purchasing, receiving, and office operations. (not radio or digital operations)
  • Prepare for and take minutes at all Board meetings
  • Post notice of APR’s public and closed meetings to ensure compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s rules  
  • Execute all donor mailings, including thank you letters and end-of-year tax receipts
  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of database and QuickBooks records
  • Assist Development Director with production of annual program guide: (Proofs/copy edits)

Additional responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned
  • The OADA attends all regular staff meetings and station functions and reports to the Development Director.

The OADA job is a full-time, salaried position. Competitive salary and benefits include health/dental insurance, 403(b) matching, music festival passes and a health club membership.

Deadline Thursday, September 21st.

Send resume and cover letter to carolyne@aspenpublicradio.org

No calls please. 

APR is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

APR Executive Director

Job Description

The Executive Director oversees all aspects of Aspen Public Radio’s operations, making certain that APR achieves its financial objectives, while ensuring that effective execution of its long-range operating strategy enables APR to operate at the forefront of innovation and relevance in public media.  Additionally, the Executive Director will serve as APR’s primary spokesperson and lead fundraiser, while taking a leadership role within major national public media entities and on state and national policy and funding issues relative to public media.

Major Responsibilities

Hire, manage, assess, promote, retain and lead APR’s staff, maintaining a top tier, closely knit team that creates and delivers quality programming throughout the Roaring Fork Valley on all formats that can attract a significant listenership. Provide strong operational leadership to the team at APR by affirming existing processes and measures, setting clear priorities and accomplishing stretch objectives through teamwork, collaboration and systems of accountability.

Expand the membership base with new programming and new formats in accordance with the station’s strategic plan and within a sustainable board-approved budget.

Be a forceful and effective fundraiser with the ability to lead a multimillion dollar capital campaign, in addition to cultivating prospects for annual and planned gifts.

Communicate a clear vision for APR to employees, the board, partners and other constituents, enhancing APR’s credibility with all key stakeholders, the public media industry at large, as well as the communities APR serves.

Build upon the existing environment of innovation; continue to support and encourage open communication, creativity, and imagination while engendering a team spirit in solving problems and optimizing new business opportunities.

Be actively engaged in partnering with the Governance Committee and the Chair of the Board to advise on Board leadership and to provide administrative support to the board, and working to draw the best out of each director.

Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in management, preferably in public media, including leadership and effective management of staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Business, or Non-profit Management. Demonstrable experience and judgement with news and cultural content, fundraising, and nonprofit boards. An inspirational, visionary, and forward-thinking leader able to adapt quickly to new media trends and technology.

Salary commensurate with experience, Aspen Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to APR Board Chair Doug Carlston, doug@carlston.net

No phone calls please. Position open until filled.