Current Employment Opportunities

Chief Financial Officer

WEDU PBS, West Central Florida’s primary PBS station and public media company, is seeking a chief financial officer to coordinate the financial and business activities of this non-profit station. The chief financial officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters of WEDU. The CFO will report to and work closely with the president and CEO. S/he will partner with station leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement business strategies across the organization. The CFO will oversee compliance for government (federal and state) contracts and grants, and private grants. S/he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a finance staff of two. Specific responsibilities include:

Finance

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans

Planning, Policy, and Board Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, with the CEO and senior staff, the development of station budgets.
  • Develop financial forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Engage the budget and finance committee of the board of directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal requirements.

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; supervise station finance staff.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

Qualifications

The CFO will be a seasoned leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts.

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $5 million.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with senior staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.

Potential candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements to jobs@wedu.org.

 

Educational Workshop Providers

WEDU PBS has an immediate opening for individuals to present workshops demonstrating our educational resources for teachers and parents. Bachelor degree and additional training in Pre-K and elementary education, childhood development, media literacy and curriculum development preferred. Minimum 3 years’ experience in either teaching or a related educational field. Experience with training/teaching adults preferred. Intermediate level use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently. Knowledge of PBS Kids programs helpful. Will consider applications for part time and contract work. Must have own vehicle and be willing to travel throughout WEDU’s 16 county broadcast region in West Central Florida.

WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to: jobs@wedu.org.

 

Seeking Producers

PBS member station WEDU, seeks experienced Producers for field and studio productions for short form, long form, documentary and series video content for WEDU.

Ideal candidates are organized self-starters who will be responsible for producing WEDU projects, including locally, regionally and/or nationally presented content.

Duties would involve generating content ideas, producing project elements from concept through post-production including writing and coordinating all elements necessary to successfully complete contracted projects on time and within budget.

Potential assignments might include: local programming projects – studio or field based programming, documentaries, special content projects, program segments and/or promotional messages for broadcast or alternate distribution.

Candidates should have a proven history of being a Producer for successful program production. A working knowledge of public television would be a plus. Producers should be capable of handling multiple project demands simultaneously, be able to work independently, and must manage their work hours to complete all projects by deadline. Technical abilities in shooting video and editing would be preferred.

Projects could be of varying duration and scope, and may allow for full-time or part-time employment, or independent contracting based on those parameters.   WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to: jobs@wedu.org.

 

WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteering or interning at WEDU can be a rewarding and challenging experience. As a nonprofit organization, WEDU must rely on volunteer and intern support to fulfill our mission. As a business enterprise, our organization requires volunteers and interns who are willing to make a commitment of time and energy – similar to a paid position. Although we are on the air around the clock, our administrative operations are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The volunteer or intern needs of the organization range from clerical help to public speaking. Our volunteers and interns must be dependable, reliable and willing to perform their duties on a fixed schedule. The amount of time committed would be determined by the individual. Once established, the expectation would be that the person could be reliable and able to perform assignments on a regular basis.

Volunteer or internship assignments can vary throughout the year as well as within departments. Examples include acting as an usher for a community forum, helping with a specific event, committing 20 hours a week to writing copy for the Communications Department, or doing research for a project.

Due to the nature of our enterprise and our continuously evolving industry, we have to be highly selective in designating volunteer or internship assignments. For that reason we urge you to fill out the coordinating form for the specific area you are interested in.

We want your experience to be as rich and fulfilling for you as it is productive for WEDU.  By volunteering, you can show your support while learning more about WEDU, your community-owned PBS station and public media source serving West Central Florida. By interning, you can learn firsthand the functions of  positions in your area of interest,  and gain valuable knowledge of the workplace.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every request. Should the skills and qualifications match an opportunity, a staff member will contact the applicant.

Internship vs. Volunteering: WEDU offers internship opportunities to students enrolled in an accredited college or university or recent graduates. We prefer that students seek class credits for the internship, although it is not required. Internship opportunities may be from six weeks to multiple semesters, preferably two to three days per week. Internships and volunteer positions are unpaid.

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