Present: Richard Fish, Cleveland Dietz, Markus Lowe, William Morris (Joe Estivill sat in too)
Absent: Hondo Thompson
- First question was how much the WFHB Organizational Chart should entail? i.e. should committees be on the chart? If committees are on the chart, does that imply they have authority within the Line of Authority? Is it veto power? Advisory role?
- What position did Board reach regarding Committees and their place on the organizational chart? Are committees advisory or something else?
- RF asked “what do News Director and Music Director think?”
- CD: At first, Committees had review control, i.e. review shows/programs for air-ability. The News Committees (Public Affairs impact) screen shows to present to Alycin. In Music, however, has been different.
- ML: Bottom-line question: should we add Committees to the Org. Chart or not? Does their presence on the chart reflect a hierarchy? Is Cleveland a tie-breaker?
CD: The situation (tie-breaking) has never arisen, but it’s good to have a mechanism.
RF: Is News Director head of News Committee? And, is Music Director head of Music Committee? No.
CD: Having Committees on chart is a good visual aide to see where committees are in the overall construct of Organization.
ML: There are times when Committees work parallel with GM, or the Board can put Committees anywhere on the chart that they want.
- Question of Committee Names, ie changing “Production Volunteers” to “Production Volunteers Staff”
- GJ/RF: distinguishing between “Volunteer Staff” and “Volunteer Supervisor Staff”
- Production Manager – okay
- Development Director – okay
- Facilities Committee – okay
- CHANGES – i. “Fundraising Committee up to spot between Development Director and
- ii. Change “Production Volunteers” (under Production Manager) to “Production
- Music Director – i. use “DJ” (not programmer)
- change “Live Music Production” to “Live Production Engineer”
iii. add another line under “Live Production Enginner”: “Library Volunteer Staff”
- News and Public Affairs Committee and News Director are next to other – okay
i.On line under News Director there’s a question of how “producers, reporters, and engineers” should be structured, but different shows are structured different ways …. So, maybe call them “NPAC Volunteer Staff” … same with the “Music Volunteer Staff” and do away with distinctions. Final chart would reflect “News Director” down to “Producers” down to “NPAC Volunteer Staff”
ACTION: Cleveland will make changes and re-circulate
- Job Descriptions – Richard re-formated and merged info in suggested descriptions – BIG help
- a. General Manager
i. IB – Under “Personnel Management” GM does not really recruit, choose and appoint volunteers. In fact, all paid staff perform this job.
ii. RF added 4th “qualification” – “Experience with, and a good working knowledge of….” – okay
iii. Under “Supervisory Relationships” – The word “all”; GM doesn’t have to “train” and “supervise” – just see that volunteer activity gets done
iv. JE: who follows up with underwriters? Billing?
-GM is ultimately responsible to see that matters pertaining to fund-raising; s/he can delegate as s/he sees appropriate.
v. #7(c). – trying to add something regarding interaction/dealings with Landlord.
Question: should language be generalized to cover “works with appropriate
representatives to maintain compliance with all leased property.”
vi.#8(c) – superfluous comma at end
vii. Question: to what extent does GM “oversee volunteer meetings”? Is this a
personnel management item (under Section 1), i.e. “ensures that volunteer
membership meetings are held as required by station by-laws and policies.”
viii. ML: re-checking old GM description to be sure “duties and responsibilities”
have been incorporated into this new description.
- b. Development Director – content okay, but we may change format.
- Question: Can things be done off-line? Should we meet every two weeks?
Agreement: Let’s try and do more online. We only have three more positions to consider – Development Director, Production Manager and Chief Engineer.
- Ahead: two other positions and grievance procedure.