Applicant Support Case Manager, Prometheus Radio Project

Posted by on March 31, 2013

Get Radio Campaign! Applicant Support Case Manager

The Applicant Support Case Manager works under the supervision of the Program Director to achieve Prometheus’s campaign goal to support 1,000 groups in applying for community radio licenses. The key tasks of the Applicant Support Case Manager focus on identifying and assessing viable applicant groups, and directly supporting applicant organizations around legal, engineering, governance, and organizational development challenges.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Identify potential applicant groups and assess their viability in starting a community radio station
  • Provide direct support to and manage relationships with groups applying for low power FM licenses
  • Maintain contact data in a constituent relationship management system

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform research for the creation of educational and training materials with a focus on the low power FM application process
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of multimedia training materials, and educational tools
  • Create content for Prometheus’s digital platforms and assist with writing articles for monthly newsletters
  • Document work for future Applicant Support Case Managers


Commitment to social justice and the mission and values of the Prometheus Radio Project

Mission: The Prometheus Radio Project builds participatory radio as a tool for social justice organizing and a voice for community expression. To that end, we demystify media policy and technology, advocate for a more just media system, and help grassroots organizations build communications infrastructure to strengthen their communities and movements.

Values: We value radio because it is easy to produce, free to consume, and accessible to more people across the world than any other mass media. Radio does not require expensive equipment, literacy, or a broadband connection. We believe in participatory radio because it is a proven tool for movement-building and cultural expression.

Commitment to Prometheus’s priorities in supporting applicant groups (see

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Goal driven and an eagerness to work in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Ability and curiosity in learning the FCC process in relation to community radio
  • Skills in communicating complicated technical and legal issues in common language
  • Extremely strong organizational and time management skills, and capacity to juggle many projects at once
  • Technologically savvy with computers and the internet
  • Ability to work in teams, as well as independently

Bonus points:

  • Bilingual fluency in English/Spanish
  • Experience working with communities historically marginalized from media access and ownership
  • Community organizing experience and an understanding of existing social justice movements
  • Experience in community radio
  • Non-Profit management and grassroots fundraising experience

Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: May 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013

Compensation & Benefits: This is a 20 hour/week, 6 month contractor position, with an additional 4 months dependent on funding (which is probable). All paid staff and contractor positions at Prometheus receive an equal pay rate of $20 per hour. Contractors can pay the premium to access our medical coverage that includes dental and prescription plans. You can also expect a rewarding experience, training, and ability to travel with Prometheus.

We are committed to developing leadership from communities historically disenfranchised from media access and ownership, including the poor and working class, people of color, immigrants, women, and LGBT and queer people. People from these groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Prometheus considers applicants for positions without regard to any legally protected status.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to and include “Applicant Support Case Manager” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2013

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