The Radio Station Manager provides leadership and direction for the 3ZZZ team and, efficient and smooth running of station.

Position Description

Remuneration: Negotiable

Application Close:  Fri. 19th July 2024

Based at: 3ZZZ, 309 Albert Street Brunswick

3ZZZ Ethnic Community Broadcasting Association Of Victoria Ltd

The Ethnic Community Broadcasting Association of Victoria Ltd (3ZZZ) has been operating since 1989. 3ZZZ gives voice to ethnic communities, broadcasting in their own languages.

3ZZZ is Australia’s largest multilingual community radio station represented by over 60 language/community groups, 120 programs, 400 volunteers, 3,000 members and 400,000 listeners.

3ZZZ broadcasts on 92.3 FM and DAB+ in Melbourne, and worldwide, providing an independent, alternative, and local voice in the media.


To be successful, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Australian Citizen/Permanent Residency/Full Working Rights in Australia are essential.
  • Be able to provide two reference checks.
  • For further information contact

All applications are treated with complete confidentiality. To apply please send your resume with a covering letter to the president:

George Salloum [email protected]

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applicants will be acknowledged.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Assist in developing and implementing the strategic vision/direction of 3ZZZ in alignment with its mission and goals of the organisation.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to formulate and execute strategic plans ensuring long-term sustainability and growth.

Operational Management:

  • Strong interpersonal and digital communication skills
  • Recruiting, training, and supporting a diverse team of volunteers
  • Planning and organising events
  • Producing podcasts, radio programs and/or video content
  • Active participation in local music, arts, sports and/or culturally and linguistically diverse communities

Financial Oversight:

  • Ensure the financial health and sustainability of the 3ZZZ through sound financial management, budgeting, and fundraising strategies, reporting to the executive committees and the board through the president.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual budgets, financial reports, and audits, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Regularly monitor government and non-government funding available
  • Prepare funding submissions and ensure acquittal reporting completed and submitted.

 Advocacy and Representation:

  • Represent the 3ZZZ at various forums, including government, industry, and community events, advocating for the interests of ethnic broadcasters.
  • Support multiculturalism and ethnic broadcasting and volunteerism.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, media organisations, community groups, and sponsors.
  • Provide ongoing advice to the executive committee and board on policy matters.
  • Develop policy submissions and policy statements as mandated by the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of policy, programs and initiatives that support ethnic community broadcasting and any targeted groups, in consultation broadcasters/committees of these groups and approval of executive committees and board.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services and resources to 3ZZZ volunteers, ethnic groups, members and the broader community.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Ensure the organisation operates in compliance with legal, regulatory, and ethical standards.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to ensure effective governance practices are in place.
  • Ensure all HR policies and procedures are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.


Provide strong leadership to the 3ZZZ team including staff and volunteers, fostering a positive and collaborative workplace culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Handle employee and volunteer management issues with sensitivity and fairness, ensuring an engaged, harmonious and respectful workplace.
  • Encourage open communication, teamwork, and a commitment to the 3ZZZ’s purpose and values.
  • Proven track record in senior leadership roles within nonprofit organisations, social enterprises, or community-focused institutions.
  • Comprehensive understanding of nonprofit governance, regulatory compliance, and financial management.


Written and/or personal communication skills are required as this role has responsibilities in monitoring organisational performance, encouraging best practice and reporting outcomes – working with others is key to success in this role.


Technology proficiency is key to success in this role and providing timely information to the executive and wider organisation is critical.


Tertiary qualifications, Business Administration, or a related field preferred.


  • Significant and progressive leadership experience in peak bodies or membership focused associations.
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, including working with Boards, donors, community leaders, and government officials.
  • Strong background in financial oversight, including budgeting, fundraising, and resource allocation.


  • Current VIC Driver’s license
  • Clear national criminal check
  • Clear working with children checks.