THE POSITION OVERVIEW
With the tremendous growth of the Chatham Arts Council over the past few years, the Executive Director and the Chatham Arts Council seek to hire a part-time Managing Director to share leadership of the organization. The current Executive Director will shift to a new role as part-time Artistic Director–something she is incredibly passionate about. The new Managing Director would fill a complementary role, serving as the chief financial and operations officer of CAC. In accordance with policies set by the Board of Directors, the Managing Director will (1) work with the Artistic Director and the Board on financial development and sustainability strategy, (2) oversee the administration, operations, and operations/development staff of the organization, and (3) actively fundraise on behalf the organization.
We look forward to welcoming a leader who is passionate about the value of the arts in rural-urban communities, whose values are aligned with our organizational values, and who loves a good budget and the story it tells.
THE NUTS AND BOLTS
Like the Artistic Director, the Managing Director will report to the Chatham Arts Council Board of Directors, and she/he/they will supervise Bookkeeping and Development staff. The position is currently 37.5% of full time (averaging 15 hours per week), with a desire to grow to 50% of full time. The salary range is $21,000 to $35,400 for 37.5% of full time. Benefits include a flexible work schedule and an excellent team, but do not include medical insurance or pension.
THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
- With Artistic Director, Board, and staff, sets realistic contributed income goals and prepare an annual development plan
- Explores new sources of revenue; Pursues funding through the NC Arts Council and other grant/income opportunities necessary to reach development goals
- Is responsible for the fiscal integrity of CAC, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
- Works with Board Treasurer and Accountant to provide accurate and timely financial statements, cash flow management, projections and regular monitoring, ensuring timely payment of taxes and year-end reports to required agencies
- Alerts board to financial issues and recommended actions
- Is responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive and accurate financial position
- Ensures training and leadership is provided for staff, board, and volunteers as needed to aid in fundraising and fiscal responsibility
- Fully engages in the fundraising cycle: identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and relationship-building.
- Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization allow the organization to achieve its mission and goals
- Hires and retains competent, qualified operations and development staff
- Trains, supervises and, if necessary, fires operations and development personnel, including contract hires
- Assures efficient staff and contract employee support by means of clear job descriptions, expectations, regular evaluations, delegation of tasks, and appropriate communication
- Administers approved personnel policies for all non-senior staff
- With Artistic Director, ensures that volunteer coordinators and/or volunteers themselves are recruited, trained and supervised as needed to achieve event goals and provide an appropriate atmosphere that is conducive to volunteerism
Board Development/Planning and Board Relations
- Works with Board, Artistic Director, and Development staff to recruit and train board members with appropriate skill, diversity, and abilities to fulfill the mission of the organization
- Assists Board officers in scheduling and preparing for Board meetings, with appropriate participation from Artistic Director
- Partners to provide administrative support for and respond to Board requests for information in a timely manner to make informed decisions; Assures the Board is aware of organizational needs and has options for addressing them as appropriate
- With Artistic Director, is responsible for strategic planning to ensure that CAC can successfully fulfill its mission into the future, working with the Board to formulate an annual and long range plan to accomplish short and longer term goals of the organization
- Assists the Executive Committee of the Board in planning the annual organizational retreat to evaluate prior year’s progress towards stated goals and plan for the next year and update the long range plans
- Represents CAC in the community and advocates for the CAC mission and the arts in general
- Maintains effective, positive public relations with elected officials, school leaders, business leaders, and arts industry leaders
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Passion for and understanding of the arts, arts education, and artists
- Commitment to inclusivity—racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, geographic, gender, ability—in and through the arts
- Strong verbal and written skills, and excellent organizational/logistical skills
- Energetic, motivated, self-directed, detail-oriented, and conscientious with ability to see projects through from start to finish
- Spanish language knowledge (beneficial but not required)
- Public speaking experience
- Nonprofit experience
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors
- Demonstrated success in grant writing and management, fundraising, and partnership-building
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
- Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation and analysis
- Expertise with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, project management software, and donor management software
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
ABOUT THE CHATHAM ARTS COUNCIL
The Chatham Arts Council nurtures creative thinkers in Chatham County. We do this in two ways: we invest in artists and we educate kids through the arts. In its thirty-seventh year as a nonprofit arts agency, Chatham Arts Council’s flagship programs include Meet This Artist, Go See This, artist grants, and the Chatham Artists-in-Schools Initiative – serving more than 3,500 children this year. Chatham Arts Council is proud to partner with the NC Arts Council, the Durham Arts Council, Chatham County Schools, and numerous Chatham arts organizations, human resource nonprofits, and local businesses. For more information, visit www.ChathamArtsCouncil.org.
Applications must be received online by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled in August, and we seek to have the new Managing Director begin work on September 01.
Please submit cover letter and resume to the Hiring Panel via this link. Submissions must be received online, and we cannot accept phone calls. All applications should be received by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021.