Sierra School of Performing Arts is currently seeking applicants for the following position.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of Sierra School of Performing Arts (SSPA). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
General Responsibilities - position may include the following:
1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
• Responsible for leading SSPA in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of SSPA to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
• Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
• Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support SSPA’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board, contractors and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
• Responsible for implementation of SSPA’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
• Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that SSPA can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
• Responsible for the enhancement of SSPA’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
• Responsible for effective administration of SSPA operations.
• Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff and contractors.
• Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization in conjunction with President of the board of directors.
Specific Job Responsibilities - position may include the following:
• Plan and implement annual budget.
• Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
• Serve as SSPA’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s stakeholders, the media and the general public; serve as face and business manager of SSPA.
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance SSPA’s mission; engage in other performing arts efforts throughout the northern Nevada community.
• Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization throughout the state.
• Supervise and collaborate with organization staff and contractors.
• Plan and implement the annual and biennial strategic plan.
• Attend and participate in organization Board and committee meetings.
• Participate in marketing and other communications efforts.
• Review and approve contracts for services.
• Lead all fundraising programs and efforts.
• Attend productions, camps, workshops and other SSPA events.
• Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
• A bachelor’s degree.
• Transparent and high integrity leadership.
• Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
• Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting; working knowledge of QuickBooks, Google Analytics, merchant credit
card services, ticketing and event management platforms.
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
• Ability to convey a vision of SSPA’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
• Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
• Strong public speaking ability.
• Part-time employee (W-2 status, 20 hrs/wk).
• Reno, NV-based opportunity – Nevada resident preferred.
• Compensation based upon experience ($21. - $30./hr).
• Background check and finger-printing required.
• SSPA does not provide benefits, vacation pay, sick pay or holiday pay.
• Start date: Spring 2018.
Fill out the participant application below. Email it, along with your resume, to email@example.com.
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