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American Craft Council

Executive Director

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Full Time
Category: Executive and management

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $150,000 – $200,000 per year
Organization website: https://www.craftcouncil.org/
Direct link to apply: https://artsconsulting.com/employment/american-craft-council-executive-director/
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No

Job description

The Executive Director will serve as ACC’s chief executive, providing a strategic and collaborative vision that strengthens ACC and ensures the engagement of the field, inclusion of diverse voices, and fulfillment of ACC’s mission. A passionate champion of craft who will serve as an ambassador and spokesperson, the Executive Director will heighten ACC’s national and international visibility and influence while cultivating positive relationships and support for the organization. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of operations, finances, publications, membership, and programs. They will take the lead in developing a business model for the next phase of the organization’s growth, operationalize strategic priorities, and create effective work plans. Reporting to ACC’s board of trustees, the Executive Director will leverage the organization’s professional and volunteer resources to effectively achieve organizational goals, enhance capacity, build philanthropic support, broaden membership, and ensure financial sustainability. The Executive Director will oversee a staff of 22 full-time professionals who are primarily based in the MSP area. Direct reports currently include the Editor of American Craft magazine, a Publisher/Membership Director, Director of Marketing and Communications, Director of Development, Marketplace Director, Director of Finance and Administration, and a Librarian.

Qualifications or requirements

A minimum of 10 years of senior management experience at a national association, cultural organization, educational institution, government agency, or similar nonprofit entity is required. Previous experience successfully managing complex teams and working with a board of trustees is necessary. A connection to ACC’s commitment to equity, mission, and activities is essential. Experience in fundraising, advocacy, program development, and various media and extraordinary interpersonal and written skills are needed. Leading candidates will have experience in the craft community and a proven track record working with a diverse group of individuals who come from a range of cultural backgrounds, ideological approaches, professional experiences, and geographic areas.

How to apply

To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Wyona Lynch-McWhite
Senior Vice President
Arts Consulting Group
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2801
Tel: (888) 234.4236 Ext. 225
Email: AmericanCraftCouncil@ArtsConsulting.com