City: Mankato, MN
Salary: $45,000 – $55,000 / yr.
Is this a remote / work from home position?: No
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts is seeking an Executive Director dedicated to creating an atmosphere or environment that supports creatives, educates the community on the value of the creative sector and integrates the arts into the fabric of our lives.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of The Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and is responsible for its administration. The Executive Director reports to a volunteer Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, programmatic and financial objectives, as well as adherence to core principals.
This is a full time, exempt position, with paid time off, holidays and retirement benefits.
Qualifications or requirements
The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to the organization’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
1. Track record of effectively leading a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
2. Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
3. Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
4. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high- performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
5. Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
6. Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
7. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
8. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
9. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and community entities.
10. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
1. Full access to a vehicle and ability to work flexible hours to fulfill responsibilities of position.
2. Valid driver’s license, clean DMV record and updated proof of insurance to work.
3. Clear criminal background screening and positive credit report.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
A combination of experience and education are required, providing the required knowledge and skill sets to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with an emphasis in the area of not-for-profit management, the arts, design or other related AND…
• One to three years full time, successful, paid work experience in not-for-profit management and fundraising, arts education and community engagement is required; AND…
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with colleagues, volunteers, artists, and community entities at every level.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In administration, the Executive Director will:
1. Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors and seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
2. Serve as an ex-officio member of each standing Board committee.
3. Jointly with the Board of Directors, assure that the organization has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
4. Assure that the organization has a short-term business plan that promotes the operation of the organization in relation to the current external and internal environments of the organization.
5. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
6. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of not-for-profit leadership, management and fund development.
7. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
8. Provide leadership in developing programs as well as organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
9. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
10. Work with Board President to organize and administer monthly board meetings and the annual meeting.
11. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
12. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of not-for-profit leadership, management and fund development.
13. Oversee and coordinate major events sponsored by the organization to ensure high quality of events.
In program development the Executive Director will:
1. Work to promote and create innovative program services and practices that fulfill the organizations mission.
2. Work to ensure high-quality programs and customer satisfaction.
3. Seek opportunities to serve and partner with additional constituents and organizations in the community.
4. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the fields of arts education and multi-disciplinary community arts programs.
5. Provide leadership in development of policies and program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and/or staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
6. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
In communications, the Executive Director will:
1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
2. Publicize the activities of the organization and raise community awareness of its programs and goals.
3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
4. Serve as an ambassador and advocate by representing the organization and its perspective to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
5. Assure promotion of the organization and needs of its users through hosting of friend-raising events and social media, including maintenance of the organization’s website and Facebook.
In relations with staff and volunteers, the Executive Director will:
1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
3. See that an effective team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:
1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
4. Write grants to state agencies and private/corporate foundations; build relationships and solicit contributions from individual donors.
5. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Shannon Sinning, Board President, at email@example.com
Closing date for acceptance will be March 19, 2021.