Posted on December 17, 2012
Log Cabin Literary Center
Log Cabin Literary Center - Executive Director
Log Cabin Literary Center (The Cabin) seeks a visionary Executive Director to take this cultural gem of a non-profit to the next level. As one of the Northwest’s premiere literary organizations, The Cabin has become a cultural anchor in Boise’s art and culture community and seeks to expand its influence and impact on its varied audiences. The Cabin is best known for its long-running Readings and Conversations Series—presenting nationally-acclaimed literary figures sharing their work—Writers in the Schools, and Idaho Writing Camps for grades 3-12.
Boise’s mild climate, rich cultural life, affordable housing and a safe, clean and vibrant downtown add up to a wonderful place to live. Boiseans routinely pack the house to hear readings and stories from both local and visiting authors from around the world. The Cabin is at the heart of a thriving literary community that includes an unusually large number of award-winning writers for a community of its size, as well as a top-ranked MFA program at Boise State University. Boise is also host of the Idaho Writers Guild, Story, Story Night, and BSU’s Story Initiative.
The Executive Director provides leadership, vision and direction within the organization and community. He/she oversees fundraising, communications and operations. The Executive Director is a passionate, culturally fluent, motivated and accountable self-starter with substantial fundraising and management experience. The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors to set goals and priorities to maximize its impact in the community and to achieve the organization’s mission to inspire a love of reading, writing and discourse.
Hours: Salaried Position, a minimum of 40 hours per week, more may be required depending on the needs of the organization.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Assure that The Cabin makes consistent and timely progress toward a long-range strategy that achieves its mission and vision.
- Establish strong relationships with individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
- Lead successful fund development to open up new possibilities for the organization.
- Develop and execute programming, organizational and financial plans with the staff and Board of Directors.
- Initiate, establish and lead fruitful collaborations with community, regional and national partners.
- Oversee all fiscal aspects of organization; including preparing budgets for Board approval, monitoring expenses, and meeting financial goals.
- Maintain official records and documents; ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, including personnel, insurance, taxes, non-profit status, legal and others.
- Delegate effectively and lead staff and volunteers to achieve their best potential.
- Establish and enjoy an effective working relationship with Board of Directors.
- Minimum of Bachelors degree required, along with a combination of professional and life experience that will enable the candidate to lead the growth and continued success of the organization
- Management experience, preferably Director level in a non-profit environment or an arts organization
- Proven track record in fundraising
- Exceptional strategic planning and operational skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
- Proven managerial and supervisory experiences - Self-starter and team player
- Ability to balance many priorities with enthusiasm and tenacity
Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Interviews begin in mid- December.