Posted on February 15, 2013
RIOULT - Executive Director
A competitive regional search is underway for a permanent Executive Director for RIOULT Dance – New York located in mid-town Manhattan. The job description appears below. Date of hire is expected to be May 1, 2013. The position is open until filled.
RIOULT enters its 20th year as a $1+ million non-profit modern dance company dedicated to furthering the artistic vision of Pascal Rioult through national public performances, education and international touring.
The Board seeks an experienced, passionate, innovative Executive Director to manage a sustainable business while remaining true to RIOULT’s mission and values (see rioult.org). The individual will work to ensure RIOULT’s financial vitality, continue a track record of creative and successful program development and execution, enhance its regional, national, and international relevance and visibility and recruit and manage all non-artistic staff.
The new director will be a charismatic business and arts community leader with a minimum of ten years of successful senior-level staff and financial management experience in complex organizations; strong written and oral communication skills; proven fund-raising and capital campaign management abilities and results; and an appreciation for and involvement with the arts.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health insurance, vacation, sick leave, holidays
RIOULT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a strategic, creative, and critical thinker who has a strong track record of financial and programmatic impact. S/he will be a results-oriented arts administrator who possesses exceptional people management, networking, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience building relationships and a proven track record raising individual, foundation, corporate funding from a local and national philanthropic audience. S/he will be proactive and continually seek opportunities to achieve the organization's mission and meet its financial objectives, including creating revenue-generating opportunities through the establishment of a permanent school and studio space in Manhattan.
Additional Key Skills/Experience
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years related work experience in the performing arts sector and a progression of positions with increasing scope and responsibility. S/he possesses integrity, excellent people skills, and a commitment to the arts. Proven experience establishing and meeting goals and objectives is required. The ideal candidate will have a clear track record of raising funds, leading staff, and achieving results. A bachelor's degree in required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Overview of Position:
The Executive Director provides overall leadership for strategy, fundraising and financial oversight, organizational development, and community relations. S/he will focus initially on these target areas:
- Actively manage and direct process to establish a permanent school and studio in Manhattan.
- Provide direction to increase, strengthen and diversify the organization's funding sources.
- Assure that the organization has short and long-range strategies which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
- Promote an internal organizational culture that supports the mission through cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork, and a common organizational vision.
The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors
Responsibilities A: Fiscal Management & Fundraising
The Executive Director shall assist, advise, and act for the Board of Directors in the following:
- Oversee and expand a diverse funding base through grants, foundations, corporate, public and private donation.
- Implement creative strategies to increase individual donor base.
- Work closely with CFO and Artistic Director to develop an annual budget for review and approval by the Board; ensure that expenditures are within budgeted amounts; and prepare budget revisions for quarterly review by the board.
- Oversee establishment of sound funding plan and budget projections for establishment of school and studio space.
Responsibilities B: Program Planning, Development & Marketing
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of RIOULT
- Provide core leadership in program and organizational development.
- Oversee development and completion of capital campaign for establishment of permanent studio and school.
- Oversee sustainable marketing campaign and competitive on line social network and web presence.
- Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of performing arts.
Responsibilities C: Personnel<
- Promote an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, mutual respect, cooperation, and a high degree of professionalism.
- Serve as Head of Staff, providing direction, training and supervision to program and support staff.
- Responsible for promotions, demotions, disciplinary actions, evaluations and exit interviews for all staff.
- Prepare annual letters of agreements for staff and dancers.
Responsibilities D: Reports
The Executive Director is responsible for all reports required by the Board of Directors.
Such reports include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Quarterly programmatic evaluation (presented at board meetings)
- Quarterly budget evaluation (presented at board meetings)
- Minutes on all staff and senior staff meetings
Responsibilities E: Other Duties as Assigned
The Executive Director shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
- Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate; effective negotiator.
- Excellent administration and personnel management skills essential.
- Experience in capital campaign oversight and management.
- Experience in fund development, including success in attracting foundation and corporate grants; ability to identify, steward and solicit individual donors.
- Experience with and knowledge of non-profit arts and cultural organizations
- Ability to provide steady leadership during high-pressure situations
- An undergraduate degree and relevant experience is required; an advanced degree in Arts Management is preferred.
Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:
attn: Karen Outerson