24 Apr 2012
15 May 2012
Executive Director, Northwest Girlchoir
For 39 years, the Northwest Girlchoir Community has offered girls and young women a transformational experience through music education and performance opportunities of artistic excellence. Our joyful, collaborative approach emphasizes healthy vocal technique, outstanding musical repertoire, and strong musicianship. Our 300+ choristers (ages 4 – 18) gain skills, friendships, and memories that last a lifetime.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, through the Board President, the Executive Director provides overall strategic and operational responsibility for the successful execution of the Northwest Girlchoir (NWGC) mission, strategic plan and program activities (including financial management, human resources, fundraising, strategic planning, program development, marketing and communication, and board development) in support of the NWGC’s artistic vision and educational goals.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, planning, and management of business operations of NWGC, as follows:
- LEADERSHIP – The Executive Director provides leadership for the overall business and managerial operations of the organization, providing administrative and financial expertise, collaborative support, and strategic guidance to all constituents of NWGC.
- VISION – In collaboration with the Board and Artistic Director, the Executive Director actively pursues a strategic direction that reflects a shared vision of the mission, goals, and objectives of NWGC.
- Partnering with the Artistic Director
- Partnering with the NWGC Board of Directors
- Regular attendance at board meetings in an ex-officio capacity
- Regular meetings with BOD president and Artistic Director
- Human Resources
- Financial Management
- Community Building
Ideally, the ED will have:
- Five + years of executive leadership experience with a demonstrated track record of success in a non-profit/ arts organization (preferably in managing children’s choir programs)
- Entrepreneurial strategic thinking
- Innovation in the areas of program, partnership, & fundraising development
- A familiarity with music education and performance
- Strong fiscal management & budgetary leadership with budgets in excess of $500,000
- A masters degree in non-profit management (Bachelor degree is required)
- A passion for music (choral music) and music education for girls
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent collaboration, teamwork and partnering skills, coupled with leadership skills
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse group of people
- Committed to working with choristers and their families
- Flexible/adaptable and comfortable handling multiple and sometimes competing demands in a dynamic environment
- Ability to handle conflict effectively
This position is part-time (32 hours/week- with additional hours during concert seasons and fundraising events). Salary and benefits are dependent on experience ($45,000 - $55,000).
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Salary and benefits are $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience.
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