Executive Director

Phoenix Children's Chorus
Phoenix, Arizona
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Executive Director provides the overall strategic direction, management and financial operation of Phoenix Children’s Chorus a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  The Executive Director manages the institutional growth of the organization, including strategic planning, fundraising, donor relations as well as leads and oversees day to day business, planning, development, marketing, finance, and operations. The executive director reports to the board of directors and works in partnership with the Artistic Director to achieve the mission and goals of the organization. Full job description and information at https://phoenixchildrenschorus.org/edsearch/


  • Demonstrate strong commitment and passion to the mission of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus and arts education
  • Develop, implement, and monitor strategies that achieve the organizational goals, objectives, and long-range plans
  • Provide administrative direction and leadership for the organization
  • Promote diversity, inclusivity, and access to participation in organization.
  • Demonstrate integrity, consistency, and sound judgment in decision-making
  • Sustain a culture of transparency, with clear and direct communication throughout the organization


Operational Management


  • Hire, supervise and evaluate all PCC administrative personnel
  • Plan, organize, maintain budget, and coordinate with Artistic Director annual programming, concerts, tours, and camp for Phoenix Children’s Chorus and Voices program
  • Create annual calendar for all performances and events with the Artistic Director
  • Create the chorister handbook for Phoenix Children’s Chorus and Voices in coordination with the Artistic Director
  • Maintain and safeguard official records, execute legal documents, and contracts and ensure compliance
  • Active role in growing the membership of the choir and working with Artistic Director to facilitate a collaborative environment
  • Seek, support, and develop performance and promotional opportunities for the choirs
  • Manage and execute with input from Artistic Director fee negotiation for rehearsal space, camp, tours, concert venues, artists, and other personnel
  • Determine and implement system and technology solutions for administrative and operational functions
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with choristers, personnel, parents, PCC board, and stakeholders
  • Provide leadership, direction and support to volunteer committees
  • Inventory management to include but not limited to music library, uniforms, promotional items, and equipment
  • Direct activities and resources in order to ensure successful rehearsals, auditions, events, and performances
  • Other duties as needed or assigned

Board Relations

  • Partner and work closely with the board of directors and Artistic Director on all facets of the organization including strategic planning, setting policy, budgeting, fundraising, recruitment, marketing, and programming
  • Attend all board meetings and present monthly reports to the board regarding the status of the administrative and executive programs and projects   
  • Actively participate on board finance and fundraising committees and other committees as assigned

 Community Relations

  • Participate in community activities that further the name recognition of the chorus and develop an ongoing relationship with other professional arts institutions to maintain PCC’s reputation as a leader in arts and nonprofit community
  • Participate in arts and nonprofit professional organizations locally and nationally


  • Coordinate with the Artistic Director to manage the strategic development, design and implementation of a development plan, marketing plan, and social media strategy that supports the organization's activities and program
  • Oversee sales of tickets and subscriptions with the goal of increasing the subscription base 
  • Coordinate with the Artistic Director to manage marketing plan including press releases, advertising, calendar listings, brochures/postcards, and public service announcements
  • Implement and monitor progress of each concert’s marketing plan
  • Promote programs to increase awareness of the chorus by schools, grant sources, and the general public  
  • Coordinate with the Artistic Director to manage the PCC brand identity to ensure consistency with the organization’s values and culture


Financial, Development & Funding

  • Prepare and manage annual operating budget
  • Responsible for meeting all fund development revenue goals
  • Maintain and follow financial controls and comply with governmental regulations
  • Support annual comprehensive artistic plan that in collaboration with Artistic Director provides the basis for the annual budget
  • Management of annual tuition rates, payment schedules, and chorister assistance programs as approved by board
  • Oversight of approved annual budget for all programming and events and monitor expenses to budget line items
  • Arrange audits and/or reviews as deemed appropriate by Board of Directors
  • Develop, collaborate and manage preparation of grant applications with Artistic Director
  • Provide leadership and oversight of annual gala and support to volunteer gala committee
  • Provide leadership in fundraising and other support activities necessary to ensure the long-term fiscal sustainability of PCC. Responsible for securing corporate, foundation, and individual sponsorship and grants for events, programs and operations, identifying and cultivating new private sector opportunities and partnerships
  • Build organizational fundraising efforts by cultivating and nurturing relationships with donors
  • Manage donor management program and patron database to attract and retain supporters, stakeholders, and individual contributors
  • Identify and pursue new sources of contributed income from individuals, corporations, foundations, and grants



  • Degree in non-profit leadership, business, finance, or art/public administration
  • Minimum three years of experience leading a non-profit organization, preferably an arts organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, patron management databases, and organizational budgeting
  • Detail oriented, excellent time management, strong verbal and written communication, organization and logistical planning skills, and strategic thinker
  • Ability to deal honestly, respectfully, and tactfully with a wide variety of personalities
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Big picture vision with an ability to attend to the details when needed
  • Eligibility for (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Willingness to listen and respond respectfully to questions and concerns
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to work from home office
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally


To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and detailed resume to edsearch@pcchorus.org 
  • Deadline to apply is February 28, 2021

Full time salaried position
$50,000 to $60,000-Commensurate with experience



Mar. 10-13            First Round Interviews (Zoom in evening)

Mar. 15                 Selected Candidates Invited to Attend Choir Rehearsal

Mar. 16-18           Second Round Interviews (Zoom in evening)

April 10                 Attend PCC Gala Event

May 1                    Executive Director Start Date


Phoenix Children’s Chorus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  The Phoenix Children’s Chorus will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status or any other legally protected classification or status.


Since 1984, Phoenix Children’s Chorus (PCC) has been transforming children’s lives through music by facilitating artistic, musical, and cultural development, and offering world-class choral education. More than just a performance ensemble, PCC prides itself on its rigorous music education curriculum including the study and practice of vocal technique, innovative music literacy instruction, and professional performance skills. The artistic team is staffed with experienced and successful educators with degrees in music and education who average more than 10 years of teaching experience. PCC started with just 35 children, become a 501c3 nonprofit in 2010, and has grown become Arizona’s premiere mixed-voice youth choral education program, with more than 400 choristers in a variety of ensembles.


Phoenix Children’s Chorus offers multiple choral experiences to allow families to choose the best fit for their child. PCC Downtown is an auditioned premier program for children in grades 3-12 featuring touring ensembles, weekend overnight camp, small group music literacy classes, and performances in Arizona’s finest concert venues. PCC Voices is a neighborhood choir program for children in grades 3-9 serving local communities with engaging choral rehearsals integrated with music literacy. Poco Voce is a music exploration program for K-3 designed to form the building blocks of musicianship offered at all our locations with no audition required.


Our comprehensive program helps children from across the Valley — from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds — to build self-esteem, practice teamwork, and develop broader cultural understanding through music. We strive for variety in our artistic programming, performing an array of styles and genres, premiering new works, and singing traditional choral favorites. Choristers gain professional performance experience through staged concert series, community performances, domestic and international touring, and collaboration with fellow arts organizations. Touring throughout the United State as well as international destinations like Germany, Australia, Italy, China, Ireland, Argentina, and Russia have provided PCC choristers and families cultural and musical experiences that form the foundations tolerance, respect, and understanding. 


A quality music education should be accessible for all children regardless of gender, race, religion, orientation, or religious beliefs. Phoenix Children’s Chorus builds connections in a diverse community through music, inspiring lifelong engagement in the arts. Different backgrounds and experiences make PCC stronger and impart new perspectives that will build lasting benefits beyond the classroom and the stage.



Compensation and Benefits: 

Full time salaried position
$50,000 to $60,000-Commensurate with experience

Application Procedure: 

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and detailed resume to edsearch@pcchorus.org 
  • Deadline to apply is February 28, 2021

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