Executive Director

Boulder Chorale
Boulder, CO
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

The Boulder Chorale is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader for the newly expanded position of Executive Director. This individual will support the mission of the Chorale by engaging in development and relationship building, overseeing operations, and serving as a link to the broader community as the face of the organization. The Executive Director will understand and promote strategic planning and growth, fundraising, marketing, and the importance of music in our community.  Responsibilities include:

  • Organizational Leadership – The Executive Director must work closely with the Boulder Chorale Artistic Director, the Boulder Children’s Chorale Artistic Director, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, members, parents, volunteers, and constituents to ensure the fulfillment of the Chorale’s mission and vision.  S/he must be a skilled leader with an overarching view of the Chorale’s operations from administration to finances to overseeing the strategic plan. S/he is responsible for providing mission-based leadership and ensuring that all levels of management and activities are for the good of the organization.
  • Development – The Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for cultivating, securing and sustaining a strong, diversified, and vibrant means for funding the organization’s programs and operations.  S/he provides leadership and vision to the board and volunteer committees in securing government grants, corporate sponsorships, and multiple venues for individual giving.
  • Community Engagement and Outreach – In consultation with the Artistic Directors and the Board, the Executive Director will develop a comprehensive strategy to effectively promote the mission and programs of the Chorale, including outreach to the media, schools, retirement communities, the corporate community, the local arts community, and other key partnership organizations.
  • Marketing and Sales – The Executive Director will oversee the planning and implementation of all marketing, publicity, and sales for events and performances, working with internal staff or an external consultant as needed.
  • Management & Operations – The Executive Director will work closely with the Office Manager and other paid and volunteer staff to ensure smooth and effective operation of all aspects of organization programs and administration.  Interface with Artistic Directors to assess needs for ongoing education programs and concert performances and oversee implementation of contracts for guest artists and venues and other supports needed for successful programs.  Must be familiar with and implement sound Human Resources procedures, including adherence to EOE practices and state and federal labor regulations. 
  • Financial Management – In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the financial status of the organization including developing and monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place.  Works with the Artistic Directors, the Treasurer of the Board, and the Office Manager to develop annual operating budgets and ensure accurate, timely reports to the board, funders and the membership.
  • Board Relationship – The Executive Director must facilitate an open, transparent, and collegial relationship with the Board of Directors. S/he partners with Board President to stay abreast of organizational needs, operations, and transmission of vital information to the Board.



The ideal Executive Director candidate will possess these qualifications:

  • A passion for our mission to enrich and inspire a broad community through music;
  • High-level leadership experience, preferably with nonprofit organizations;
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field;
  • Clear and concise written and oral communication skills;
  • Financial acumen, including experience creating and managing budgets;
  • Understanding of and successful track record in marketing and fundraising;
  • Experience negotiating contracts and scheduling events; 
  • Skilled at working with a diverse constituency and managing both paid and volunteer staff;
  • Positive character traits, including strong values, high integrity, and a commitment to accountability, openness, and thoughtful communication;
  • Skilled at relationship-building, especially with potential donors, peer organization leadership, new board members, the community, and constituents;
  • A “can do” person, willing to wear many hats;
Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a salaried position which we anticipate will require 24-30 hours per week initially, with the potential for growth in the future.  Compensation and benefits (vacation and holidays) to be negotiated.

Application Procedure: 

By Midnight, Friday, July 12, 2019, please email your resume with a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position to Jobs@BoulderChorale.org.  Please use “Executive Director Search” in the subject line.  All application information must be received via email – no hard copies will be accepted.  No phone calls, please.

Boulder Chorale values diversity and inclusiveness and is an equal opportunity employer. 

For more information, please visit https://boulderchorale.org/.

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