Executive Director Summary:
The Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts seeks a dynamic Executive Director to lead the business, marketing, and fundraising efforts of the School. The Executive Director will provide overall leadership of the School in cooperation with the Board of Directors, faculty, and staff to collaboratively uphold the School’s mission. S/he will maintain the highest quality standards of artistic instruction, lead a consistent recruitment campaign, implement a comprehensive development plan, and grow the School’s integrated marketing strategies. This position may work in tandem with a separate artistic/academic director or may absorb those responsibilities.
Advanced degree in arts administration or business.
5+ years experience in academic and/or artistic leadership.
Oriented toward continuous improvement with attention to global vision and details.
Demonstrated not-for-profit management strategies.
Proven track record creating and implementing comprehensive development plans.
Demonstrated successful fundraising skills.
Demonstrated competence in public relations and integrated marketing.
Experience managing faculty and/or staff.
Experience with event and/or performance production.
Record of innovation in artistic/academic program development.
Ability to effectively deal with diverse constituencies.
Solution-oriented approach to problem solving.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Donor Perfect.
Formal music background or training strongly preferred.
Assure consistency, efficiency, and quality in all School offerings and functions.
Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate faculty, staff, and interns.
Develop strategies for anticipating program enrollment and tracking enrollment trends.
Manage annual budget and maintain financial solvency.
Support the development and implementation of a new strategic plan.
Develop/implement a comprehensive development plan with the Board of Directors.
Initiate and maintain relationship with past, present, and future donors.
Oversee the improvement and maintenance of the donor database. (Donor Perfect)
Represent the school while leading or assisting in sponsor/donor proposals.
Identify and assist in the writing of grants and proposals.
Marketing/Public Relations Responsibilities:
Develop a targeted marketing plan geared for various constituencies.
Increase engagement with public and private schools in the surrounding area.
Manage a consistent, accurate public image for the school.
Manage all AA-SPA communications. (Press releases, newsletters, etc.)
Oversee the maintenance of AA-SPA web presence.
Initiate and maintain relationships with community organizations, leaders, and teachers.
Academic Programming Responsibilities:
Ensure consistency, efficiency, and quality in all artistic and educational functions through the development of a program evaluation process (with the Program Committee and/or Artistic Director).
Full time: some evenings and weekends required.
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16, 2011.