Executive Director

Job Description


View Arts in Old Forge, NY is currently seeking an Executive Director

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The Arts Guild of Old Forge was founded by Miriam Kashiwa in 1951, when she first organized an arts show on her front lawn, with paintings displayed on chicken wire.  From this humble beginning, moving all over town from the first hall to the former Nathan’s Bakery and a room in the Masons’ building, to the Thendara train station and then for 30+ years in a former boat repair shop, the Arts Center has flourished, growing steadily to become a year-round multi-arts organization, hosting significant regional and national exhibitions.  In 2011, the Arts Center/Old Forge moved across New York State Route 28 into its new facility, and was branded “View".

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees working closely with the Board President and the Executive Committee. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for the successful operation of View through the supervision of his or her direct reports. Responsible for administrative oversight of program services for the organization with a focus on leading overall strategic direction, human resources, planning, development, quality controls, and financial performance.

The responsibilities of this position range from management of daily operations to providing institutional vision guided by the values of View and its Board of Directors including external relations, fundraising, board relations, marketing and acting as Chief spokesperson for View.

Position:

  • Chief Executive Officer of the organization
    Responsible to the Board and reporting to the Executive Committee

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead spokesperson and public face of VIEW
  • Actively engage with Board Members, committees, volunteers, funders, and other partnering organizations
  • Lead VIEW and its staff to achieve its strategic and business objectives
  • Resource development

Strategic and Program Planning:

  • Assures the organization has a long-range strategy in accordance with Board goals/objectives and that timely metrics are in place that measure the progress of these strategic objectives in a timely manner.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans for VIEW actively measuring achievements against the plans' goals and objectives.
  • Establish and monitor performance standards and principles for the conduct of VIEW's work.

Financial Management:

  • Develop and submit an annual budget to the Board and present financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of VIEW and performance to budget at monthly intervals.
  • Direct the overall financial management of VIEW, including operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintaining a positive financial position.
  • Assure that sound financial structures and accurate reporting systems are in place.

Development and Fund Raising:

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, provides leadership and oversight in fundraising, planning and implementation including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach prospective contributors, submitting grant proposals while maintaining accurate fundraising records and documentation.
  • Assume leadership of VIEW's fundraising strategies, establishing personal relationships with key funders and donors.
  • Cultivate existing donors for ongoing support while seeking new prospects. Identify opportunities to diversify and expand the organization's donor base. Provide overall framework for the design and delivery of VIEW's grant making and programmatic initiatives.
  • Communications and Public Relations:
  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies that will ensure consistency throughout the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Educate stakeholders and authorizers about VIEW's work.
  • Work to expand widespread knowledge of VIEW, conveying its commitment to serving a diverse body of artists and the community and ensuring that current and potential partners and the public understand the scope and importance of VIEW's work and offerings.

Organizational Management and Human Resources:

  • The Executive Director manages the organization’s human resources, both staff and volunteers, according to personnel policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current labor laws and regulations while maintaining a workplace environment conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating a staff of top quality employees. Appropriate management supervision will include supervising staff meetings, performance reviews, and feedback on a routine basis including performance reviews in an annual cycle with measurable goals.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and manage a senior management team (8 people).
  • Monitor VIEW's organizational structure in areas of human resources, overall operations, facility management, financial systems, information technology systems, and processes and procedures, making improvements when necessary.
  • Advance the organization by building internal relationships of trust, cooperation, and teamwork with open channels of communication.
  • Encourage staff retention by supporting meaningful opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Schedule and implement an annual individual goal and professional growth plan and performance review system.

Candidates for this Position: The Executive Director should have previous career work experience that clearly demonstrates leadership and management of complex and dynamic organizations through the development of growth and change. Candidates could come from outside a not-for-profit learning institution. It is essential the candidate demonstrates the ability to plan, implement, administer, evaluate, communicate, and develop resources that are critical to a successful operation.

Education: Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a business/arts/financial discipline is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided. Relocation assistance and a benefits package are negotiable.

View is an EEO employer

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Job Requirements

Candidates for this Position: The Executive Director should have previous career work experience that clearly demonstrates leadership and management of complex and dynamic organizations through the development of growth and change. Candidates could come from outside a not-for-profit learning institution. It is essential the candidate demonstrates the ability to plan, implement, administer, evaluate, communicate, and develop resources that are critical to a successful operation.

Education: Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a business/arts/financial discipline is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

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