The Adirondacks' year-round home for the Arts
Executive Director Job Posting
LAKE PLACID CENTER
for the ARTS
- JOB POSTING - 6/6/12
The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the
organization and works in partnership with the Board of Directors and the staff
to provide leadership, vision and management for the organization. The Executive Director implements policies
approved by the Board, manages the organization’s programs and operations,
develops organizational strategies, and represents the Arts Center in the
- At least 5 years
experience in a leadership role in a non-profit organization
- Experience interacting
with a board of Directors, donors,
and community leaders
- History of involvement in
the arts at a professional or personal level
- Proven experience in
financial management, to include developing and managing a six-figure
budget, successful grant procurement, and involvement in a capital
- Leadership skills in fund-raising
and events planning
- Proven skills in leading
and managing staff.
- Degree from a four-year
college with degree preference in arts, administration, business
administration, marketing or organizational development. Masters degree preferred.
Applicants should submit a resume and salary history
AND/OR MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
and Implementation of Board Goals
- Communicate information
and work skillfully with the Board, so that both staff and Board members
can maximize their contributions to the Arts Center
- Take responsibility for
setting realistic objectives for the organization based on goals of the
Board of Directors.
- Help to develop a long
range plan for the Arts Center, working with the Board of Directors, staff
- Plan, organize and deliver
the most cost-effective and economic utilization of human and financial
- Lead, inspire and
communicate a compelling and integrated arts vision to the LPCA
staff, supporters, and regional
- Keep abreast of trends and
activities in the arts communities and maintain a thorough knowledge of
available regional and national arts resources.
- Working with staff and
Board committees, identify, attract and schedule programs that strike an
efficient balance in number and variety of activities, return on
investment, and audience interest and diversity. Negotiate all production contracts and
- Monitor and evaluate
community interests in performances, workshops, gallery exhibits and
special programs. Track audience
response and reflect that response in program choices.
- Identify public and
private sources of funding to increase contributions, sponsorships and
grants. Develop and implement
strategies to increase membership.
- Lead the fundraising
efforts by supporting the Board’s involvement in fundraising, personally
cultivating and soliciting donors and supervising the implementation of
- Maximize professional and
community networking opportunities to ensure successful fundraising and
- Assist the Development
Committee with the Annual Fund Campaign, including personal solicitation
of major donors.
- Conceive, organize and
implement events to develop operating revenue, to
expand the endowment fund and to recognize major donors.
- In conjunction with the
Finance Committee of the Board, prepare a balanced annual operating budget.
- Ensure the integrity and
accountability of the financial operations of LPCA.
- Provide regular, timely
internal financial statements to the Board and bring significant deviations
from the budget to the Board’s attention with recommendations for action
- Plan for adequate cash
flow to cover operational needs.
- Ensure compliance with all
Federal and State reporting requirements.
- Oversee the maintenance,
preservation and operation of the LPCA buildings, grounds, and equipment.
- Ensure efficient
utilization of the diverse facilities of the LPCA, which include housing
units, theater, studios, ground, and offices.
- Plan for long-term
replacement and maintenance of equipment and facility.
- In a leadership capacity,
work with the Board, consultants, and Capital Campaign Committee to plan
and implement a successful renovation of facilities.
- Hire, lead, manage,
motivate and inspire high performing staff with an open, approachable
- Review personnel policies
and issues with the Board.
- Ensure that staff receive
the training necessary to optimize performance.
- Ensure that volunteers are
recruited, trained and supervised.
Community and Public
- Respond to member and
community concerns promptly.
- Ensure adequate
communications with all constituents through public media, email, personal
contact, events, and social media channels.
- Identify opportunities to
increase community awareness and appreciation of the LPCA through a
variety of media and networks.
- Develop a broad knowledge
of area arts institutions and establish collaborative relationships with
- Ensure that all published and
digital materials and personal presentations represent the LPCA brand, mission and