LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes serves the public by providing educational experiences through public programming and exhibitions that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Mexicans, Mexican Americans and all Latinos in Southern California. LA Plaza opened to the public in 2011 in two renovated buildings located in the downtown Los Angeles historic core. Established by the County of Los Angeles, LA Plaza operates as a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors and is partially funded through the County’s cultural arts program. LA Plaza is also a Smithsonian affiliate museum. More information at www.lapca.org.
The Deputy Director works side-by-side with the CEO in overseeing administrative, operational and financial aspects of the organization. The position has lead responsibility for overseeing financial operations, including payables and receivables, cash management, endowment funds, and contract and vendor relations. Additionally, the DD will work with the outside accounting firm and audit firm to assure that the organization operates in a financially sound manner and is in compliance with all government regulations. The position also has co-supervisorial oversight with the CEO of Administrative Office Manager; Director of Facilities, Technology and Security; Manager of Visitor Services/Store Operations. The position serves as a member of the senior staff team and has direct and frequent interaction with the board of trustees.
Values & Principles:
The Deputy Director will serve as an exemplary model of outstanding executive behaviors relating to leadership, integrity, creativity, and interpersonal relationships:
The Deputy Director will provide overall direction and leadership of LA Plaza’s financial operations, which include budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, insurance activities, information technology, and certain administrative functions for the organization. The role will direct and control the organization’s overall financial plans, policies along with its accounting practices and the conduct of 2 its relationship with lending institutions. The position establishes financial reporting systems with controls and standards to safeguard company assets. The position will be a trusted and valued professional partner to the CEO and Board of Directors, and will be a key member of the executive management team. The Deputy Director will ensure that the financial dimensions of LA Plaza’s strategic plans and operational activities are effectively implemented, and that results are monitored, objectives are attained, fiduciary responsibilities are upheld, and appropriately communicated.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
LA Plaza offers a competitive compensation package that includes:
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please send resume and cover letter, demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references to Tracy Serrano at [email protected] Deadline: August 17, 2018