Arts Bridging The Gap,

Executive Director

Posted
1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Location
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Arts Bridging the Gap is a 501(c)3 Social Justice organization that uplifts the voices, experiences, and self-expression of youth from under resourced communities through immersive arts programs. We seek to cultivate the skills, mindsets, and connections that will allow youth to be their best and fullest selves, as individuals and as members of diverse, thriving communities.

About this job

Arts Bridging the Gap (ABG) is hiring a full-time Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, this individual will spearhead the organization’s operations, programming, fundraising, financial, and marketing strategy.

Roles & responsibilities

A strategic thinker and self-starter, the ED will provide oversight on the following:

Fundraising & Financial Management:

Generate organizational and project-specific budgets in alignment with ABG’s overarching goals and programs

Develop and execute a fundraising/revenue plan that diversifies ABG’s income sources and supports the projected budget(s)

Track organizational revenue, expenses, and cash flow in real-time to ensure accuracy and fiscal responsibility; manage contracted bookkeeper’s monthly reconciliation

Oversee grant research and guide submission process including coordinating with the grant writer, providing input on narratives, creating budgets, and sourcing supplemental materials for applications; complete mid-year & final reports for awarded grants

Spearhead ABG’s individual donor fundraising efforts; track donor data and increase year-round fundraising efforts

Cultivate strong relationships with new and prospective funders and donors in the region

Establish donor stewardship program to cultivate long-term commitments by individuals, foundations, corporations, and other funding entities

Support the Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts by facilitating committee meetings, providing materials and language as needed

Organize, plan, and work upscale donor events with input from the Board of Directors

Collaborate with tax accountant to submit annual 990s

Operations

Execute day-to-day company operations including email correspondence, grant writing, copywriting, and financial reporting.

Set internal priorities, expectations, and deadlines. Serve as the driving force of the administrative team.

Liaise with the Board of Directors; prepare materials for monthly Board meetings and meet with Committees/individual Board Members as needed or requested

Run weekly staff meetings

Manage ABG’s Programs Director, bookkeeper, grant writer, and contractors

Support the drafting and review of contracts for artists, teachers, administrative personnel, other contractors, venues, and programming partners

Conduct negotiations and approval of contracts for muralists, Education Leads/teachers, administrative personnel, other contractors, venues, wall owners, and programming partners.

Network on behalf of ABG within the local arts community and the broader LA ecosystem

Maintain ABG’s compliance with all federal, state, legal, and regulatory bodies

Organize all internal company information via Google drive

Programming

Oversee all program budgets in alignment with the organization’s financial and creative goals; provide budgetary and financial guidance to ABG’s part-time Program Manager

Collaborate with the Founder to evaluate current programming and develop strategic partnerships to expand ABG’s impact and visibility

Oversee ABG’s Programs Director’s work via weekly meetings and recap reports

Marketing

Maintain overarching company tone, image, and brand style; uphold ABG’s style guide

Develop/maintain core marketing language for programs in collaboration with ABG’s Programs Director; contribute to project-specific copy, imagery, and marketing assets

Set marketing calendar deadlines

Expand ABG’s press list, relationships, and ongoing PR strategy

Overarching Expectations & Qualifications

Long-term interest and passion for advancing social justice through the arts

Transparent, ethical, and creative leadership skills

Highly organized and clear oral/written communication skills required

Comfortable with public speaking and acting as a spokesperson for the organization

Ability to initiate, guide, and sustain partnerships with artists, sponsors, donors, granting organizations, partners, and community leaders

Willingness to attend workshops and professional development opportunities on behalf of the organization

Maintain an organizational culture that attracts and inspires a diverse team of excellent, creative staff and collaborators

Qualifications

Preferences:

Ability to speak and read Spanish

Basic understanding of graphic design tools such as Canva and Photoshop

Experience/understanding Trauma-informed care/Healing Centered Engagement and/or a willingness to learn.

Bachelors or Masters degree in nonprofit management or business

To apply

Application Process — Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to info@artsbridgingthegap.org with the subject line reading: “ED Application -- Your Name”

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