Co-founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Shriver, Turnaround Arts: California is a non-profit organization that administers Turnaround Arts, a school reform program launched by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities under the Obama administration and now run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program is designed to bring effective and integrated arts education into some of the lowest performing elementary and middle schools in the country. Through this initiative, schools in the process of reform develop new strategies and tools to shift school culture and climate and better engage students and families through the arts.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and supporting the other key team members, including the Program Director, Development and Communications Manager and the Program Manager, the Executive Assistant will act as a partner to the Turnaround Arts team as the organization builds sustainable organizational structures and processes to ensure success into the future. The Executive Assistant will provide general support in the following areas: support to the Executive Director related to donor cultivation and support and engagement with the Board of Directors, development administration, including donor acknowledgments and tracking, and organizational operations, including scheduling, school network logistics, basic accounting, and data entry.
This role is key to the success of Turnaround Arts: California as our five-year old organization enters a new phase of its work. The successful candidate is highly organized, responsive to a fast-paced environment, can work well independently and collaboratively, and is highly committed to social justice and creating equitable educational opportunities through the arts.
Turnaround Arts: California is committed to building a culturally diverse, collaborative organization dedicated to increasing educational equity through the arts. Turnaround Arts: California strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS SUPPORT (35%)
The Executive Assistant will have additional responsibilities, as necessary. This position may require occasional, local travel using candidate’s own car.
REQUIRED SKILL SETS
Submit the following materials to [email protected] with the subject line “Executive Assistant.” Only fully complete applications will be reviewed. No phone inquiries.
1. Cover letter demonstrating interest and ability to perform the job responsibilities outlined above;
and 2. Resume demonstrating experience and education
Materials will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis with priority given to applications received by September 16.