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Associate Executive Director of Organizational Advancement
California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido, CA

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is seeking an experienced and accomplished philanthropy and business development executive to join the executive team as the Associate Executive Director of Organizational Advancement. 

About the Center:

The Center is a non-profit organization presenting a rich and diverse array of artistic and cultural offerings.  Through arts education, quality arts programming, affordable rental facilities, and low-cost and free performances, the Center is able to enrich the lives of the community it serves. With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create, and celebrate the arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. 

About the Role:

In this role, the Associate Executive Director of Organizational Advancement serves as the executive responsible for the execution and leadership of philanthropy and all business development for the organization.  This position is responsible for leading, guiding, evaluating and providing strategic and advancement leadership to the Philanthropy, Center Sales, and Performing Arts teams.  This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the executive management team.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a:

  • Successful and driven leader with a minimum of seven years of executive level philanthropy and business development experience;
  • Creative and entrepreneurial professional who enjoys high-level relationship building, solicitation, and strategy development for cultivating partnerships and corporate relationships;
  • Proactive, hands-on strategic thinker with the ability to develop an expanding donor base;
  • Results-oriented with proven record of exceeding target goals;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to, understand the needs of, and communicate with a wide variety of individuals, staff, patrons, and constituents while maintaining excellent hospitality;
  • This position must be able to provide the vision and leadership for the Center’s development and growth; and
  • Commitment to the Center’s mission and desire to work in the non-profit community.

If you are the ideal candidate and reasonably meet the outlined expectation of experience and qualifications mentioned in the job announcement, please submit resume, cover Letter, and 3 professional references for consideration. 

Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=artcenter&jobId=232195&lang=en_US&source=CC3  

Application deadline: January 7, 2018

Note:  The Center is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background investigation.  The Center participates in E-Verify Employment Verification System.   

JOB DEscriptION

Department: Administration

Supervisor:  Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Terms of Employment: At Will

Employment Status: Full-Time

Compensation: $80,000 - $93,000 annual salary

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, FSA, 403(b), PTO, Holiday Pay, Complimentary Tickets, and more.

Position objective:

The Associate Executive Director of Organizational Advancement serves as the executive responsible for the execution and leadership of philanthropy and all business development for the organization.  This position is responsible for leading, guiding, evaluating and providing strategic and advancement leadership to the Philanthropy, Center Sales, and Performing Arts teams.  This position reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the executive management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Philanthropy:

  • Exercise overall managerial responsibility for achieving the fund raising and financial goals of CCAE.  Working with the Board of Trustees to assist in direct cultivation of existing donors and volunteers; work closely with an engaged and involved staff and volunteer structure to develop an expanding donor base.
  • Lead the overall advancement program in keeping with the Development Action Plan, the Strategic Plan and annual budget objectives.
  • Evaluate advancement efforts of the organization in fund raising, memberships, contributions, grant writing and donor relations.

Business Development:

  • Oversee sales goals of the Center Sales and Performing Arts teams and ensure goals are met.
  • Identify new business opportunities, sales leads, to include new partnerships, new markets, and new ways to reach existing markets.
  • Develop and oversee strategies to coordinate between and among Center’s department generating earned revenue.
  • Provide market feedback to the Center’s leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate development ideas.
  • Pursue strategic opportunities by cultivating partnerships and corporate relationships.
  • Provide community leadership to maximize the Center’s use by local and regional groups, businesses and educational institutions to bring financial stability to all venues.
  • Research the needs of other organizations and learning ways to partner or provide our services.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and industry events.

Board and Committees:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, assist the Board in establishing basic policies and goals, maintaining a long range strategic plan and creating annual performance objectives for Philanthropy and Business Development.  Work with the Board to develop and maintain an effective public and community relations program for the Center.  Personally establishing and maintaining a close rapport with the Center’s constituents, i.e., the city of Escondido, community leaders, residents and the arts community of San Diego.
  • Build constructive and supportive ongoing relationships with Board members, government officials and community leaders.

Leadership:

  • Lead, direct, inspire, train and mentor staff, communicate goals, progress and accountability throughout the entire organization.
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure the capable management of the Center at all levels, reporting to the Board monthly regarding key measurements.
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget for the Center, monitoring it for control and providing timely management reports to the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees.

Other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • This position must be able to provide the vision, leadership and management context for the Center’s development and growth. 
  • Demonstrated success in organizational advancement, business development and meeting annual fund and sales goals
    • The ideal candidate will be determined, outgoing, positive, articulate, and diplomatic, with a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Comfort with the ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities, and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Experience with leading marketing campaigns for fundraising, including plan giving and major gifts.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with hands on work ethic.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret appropriate journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to members of the media, public groups and/or board of directors.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of 7+ years of executive level philanthropy and business development experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred.  While it is desirable to have a strong previous experience in arts programming for performing arts, visual arts, and public facilities, the focus of qualifications for candidate for the position will be demonstrated top-level leadership in terms of policy, public relations, fundraising, business development and management.  Sound command of business principles and knowledge of fiscal tools are necessary.  Of utmost importance is the need for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to, understand the needs of, and communicate with a wide variety of individuals, constituents, and staff.

Other Essential Requirements are to: 

  • Integrity – Think and act ethically and honestly.  Take responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Customer Orientation – View the organization through the eyes of the customer.
  • Team Player – Support the larger organizational and team agendas more than personal goals.
  • Communicativeness – Actively and openly seek and share information.
  • Self-objectivity – Know personal strengths and limitations and work towards improving self.
  • Positive Impact – Make a positive impression; be optimistic and enthusiastic; energize others.
  • Drive/Energy – Be passionate about the work; continue to produce in exhausting circumstances.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – Be resourceful in finding ways to improve things.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The workspace is in an office environment. Noise levels vary, but can be moderate to high during programming and events.  While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time with respect to both indoor and outdoor events. Temperature levels may include hot, cold, and mild. The noise level in the work environment may be low, moderate, and at times may be high.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an equal opportunity employer

 

 



Address: 340 N Escondido Blvd
Website: www.artcenter.org

Deadline: 01-07-2018


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