REACH Executive Consultant
20-25 Hours Per Week, Beginning Immediately
REACH for Community is a nonprofit working to champion the use of arts for social impact in every sector through education, community organizing and widespread advocacy. We believe in the power of the arts to Revitalize, Educate, Activate, Connect & Heal communities everywhere. Our initial programs are all focused on Arts + Healing. More info at: www.reachforcommunity.org
The Executive Consultant will assist REACH’s Executive Director, Trevor Davis, in organizing, coordinating and executing the administrative, development and production-related aspects of the organization. The Executive Consultant will work closely with the Executive Director to establish an itemized budget, strategic organizational and project plans, and fundraising strategy to successfully implement the organization’s priorities in 2021, including virtual arts and educational events in March and July. In addition, the Executive Consultant will identify and help secure resources, including the personnel and financial support, needed to achieve these objectives. The consultant will coordinate the work of interns, volunteers and staff with the ED. The position must be subcontracted through a consulting practice through the Business-to-Business exemption** and therefore will not be contracted as a self-employed independent contractor or an employee of REACH.
Include but are not limited to:
– Project management: ensuring all REACH projects remain on time and under budget.
– Manage email inbox: ensure that communications are timely, professional, efficient.
– Ensure discretion and decorum with high-profile clients.
– Create marketing materials: professional sponsor decks; outreach.
– Fundraising, development planning and implementation, and donor outreach.
– Contact management.
– Create systems that improve efficiency and project output.
– Act as a thought partner to imagine and create high-quality, meaningful work.
– Occasionally attend virtual meetings (and physical meetings, as public health permits), recording minutes, identifying action items, ensuring prompt followup to attendees, and providing professional feedback.
– Participate in on-site event production, with the possibility of travel to locations outside of LA.
– Manage calendar, schedule meetings, produce meeting agendas, take minutes as needed.
– Simple website creation and maintenance for all projects/initiatives.
– Managing social media accounts.
– Experience managing relationships with high-profile individuals in media, business, civic leadership and the arts.
– Event planning: organizing community meetings and town halls; overseeing event production.
– Media management: ensuring documentation of events and promotion of highlights.
– Press relations: creating press releases; coordinating PR campaigns; maintaining media relationships.
– Monitor legal compliance. Be aware of basic compliance issues for an LLC and a nonprofit: insurance, tax withholdings, etc.
– Organize electronic files and emails.
– Managing payroll & track expense reports.
– Manage HR efforts: interviews/hiring.
– Maintain accurate and complete documentation for all entities and initiatives.
– Work with event producers to ensure absolute professionalism in any production that REACH produces, or takes part in.
— Excellent, strategic multi-tasking. Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and administrative duties at once.
— Excellent attention to detail.
— Excellent and efficient research skills.
— Proven ability to successfully work independently, without oversight.
— Ability to work collaboratively, while also taking direction effectively.
— Positive, can-do attitude. Solution-oriented.
— Self-starter. Takes ownership of the mission and leadership to ensure REACH thrives.
— Proactive strategist. Anticipates potential problems; identifies unrecognized opportunities. Knows the right questions to ask to get things completed correctly.
— Impeccable organization. Creates/maintains systems and protocols that ensure: physical/digital file and contact management; email/correspondence tracking; program management; etc.
— Excellent executive-level management skills. Understands how to manage all the various components of an organization/production: marketing, outreach, physical and digital production, scheduling, communications, legal/financial record-keeping, fundraising and donor relations, program management, etc.
— Agile management approach: flexible & creative; able to innovate and adapt to challenges on the fly.
— Cool under pressure.
— Dogged resourcefulness: stubborn determination to find solutions & possibilities.
— Proven track record as a confident communicator and fundraiser.
— Excellent time-management skills, ability to self-prioritize and quickly adapt to sudden shifts in priorities.
— Genuine passion to build self-reliant, equitable, just, interconnected, empowered communities of creative kinship, through education and the arts.
— Basic tech skills. (Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel. Adobe Photoshop a plus.)
— Proficient with contact management software. (Daylite and/or Salesforce)
— Strong production experience, including experience doing virtual events and working collaboratively online.
— Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
— Flexible schedule that can be available evenings and weekends as needed.
— Experience in project management and event production, especially virtual event production.
— Must have or quickly develop basic website maintenance skills (Wordpress, Weebly, etc) to manage organization/project websites.
— Basic accounting/bookkeeping skills.
— Basic understanding of social media strategy/management.
— Must have own consulting practice, or be part of a consulting firm (LLC, C-Corp, 501c3, etc)
HOURS & COMPENSATION
– 20-25 hours per week.
– Must have availability for a 6-month minimum contract, with possibility for extension.
– Contract is a flat rate of $8,000.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, a writing sample and work sample (preferably a link to a virtual event you produced in the past year) to REACH (ATTN: Trevor Davis) with “Executive Consultant” in the email subject line to: Trevor@REACHforCommunity.org
Applications without “Executive Consultant” in the subject line will not be considered.
REACH for Community is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit project of Beyond Baroque, a 501(c)3 organization, EIN: 95-2748922. REACH is committed to equal opportunity and creating a culturally equitable environment that includes diversity in ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, religion and other groups that have been historically marginalized in our communities.
The position must be subcontracted through a consulting practice through the Business-to-Business exemption, and therefore will not be contracted as a self-employed independent contractor or an employee of REACH. REACH shall have no obligation to withhold or pay income tax, payroll tax, workers’ compensation, pension, deferred compensation, welfare, insurance, or any other employment taxes on behalf of the Executive Consultant.
Please reference the language of the California Legislature’s AB 2257, Section 2777 at the link below to ensure your company fits the “Borello” criteria as a referral agency for the subcontracted Executive Consultant role: