The following job opportunities are currently available at Chagrin Arts:

Position Description

Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Status: Full-time, salaried; some weekends and evenings required

Chagrin Arts is a nonprofit organization located in the Heart of the Chagrin Valley, dedicated to enrichment through arts and culture. We present Cleveland’s finest as well as national artists in intimate and unique programs, connecting greater Cleveland to the Chagrin Valley while serving our local community. We collaborate with local arts organizations, restaurants, retailers and other non-profits, provide student workshops in tandem with many of our presenters, and produce the critically-acclaimed Chautauqua-in-ChagrinTM summer lecture series.

Summary Position Description:

The Executive Director of Chagrin Arts leads the organization to achieve its goals through programming, management, development, marketing, public relations and planning. The Executive Director initiates and cultivates strategic relationships locally and with regional organizations to present diverse, high quality programs that promote the Chagrin Valley as a destination for arts and culture.

1. Programs: Works with the Program Committee to identify, build relationships with and engage artists and speakers to present inspiring programs through the Chautauqua-in-ChagrinTM and Performing Arts series, a Music Crawl in June, and the Sunday evening Paris Underground jazz series; directs the promotional and production requirements of those three series, which total approximately 12 part-day events.

2. Management: Provides overall management of day-to-day administrative and financial operations. Prepares budgets, financial reports, forecasts and other planning materials. Hires, supervises and releases staff and contractors. Serves as primary liaison with the Board of Directors and board committees. Staffs committee meetings consistent with each committee’s mission and plan of operations. Carries out additional duties as may be necessary for the effective and efficient management of the organization.

3. Development: Serves as chief development officer, to plan and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship programs. Works with a committee to evaluate and recommend development needs and aspirations. Maintains and/or coordinates relationships with individual, corporate, foundation and government donors to advance development goals. Identifies corporate, foundation, and government grant programs and prepares grant proposals. Oversees all fundraising activities, benefit fulfillments and special events as planned with the committee.

4. Marketing and Public Relations: Supervises and/or produces all marketing, community engagement and audience development activities. Works with the Marketing Committee to identify promotional opportunities, assess program effectiveness, and build community relations. Works with staff and volunteers to develop key marketing messages and build brand recognition of the organization. Produces and/or supervises public relations communications. Provides direction to graphic designer to create all promotional materials. Oversees and maintains website, audience and sponsor databases, ticketing for all programs, and processes online donations and ticket purchases.

5. Strategic Planning: Coordinates strategic planning with the board and constituents. Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in non-profit management and programming opportunities to advise the Board. Convenes advisory groups and task forces as needed and appropriate to further the organization’s mission.

6. General: Establishes and maintains close relationships with the Board of Directors, private and public sector funders, performers, community leaders, audiences and representatives of the local, regional, national and international arts community. Promotes and facilitates participation by volunteers to support all areas of the organization’s mission. Upholds the Code of Regulations and By-Laws of the Foundation. Carries out other duties and responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Board.

7. Preferences: Preferences for candidates who have a working knowledge of MS Office Suite, QuickBooks; budget and grant-writing experience; managing a database; verbal and written communication skills; flexibility and self-starter capacities in a one full-time-employee office, with part-time and outside assistance; experience in planning and executing development, programming and cultivation events. Salary negotiable.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]
Once the information is received, candidates will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours.

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