ArtWell seeks an Executive Director who will embody the mission and the values of the organization while supporting the mission through their leadership, passion, and public connections. Competitive candidates for the Executive Director role will be dynamic, innovative thinkers poised to lead and execute with a visionary mindset. ArtWell is seeking an individual who possesses strong communication skills, relationship building skills, organizational and prioritizing skills, fundraising and financial management skills, professionalism, creativity, flexibility, and a collaborative spirit.
The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of ArtWell and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, values, and financial objectives. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the ArtWell team to provide support to all aspects of leading a small, dynamic organization. The Executive Director also serves as ArtWell’s spokesperson and promotes ArtWell to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
This position is a unique career opportunity for a professional who enjoys working with a small team to make big things happen for the youth of Philadelphia. This Executive Director will be the first director to lead the organization after the Founding Director pursues new opportunities and will have the opportunity to craft, in partnership with the ArtWell team, the future vision and strategic direction of the organization.
A strategic, energetic, and dynamic individual who will be an inspiring, innovative and influential leader and manager. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth programming with a trauma informed lens and five or more years of non-profit experience in roles that required them to be agile and hands on with a passion for youth engagement. ArtWell is seeking a candidate who has experience in financial and project management, fundraising, board relations, partnership building, collaborative team leadership, and innovative responses to trends in relationship to the organization. This candidate should have strong competencies in the following areas: connective leadership, execution (project management & strategic planning), community & relationship building, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. The ideal candidate will have a strong network of contacts, be able to forge new connections, and to open new doors in Philadelphia and beyond. Additionally, the candidate will be comfortable sharing the mission of the organization with influential passion to the community at large.
Residence in the Philadelphia metropolitan region is preferred; networks throughout ArtWell’s current and potential Philadelphia partnership communities are a plus
Works with board and staff to ensure the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
Board Relations & Governance:
Collaborates with the board in order to fulfill ArtWell’s mission.
Financial Performance, Fundraising, and Fiscal Health:
Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Compensation is $85,000-90,000 annually with benefits that exceed industry standards, including employer-paid 100% medical and dental, generous paid time off (including vacation days, holidays, and personal/wellness days totaling 43 days annually), various other unpaid leave, simple IRA with employer match, and continuing educational and professional development. ArtWell actively monitors and maintains equitable pay across the organization.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of ArtWell and reports directly to the Board of Directors. They oversee a full-time staff of six professionals and project-based contractors.
Relevant Financial Information:
ArtWell has an annual budget of approximately $552,000 composed of income philanthropic funding sources as well as fee for service revenue.
Service Area/ Industry Information:
This nonprofit serves the Greater Philadelphia Area and works in the arts, youth development, and cultural spaces.
Notes/ Additional Information: The organization is currently working in a hybrid structure with shared office space. The organization requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
This profile is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the Executive Director. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
ArtWell, an award-winning youth arts non-profit organization, envisions a future where Philadelphia schools and neighborhoods are safe spaces that nurture creativity and innovation; where arts and creativity are viewed as essential for learning, leading, and liberation and where youth of our city are equipped to thrive, become engaged citizens and creators of change. The organization supports young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, face complex challenges, and realize their dreams. ArtWell has worked with over 400 schools and community organizations to educate, inspire, and engage more than 41,000 youth and adults across the Greater Philadelphia region for the past 20 years. For more information, see www.theartwell.org
Email your cover letter and resume to Monica Wildes at email@example.com by June 1, 2022. Please disregard the dates noted elsewhere on any job posting site. Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent by return email. Virtual screening with preferred candidates will be arranged forthwith. No phone calls, please.Mention you found this work on Generocity!
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