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Managing Director Job Description

Full-time Position

Salary: $40,000 – $50,000 plus benefits



The Managing Director (MD) reports to the Executive Director (ED) and works in collaboration with the Program Director (PD) and board of directors and committees to ensure operational, financial, strategic, and programmatic sustainability and growth.


Leadership & Organizational Management

  • Work closely with ED and board of directors to advance ongoing strategic planning process and implement current strategic goals.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Project 440 Board of Directors to meet the goals of the organization.
  • Plan, attend, and participate in each meeting of the Board of Directors, and Committee meetings as desired by Committee Chairs.
  • Collaborate with PD to plan and implement programming.
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in staff meetings on a biweekly basis.
  • Coordinate schedules between teaching artists, staff, and partnering organizations.
  • Develop systems for managing all aspects of operations of the organization.
  • In collaboration with Board of Directors, develop measures and tools for analysis of program effectiveness.
  • Recruit and supervise interns and fellows.
  • Maintain professional knowledge by attending educational workshops and conferences, establishing a personal network.


Fundraising and Communications

  • In conjunction with ED, identify and help cultivate individual donors and prospects, help plan special events and fundraisers.
  • Coordinate with grant writer to complete grant applications, providing necessary information, language, budgets, and financial reports.
  • Complete specific grant requests for institutional support.
  • Maintain and promote Project 440’s relationships with partners and collaborative organizations, including government entities, community organizations, teaching artists, and staff.
  • Maintain and update website, post to social media sites on a regular basis.
  • Work to increase organization’s visibility and brand identity on local and national level, including marketing organizational events and activities, and creating an organizational newsletter.


Financial Management

  • Keep accurate financial records, send monthly financial reports to the Board Treasurer, and keep ED apprised of financial state of the organization.
  • In collaboration with ED, PD, and Board of Directors, create and track budgets for operations, programs, and proposals for funders and partner organizations.
  • Produce financial reports for meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Introduce proposed annual budgets for the Board of Directors, as well as documents reflecting budget vs. actuals.

About Us


Project 440 engages, educates and inspires young musicians, providing them with the career and life skills they need to develop into tomorrow’s civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders.


Through music, every young person is provided with the opportunity and tools for individual growth and community impact.


Project 440 was founded in 2007 by three young Savannah natives after the Savannah Symphony Orchestra disbanded.  Formed simply to fill the void left in both music education and access for young people in Savannah, the first incarnation of Project 440 was known as the “Savannah Chamber Players.”  The founders designed enrichment services and community engagement programs with performances and workshops offered in community centers, retirement communities and public schools.  Over time, the founding members, all professional musicians, realized that it was very difficult to find accomplished young musicians with the skill sets required to serve their communities as they had been doing in Savannah. They also came to realize that service work through music was not only a valuable skill set for aspiring musicians – as valuable as focusing on their own careers – but also imperative to cultivating the next generation of classical music makers and music lovers.

In 2010, Joseph Conyers, our Executive Director and one of the original founders, moved to Philadelphia, PA and the name “Project 440” was adopted. (Project 440 refers to the 440Hz “tuning A” of an orchestra – thus, just as the oboe leads an orchestra with the 440Hz pitch, Project 440 students are learning to be 21st Century leaders.) With a new name and mission, the organization’s focus changed from presenting community engagement concerts to teaching young musicians the importance of service through music while simultaneously teaching them the skills they need to be successful in life beyond high school. Programmatically, P440 has developed a comprehensive curriculum which uses music as a tool to cultivate tomorrow’s civic-minded, entrepreneurial leaders. Organizationally, Project 440 has grown from an all-volunteer organization with a small board to a professional organization with paid staff, a dynamic and hands-on board, and a growing national reputation for providing innovative programming to budding musicians.

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Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to by February 2, 2018.

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