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The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer for Taller overseeing all services in support of Taller’s mission, vision, and values. The Executive Director reports to – and works in partnership with – Taller’s Board of Directors
Responsible for developing and managing a permanent staff of 15 while also managing Taller’s $1.5 million+ operating budget, the Executive Director is tasked with envisioning the organization’s future and guiding it into its next phase of institutional growth and programming excellence. To successfully achieve this, the Executive Director will:
1) lead the development and articulation of a compelling road map for Taller and expanding its community impact;
2) partner with the Board of Directors to prioritize various long-range strategic plan options as defined in Taller’s current 5-year strategic plan (2020-2025), and;
3) further develop the brand, identity, and role of the organization in the local and regional community as well as expanding its national standing.
The Executive Director must be a dynamic, forward-thinking, collaborative leader who will continue to cultivate Taller’s role as a community grounded cultural arts center and a leader in the context of its Puerto Rican heritage and support of other Latino cultures.
In summary, the Executive Director is the primary agent shaping how Taller meets its mission and vision through actions, programs, and strategies that can be effectively implemented. This individual must be an operational leader who can oversee administration and delivery of services, including fundraising, allocation of resources, programming, human resource development, and maintenance of facilities to achieve Taller’s organizational goals, which in turn Will ensure the perpetuity and growth of the organization.
The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors and its committees, and possesses the following core qualities:
Passion for the Mission
Innovative, Strategic Leadership
Community and Relationship Building
Financial Oversight, Development and Fundraising
Operational Oversight and Management
Taller Puertorriqueño is an equal opportunity employer and strongly welcomes applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. (Taller) is a community–based cultural organization whose primary mission is to preserve, develop, and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture, grounded in the conviction that embracing one’s culture is central to community empowerment. Taller is equally committed to the representation and support of other Latino cultural expressions and our common roots. Furthermore, Taller strives to promote social justice and equality through its central organizational goals:
· Preserve and promote the contributions and accomplishments of all Puerto Rican communities.
· Support the work of Latino/a artists of all disciplines.
Taller’s vision is to foster a Latino community that is engaged, culturally aware, and economically vibrant in a society that values its cultural diversity.
Taller began in 1974 as a printmaking workshop, which provided hands-on training to hundreds of students. Over the past four decades, Taller has greatly expanded to implement programs in literature, oral history, photography, and the performing and visual arts. Taller counts itself among a limited number of Latino arts community organizations nationwide, still thriving nearly 50 years after its inception.
Taller’s concept of community arts, cultural services, and programming embodies a comprehensive approach. As such, Taller’s work has always been linked to the economic, social, and political needs of the community. The varied curricula in the arts that Taller offers, nurture creativity and enhance appreciation of the Puerto Rican and Latino cultural heritage(s) for all. Taller provides a space where people in the Puerto Rican/Latino community can experience the arts, explore, and celebrate their culture in a welcoming environment. At the same time, Taller reaches a broad demographic to foment cross-cultural understanding, and important dialogues across cultural and class divisions. Taller also wields an expanding role as a constructive force in one of the most economically impacted and challenged areas in Philadelphia while still capitalizing on the organization’s development history and successes.
Taller has a full-time staff of artists and educators, several part-time instructors, administrative staff, a network of hundreds of artists, and a strong core of volunteers. Talleroffersyear-round instruction for thousands of children and teenagers in the neighborhood; supports and exhibits the work of local and visiting artists; and provides unique internships and educational resources to the School District of Philadelphia, charter schools, and other institutions.
Taller’s cultural and artistic calendar is filled with exciting events that inspire, teach, encourage participation, and bring people together. These events include lectures, concerts, poetry readings, performance art, symposia, and festivals such as the annual Feria del Barrio, which attracts thousands of people, among others.
Taller’s El Corazón Cultural Center, which opened to the public in December 2016, serves as an attractive and architecturally significant gateway to El Centro de Oro, a community anchor, and a source of pride, serving the region’s growing Puerto Rican and Latino populations and educating the wider public about Latino cultural contributions.
For more information on Taller Puertorriqueño, please visit www.tallerpr.org
Resumes and CV’s with letters of interest should be addressed to: Ellie DiLapi Chair, Board of Directors Taller Puertorriqueño email@example.com Bachelor’s Degree required. Specializing in Arts Administration, Public Administration, Business Administration or Non-Profit Management, or equivalent field, or 10-15 years experience. Master’s Degree in similar disciplines preferred. 3-5 years leading an organization, preferably a non-profit. 5-7 years effective management experience.Mention you found this work on Generocity!
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