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Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 12:09 AM



Started in 2002, and renamed in 2017, the new Executive Director of the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Inc. will serve as one of the faces of the organization, promoting the mission and vision of Jonah Bokaer’s choreography and artspace initiatives, while spearheading and executing its 5-Year Strategic Business Plan and Development goals. S/he will act as the chief operating officer for the organization, achieve its financial benchmarks, and report to a robust Board of Officers, Directors, Advisors, and Honorary members. S/he will have the responsibility for all financial, development, personnel, and legal aspects of the operations of the organization, including a fast-pasted work environment, overseeing programs in the United States, with very frequent international and intercultural work in the arts. S/he will work with the Program Directors and Senior Agents to form and maintain operations and production budgets, and to manage all promotional and marketing material, and will monitor all revenues and expenses throughout the year, in consort with all Committees of the Board.

• Hires and manages department heads in all programmatic and administrative areas including the Office, Company, Programming, Development, Marketing & Communications, and Finance. Provides leadership and overall responsibility for the recruitment, employment, diversity, and release of all personnel, including volunteers. Ensures sound human resource practices are in place.
• Develops clear long-range operational strategy with the Board of Trustees, and ensures consistent and timely progress in this regard.
• Designs and proactively implements fundraising strategies and financial budgets on behalf the organization, participating in the building of productive relationships between the organization and its supporters
• Leads and implements audience development, branding, and marketing initiatives to create and maintain a stable audience base for all of the organization’s programming, including company performances, international touring, annual NYC programming, and any campaigning
• Develops program plans with the Board of Directors and Program Directors and Senior Agents, and carries out plans, policies and procedures authorized by the Board.
• Provides leadership in managing all administrative aspects of the organization, including finance and administration, personnel management, strategic planning, fundraising, education, audience development, and public advocacy
• Communicates regularly with Program Directors & Senior Agents in regard to management and monitoring of budgets for artistic, school and educational programming operations
• Consult with Program Directors & Senior Agents to create an operational calendar of rehearsals and performances
• Reports to the Board of Trustees and its Committees on all matters relevant to his or her activities on a periodic basis, but no less frequently than at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors
• Establishes and maintains sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with the artistic community, funders and corporations in representing the organization’s point of view to other Foundations, state agencies, academic institutions, partnership organizations, and the general public
• Promotes and represents the company through interviews with the press and other media, as well as by attending performances, fundraising, professional, education and other meetings and events relevant to the organization’s mission and vision
• Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.
• Reports to: The Board of Directors
• Directly Supervises: Artistic Director, Senior Agents; Program Director(s); Marketing &
Communications Manager; Development Manager; Finance Administration; Studio Manager

• A Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited university or college
• A minimum of 5 years of executive director and/or arts management experience
• Strong planning, strategy, financial, budgeting, analytical and communication skills required, with the ability to meet deadlines and multi-task
• Experience working with high-level corporate and individual donors; established networks in the New York area preferred, with EU experience seen as a positive advantage
• Ability and willingness to work evenings/weekends to attend organization performances,
fundraising and other events
• A Master's Degree or MBA in Business or Arts Management is encouraged, but not required

Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please submit the following materials in MS Word or PDF electronic format via email to: Please DO NOT mail hard copies.
All materials must be received by March 1, 2017:
• Cover letter
• Resume with salary history
• Three (3) development or other writing samples
• Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate

• Location: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

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