Arts Bridging The Gap
Arts Bridging the Gap (ABG) is hiring a full-time Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, this individual will spearhead the organization’s operations, programming, fundraising, financial, and marketing strategy. A strategic thinker and self-starter, the ED will provide oversight on the following:
Fundraising & Financial Management:
- Generate organizational and project-specific budgets in alignment with ABG’s overarching goals and programs
- Develop and execute a fundraising plan that diversifies ABG’s income sources and supports the projected budgets
- Track organizational revenue, expenses, and cash flow in real-time to ensure accuracy and fiscal responsibility
- Oversee grant research and guide submission process including coordinating with the grant writer, providing input on narratives, creating budgets, and sourcing supplemental materials for applications; complete mid-year & final reports for awarded grants
- Spearhead ABG’s individual donor fundraising efforts; track donor data and increase year-round fundraising efforts
- Cultivate strong relationships with new and prospective funders and donors in the region
- Establish donor stewardship program to cultivate long-term commitments by individuals, foundations, corporations, and other funding entities
- Support the Board of Directors’ fundraising efforts by facilitating committee meetings, providing materials and language as needed
- Organize, plan, and work upscale donor events with input from the Board of Directors
- Collaborate with tax accountant to submit annual 990s
- Execute day-to-day company operations including email correspondence, grant writing, copywriting, financial reporting, and bookkeeping support. Set internal priorities, expectations, and deadlines. Serve as the driving force of the administrative team.
- Liaise with the Board of Directors; prepare materials for monthly Board meetings and meet with Committees/individual Board Members as needed or requested
- Provide bi-weekly financial information to ABG’s bookkeeper
- Run weekly staff meetings
- Manage ABG’s Programs Director, bookkeeper, grant writer, and contractors
- Support the drafting and review of contracts for artists, teachers, administrative personnel, other contractors, venues, and programming partners
- Conduct negotiation, drafting, and approval of contracts for muralists, Education Leads/teachers, administrative personnel, other contractors, venues, wall owners, and programming partners.
- Network on behalf of ABG within the local arts community and the broader LA ecosystem
- Maintain ABG’s compliance with all federal, state, legal, and regulatory bodies
- Organize all internal company information via Google drive
- Set and manage each program budget in alignment with the organization’s financial and creative goals
- Collaborate with the Founder to evaluate current programming and develop strategic partnerships to expand ABG’s impact and visibility
- Oversee ABG’s Programs Director’s work via weekly meetings and recap reports
- Maintain overarching company tone, image, and brand style; uphold ABG’s style guide
- Develop/maintain core marketing language for programs in collaboration with ABG’s Programs Director; contribute to project-specific copy, imagery, and marketing assets
- Set marketing calendar deadlines
- Expand ABG’s press list, relationships, and ongoing PR strategy
Overarching Expectations & Qualifications
- Long-term interest and passion for advancing social justice through the arts
- Transparent, ethical, and creative leadership skills
- Highly organized and clear oral/written communication skills required
Comfortable with public speaking and acting as a spokesperson for the organization
- Ability to initiate, guide, and sustain partnerships with artists, sponsors, donors, granting organizations, partners, and community leaders
- Willingness to attend workshops and professional development opportunities on behalf of the organization
- Maintain an organizational culture that attracts and inspires a diverse team of excellent, creative staff and collaborators
- Ability to speak and read Spanish
- Basic understanding of graphic design tools such as Canva and Photoshop
- Experience/understanding Trauma-informed care/Healing Centered Engagement and/or a willingness to learn.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in nonprofit management or business
Employment status — Full-time employee, W2 status, 40 hours per week. Primarily remote office hours, with meetings at partner sites and around the County as needed.
Salary & Benefits — Base salary to range from $72K-$82K, with a $360/month taxable health insurance stipend. Specific offer to commensurate with experience.
Application Process — Submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to [email protected] with the subject line reading: “ED Application -- Your Name” by 8/19/2022.
Organization Website — https://www.artsbridgingthegap.org/
Arts Bridging the Gap supports a full creative life for all humans, and believes that all members of a community should experience arts which reflect and nourish their identity, self-esteem and self-efficacy. ABG is committed to ensuring racial and cultural equity in its outreach, funding, leadership, resource allocation, partnerships, programs, and hiring practices. ABG reaffirms its long-standing commitment to equality of opportunity in every aspect of employment. Equal employment opportunity is a critical component of ABG’s efforts to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified, diverse workforce to support the organization’s mission. ABG prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. ABG’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found on the organization’s website here: https://www.artsbridgingthegap.org/our-commitment