Executive Director

Riverside Arts Academy

Riverside, CA

Position: Executive Director, Riverside Arts Academy, RAAMP

Status: Full-time, exempt

Reports to: Board of Directors

Positions supervised: Music Director, Program Director, Teaching Artists, other staff as organization grows

Salary- $50,000-$55,000

Send Resume to- [email protected]


Position Summary:

The Executive Director shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of RAA to carry out the mission and strategic plan of the organization as set forth by the Board of Directors.  The ED shall provide leadership and overall management of all personnel, budgets, committees and consultants utilized in the business of RAA.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members, interfaces between Board and RAA Staff, prepares regular reports for Board consideration
  • Serves as primary point of contact for organizational business affecting students and parents, community partners, RAA Staff and Teaching Artists
  • Grant writing experience
  • Oversees design, marketing, promotion, delivery, quality and effectiveness of the program
  • Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations
  • Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations
  • Assures the organization, its mission, and programs are consistently presented in strong, positive messaging to relevant stakeholders
  • Oversees fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation
  • Represents RAA in local, regional and national conferences, training programs, and other non-profit functions
  • Participates with the Board in developing and refining the strategic plan of RAA on a periodic basis

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in arts, education, or social service organizations, and a 4-year undergraduate degree
  • Experience in collaborative program design and development coupled with a successful track record of sustainable implementation and execution of large-scale projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to effectively facilitate meetings, present publicly, and provide professional and appropriate information in written materials and other media
  • Familiarity with standard desktop computer applications, excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse personalities and populations (including socio-economically challenged children and families) and work cooperatively in a small, open workplace environment
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record, successfully pass criminal background check
  • Strong musical knowledge preferred
  • Prior experience in start-up non-profit organizations preferred


Send resumes to [email protected]

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