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Title Executive Director
Organization Texas Cultural Trust
Closing Date Friday, July 21, 2017
Location Austin, TX
The Texas Cultural Trust, established in 1995, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to be the leading voice of the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state.

General Description:

The Executive Director
• serves as the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Texas Cultural Trust. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the overall administration, financial management, fundraising, program development, community/public relations, personnel, and Board relations
• is responsible for oversight of research and creation of new programs as well as implementation of existing programs and events

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising and communications
• Continue to expand the Texas Cultural Trust’s statewide profile and impact through creative alliances and programs
• Develop, supervise, and retain high-performance staff, including all human resources functions
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong statewide Board of Directors: serving as ex-officio of each committee, build board involvement for ongoing operations, as well as to achieve goals in 5-year-Strategic Plan
• Build and effectively articulate a shared vision for the Trust. Carry out the directives, focus, and goals as agreed by the Board, leading the efforts in growth management, strategic, and business planning processes
• Increase the visibility of the Trust and its programs in the community, state, and nationally through development, marketing, public relations, speaking engagements, publications, conferences, meetings, and other gatherings of public and private organizations and institutions as requested and deemed appropriate
• Build partnerships in new markets, establish, and maintain relationships with funders, political and community leaders, and program partners
• Maintain close relationship with the Texas Commission on the Arts and Texans for the Arts, and coordinate on areas of mutual interest/concern
• Develop current and grow new relationships with government/public officials in support of the arts in Texas.
• Prepare and administer annual budget, including separate budgets for the Texas Medal of Arts Awards and Texas Women for the Arts. Oversee annual audit of accounts
• Negotiate, oversee, and manage all contracts of the Texas Cultural Trust
• Ensure Trust’s compliance with all applicable federal and state legislation and rulings

Fundraising & Development
• Oversee all fundraising efforts of the Trust, including underwriting for special fundraising events, applying for grants from multiple sources including foundations and governmental agencies, initiating asks from individual philanthropists and corporate givers
• Oversee and coordinate execution of plans for the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Young Masters Scholarship Awards, and all programs of the Trust
• Oversee and coordinate membership, activities, and grant program for Texas Women for the Arts
• Coordinate and administer ongoing partnership with the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts to expand the Arts and Digital Literacy program
• Recommend to the Board long-range development plans, including budget projections and fundraising goals
• Identify and monitor needs, issues, trends, and developments in the areas of non-profit revenue generation, non-profit giving from the private sector, and collaboration opportunities
• Maintain current knowledge of the non-profit sector and community, political, and economic factors that may affect public funding and philanthropic giving

Qualifications and Attributes:

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
• Minimum 6 years executive, management experience in the Arts or closely related fields; prefer current experience in development with successful track record of accomplishments
• Strong knowledge of legislative process and government/public officials as well as ways to affect public policy
• Demonstrated experience and ability in developing and successfully completing initiatives with major community, government and corporate components in Texas
• Self-motivated and high energy to initiate and lead
• Consensus building talents to establish positive and enthusiastic working relationships with employees, volunteers, and board members. Proven ability to recruit, train, counsel, and motivate
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
• Proven organizational skills with measurable follow-through ability
• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritize with a time sensitive awareness
• Team builder, excellent judgment, strong interpersonal, and communication skills utilizing a collaborative approach
• Previous experience in positions with statewide reach a plus
• Persuasive public speaker with a high degree of creative ability
• Exhibits integrity, respect, and regard for others in all situations

Compensation and Benefits:

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
Comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

To Apply:

All interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 21, 2017

The mission of the Texas Cultural Trust is to be the leading voice for the arts in education, advocacy, and economic impact in Texas, spotlighting the artistic excellence of our state. Since 2008, the Texas Cultural Trust has invested more than $3.2 million into arts awareness and education, bringing the total investment to more than $4.9 million.
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