The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be uniquely responsible to and partner with the board of directors to advance the overall success and sustainability of The Arts Council. This includes the growth of private and public resources, accountability for the vibrancy of programs, quality of partnerships, financial sustainability, and The Arts Council’s impact throughout the seven-county Brazos Valley region. The CEO will serve as the organization’s chief spokesperson in clearly articulating The Arts
Council’s mission, vision, and values that guide the growth, public image, and increased brand awareness of the organization regionally and statewide. The CEO will cultivate relationships, develop strategies, and define an organizational direction embedded in the cultural, social, community, and educational activities of the region. The CEO will be an aspirational public leader at the forefront of regional initiatives that strengthen the vibrancy of local communities and the arts, culture and heritage
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising, Public Visibility, and Advocacy
• Serve as the primary spokesperson for The Arts Council regarding major statements to the media, government partner institutions, institutional vision, and collaborative agreement announcements.
• Formulate and direct all major fundraising initiatives and regularly interact with major gift prospects and existing donors.
• Develop and maintain productive relationships with local, state, and federal public and private agencies to financially support The Arts Council.
• Initiate conversations about all the ways in which the arts positively impact the economy, quality of life and lifelong learning and success.
• Represent The Arts Council by participating on local and regional boards, committees, and commissions.
• Cultivate relationships by attending and hosting stakeholders at various evening and weekend community
• Advocate local arts policy and funding with elected county, state, and federal officials.
• Perform other public visibility, fundraising, and advocacy responsibilities as needed.
organizations within. The CEO will be an aspirational public leader at the forefront of
regional initiatives that strengthen the vibrancy of local communities and the arts, culture and heritage organizations within. The CEO will establish strategic priorities with the board and staff that align with the needs of the diverse stakeholders that The Arts Council serves.
• Master’s degree in arts or non-profit administration, business, museum management or a related field.
• Minimum of 7-10 years of related executive management experience leading a broad-based nonprofit arts, community, or educational organization.
• Experience managing a budget exceeding $1.5m+ is required.
• Demonstrated experience in fundraising and as a visible leader in community engagement and public advocacy.
• Experience implementing and executing a successful capital campaign is preferred.
• Proficiency with MS Office products, QuickBooks and donor development software.
• Must have valid driver’s license and pass background and credit checks
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