NAS creates transformational educational experiences for arts and culture leaders who are transforming their organizations and communities. We seek a Director, Initiatives, to join our leadership team. One of three directors, this position manages and supports fundraising and new program development activities. This position works with the NAS team to identify opportunities, develop initiatives, and sustain partnerships that will further our reach and impact, improve our understanding of the effectiveness of our work and support our mission.
This post reports to the President and CEO and is a one-year appointment with possible extensions.
Functionality of the post includes, but may not be limited to:
Building and/or deepening funding and partner relationships.
Advising, and in some cases leading, on new program development and initiatives.
Coordinating and developing overall fundraising and business development efforts with the President and CEO and in collaboration with the other NAS directors.
Developing funding proposals in concert with management team for existing programs and new initiatives.
We seek a thoughtful, energetic person who enjoys managing and being part of change. This position requires, at a minimum, the following qualifications and personal qualities.
Deep knowledge of and experience in fundraising
Knowledge of the nonprofit arts and culture sector and common issues that nonprofits face
Excellent problem solving and planning skills
Outstanding communication skills, written and oral
Ability to approach work with a flexible attitude
Outstanding interpersonal relationship skills
Comfort with and ability to travel
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications
Proficiency in Salesforce or similar CRM applications
Organizational Culture and Benefits
Each staff member is an important part of the team. Our staff members are team players, self-motivated, and committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest, and open communication. The work environment is one of high energy, high activity, and mutual support.
NAS provides opportunities for learning and professional development, and a gratifying work experience. Our benefits package is comprehensive and includes health insurance and retirement benefits, sick/vacation leave, ongoing professional development, flexible work hours and work from home options.
To apply: Please send in a single PDF labeled with your first and last name to firstname.lastname@example.org: • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this job and your salary requirements. • A one or two-page resume listing relevant skills and experience. • A list of three references, complete with phone number and email address. References will not be contacted without your prior consent.
Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls, please. Only final candidates will be contacted. Deadline to apply: Deadline to apply: January 30, 2017.
NAS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
National Arts Strategies is a national 501(c)(3) public charity founded over 20 years ago by the Ford, Rockefeller, and Mellon Foundations to help strengthen communities of arts organizations and bring new approaches into our field. In our open enrollment, custom, and residential leadership development programs, arts executives explore the toughest challenges facing organizations today and learn f...rom some of the top business school faculty in the United States.Our programs have been presented to over 3,000 executives, board members, and staff from over 1,500 arts and cultural organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. We bring professionals together across the country and in local communities to help fuel the conversation among arts executives, board members, and funders. And we invest in leaders because we believe it is their vision and commitment that is at the heart of a vibrant, sustainable arts and culture community.National Arts Strategies works with faculty from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management and other leading universities to deliver a full catalog of executive-level seminars and supporting technical assistance services. NAS seminars and consulting services create an interactive experience for "facilitated discovery" through teaching cases, exercises, and dynamic discussions. These programs challenge arts and cultural leaders to diagnose the root causes of challenges their organizations face, and to set strategies to overcome those obstacles and open new opportunities.