The Executive Director is charged with overseeing all operations of the Theater. Supported by a dedicated eight-member staff, the Director acts as liaison to the board, supervises financial and fundraising systems and officially represents the Theater to the community.
Board Administration and Support
Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board's evaluation of chief executive. He or she also advocates/promotes organization and stakeholder change related to organization mission. Actively involved in board recruitment, the Executive Director participates in orientation and overall board support.
Program, Product and Service Delivery
Oversees design, marketing, promotion, procurement and quality of performances and programs, products and services in partnership with staff. Formulates policies and planning recommendations to the Board for new programs and products as needed. Decides or guides courses of action in program operations by staff. Thinks strategically in evaluating programs for planning and development purposes that support the mission of the Ross Ragland Theater.
Financial and Facilities Management
Develops/recommends annual budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations. Ensures all necessary legal forms, reports and other other government work is completed in a timely and efficient manner. Works with Facilities Director to address facility needs including maintenance, repairs and new physical plant developments.
Human Resource Management
Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations. Ensures staff and Board have sufficient and up-to-date information to efficiently and effectively conduct their respective tasks and positively interacts with the Ross Ragland Theater Volunteer Guild. Looks to the future for change opportunities in both staffing and programs. The Executive Director is the primary interface between Board and Theater employees.
Community and Public Relations
Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders. This position is a critical and high-profile position in both the local community and the state arts scene. As the spokesperson for the Ross Ragland Theater, the Executive Director will manage processes and systems to ensure a positive reputation in the community.
Fundraising and Resource Development
This position will oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation as appropriate or needed. With the assistance of the board, staff and contractors, he or she will actively participate in fundraising events, grant writing and donor relations.