Part-Time Managing Director

WomenSing
Location: 
Orinda, CA
Type of Position: 
Administrative
Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Founded in 1965, WomenSing is an auditioned chorus renowned for its vibrant and beautifully blended sound. The repertoire includes both the traditional and the unexpected, featuring great landmarks of the women’s chorus repertoire, seldom performed works, new music, commissions from nationally recognized composers, and familiar music from all eras. Performances include rewarding collaborations with major performing groups and the finest Bay Area musicians, and special choral events to help raise awareness of community and global issues.

 

In this virtual environment, WomenSing has successfully shifted to video presentations, including a groundbreaking full-length animated feature film of The Light of Hope Returning, an American folk oratorio by Shawn Kirchner, commissioned by WomenSing. With over 10,000 views on YouTube over the 2020 holiday season, this concert in coordination with Elektra Women’s Choir of Vancouver made an international splash.

 

We are using JackTrip technology to enable our choir to rehearse and record together in a remote environment and look forward to combining both live and virtual rehearsals in the fall.

 

The Managing Director manages the ongoing operation of WomenSing, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, including development, marketing, and finance in coordination with other staff, the Board, and volunteers. The Managing Director reports to the President and works in partnership with the Artistic Director to achieve the mission and goals of the organization.

2021 Priorities:

  1. Ongoing operational management
  2. Marketing strategy
  3. Gala planning

Leadership

  • Demonstrate strong commitment to community-based arts
  • Provide administrative direction and leadership for the organization
  • Promote diversity, inclusivity, and access to participation in organization
  • Demonstrate integrity, consistency, and sound judgment in decision-making
  • Sustain a culture of transparency, with clear and direct communication throughout the organization
  • Create opportunities for volunteers; coordinate and motivate the volunteers

 

Operational Management

  • Supervise part-time chorus project manager and other contractors
  • Plan, organize, maintain budget, and coordinate with Artistic Director annual programming, concerts, and tours
  • Create annual calendar for all performances and events with the Artistic Director
  • Update chorus handbook and other documentation for singers
  • Maintain and safeguard official records, execute legal documents and contracts, and ensure compliance
  • Approve execution of fee agreements for rehearsal space, tours, concert venues, artists, and other personnel in collaboration with Artistic Director

 

Board Relations

  • Partner and work closely with the Board of Directors and Artistic Director on all facets of the organization 
  • Attend all board meetings and present monthly reports to the board regarding the status of the administrative and executive programs and projects
  • Actively participate on board finance, development, and marketing committees

 

Marketing

  • Oversee development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan, including press packet (press releases and calendar listings), images and graphics, brochures/postcards, public service announcements, and radio advertising in coordination with the marketing committee
  • Implement and monitor progress of each concert’s marketing strategy
  • Oversee sales of tickets and subscriptions with the goal of increasing the subscription base
  • Strategically oversee website (vs. being the webmaster)

 

Financial, Development & Funding

  • Lead and oversee annual gala and provide support to volunteer gala committee
  • Monitor annual operating budget with support of Treasurer
  • Collaborate and manage preparation of grant applications with Artistic Director and volunteers
  • Provide leadership in fundraising and other support activities necessary to ensure the long-term fiscal sustainability with support of development committee
  • Build organizational fundraising efforts by cultivating and nurturing donor relationships

 

Requirements

  • Degree in nonprofit leadership, business, finance, art/public administration or other relevant degree and experience
  • Minimum three years of experience leading a non-profit organization, preferably an arts organization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products and organizational budgeting
  • Detail oriented, able to work independently, strong verbal and written communication, organization and logistical planning skills, and strategic thinker
  • Big picture vision with an ability to attend to the details when needed
  • Willingness to listen and respond respectfully to questions and concerns from all constituents
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to work from home office
  • Preference given to someone living in and with knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area (Contra Costa and Alameda counties)
Compensation and Benefits: 

This is a part time (.5 FTE) salaried position between $27,500 - $32,500.

Application Procedure: 

Submit cover letter and detailed resume to womensingpresident@gmail.com.

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