Tahoe Public Art (TPA) is seeking an Executive Director (ED). This position will begin at a minimum of 10 hours per week and is anticipated to increase into full time: hours per week and per month may vary as the organization grows. The ED reports to the Board of Directors. The ED is the primary advocate and spokesperson for TPA, locally and beyond. The ED provides leadership for TPA in all aspects. He/she must have a thorough understanding of, and support for, the TPA mission and vision. Other areas of responsibility include: oversight of all operations, accounting, fundraising, and general administration. The ED will also be responsible for developing positive relationships in the community and with important constituencies, including: donors, volunteers, Board Members, area organizations, businesses and government entities.
LEADERSHIP/ADMINISTRATION o Collaborate with the Board of Directors to establish TPA’s vision, and strategic and work plans o Collaborate with board members to ensure TPA is managed in accordance with nonprofit best practices o Ensure that TPA complies with nonprofit best practices and insurance coverage o Maintain positive and cooperative relationships with community leaders
PROGRAMS o Oversee and facilitate the completion of TPA projects o Maintain regular communication with TPA project partners, including local associations and governmental agency representatives o Provide Board of Directors with regular project updates
DEVELOPMENT & FUNDRAISING o Collaborate with Board members or outside consultants as directed to develop new fundraising opportunities o Research and apply for sources of funding, including grants, for current and planned programs o Develop and maintain strong positive relationships with donors and the local funding community (Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, etc.) o Maintain donor database o Work to increase the level of public support for TPA o Develop and maintain group of TPA volunteers
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS o Establish and maintain strong and productive relationships with donors and stakeholders o Develop a marketing/outreach plan for TPA and implement the plan in collaboration with the Board of Directors o Ensure TPA is presented to the public in a uniform and positive manner o Maintain and expand TPA presence in social media and online (website, etc.)
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT o Oversee TPA finances, including budgeting, accounting, payroll, worker’s compensation, and IRS reporting o Ensure compliance with IRS requirements and accounting best practices for nonprofits o Maintain regular communication with TTCF regarding TPA’s Field of Interest Fund o Provide and explain financial reports for the Board of Directors
PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS o Solid understanding of nonprofit administration and accounting, especially handling of restricted funds. o Ability to effectively communicate TPA’s vision of to Board and the community. o Experience managing a nonprofit and/or cultural institution is preferred. o Commitment to the mission of TPA and an ability to passionately convey the mission to the public. o Treats everyone with respect without regard to background, age, income, sexual orientation, gender, race, disability or other factors. o Creativity in problem solving and project planning o Good time management, prioritizes projects and daily tasks o Willingness to work flexible hours and/or evenings including weekends and an ability to actively and visibly represent the organization in a broad range of venues within the community. o Comfortable with standard NPO office software (e.g., MSOffice, QuickBooks, etc.) o Proficient with standard social media and online services (e.g., facebook, Constant Contact, etc.)
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS A B.A. or higher degree; a degree in nonprofit, public or business administration, community development, communications or related field is preferred. Excellent ability in written and oral communications, including public speaking skills as well as the ability to write clearly for media publications and the general public Experience working with a Board of Directors Working knowledge of nonprofit fiscal management and budgeting Experience in managing grants and contracts Experience in fundraising
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible management experience in a community-based organization of similar scope and size Knowledge of local political agencies and various partner organizations Experience in event coordination
Pay commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit: • a cover letter • resume • three (3) professional references • within an email OR as pdf attachments (no word documents)
with “Executive Director position” in the subject line.
Applications must be electronically postmarked no later than 6pm October 11, 2016.
About Tahoe Public Art Tahoe Public Art is a startup organization whose mission is to enhance and preserve the natural beauty and history of North Lake Tahoe through visual arts that promote environmental stewardship and cultural unity. TPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2016. TPA works closely with community partners, North Tahoe Business Association, Tahoe City Downtown Association and Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation.
Tahoe Public Art
Tahoe Public Art's mission is to enhance and preserve the natural beauty and history of North Lake Tahoe through visual arts that promote environmental stewardship and cultural unity.
Create and install meaningful art in roundabouts and other locations across the north shore communities
Enhance community identity and sense of place
Seek collaborative opportunities for artists to work with community organizations, public agencies and private businesses and institutions
Establish opportunities for NLT youth to participate in public art projects
Encourage artists to use local and sustainable materials