This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person:
Application Deadline EXTENDED: July 10, 2010
Watts House Project is seeking a Managing Director to start full-time in September of 2010. The Managing Director of Watts House Project is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the complex legal, financial, and operational aspects of the organization with the Executive Director. The Managing Director oversees the staff, including the administrator, Resident Coordinator, development team, and interns, and works in tandem with the Executive Director on project phase development and organization. The Managing Director oversees fiscal operations and accountability, and manages the organizational growth with the Executive Director. The Managing Director also programs fundraising and community events, liaises with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, oversees fundraising with the Executive Director, and liaises with the construction managers and artists involved in the project regarding contractual agreements, legal requirements, finances, permitting, and project stage benchmarks. The Managing Director works in tandem with the Executive Director and Board Committees on protocol and reporting. The Managing Director oversees the Resident Coordinator, and coordinates extensive community outreach and feedback initiatives. The Managing Director is also responsible for maintaining press, website, Basecamp, digital and archived files, donor database, and other organizational systems.
The Managing Director with the Executive Director and the Board is constantly evaluating the long and short-term goals in their effectiveness in achieving the mission of the Watts House Project. The Managing Director will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director in the fulfillment of their responsibilities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Serves as Chief Organizer with the Executive Director & with Board approval, responsible for selection of artist, architects and designers and whom they collaborate with in House Renovation Projects.
* Assures all projects are produced in accordance to WHP’s programming goals.
* With the Executive Director and with Board approval defines scope and direction of all WHP programming. Work in coordination with Resident Coordinator, Executive Director, additional staff as needed, and Board.
* With the Executive Director and with Board and the Board’s approval, develops and coordinates public programming at the Platform, within the neighborhood and in coordination with residents, stakeholders and organizational partners.
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
* With the Executive Director and Board of Directors, assures adequate funds are available for annual operations and programs, and to meet strategic goals related to sustainability and/or growth. Creates strategies with Executive Director and the Board for maintaining an engaged donor base, producing effective fundraising activities, and maximizing earned income.
*Works with the Executive Director in the preparation and management of the annual budget for Board approval. Assures effective delegation of financial management responsibilities among the Board of Directors Finance Committee, staff, and outside providers in carrying out the position’s responsibility for the overall financial and operational condition of WHP.
* Partners with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in initiating and preparing long-term plans and budgets.
* Works in coordination with the Executive Director, Development Director and Board and provides oversight in preparation of all grant requests and participates in the proposal process when appropriate.
* Oversees overall WHP operations of public programs and building projects and assures that all activity is carried out in concert with organizational policies and goals, and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and building codes.
(a licensed professional must perform these duties with the Managing Director & the Executive Director with Board approvals)
* Works in coordination with the Executive Director in the hiring of staff and consultants upon board approval of position and salary/fee
BOARD AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES
* Serves as a liaison (with Executive Director) between WHP staff and board.
* Serves as a liaison for the Board of Advisors and obtains their counsel as appropriate.
* Represents (with Executive Director) WHP in the local community. Works to promote the organization’s influence and visibility in Los Angeles, as well as its national and international profile. Works with the Managing Director and the Board to coordinate and work with other organizations in the area.
* Partners with Executive Director and the Board of Directors to develop and maintain effective communications and systems that ensure the Board’s ability to govern effectively.
* Works effectively with Executive Director and the Board of Directors and in partnership with a variety of individuals and organizations essential to the organization’s success – residents, local stakeholders, artists, dealers, donors, the media, local government, business people, volunteers and the general public.
The ideal candidate for this position will have 3-5 years experience in a high-level management position of a non-profit organization of similar scale. The candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills (preferably in both English and Spanish), experience as a community organizer, and preferably experience in the Watts neighborhood or surrounding region. The candidate will have excellent event-planning and organizational skills, and proven ability as a fundraiser. The candidate will have experience relating productively to a highly engaged and involved board, and will put boundless energy into developing a fledgling organization into a well-oiled machine. The candidate will have detail-oriented experience in working with complex legal and fiscal matters, skills in creating and reporting on operational budgets, skills allocating and reporting on restricted grant monies, and a working knowledge of the complexities of community-engaged art and neighborhood development. Knowledge of social and public art practice, community redevelopment, housing, and/or architecture and construction are very helpful. The approved salary for this position is $42,000 per annum.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Application Deadline EXTENDED: July 10, 2010