The CEO will have superior conceptual thinking capabilities, able to proactively analyze abstract
concepts and scenarios, and thereafter establish specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time
sensitive (SMART) goals and objectives that achieve results. He or she will be a facilitator of staff
success and professional growth and able to attract, develop, and retain top talent as a key asset. The
CEO will also recognize, respect, and actively promote diversity in all its forms, including cultural,
geographic and ideological differences keeping in mind that NASAA has stakeholders of all
backgrounds and political parties and conducts itself in a bipartisan manner at all times. He or she will
inspire trust and confidence in state arts agencies and NASAA as good stewards of public resources.
An experienced, self-assured, and dynamic leader with extensive knowledge and experience in public
policy, NASAA’s CEO will have superior interpersonal skills, persuasive verbal and written
presentation abilities, exemplary team building capabilities, and exceptional
management expertise. Ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, and energy are key CEO a
ttributes. He or she will have a demonstrated history of working with culturally, ethnically, and geographically
The CEO will be politically savvy and forward thinking with a focus on how the arts best contribute to
the progress of society as a whole and the role of state arts agencies in that progress.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s degree strongly preferred, and a
minimum of 10 years executive experience in association, government, or nonprofit leadership.
Candidates for the position will have experience in public policy development and a successful
advocacy track record at the federal, state, or local level. He or she will also have
a deep understanding of and sensitivity to the highly charged political environment in which NASAA and its membership
function. Leading candidates will have broad knowledge of the arts and culture sector, particularly the
public benefits and roles that government agencies play in advancing positive impacts nationwide.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, vacation and sick
leave, holid ays, participation in a tax-advantaged 403(b)(7) retirement savings plan, pre-tax contributions
to cover commuting costs, and a quality of life in the vibrant arts community of our
nation’s capital region.
APPLICATION AND INQUIRIES
Send cover letter and resume (electronic format preferred) with demonstrable accomplishments in the
areas outlined above to:
Bruce D. Thibodeau, President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
304 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2836
Tel (617) 448.0206
Fax (323) 936.1196