Position Title: Managing Director
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Management: Non-artistic staff and operations
Critical features of this job are described below. They are subject to change at any time as duties, tasks and functions are assigned or re-assigned by the board.
Founded in 1978, Festival Ballet Providence (FBP) is a 501-C3 nonprofit arts organization that includes a professional dance company of high artistic quality and a school ― the Center for Dance Education ― that enrolls over 300 students ages 3 to adult in pre-professional and recreational classes, including a summer session. The organization’s budget is $1.5 million.
Recognized for the quality of its performances and the diversity of its repertoire under the guidance of Artistic Director Mihailo (Misha) Djuric, the ballet company includes 26 dancers and artistic staff. In addition to classical and neo-classical works, the FBP repertoire has featured numerous world and Rhode Island premieres by noted contemporary choreographers.
FBP is centrally located on the East Side of Providence. Performances are presented at the VMA Arts & Cultural Center in Providence, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and in FBP’s own Grand Studio.
The Managing Director is responsible for the overall leadership, management and operations of the Festival Ballet Providence and its Center for Dance Education from a non-artistic perspective. The incumbent will be responsible for the financial management of the organization, including fundraising.
The Managing Director will develop, effectively communicate, and execute a clear and compelling strategy and business plan. He/she will set and maintain a collaborative leadership model that will strengthen the organization by creating a positive, mutually supportive working relationship between the artistic and administrative sides of the organization as well as with all external constituencies. The Managing Director will report directly to the Board of Trustees.
The Managing Director has the primary functions of:
· Fiscal Management
· Community Outreach
· Operations—(non-artistic operations including personnel and facilities management)
· Strategic Planning
DETAILED JOB FUNCTION:
- In collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees, develop an annual business plan that reflects the strategic plan of the organization in consideration of achievable income goals (both earned and unearned) and secure monthly cash flow.
- Meet or exceed net income projections.
- Effectively develop the annual budget and cash flow plan and manage the accounts receivable and payable functions to ensure financial stability.
- Review monthly financial statements and budget variances with the Treasurer and/or Finance Committee of the Board
- Develop and implement contingency plans to respond to unanticipated fiscal challenges
- Secure an independent annual financial audit
- Initiate and manage relationships with all relevant financial institutions
- Create an annual development plan in collaboration with the Development Committee of the Board
- Manage the implementation of that plan including the annual fund, major gifts solicitation, events and corporate & foundation grants
- Identify new sources of unearned income
- Cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts. Oversee all fund raising activities
- In conjunction with the Board’s Development Committee, ensure that the structure and process are in place to raise the necessary resources to support FBP mission and activities and ensure the short and long term financial stability of the organization
- Promote the mission of the organization by establishing positive relationships with government agencies, collaborative organizations, corporations, foundations, the media and the public
- Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with key external constituencies, including donors/prospective donors, government and community leaders, corporate and foundation leaders, the media and vendors
- Represent Festival Ballet Providence on various arts committees and task forces
- Through professional association memberships and networking, actively monitor the local, regional, and national arts environment, in particular regarding dance
- Serve as the spokesperson for the organization
- Work with the Artistic Director to plan and implement a variety of annual outreach activities to engage a wide audience range
- Recruit, effectively utilize, and retain community volunteers to complement staff resources
- Hire, train and mentor full- and part-time administrative staff and consultants to ensure the achievement of annual goals
- Develop and implement human resource policies and procedures including job descriptions and annual performance reviews for non-artistic staff
- Work with the Treasurer and Executive Committee of the board to review employee compensation and benefits
- Work with the Artistic Director and the Director of the Center for Dance Education to coordinate artistic and education-related operations.
- In collaboration with Artistic Director, ensure positive, ongoing dialogue among all employees, members of the Board, and other volunteer leadership
- Oversee the maintenance of physical facilities, ensuring compliance with state and local fire safety regulations
- Conduct annual inventory of assets
- In consort with the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees, develop a strategic plan with annual and long-term organizational goals
- Develop an annual marketing and public relations plan in collaboration with the Marketing Committee of the Board and any support staff.
- Prioritize management, marketing, and development activities to meet stated goals
- Provide quarterly reports on the status of annual goals
- Work collaboratively with the Board Chair and Board Committee Chairs on meeting agendas, financial reports and other support documentation
- Assist in identifying and cultivating prospective Board candidates
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND/OR EDUCATION NEEDED:
· Financial Management
· Strategic Planning
· Visionary Leadership
· Communications, including public speaking & writing
· Human Resources Management
· Knowledge of and proficiency in basic computer skills
· Demonstrated nonprofit management expertise, with preference in performing arts, other cultural, or educational organizations, or knowledge of the workings of non-profits
· Financial management including budget and business plan development, analysis, and reporting
· Skilled fundraiser
· Talent working with a wide range of constituencies including business, political, and community leaders
C. TRAINING AND EDUCATION
· Bachelor’s Degree
· Master’s Degree Preferred
To apply for this position, please submit a resume to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Festival Ballet Providence
825 Hope St. Providence, RI 02906