Wednesday, 23 November 2016 22:50

Grand Performances Executive Director

Additional Info

  • Opportunity Title: Grand Performances Executive Director
  • Organization-Sponsor: Grand Performances
  • Deadline: yyyy-mm-dd or Until Filled
  • Location (if applicable): Los Angeles, CA
  • Description of Opportunity:

    A full time position, the GP executive director (ED) is responsible for the overall operation of the organization. This individual will report directly to the board of directors and will provide leadership to the board and staff in the identification and realization of the values, vision, and mission of the organization. The ED will oversee the selection, booking, preparation, and presentation of the live events under the auspices of GP and will actively engage in the fundraising, business development, and public affairs interface essential to GP’s long-term viability. This individual will also oversee services for Plaza Commons, Inc. (PCI), California Plaza’s mutual benefit corporation.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Fundraising and Development 

    Provide organizational leadership in all aspects of fundraising and development, establishing personal relationships with key funders and donors in order to facilitate the creation of new and renewed sources of major gifts and philanthropic support.

     Work closely with the development staff in creating annual fundraising plans and meeting or exceeding the established goals.

     Cultivate existing donors for ongoing support while seeking new prospects to assure the funding base is robust and diverse.

     Identify and maintain strong relationships with key community partners to diversify and expand the organization’s donor base.


    Overall Operations and Management

     Approve the annual presentation schedule reflective of the multi-cultural community and ensure the quality and quantity of performances and non-performance activities are offered at the highest standard.

     Monitor the organizational structure in the areas of human resources, overall operations, financial systems, information technology systems, and processes and procedures, implementing improvements when necessary.

     Oversee, direct, develop, and manage a senior management team to perpetuate the organization through trust, cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork using open channels of communication.

     Encourage staff retention by fostering meaningful opportunities for the professional development and growth.

     Review position descriptions, ensuring they are up-to-date and that compensation is current with industry standards, and maintain an annual professional performance review system for all employees.

     Appropriately address job performance issues in a timely and direct manner.

     Supervise finance office activities to assure that all revenues, financial obligations, reports, and filings are collected, paid, and submitted in a timely manner and maintain GP’s nonprofit status.  Connect marketing and communication efforts of GP with all targeted audiences. Board Governance

     Regularly meet and communicate with the board members to make mission-based decisions about strategic plans, programming and community service policies, goals, and support for activities.

     Provide the board with appropriate materials prior to each meeting and inform members of organization and field issues that need to be addressed.

     Oversee the timely preparation of the annual budget in consultation with the board of directors, treasurer, and senior staff.

     Establish a strong working relationship with the board of directors in financial, programmatic, service, and performance activities, encouraging all members to participate actively and facilitating their involvement beyond board meetings.

     Identify new board members whose talents, background, interests, experience, and commitment will further the mission and expand support.


    Plaza Commons, Incorporated (PCI) and Community Relationships

     Serve as liaison to PCI and potentially serve as an officer of that corporation

     Encourage owners to utilize the performing arts program as an asset for their own marketing and venue promotion purposes.

     Actively participate in the Downtown Los Angeles business community, including attending government and business receptions, seminars, and events.

     Increase widespread knowledge of GP, conveying its commitment to serving a broad demographic and ensuring that the public as well as current and potential partners understand its value and importance.

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