Summary: A transformational forward-thinking leader, the President & CEO will offer creative ideas to adapt, strengthen, and diversify the local arts agency’s programs and partnerships to address the changing needs of the community. The President & CEO is responsible for the overall management, vision and leadership of United Arts of Central Florida, a four-county agency, with a staff of 12 and annual budget of $6.4 million. The President leads the development of strategic, development and operational plans; oversees comprehensive fundraising for the four-county region; oversees the grants allocation and arts education processes; provides leadership and advocacy for the cultural community; serves as key spokesperson for the agency, with the media and for the arts; establishes key community, donor, education, and government relationships; deepens existing and forges new partnerships, collaborations and initiatives; and substantively increases access and engagement with the arts.
Establish the vision and strategic direction for the agency
Serve as liaison to the Board of Directors and Trustee level donors
Cultivate major public and private sector donors and oversee development efforts in conjunction with development team
Direct the strategic planning and implementation of programs within the organization to achieve established goals and objectives
Oversee grantmaking, arts education and other agency programs in conjunction with relevant staff
Oversee all financial activities; in conjunction with CFO, develop and oversee annual budget
Oversee 11 staff members as well as all administrative and policy matters
Serve as liaison to public sector partners in four counties
Serve as liaison between the arts and cultural organizations and the community
Serve as spokesperson for the agency as well as for the local arts and cultural community
Active involvement in the community, building relationships with public/private partnerships, nonprofits and community leaders
Create and implement a regional scope for United Arts, reaching to Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties
Engender a collaborative environment among the cultural sector
Act as lead advocate for the arts with both public and private sectors locally, statewide and nationally
This position description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
At least 10 years in similar position with similar agency
Masters in Arts or Business Administration a plus
Forward thinking, visionary
Demonstrated experience in all aspects of Development
Grantmaking experience preferred
Strong advocacy skills and understanding of political processes
Experience as an administrator for an arts and cultural organization or grantmaking entity preferred
Business minded, strong administrator
Collaborative in nature; ability to nurture and mentor staff
Ability to build relationships with public/private partnerships, nonprofits and community leaders
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent networker
Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally; ability to clearly and succinctly articulate complex information
Knowledge of the local cultural community preferred, as well as national best practices: overall knowledge and appreciation of a variety of art forms
Established relationships with key leaders, foundations, philanthropic corporations and individuals preferred
Key leadership skills, including the ability to articulate vision, energy, charisma, and passion for the organization and the growth and development of the cultural community
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, life, long- and short-term disability, employee 401K plan, and a generous PTO plan including paid holidays, vacation and sick.
Expected employment start date is February 3, 2020.
United Arts is a drug-free, smoke-free EOE.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, United Arts will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
To Apply, send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to HR@UnitedArts.cc
Application deadline is July 26, 2019.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About United Arts of Central Florida
United Arts is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, governments and school districts, foundations, arts and cultural organizations, and artists. Its mission is to enrich communities by investing in arts and culture.United Arts serves residents and visitors in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties through more than 60 local arts, sciences and history organizations. It raises and distributes funds and provides management, administrative and technical assistance services. Now in our 30th year, United Arts has invested more the $150 million in local organizations and education since its founding in 1989.