Executive Director at Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Type: Full Time, salaried, exempt
Salary: Depending on qualifications
Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation, sick time; medical and dental insurance, class audits and discounts
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) has begun its search for a new Executive Director.
The Executive Director reports to the MCBA’s board chair and serves as the organizational leader. S/he provides vision, strategic planning, and management practices to effectively carry out the mission of MCBA. The Executive Director represents MCBA’s interests to its diverse constituencies including the media, the arts and book arts community, educators, and the cultural and philanthropic communities in Minnesota and nationally.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall programmatic direction and for ensuring the appropriate organizational structures to accomplish the annual goals. The position also oversees administration of MCBA’s programs and activities, and the management of the staff. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the 22+ member board and of the Executive Committee, and is responsible for ensuring outstanding governance practices and sound board management and recruiting.
The Executive Director is a passionate advocate of the arts and continuous learning. MCBA is in a time of transition: building a sustainable economic model by strengthening earned income opportunities, investing in donor relationships, and creating collaborations across communities and with other arts organizations. The Executive Director must be able to quickly engage with stakeholders in strengthening existing programs and expanding earned and contributed income. They must be able to incorporate current brand research into a compelling strategic vision for the organization with key stakeholders.
They must be able to lead staff, board, and volunteers in turning that vision into a reality. The Executive Director must be able to make critical decisions, take risks, and meet challenges. This individual must be a creative and a collaborative leader with excellent board, staff, and project management skills and be an effective communicator sharing the MCBA’s mission, values, and strategic plans to the public and media in a variety of settings. The Executive Director will cultivate working relationships with individual and institutional donors, organizational partners, and the media to expand outreach to and promotion of the art of the book and book arts locally and nationally. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the financial stability, smooth operation, and programmatic success of the organization.
More details on the position, responsibilities, qualifications, benefits, and application can be found at https://www.mnbookarts.org/employment.
Deadline for submission is Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.