Name of Position: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

  • The Executive Director reports to and is supervised directly by the Board of Directors Chair (or co-chairs) and Executive Committee.
  • The Executive Director receives annual performance reviews conducted by members of the Executive Committee.
  • Compensation of the Executive Director is set and approved by the Executive and Governance committees and presented to the Board of Directors.
  • Hours: 40 hours/week; flexibility needed due to some evening and weekend work required.
  • Location: Arts for All Studio, 1129 Woodmere  , Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Position Summary:  Arts for All of Northern MI is the largest accessible arts and culture organization in Northern MI, providing programs for individuals of ALL abilities throughout the year in Grand Traverse, Benzie, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Antrim counties. This position is designed to lead the operations, development, growth, and fundraising for this small nonprofit, arts and culture organization, serving individuals with disabilities in Northern MI. 

Position Description:

Organizational Communication (20%)

  • Supervise the office staff and any other employees or volunteers.
  • Coordinate with The Organization’s Chair in defining meeting and retreat agendas.
  • Coordinate with The Board of Directors to revise and follow a Strategic Plan for growth.
  • Attend all regular and special meetings of The Organization Board of Directors.
  • Support all Board of Director Committees.
  • Keep Board of Directors informed by timely reports deemed necessary by the Executive Director, required by the Board, required by the by-laws, and/or required by law.
  • Plan and execute the operations of The Organization in accordance with the by-laws and policies of the Board.
  • Develop public relations plan and execute with assistance from board and staff.
  • Engage in public and community media events as the organizational spokesperson.
  • Maintain a personal understanding of local, state and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the mission and operations of the organization.

Donor Management & Relations (20%)

  • Manage and maintain Salesforce donor database of approximately 2000 records.
  • Review all donations to the organization, send gift acknowledgement letters to donors, review and analyze donor reports to improve relations.
  • Develop and maintain new and existing donor relationships.
  • Develop and execute a major gifts plan.

Fund Development & Marketing (20%)

  • Research grant opportunities; pursue grants as directed by the Board of Directors. Develop relationships with corporate partners for current projects.
  • Develop/oversee fundraising opportunities for the organization.
  • Identify, organize, and collect the necessary pieces to submit all required reporting for successful grants, including narratives, budgets, data, etc.
  • Develop and maintain network relationships in pursuit of sponsorships supporting programs and events.
  • Design a budget to support programming, staffing and space needs, supplies, etc., and create a plan to increase the budget by the suggested 20% per year.
  • Comply with all written financial procedures in the bylaws and those required by law.
  • Use meaningful marketing techniques to engage with the community, participants, sponsors, and donors. Including, but not limited to: social media, website, written communications, press releases, interviews, social engagements and events, visual marketing, etc.

Program & Volunteer Development (20%)

  • Develop and coordinate artists’ programming for various programs throughout the year in coordination with the Program Director.
  • Develop and coordinate an active volunteer program, including communications, registrations, compliance, and training.
  • Schedule and orchestrate meaningful community outings to further growth, in coordination with the program director.
  • Oversee and evaluate all programming and the program director.

Administrative Duties (20%) 

  • Website & Social Media Management: maintain and create new pages required for the website and social media, regularly.
  • Bookkeeping: Process all bills, income, and taxes in line with organizational financial procedures using QuickBooks, Salesforce, and manual filing.
  • Office duties: process mail, copy materials, maintain office supplies, maintain office files, etc.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years professional experience in leadership, business, fund development, non-profit management, or related field
  • Experience or education in Special Education, Disability Awareness, Accessible Arts, or related field
  • Passion for the arts and for the needs of people with disabilities
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Goal-oriented and self-directed to achieve goals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Website and social media expertise
  • Familiarity with serving as a partner with a Board of Directors
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks; ability to run and interpret financial reports
  • Familiarity with donor software, ideally Salesforce
  • Nonprofit experience desirable
  • Commitment to Adaptability: This is a small organization and this position requires being flexible and willing to do a bit of everything.