Executive Director

Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

ArtsATL, which serves as Atlanta’s primary source for independent, comprehensive coverage of the arts, is looking for a visionary strategic leader to find new ways to fund a non-profit digital publication, engage the current audience, grow a bigger audience, and support the dynamic arts community
Founded in 2009, ArtsATL features interviews, in-depth reviews and analysis across six coverage areas: Art & Design, Music, Film & TV, Theater, Dance, and Books.

The next Executive Director for ArtsATL will be an experienced leader who can:

  • Invent and effect new ways to increase earned revenue

  • Steward the portfolio of foundations that support us and find new ones

  • Increase private support

  • Effectively manage day-to-day organizational needs including administrative and financial systems oversight

  • Represent ArtsATL to the community, nurturing existing relationships and fostering new opportunities

  • Collaborate with the ArtsATL Executive Editor to design and execute a plan for responsible growth of content

  • Collaborate with the ArtsATL Program Director to develop programming in line with the organization’s strategic goals.

  • Partner with the Board of Directors to take the organization to the next level


Primary Functions

• Business Operations & Management
o Develop and recommend annual budget in conjunction with the Board, prudently managing organizational resources

o Effectively oversee the human resources of the organization in accordance with personnel policies and procedures that conform to laws and regulations

o Serve as the primary point of contact for contractors, staff, and the Board

 • Revenue Generation

o Direct annual fund program that includes the annual fund plan, foundation and corporate gifts, in-kind contributions, and special events

o Lead strategies and research to identify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all donors and prospects

o Maintain an accurate contributed revenue records (e.g., historical giving records, grants calendar)

o Optimize existing earned revenue streams, including website ad sales and monetizing calendar features

o Identify and pursue additional future opportunities for earned revenue • Civic Engagement

o Serve as the face of ArtsATL to the Atlanta community

o Share the ArtsATL story broadly and meaningfully

 • Board Administration and Support

o Support operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members o Facilitate Board communication and meetings
o Participate in Board recruitment and orientation

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Mature, thoughtful leader committed to the artistic and civic mission of ArtsATL

  • Demonstrated skills in communications and business management

  • Experienced with grant-writing, fundraising, donor development, and stewardship

  • Proven ability to develop strategic partnerships with relevant organizations

  • Flexibility with the ability to keep multiple projects moving forward at the same time

  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative with high ethical standards

  • Attention to detail in support of strategic vision

  • Ability to articulate a vision of growth for the organization

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or similar graduate degree preferred

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