Executive Director

Moorestown 08057, New Jersey

JoB Description

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Founded in 1977, Perkins Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization committed to a mission of providing authentic arts experiences that enrich and inspire. It accomplishes that mission through initiatives that focus on arts education in the schools, arts programming in the South Jersey community, arts advocacy, and programs that nurture and support our local artists and arts organizations. Perkins’ headquarters is located in Moorestown, NJ with a second location in Collingswood, NJ.

General Responsibilities:

  • Board Governance:
    • Works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Financial Performance and Viability:
    • Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organizational finances, which includes, without limitation, submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
    • Responsible for significant fundraising and the development of other resources necessary to support Perkins’ mission.
  • Organization Mission, Long-Range Plan and Strategy:
    • Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
    • Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
    • Responsible for monitoring the organization’s compliance with its long-term plan.
    • Responsible for the enhancement of Perkins’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Organization Operations:
    • Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
    • Responsible effective administration of day to day operations including but not limited to the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.


Professional Qualifications:

  • Must be a college graduate. Masters degree in business is preferred but is not required
  • Five or more years of management experience preferred
  • Must have at least three years experience working in a non-profit organization
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations including a proven track record of major gifts, corporate sponsorships, etc.
  • Knowledge of arts education is preferred; appreciation for the arts is required
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Visionary and innovative thinker
  • Ability to interface with and empower diverse patrons, staff, and donors

Salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
Quality benefits package includes health and PTO.
No relocation package available.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018
Starting date: June 1, 2018

To Apply: Qualified candidates should e-mail a current resume, together with a cover letter indicating interest in the position and salary requirements to [email protected]

For more information about Perkins visit http://perkinsarts.org/.

Perkins Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Amy Leis

Salary: Commensurate with experience

E-Mail: [email protected]

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There is little doubt in my mind that the greatest challenge facing every nonprofit is not whether it is sustainable, but if it is viable.  Many nonprofits that aren’t viable have proven their ability to be sustainable—defined as the ability to be maintained at a certain level. Sustainability makes no judgment as to the quality of the level at which the organization is maintained, simply that the level is maintained, month after month, year after year.  Thus, we can easily describe an organization that regularly operates month-to-month, hoping each month it will still be able to make payroll, and then.

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