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The Festival Center, Inc. | Washington, DC
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The Festival Center, Inc.


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Published 16 days ago

November 2, 2019
equitable compensation with benefits

Background: The Festival Center is a nonprofit that supports local movements for justice by providing meeting space, educational opportunities, and healing and collaboration. The Festival Center promotes and values hospitality, justice, political education, spirituality, and the arts. Since 1989, the Center has provided space for mission-driven individuals and organizations. Soteria Community School, one of the Center’s programs, provides courses and events that focus on spiritual and political education. The Festival Center is interested in further developing programs that provide local activists, organizers, and changemakers with healing, collaboration, and creative engagements.

Position Responsibilities: The Festival Center is seeking a self-motivated, attentive, creative, and visionary leader who will commit to grow The Festival Center as a healing and creative space for DC’s movements for justice. This position involves working closely with the Facility Director, and the External Relations Manager. Applicants must possess a commitment to hospitality; a deep appreciation for space as a vital resource for justice movements; a capacity to navigate complex relationships; attention to and appreciation for details; and the vision to bring the mission of The Festival Center to fruition.

Below is a description of the various responsibilities of The Festival Center Executive Director along with an estimate of time that will be spent on each category of responsibility:

Programs and Community Partnerships (35%)

●       Oversee the management and development of Soteria Community School; Provide leadership in the development of classes, programs, and events for the public that focus on progressive political and spiritual education, and increase the outreach efforts for promotion of Soteria programming in new and creative ways to a broadening community.

●       Oversee development of a new program for Andrew’s House (a facility managed by Festival Center) that centers healing, collaboration, and creative engagement with the arts for the center as a whole.

●       Strengthen existing and form new community partnerships with organizations, movements, faith communities, lay and professional educators, and individuals engaged in movements for justice. Collaborate with those mentioned in networking, and in organizing programs, events, and activities for strengthening organizing and activism in DC, an increasingly diverse city.

 Building/Facilities Marketing and Management (25%)

●       Oversee the planning of large scale renovation projects in order to enhance space utility, especially in the renovation of Andrew’s House.

●       Negotiate and oversee the management of all lease contracts.

●       Oversee the tracking of vendor services, contracts, including changes/renewals.

Fundraising / Communications (20%)

●       Develop a Fundraising Plan.

●       Oversee the implementation of staff and board initiated fundraising initiatives.

●       Oversee the Maintenance of a robust website and regular social media presence (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram); and the development and maintenance of regular communication with constituents.

 Human Resources/Staff-Related Management (10%)

Recruit, hire, and supervise Festival Center Staff including:

 ●       The Facility Director (that oversees maintenance, renovation, and leasing of The Center’s two properties)

●       The External Relations Manager. (that manages space rental requests and donor management)

●       Supervise all staff (currently 2 full-time and 2 part-time). HR duties include assignment of duties, review of performance, counseling, conflict resolution, team/project management, hiring, termination, documentation, maintenance of personnel files, leave request approval & coordination, and ensuring compliance with best practice HR & employment procedures, process, and regulations.

●       Negotiate benefits (health insurance & policy questions) and respond to coverage inquiries as needed.

●       Negotiate and review insurance policies, including general liability, workers’ comp, Directors & Officers, employee manual, etc.

Financial & Business Operations (10%)

●       Work with Board Chair to set the agenda for each meeting. Attend Board Meetings, ex-officio. Provide Executive Director’s Report for each Board meeting. Review draft Board minutes and provide input, as requested. Prepare meeting packets for Board meetings.

●       Prepare annual budget and budget reports for Board Treasurer and full Board review and approval.

●       Maintain high standard of financial oversight of all expenses and revenue, establishing controls and oversight.

●       With outside accountant, prepare annual audit and ensure that Form 990 is filed.

●       Provide cost-benefit analysis, as needed & indicated, of programs, vendor services, staff additions, and new and existing activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

●       Ability to handle complex work environment in working with multiple constituency groups (donors, students, public, Board members, space users, tenants, Adams Morgan community members, etc.)

●       Ability to interact appropriately, maturely, and sensitively with constituent groups representing diversity of “race”, ethnicity, culture, economic status, educational level, English language facility, age, gender, sexual orientation, faith belief, hierarchical position, or authority. 

●       Understanding of, and proven ability to apply time management and conflict management skills on daily basis.

●       Demonstration of a hospitable and friendly presence, professional demeanor, offering level-headed responses to unusual situations, openness to unexpected schedule changes, and a high-level of responsiveness to both urgent and routine needs and requests.

Work Environment

Work environment requires ability to lift, carry, or move everyday objects over an 8-hour work day. The job requires the ability to sit, stand, and walk as needed during an 8-hour work day, as needed.

Required Experience and Competencies:

●       Experience as an executive director that includes staff supervision, and broad program/project management in the nonprofit sector (minimum of 5 years).

●       Demonstrated ability to provide financial management and oversight on multiple projects and overall budget.

●       Experience with all MSOffice applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and Publisher and multiple social media platforms.

●       Ability to create brochures, flyers, and other promotional materials using desktop software applications.

●       Experience creating and executing fundraising plans, including the ability to research and write grant proposals (as staff or volunteer).

●       Experience raising funds from individuals and donor relations.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The Festival Center offers a competitive benefits package including equitable compensation, 100% employer-paid individual health insurance, long-term disability, up to 3% matching retirement funds through SIMPLE IRA. The position is full-time (40 hours a week) and is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Work hours are generally between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, some weekend and evening hours will be required.

APPLY

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Please send resume, a cover letter explaining why you are qualified for this position to jobs@festivalcenter.org.

 

The Festival Center is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, or disability. The Festival Center is proud to be a drug-free working environment.

Background: The Festival Center is a nonprofit that supports local movements for justice by providing meeting space, educational opportunities, and healing and collaboration. The Festival Center promotes and values hospitality…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive

Benefits

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The Festival Center offers a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid individual health insurance, long-term disability, and retirement through SIMPLE IRA with up to 3% matching. The position is full-time (40 hours a week) and is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Work hours are generally between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm; some weekend and evening hours might be required. Salary is in the range of low- to mid-60s.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

The Festival Center offers a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid individual health insurance, long-term disability, and…

Level of Language Proficiency

English, required. Spanish a plus.


 

 

English, required. Spanish a plus.


 

 

How to Apply

APPLY

The position will remain open until filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for consideration. Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested and qualified for this position to jobs@festivalcenter.org.  

APPLY

The position will remain open until filled. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for consideration. Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you…

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Washington, DC

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