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Executive Director

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Living Jazz
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Oakland, CA
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Published 24 days ago

OUR MISSION & VISION

The mission of Living Jazz is to Transform Lives Through Music.

Music is an inherent component of a healthy and vibrant society and every child and adult has the right to accessible, high quality music immersion experiences.


Living Jazz Executive Director Job Description

Living Jazz is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Executive Director, who is passionate about the mission of Living Jazz, to lead the organization towards the next several decades of growth and development. Celebrating an amazing 37 years, the founding Executive Director will move into the role of Artistic Director. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Artistic Director towards an exciting future of continued program, staff, and board development. The Executive Director will protect the heart and soul of Living Jazz by maintaining our core values of community building, accessibility, equity, diversity, generosity, respect, and cultural legacy.


General Summary

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the financial resources of Living Jazz to ensure a stable financial basis, while assisting the Artistic Director in program production and development.  The Executive Director will be responsible for individual and major gifts and the development of our legacy program. They will work to enhance program revenue capacity and institutional support. The Executive Director will support the existing culture of our staff and board as an effective, positive working team. This position reports to the President of the Board of Living Jazz. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Commits and furthers Living Jazz’s mission and vision of artistic excellence, education, and community inclusion in clear and achievable terms.
  • Serves as the organization’s public face and spokesperson.
  • Brings together stakeholders– the public, musicians, teaching faculty, board, administration. 
  • Secures, allocates and develops the financial, technical, and human resources required for the achievement of these strategies and goals.
  • Assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of Living Jazz, including interfacing with all key constituents related to operational, fundraising, and financial objectives.
  • Along with the Artistic Director, oversees program production.
  • Provides the board with timely, clear and accurate reports, and projections on financial, fundraising, and operational activities.
  • Applies new ways to solve complex situations, originating new techniques, criteria, or standards to address innovative opportunities, challenges, or initiatives.

DESIRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES: 

  • Must live in the San Francisco Bay Area and be able to work at our Oakland office.
  • Minimum of 4-7 years of professional experience in nonprofit arts leadership or business of similar scale with a particular expertise in strategic organizational development, financial administration, funding success, talent management, audience building, and growth.
  • Experience managing a budget of over $800k.
  • Proven commitment to and demonstrated leadership experience working in culturally diverse organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and lead effective and high performing teams.
  • Success in high level fundraising, public funding, endowment planning, and growth and other strategic development efforts, including experience with grant writing or working hands on in conjunction with a grant writer, and developing and implementing seasonal fundraising campaigns.
  • Experience in planning, development, collaboration, and execution of public showcases and events.
  • Skilled communicator, learner, listener, and collaborator - open, approachable, personable – who creates a positive working environment within the organization and community.
  • Experience in marketing or managing a marketing team and plan.
  • Embraces technology and is experienced in leveraging current communication tools and management platforms designed for organization & efficiency.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evening hours as necessary.
  • MUST LOVE BAY AREA MUSIC

SALARY: 

Salary range is $85,000 to $110,000 and commensurate with experience.

Health insurance benefits and PTO.

TO APPLY:

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications for the position. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@livingjazz.org.


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Please Note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Living Jazz is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to a multicultural environment. All candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


About the Organization

Living Jazz is a beloved Bay Area Institution. Since 1985, Living Jazz has designed and produced a multitude of programs that have literally helped shape the Bay Area's music scene and beyond. These include Jazz Camp West, Jazz Camp Weekend, RhythmVoice, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Jazz Choir, Jam Camp West, Living Jazz Children’s Project, Jazz Search West, “In the Name of Love” - the Annual MLK Musical Tribute, Jazz at the Mansion, Pickup Sessions, Call & Response, and the Resilience Project. The programs of Living Jazz are known not only for their artistic quality, but also for their commitment to build community based on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the distinctive way in which they encourage and support artists of all skill levels; and the artistic and personal growth they foster in participants of all ages.


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: ED and AD Structure

Executive Director

  1. Responsible for managing the financial resources of Living Jazz. This includes annual cash flow reports, budget strategies, project budgets, and accounting oversight.
  2. Ensure  administration, and human resource oversight. 
  3. Oversight and design of a development strategy with an active role in cultivation and stewardship.
  4. Manage grant applications or work in collaboration with external grant writer(s).
  5. Work with AD and Marketing Director to maintain oversight of all marketing, branding, and public relations.
  6. Oversee staff and developing roles for future staff based on organizational needs.
  7. Oversight of IT. 
  8. Professional development of staff and organization, with an eye on equity and inclusion.
  9. Spokesperson and face of Living Jazz. The ED reflects the tone and core values of the organization.
  10. Maintains optimal board and staff relations. Generate any information and reports for Board needs.
  11. Understands that the spirit of collaboration/team approach among all staff and board is key to Living Jazz’s success.

Artistic Director

  1. Carry out the Living Jazz mission of “transforming lives through music” by developing an annual season of programming with buy-in from ED, board, and staff.
  2. Design and oversight of production of Living Jazz programs.
  3. Contract program artists, technicians, and co-producers.
  4. Coordinate personnel to manage volunteers and program work-study positions for all programs.
  5. Work with ED and Marketing Director to maintain oversight of artistic event promotions: e.g. website event pages, e-promo, social, public relations, audience development and engagement.
  6. Enhance visibility of ED and work to strengthen relationships of ED to donors, and all Living Jazz constituents. 
  7. Representation of Living Jazz artistic vision to artists and music professionals, supporters, donors, funders, partners, and other constituencies as appropriate.
  8. Maintain optimal board and staff relations. 
  9. Attends all board meetings.
  10. Understands that the spirit of collaboration/team approach among all staff and board is key to Living Jazz’s success.


OUR MISSION & VISION

The mission of Living Jazz is to Transform Lives Through Music.

Music is an inherent component of a healthy and vibrant society and every child and adult has the right to accessible, high quality music immersion…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 20, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 6, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

$85,000 - $110,000

Benefits

Health insurance benefits and PTO.

Health insurance benefits and PTO.

Location

On-site
1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

How to Apply

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications for the position. Email resume and cover letter to jobs@livingjazz.org.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications for the position. Email…

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