The Community Art Center seeks to identify an Executive Director who can bring their knowledge and lived experience to the critical discussions inspired through our commitment to racial and social justice, cultural equity, youth development and community led art making. They will provide visionary leadership that builds on our history of serving youth and families in the Port neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. This includes successfully implementing and sustaining the mission, strategic goals, building relationships with current and prospective foundations, corporate and individual donors and community partners and ensuring that the Community Art Center is a welcoming, inclusive, safe and exciting environment for every young person and community member. They should possess understanding and perspectives on the value of a deeply rooted community based arts organization and its social and political responsibility within the community and beyond. Cultural responsiveness and humility are qualities a candidate must demonstrate.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Provide Programmatic Direction and Oversight by building strategic partnerships and evolving programs according to strategic plan and organizational needs and creating a positive program physical environment and culture that promotes a youth and community led culture.
Hire, Develop and Manage Leadership Team through mentoring, advising, coaching and guidance around tactical and strategic goals.
Support the Development of Organizational Resources through leading organizational direction/strategy for resource seeking that ensures a pipeline of future funding to cover annual budget, special projects, and long-term sustainability of the Community Art Center.
Provide Financial Oversight through consistent leadership on all financial management decisions in collaboration with board and staff..
Engage External Stakeholders including building and maintaining partnerships that bring resources to the organization or our youth/community/families, advocating for the Art Center at funder meetings, and providing leadership in the field of youth development in the arts.
Administrative and Operational Oversight through strategic implementation and development of organizational infrastructure and facility.