EAL/LA Seeking PT Managing Director

Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles is seeking a part-time Managing Director to ensure successful operations of EAL/LA’s Leadership Council by guiding efficient communications and organization. The MD may serve as a consultant to the Leadership Council but will not be a voting member. This is a part-time, temporary, 1-year position, with the possibility of renewal pending additional funding.

Job responsibilities include:
– Attend all Leadership Council meetings and retreats and post meeting minutes and action items on Basecamp;
– Attend events and committee meetings as needed, as available, or as allowed by or as subject to time and budget limitations;
– Track Leadership Council and Chairs’ progress toward meeting major deadlines and achieving major goals according to grant proposals, reports to funders, the strategic plan, and other documents;
– Encourage and facilitate inter-departmental communications, especially for marketing, programming, and fundraising initiatives that require support from multiple departments;
– Maintain a list of venue prospects and associated information, such as rental fees, capacity, food and alcohol availability, etc. The MD may be asked to make a venue recommendation to Chairs of Committee members for upcoming events and meetings;
– Track service periods and renewal dates for services like Basecamp, Survey Monkey, donor management systems, etc., and alert the appropriate Chairs of upcoming renewals or service terminations;
– Observe Leadership Council and EAL/LA operations and programs to look for gaps, overlaps, or ineffective methods, and work with Chairs to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
– Serve as a liaison to the EAL/LA Advisory Board and provide them with quarterly updates and LC meeting minutes;

The Managing Director may work with each department’s Chairs in the following ways:
– Assist Development Chairs in engaging Leadership Council and Advisory Board in fundraising initiatives;
– Communicate on a regular schedule with Finance Chairs, Community Partners Liaison, and Community Partners staff regarding fiscal management, fiscal sponsorship processes, and financial planning;
– Strategize with Executive Chairs for effective governance, goal-setting, and long-term planning;
– Work with Marketing & Membership Chairs to plan and execute membership and recruitment initiatives;
– Enlist Communications Chairs in improving internal and external communication flows;
– Communicate with Programming Chairs to understand the cross-departmental needs for upcoming events: expenses and purchasing, promotion and marketing, attendance tracking, addressing member requests for specific content, insurance needs, etc.;
– Other duties will be performed as assigned.

To apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to shayna@ealla.org by 11pm on February 2nd. Interviews will take place the first week of February and the official start date is February 11th at EAL/LA’s Leadership Council meeting.

This post was submitted by Shayna Keller.

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