The New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT), an innovative Boston start-up nonprofit, is seeking an experienced, passionate, and innovative leader for the newly created position of Executive Director. Reporting to the NECAT Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall leadership, management and oversight of the organization, including fundraising and fiscal responsibility for the $2M annual budget and recruitment and management of all staff.
NECAT is the latest replication site of the nationally recognized Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC), which was founded by Bill Strickland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1969. NECAT mission is to provide both year-round after-school arts programs for at-risk high school students, and tuition-free job training for under- and unemployed adults. This new Boston site is poised to open its doors in late Spring 2013 and will particularly feature a state-of-the-art culinary program for adults, designed in partnership with employers. NECAT strives to create an environment and a set of opportunities that allow its students to transcend a culture of poverty and enter a culture of opportunity.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a strategic, creative, and critical thinker who has a strong track record of financial and programmatic impact. S/he will be a results-oriented social entrepreneur who possesses exceptional people management, networking, and communication skills. They will be able to successfully represent NECAT to a wide variety of audiences. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience building relationships and a proven track record raising individual, foundation, corporate funding from a local and national philanthropic audience, as well as developing sources of public agency funding. S/he will be proactive and continually seek opportunities to achieve the organization’s mission and meet its financial objectives, including creating revenue-generating opportunities.
Additional Key Skills/Experience
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years related work experience in the nonprofit or social sector and a progression of positions with increasing scope and responsibility. S/he possesses integrity, excellent people skills, and a heartfelt commitment to NECAT’s mission. Proven experience establishing and meeting goals and objectives is required. The ideal candidate will have a clear track record of raising funds, leading staff, and achieving results. A bachelor’s degree in required; an advanced degree is preferred.
NECAT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please use the reference code OK245 and address your cover letter and resume to Maury Peterson. Please email your materials to email@example.com
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