The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 6,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.
With the Board of Directors, the Executive Director of the National Flute Association is responsible for the development of this international membership organization’s strategic vision and direction. From that vision and direction, the Executive Director creates an annual work plan and operates within a board-approved balanced budget. He/she is responsible for the management, coordination, and supervision of the overall day-to-day operations and staff. Primary duties will include:
Management and Financial Administration: The Executive Director has the responsibility to ensure the maintenance of effective office management, financial management, record-keeping, and equipment and software. This includes all the records, files, minutes, and correspondence of the organization, whether in print or other forms of communication, under any policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is also responsible for managing the organization’s finances, working with external consultants on Endowment and operating investments, and for regular reporting to the Board of Directors on all significant financial matters. The Executive Director also facilitates and complies with Board directives with regard to an independent annual audit.
Employment and Management of Staff: The Executive Director is authorized to hire, supervise, evaluate, and dismiss the staff of the organization per the approved organizational budget and under current and legal Human Resources policies and procedures. The Executive Director is responsible for creating a productive work environment in the organization, including timely evaluation and supervision of all employees; development of position descriptions; and compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. The Executive Director has responsibility for affirmative action and equal opportunity hiring in all operations of the organization.
Programs & Events: The Executive Director has the responsibility to ensure the effective planning and implementation of successful and well-managed events and programs. Currently the Executive Director oversees the Membership Program, Publications, and the Annual Convention. The Executive Director will oversee additional programs and events as may be added.
Board of Directors: Working with the President of the Board, the Executive Director ensures effective logistical arrangements, communications, record-keeping, and the maintenance of minutes of the Board of Directors meetings and other occasional meetings authorized by the organization. The Executive Director is responsible for providing information to the Board of Directors both formally and informally, so that they are well-informed about developments within and about the organization.
Committee Support: The Executive Director ensures that all committees of the NFA have adequate staff support and works with volunteer Committee Chairs and other appointees to ensure they stay within the approved organizational budget.
Development and Grant Management: The Executive Director oversees the research for funding opportunities, including the drafting of grant applications and special appeals, monitoring development activities, compliance via the filing of narrative and financial reports, and maintaining records for all grants, individual donations, and special projects of the organization. In addition, the Executive Director pursues foundation and corporate funding, special events, and individual solicitations, particularly the development of a planned giving program for the organization under the development policies as defined by the Board of Directors.
Organizational Representation: While the President of the NFA plays the major representative role at the Annual Convention, the Executive Director is the external face of the organization to the general public and represents the mission and concerns of the organization. The Executive Director also advocates and is responsible for representing the organization in those functions that require the input of the organization’s chief executive officer, including funding agencies, professional societies, and governmental organizations. In any circumstances involving the press, negative or positive, the Executive Director is deemed the official spokesperson for the organization unless otherwise deemed appropriate.
•Minimum of 10 years in a management role in a non-profit service setting, with a demonstrated record of success.
•Demonstrated understanding of current nonprofit governance best practices.
•BA/BS/BM required; advanced degree preferred.
•Familiarity with flutists and music a plus; knowledge of music, musicians, and academic environments in general highly preferred.
•A proven track record of strong fiscal management.
•A proven track record of development and fundraising success.
•Knowledge of event management and venue contract negotiations, such as a major annual convention; publications management; associations and membership programs.
•Ability to motivate and manage volunteers, particularly a Board of Directors.
•Ability to supervise staff effectively and to create a team work environment.
•Ability to work independently.
•Outstanding management skills with a detail-oriented focus.
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated leadership evidenced by past work/volunteer experiences and via reference checks.
•Ability to effectively delegate.
•Ability to maintain a "big picture" strategic view.
•Ability to solve problems.
•Ability to translate policies into daily routine operations.
•Self-assured, confident and goal-oriented.
The current office is in Santa Clarita, CA. It is anticipated that the office will move to another site in Valencia, CA in late Spring 2013 for approximately one year. The new Executive Director will be tasked with determining the best long-term location. The Board of Directors is open to possible office locations anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area subject to budget.
Compensation for this position is competitive.
April 1, 2013.
For more information about the organization, please visit www.nfaonline.org. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume by January 14, 2013. No phone calls, please. The National Flute Association is an equal opportunity employer.