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Associate Executive Director of Operations and Business Development
California Center for the Arts

Escondido, CA

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is seeking an experienced and accomplished business development and operations executive to join the executive team as the Associate Executive Director of Operations and Business Development. 

About the Center:

The Center is a non-profit organization presenting a rich and diverse array of artistic and cultural offerings.  Through arts education, quality arts programming, affordable rental facilities, and low-cost and free performances, the Center is able to enrich the lives of the community it serves. With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create, and celebrate the arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County. 

About the Role:

In this role, the Associate Executive Director of Operations and Business Development oversees the daily operations of the Center and leads business development.  This position is responsible for leading, guiding, evaluating and providing strategic leadership to the Facilities, IT, Technical Production, Center Sales, and Performing Arts teams. Reporting to the Executive Director and working as a key member of the Center’s executive team, this position will take a leadership role in building, implementing, and overseeing the Center’s operational systems, processes, workflows, and procedures.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a:

  • Successful and driven leader with a minimum of seven years of executive level operations and business development experience;
  • Proactive, hands-on strategic thinker with the ability to implement efficiency, lead business operations, and effectively address issues and develop solutions;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to, understand the needs of, and communicate with a wide variety of individuals, staff, patrons, and constituents while maintaining excellent hospitality;
  • This position must be able to provide the vision and leadership for the Center’s development and growth;
  • Results-oriented with proven record of exceeding target goals;
  • Ability to pursue strategic opportunities by cultivating partnerships and corporate relationships;
  • Commitment to the Center’s mission and desire to work in the non-profit community.

If you are the ideal candidate and reasonably meet the outlined expectation of experience and qualifications mentioned in the job announcement, please submit resume, cover Letter, and 3 professional references for consideration. 

Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=artcenter&jobId=232196&lang=en_US&source=CC3   

Application deadline: January 7, 2018 

Note:  The Center is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen and background investigation.  The Center participates in E-Verify Employment Verification System.   

JOB DEscriptION

Department: Administration

Supervisor:  Executive Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Terms of Employment: At Will

Employment Status: Full-Time

Compensation: $80,000 - $93,000 annual salary

Benefits Offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D Insurance, FSA, 403(b), PTO, Holiday Pay, Complimentary Tickets, and more.

Position objective:

The Associate Executive Director of Operations and Business Development oversees the daily operations of the Center and leads business development.  This position is responsible for leading, guiding, evaluating and providing strategic leadership to the Facilities, IT, Technical Production, Center Sales, and Performing Arts teams. Reporting to the Executive Director and working as a key member of the Center’s executive team, this position will take a leadership role in building, implementing, and overseeing the Center’s operational systems, processes, workflows, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operations:

  • Develop, refine and implement operations strategy by evaluating regularly the efficiency of business procedures, operational activities, and setting strategic goals according to organizational objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and supervision to the Operation team, which includes, Facilities/Engineering, Security, Information Systems, and Technical Production.
  • Safeguard and augment the efficiency of the Center’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.
  • Oversee procurement processes and manage resources allocation.
  • Sign off capital expenditure within budget, this includes approving purchase and equipment contract renewal.
  • Manage proposals and contracts.
  • Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the organization and oversee compliance with those practices.
  • Ensure that the physical facilities of the Center are well maintained, safe and accessible.
  • Ensure resolution of issues and project development.
  • Manage operational budgets to promote profitability.
  • Revise and/or formulate policies and promote and execute their implementation.
  • Oversee relationships/agreements with external vendors.

Business Development:

  • Oversee sales goals of the Center Sales and Performing Arts teams and ensure goals are met.
  • Identify new business opportunities, sales leads, to include new partnerships, new markets, and new ways to reach existing markets.
  • Develop and oversee strategies to coordinate between and among Center’s department generating earned revenue.
  • Provide market feedback to the Center’s leadership regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and generate development ideas.
  • Pursue strategic opportunities by cultivating partnerships and corporate relationships.
  • Provide community leadership to maximize the Center’s use by local and regional groups, businesses and educational institutions to bring financial stability to all venues.
  • Research the needs of other organizations and learning ways to partner or provide our services.
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and industry events.

Board and Committees:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, assist the Board in establishing basic policies and goals, maintaining a long range strategic plan and creating annual performance objectives for Operations and Business Development. Build constructive and supportive ongoing relationships with Board members, government officials and community leaders.  Work with the Board to develop and maintain an effective public and community relations program for the Center.  Personally establishing and maintaining a close rapport with the Center’s constituents, i.e., the city of Escondido, community leaders, residents and the arts community of San Diego.

Leadership:

  • Lead, direct, inspire, train and mentor staff, communicate goals, progress and accountability throughout the entire organization.
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure the capable management of the Center at all levels, reporting to the Board monthly regarding key measurements.
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget for the Center, monitoring it for control and providing timely management reports to the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and the City.

Other duties as may be deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

  • This position must be able to provide the vision, leadership and management context for the Center’s development and growth. 
  • The ideal candidate will be determined, outgoing, positive, articulate, and diplomatic, with a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Must be competent and able to manage and plan operational activities.
  • Must be an excellent leader with the ability to implement efficiency in business operations.
  • Comfort with the ability to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities, and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter with hands on work ethic.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret appropriate journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.
  • Ability to effectively present information to members of the media, public groups and/or board of directors.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

 

Education and Experience:

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of 7+ years of executive level operations and business development experience.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is preferred.  While it is desirable to have a strong previous experience in arts programming for performing arts, visual arts, and public facilities, the focus of qualifications for candidate for the position will be demonstrated top-level leadership in terms of policy, public relations, fundraising, business development and management.  Sound command of business principles and knowledge of fiscal tools are necessary.  Of utmost importance is the need for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to, understand the needs of, and communicate with a wide variety of individuals, constituents, and staff. 

Other Essential Requirements: 

  • Integrity – Think and act ethically and honestly.  Take responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Customer Orientation – View the organization through the eyes of the customer.
  • Team Player – Support the larger organizational and team agendas more than personal goals.
  • Communicativeness – Actively and openly seek and share information.
  • Self-objectivity – Know personal strengths and limitations and work towards improving self.
  • Positive Impact – Make a positive impression; be optimistic and enthusiastic; energize others.
  • Drive/Energy – Be passionate about the work; continue to produce in exhausting circumstances.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – Be resourceful in finding ways to improve things.

Physical demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. 

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The workspace is in an office environment. Noise levels vary, but can be moderate to high during programming and events.  While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time with respect to both indoor and outdoor events. Temperature levels may include hot, cold, and mild. The noise level in the work environment may be low, moderate, and at times may be high. 

California Center for the Arts, Escondido is an equal opportunity employer

 



Address: 340 N. Escondido Blvd
Website: www.artcenter.org

Deadline: 01-07-2018


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