Working with a 20-member Board of Directors and staff, the Executive Director provides leadership, vision, and direction for the Community School of Music and Arts. The ED implements policies, manages programs and daily operations, and represents CSMA at large.
Overseeing development, implementation, and evaluation of programs/services in support of the mission and strategic plan
Developing and managing staff to support programs/services and accomplish goals
Leading staff and board in developing the annual budget, conducting financial analysis, and engaging the board in strategic discussions about financial health and planning
Leading all fundraising efforts, supporting board involvement in fundraising, personally cultivating and soliciting donors, and supervising the development staff
Building positive relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, media, and others; serving as a coalition-builder and arts advocate
Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Arts Management is preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of nonprofit management experience, preferably as executive director of a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of at least $5 million
Strong preference for candidates with Bay Area ties to the arts community, philanthropic donor base, and non-profit organizations
Revenue creating and budgeting skills with proven record in developing and sustaining innovative, fiscally sound programs
Proven fundraiser with ability to work with board and staff to develop and implement fundraising strategies to cultivate and maintain donors
Team builder with ability to work with diverse staff and partners, to promote programs, and to build audiences
Passionate arts advocate
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
The ED should be an outgoing, social, creative, and energetic leader who inspires staff, engages and effectively utilizes the board, leverages relationships in the broader community, and builds strategic partnerships. The successful candidate leads by example and is comfortable in the details while keeping the big picture in focus.
An attractive compensation package will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Salary range: $180,000 to $200,000 annually
3 weeks of paid time off
13 days of paid holidays per year
Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
Flexible Spending Account
403(b) retirement plan
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org describing your particular interest in the position, how your experience fits CSMA, and your expected salary.
About Community School of Music and Arts
Founded in 1968, the Community School of Music and Arts is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. With a $7 million budget and 160-member staff and faculty, CSMA is one of the ten largest community schools in the United States. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, one of the global capitals of creativity, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, experience or background. Headquartered in the award-winning Finn Center in the City of Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 30,000 people of all ages, skill levels and economic means each year, including over 21,000 students at 54 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
CSMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability). Candidates from diverse backgrounds and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. CSMA is committed to creating an environment that embraces openness, respect, collaboration and accountability.