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May 09, 2023
Position Title: Managing Director Location: Hybrid work environment based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California Reports To: Board of Directors Position Timeline: ● Applications accepted through May 31, 2023 (applicants are encouraged to apply early) ● Advancing candidates will be invited for a short phone interview by June 2, 2023 ● First round of virtual interviews will be held June 5-7, 2023 ● Final round of interviews will be held June 19-23, 2023 ● Invited “Meet and Greet” with organizational partners will be held June 28-30, 2023 ● Final candidate decisions made by July 17th ● Anticipated start date is August 1, 2023. ● Candidates will be notified of each stage of progression via email. Organizational Mission: To disrupt racial and economic disparities within the classical music field by championing past, present, and future contributions by Latino composers and musicians. About Quinteto Latino: Quinteto Latino is a one-of-a-kind San Francisco Bay Area wind quintet with a mission to build community through Latin American Classical Music performance and advocacy. Founded in 2004 by French horn player Armando Castellano, this unique ensemble aims to expand the boundaries of classical music by performing works exclusively by Latin American composers. Through innovative work in venues both traditional and nontraditional, they strive to make this music available, relevant, and inspiring to audiences across cultural, class, and ethnic lines. In addition, they advocate on behalf of Latina/o/e composers and people of color classical musicians through mentoring, commissioning, consulting, public speaking, and hiring – acting as an amplifying voice, both regionally and nationally, for issues pertaining to diversity in classical music. While the classical music world is a leading arts innovator, only a tiny percentage of its orchestra conductors, composers, and musicians are people of color. Since their founding, they have worked locally, regionally, and nationally to transform the classical music space from traditionally exclusive and Eurocentric to one that recognizes, empowers, and positions Latina/o/e contributions in classical music leadership and performance. The quintet has performed extensively throughout the greater Bay Area and has been engaged by presenters across the country such as: Quad City Arts – The Clarice (College Park, MD); Strathmore (North Bethesda, MD); Pregones Theater (The Bronx, NY); Musical Masterworks (New London, CT); and Virginia Arts Festival (Norfolk, VA). Quinteto Latino’s debut CD, 100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet, was released by Con Brio Recordings in 2011. Quinteto Latino’s work weaves together Concert Performance, Music Education, and Activism, intending to break barriers and transform the classical music space. Through school assemblies, teaching residencies, conferences, workshops, seminars, and concert events. Quinteto Latino’s multi-racial quintet is one of the only organizations in the United States that is dedicated to breaking these barriers. To learn more, visit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: As an organization built on equity, inclusion, and diversity principles, equitable hiring practices are fundamental to Quinteto Latino. We strongly encourage people of color, trans- and nonbinary people, people with disabilities, and women to apply for this position. If you are an individual with a disability and/or need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please email us at Position Summary: Quinteto Latino seeks a dynamic Managing Director to join a Latina/o/e-led and Latina/o/e-serving institution. The Managing Director reports to the Board of Directors and will co-lead the organization with Quinteto Latino's Artistic Director. The Managing Director will oversee all day-to-day administrative operations, including budgeting, financial sustainability, fundraising activities, and workplace culture. In addition, the position is responsible for leading efforts to expand the impact and reach of Quinteto Latino, exploring strategic partnerships and implementing policies to promote organizational growth and sustainability. The successful candidate must have a deep commitment to social justice. Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position should have at least five years of experience in nonprofit leadership and a demonstrated ability to work with a diverse team. They should be deeply committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion in the arts and the workplace. The candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and resource development (including individual donor cultivation and stewardship) as well as experience working with and engaging a Board of Directors. Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with diverse parties. The ideal candidate should have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, be adaptable to changing organizational needs and priorities, and be able to balance strategic thinking with operational execution. Quinteto Latino is a dynamic and evolving organization that is seeking a flexible and highly adaptable leader. The preferred candidate would live in or near and understand the communities in which we serve. Responsibilities: Organizational Growth and Development: ● Lead efforts to grow Quinteto Latino's impact and reach, locally and nationally, in alignment with the organization's future direction and strategic goals ● Explore opportunities for strategic partnerships, collaborations, and alliances that further the organization's mission and expand its influence in the classical music industry ● Stay informed about trends, best practices, and issues related to classical music education, social justice, and equity, and adapt organizational strategies accordingly ● Enact new policies and procedures using best practices to foster organizational growth and sustainability Organizational Leadership: ● Collaborate with the Artistic Director to ensure that Quinteto Latino's programs and events align with the organization's mission and vision ● Oversee day-to-day administrative operations to ensure proper allocation of resources to support programmatic and organizational goals ● Oversee budgeting and financial management ● Foster a flexible work culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion and promotes a positive, welcoming work environment Financial Sustainability: ● Oversee the organization's annual budgeting process ● Create projections and financial reports for the Board of Directors, financial reviews/audits, and development needs ● Serve as the point of contact for development, finance, and strategic contractors Fundraising: ● Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy to support Quinteto Latino's mission and future growth plans ● Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, foundations, and sponsors to secure financial support and sponsorships ● Identify and pursue individual donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities to diversify the organization's funding base ● Explore and implement strategies for revenue generation, including earned income opportunities, special events, and innovative fundraising approaches ● Identify and pursue grant opportunities to support current and future projects Board Engagement and Development: ● Work closely with the Board of Directors, providing guidance and support on organizational governance, policies, and strategic planning ● Collaborate with the Board to strengthen its knowledge and capacity, providing regular updates on organizational performance and engaging Board members in fundraising efforts ● Prepare timely reports and provide strategic input on Board decision-making Compensation and Benefits: The anticipated salary range is $95,000 to $105,000. Benefits include: ● Hybrid working environment ● Flexible paid time off ● Professional development coaching ● Health insurance stipend To Apply: Submit a Letter of Interest and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments to: Applications will be reviewed as they are received; we encourage interested candidates to submit their materials early. If you have questions about the position or the organization, please include them in your Letter of Interest. Quinteto Latino complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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