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Executive Director
Statement Arts


Position- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Reporting to the Founder and Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have strategic and operational responsibility for Statement Arts’ staff, programs, as well as the expansion and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.


Leadership & Management:

  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, start to develop a rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize Statement Arts volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Statement Arts Nonprofit’s high-performance team
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents
  • Maintain annual State Solicitations and compliance with government agencies

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Educate and advocate regarding the purpose and role of Statement Arts and the impact of its work
  • Create and implement an annual resource development plan, the annual campaign, to diversify contributions, especially to increase ongoing donations from individuals
  • Identify potential corporate donors and initiate a regular communication strategy
  • Identify and pursue new sources of public funding
  • Grant writing
  • Create and submit Final Reports to all grant-makers and funders
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Use relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning & New Business:

  • Design and build partnerships, establish relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders
  • Represent Statement Arts and its clients as appropriate in initiatives
  • EVENTUALLY- Be an external local and national presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication

Qualifications The ED will be thoroughly committed to Statement Arts’ mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA, nonprofit management / administration, or equivalent work experience. Experience working with youth organizations is a plus.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

Salary: $30/hour. As Statement Arts grows, we hope that this part-time job will grow into a full-time salaried position.

How to apply: Please e-mail a cover letter, resumé, and writing sample to

2 River Terrace Suite 3K, New York, New York 10282

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NYC AiE Roundtable