We are looking for a passionate and highly motivated individual willing to lead the efforts necessary to propel ArtsBuild to the next level as a champion for arts and culture in our vibrant and growing city. We are committed to supporting arts programs in our neighborhoods and schools through arts experiences and arts education. We are committed to supporting artists and arts organizations making our community stronger through the arts. Simply put, we want More Arts in More Places for More People.
The President of ArtsBuild is the key ambassador and representative for the organization and responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight of day-to-day management and operation. The President reports to the Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
REVENUE GENERATION – Ensures consistent and sufficient revenues, both earned and contributed, through fundraising and various stakeholders to fund ArtsBuild’s operations and long-term sustainability.
OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP – Leads the development, implementation and updating of ArtsBuild’s strategic plans to ensure operational excellence; leads an effective management team and fosters a work environment that encourages and rewards commitment, maximizes staff engagement and ensures team building and development; leads ArtsBuild’s operations complying with the bylaws, organizational policies, and federal, state and local regulations; leads to ensure our ArtsBuild mission is inclusive of a wide diversity of partners and stakeholders, from individual artists and arts organizations to school classrooms and administrators, to contributors and governmental entities.
ADVOCACY – Represents ArtsBuild professionally and dynamically in local, regional, and national communities; helps build the long-term reputation of the organization by engaging in strategic public policy advocacy to advance ArtsBuild’s mission; collaborates with the Board Chair to support strategies to ensure ArtsBuild attracts, motivates and retains members of its Board who effectively fulfill their governance responsibilities and are committed to achieving the mission.
Minimum 10 years of experience in a nonprofit or for-profit leadership position with demonstrated success in fundraising, strategic planning, financial management, marketing, public relations, personnel management, and community involvement
Significant demonstration of experience in relationship building with a variety of stakeholders including multi-cultural communities
Demonstration of interest and engagement in advocating for the role of arts in community development
About ArtsBuild: Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ArtsBuild’s mission is to build a stronger community through the arts. For 50 years, ArtsBuild has supported the creative future of Hamilton County by investing in our community’s leading arts organizations, funding arts integration programs for our students and teachers, and ensuring that even our most underserved populations have access to arts programming. With a current endowment of $14 million and annual budget of nearly $2 million, ArtsBuild’s staff of six is able to: provide FREE arts and cultural experiences for more than 12,000 elementary school students each year; award funds for unique and innovative community arts programs for the traditionally underserved; facilitate grants that invest in African American and Latino artists; advocate for strengthening the arts on a local and national level and much more. More information can be found at ArtsBuild.com.