Reporting to the Founder, Artistic Director & CEO (CEO), the Managing Director (MD) will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support strategic objectives. The MD will be responsible for the oversight of all administrative, facilities, and human capital systems including technology, human resources, communications, and physical infrastructure. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the MD will be involved in a broad range of strategic planning and internal initiatives.
The MD will directly supervise a team consisting of the Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Human Resources, and 14 full and part-time operations staff. The MD will work side by side with the Senior Director of Advancement who is responsible for Development, Earned Revenue, and Marketing. Working alongside a Financial Consultant and Arts FMS, an outsourced financial management team, the MD will oversee over $5M in operations, facilities, and personnel budgets.
The MD will be an experienced and resourceful nonprofit professional who can manage multiple teams, foster an inclusive and dynamic staff environment, and balance strategic thinking with a focus on the operation and culture of a rapidly growing nonprofit. A key leader in the next phase of Gibney’s growth, the MD is a full-time, exempt position reporting directly to the CEO.
OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION
In partnership with the CEO and senior leadership, sets direction, vision, and strategy for Gibney’s operational management on an annual and long-term basis
Serves as a partner to the CEO on the organization’s administrative and operational processes, with a goal of continuously developing and improving systems
Ensures a commitment to service excellence and equity at all touchpoints of Gibney’s operations
Drives cross-functional activity; streamlines and coordinates interdependent activities among Gibney’s departments and programs
Oversees the operation of both facilities (280 & 890 Broadway) including planning, construction management, safety and emergency preparedness, IT, energy management, space inventory management, preventive and routine maintenance, repair, custodial services, grounds services in compliance with New York State and DOB code requirements, and building code and law compliance such as ADA compliance
Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual space budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management of the Centers
Ensures the safeguarding of assets by establishing appropriate legal and regulatory documentation, internal controls, and procedures
In partnership with the CEO and Board, leads risk assessment and mitigation procedures
Oversees organizational insurance policies and claims, including liability insurance, workers’ compensation, and unemployment
Evaluates and improves Gibney’s information technology infrastructure, implementing new technologies to support key capabilities as required for future growth, and to support and drive key human resource initiatives
Oversees and manages Gibney’s $2.5M annual personnel budget; works closely with the finance team on every aspect of financial management related to Gibney staff
Instills a human development and learning culture within Gibney; upgrade human resources functions including training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting
Oversees recruitment of staff, including marketing, operations, and management of this process
Supports Gibney’s commitment to racial justice and equity and ongoing work towards becoming a more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and anti-racist organization
Serves as a liaison with the Board of Directors and as a non-voting member of the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Governance Committees and their respective sub-committees
Engages in ongoing collaboration with the CEO on organizational priorities, revenue strategy, and vision, ensuring their communication, delegation, and implementation
Partners with the Finance team to communicate efficient and effective financial tracking and reporting processes across departments to ensure smooth organizational operation
As a key member of the ELT regularly communicates with colleagues to foster administrative agency and accountability around operational priorities and practices
Builds cross-departmental relationships, mechanisms, and processes to facilitate effective communication, collaboration, information sharing, transparency, and culture among staff
Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties that are essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines. This kind of work should only be disseminated by the direct supervisor of that staff member and include relocating their original work for that time frame.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable accommodations of disabilities during the application and hiring process. If required, please contact Jenny Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10+ years of nonprofit management, operations, and human resources experience, preferably in dance/performing arts
5+ years leading, building, managing and collaborating with teams in a growing nonprofit
B.A. or advanced degree in a related field is preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in a related field in addition to relevant experience will also be considered
Thorough understanding of general management, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, information systems, human resources, and marketing
Outstanding leadership and strategic planning skills, including the ability to lead change with an inclusive style
Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top-notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly
Commitment to anti-racism in the nonprofit sector, particularly at staff and Board levels
Demonstrated commitment to innovation and growth
Comfort in a complex nonprofit environment
Ability to maintain high attention to detail and a high degree of personal initiative
Professional and ethical work behavior with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
Ability to plan and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff
Demonstrated ability to set and achieve ambitious goals and objectives
Creativity, flexibility, and a resourceful approach to problem solving
Exceptional, persuasive, and clear communication skills—both verbally and in writing
To be considered, please email the items below as one PDF with Managing Director in the subject line to:
Managing Director Search Team MDSearch@gibneydance.org
Please include a substantive cover letter highlighting your interest in the position and the organization, evidence of the required experience (as outlined in the job description under “Qualifications”), and salary requirements. The general salary range for this position is $110k-$125k; however, exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience. In addition, please include a résumé and contact information for three professional references who can speak to the full range of your work as a leader and executive.
All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered nor will submissions sent via postal mail.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review Gibney’s website (www.gibneydance.org) before submitting materials for consideration. Gibney will not consider submissions from applicants that do not have the required experience. Gibney will not consider submissions through employment agencies or online services.
Additional Salary Information: Exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with their experience
Gibney’s mission is to tap into the vast potential of movement, creativity, and performance to effect social change and personal transformation.
Gibney serves the performing arts community through three fields of action: its innovative contemporary dance company (Gibney Company) of Artistic Associates who perform works by renowned and rising choreographers, its essential and impactful community initiatives that use art as means to prevent and move beyond violence, and its two vibrant performing arts centers featuring studio, performance, gallery, digital media, and community space.
Gibney’s vision is to deploy resources and bring together disparate communities to ignite a cultural renaissance that has ripple effects far beyond the studio and stage.
• Respect – we are inclusive, courteous, and thoughtful
• Advocacy – we are supportive, principled, and catalytic
• Responsibility – we are collaborative, professional, responsive, and empowering
• Action – we are resourceful, proactive, and entrepreneurial
These values are intrinsic to Gibney and guide how we work and interact with our core audiences.