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Executive Director (part-time)

Company: Arts for Learning SWFL (aka Young Audiences)
Date Posted: June 23, 2017

Arts for Learning SWFL is the local affiliate of Young Audiences

Executive Director


This is a part-time position

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, and communications; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize for Arts for Learning board members, committee members, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • With the support of the PR committee, deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating greater awareness of our programs and a stronger brand.


  • Design plans future program expansion into new schools, with the understanding that priorities for 2017-18 school year are East Naples Middle School, Golden Gate Middle School, and North Naples Middle School.
  • Build partnerships, establishing relationships with funders and political and community leaders.
  • Be an external local presence that communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for replication. 



The ED will be thoroughly committed to Arts for Learning’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, education and arts experience. 

Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of experience in arts education
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to motivate volunteers, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Preferred Skills:

  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

If the best candidate does not have experience in these “preferred skills,” professional development assistance will be provided.

Hours, Location

This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule. The Executive Director will be expected to commit an average of 10 hours per week to the position, with the understanding that hours may vary weekly and/or seasonally. The Executive Director is expected to work a minimum of 46 weeks per year, with days off matching the public school calendar during the school year, and two weeks off during the summer. 

Currently Arts for Learning does not have an office and the Executive Director will be expected to work out of his or her home, at least initially. The Board and the Executive Director will work together to find low-cost office space.

Must have reliable transportation as the activities of the organization happen at school and other locations throughout the community.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Susan Suarez at