Executive Director / Employment

February 28, 2022

Organization Name: Coriolis Dance Collective

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


The Executive Director collaborates with the Co-artistic Directors to provide company leadership and to achieve the company’s artistic, organizational, and financial goals, and actively develop the growth of the organization. The Executive Director’s primary role is to work on the behalf of–and deliver excellent service for–the organization’s key constituencies, including artists, audiences, staff, and Board.

Specific Responsibilities:

Finance and Operations
Develops, monitors progress, and implements all program and organizational budgets in cooperation with the Co-artistic Directors and Board of Directors.
Oversees all of the organization’s filings, permits, insurance, and audit processes.
Manages the development and distribution of all contracts.
Provides management and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day operations.

Board Leadership
Collaborates with the Co-artistic Directors and Board of Directors to develop and maintain the organization’s vision and strategic plan.
Prepares and provides regular financial and organizational reports to the Board of Directors, and raises concerns quickly.

Works with Co-artistic Directors to build relationships with current and prospective individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundations, and government agencies.
Develops and enacts a yearly fundraising plan with the support of the Co-artistic Directors and Board of Directors.
Solicits individual donors with existing relationships to the company for donations
Manages the writing for proposals for foundation and government grants, as well as corporate sponsorship proposals.
Researches and cultivates new funding partnerships.
Maintains a donor database.
Researches and builds networks for touring engagements and Postballet workshops, residencies, and classes.

Familiarity and experience with non-profit organizations.
Experience in administrative leadership, fundraising, and networking.
Experience working in collaborative environment and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Solid, hands-on budget management experience, or a desire to learn.
Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
Computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheets, and social media. Familiarity with Quickbooks encouraged.

The right candidate for this position is able to start at a part-time capacity, but is looking to contribute to our growth long-term. This position will begin at 10 hrs a week, and, with the Executive Director’s efforts, increase to 15 hrs within the first two years. We are looking for a go-getter with a track record of success who will be excited by committing to growing our income by 30% in the first year.


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