Seeks Interim Deputy Director / Employment

August 23, 2019

Organization Name: Arts Corps

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


35 hrs/week Salary Range 59-60K

Why Work at Arts Corps?

Arts Corps revolutionizes arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences. We work toward a world where barriers to arts education no longer exist and all young people can creatively lead the transformation of schools, neighborhoods, and beyond.

Arts Corps is a nationally recognized youth arts education organization that works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our in-school, out-of-school, and teen leadership programs, youth experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, take risks, persist and achieve.

Arts Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, queer, gay, lesbian and bisexual people, transgender, genderqueer and/or non-binary folks are encouraged to apply. This position is rooted in anti-oppression, encouraging critical thinking and dialogue about how intersecting systems of oppression impact our work.

Arts Corps is committed to the personal and professional growth of its employees. We work hard to build a supportive, respectful and celebratory community among our staff, board, and volunteers. We look forward to finding the next member of our extended Arts Corps family.

Job Summary

Working as part of our wider community and a key member of our leadership team, the Deputy Director is the key resource for operational and human resource expertise, strategic planning, staff growth and professional development. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will supervise the Program Operations Manager and the Office Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Vision & Strategy Provide effective and thoughtful leadership by building strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization including youth, families, community partners, volunteers, and the board while continually reinforcing Arts Corps’ mission, vision, and values. Deliver vision and motivation, assisting in the implementation of the strategic plan. Provide analysis and recommendations for future programming, staffing, training, space, infrastructure and system needs that will help the organization more effectively carry out our mission with a focus on continual quality improvement.

Human Resources Provide guidance and oversight to the Office Manager for HR operations functions. Ensure Arts Corps HR practices are in compliance with city, state, and federal labor laws. Stay up-to-date with legal issues and implement policy changes as needed in collaboration with the Office Manager. Work closely with staff and other leaders in the organization to provide professional insight, advice, and support on employee relations issues. Works closely with insurance broker to ensure Arts Corps benefit and retirement offerings are competitive and administered properly, and that staff are educated about the plans. Work with the director’s team and staff to provide training and development opportunities, building a supportive environment and enhancing the staff’s professional capabilities through training and coaching. In collaboration with the Executive Director, conduct regular staff evaluations, strengthening the current structure and process, ensuring a smooth, intentional and proactive evaluation process. Oversee the process of conflict resolution within the organization as needed to build a cohesive, relationship-driven work environment.

Information Technology (IT) Duties include coordination with IT consultant and Office Manager to establish and maintain clear, responsive, and accessible IT systems for staff. Serve as the IT point-of-contact for staff and provide basic IT support including: computer, email, voice/data communications and general set-up for new staff. Coordinate with IT consultant to create and facilitate orientation training for new staff and trainings on new systems and standards. Manage partnership with Salesforce consultants.

Financial Oversight Leads all financial control functions, including accounting information systems, budget development, cash management and projections, fiscal grant reporting in collaboration with the Grants Manager, audit and tax preparation. They will provide leadership in finance and budget development while assuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, accounting principles, organizational policies, grant requirements, and monitors all legal, contractual, and financial obligations for all staff. Clearly communicates financial information and budget to the staff, board, and committees.

Education/Experience/Skills Required
-Five years of demonstrated experience in a related field. Experience in a nonprofit setting is preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties may be considered.
-Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in human resources, finance, business, or relevant field or equivalent professional experience
-Demonstrated success working with QuickBooks accounting software, BenefitMall payroll software a plus
-Exceptional computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and advanced Excel; skilled user of -Salesforce
-Deep understanding of not-for-profit business models, including accounting and financial reporting process

Other Qualifications
-Previous experience leading the development and monitoring of annual operating and/or capital development and monitoring of annual operating and/or replacement budgets is a plus
-Keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation
-Proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and staff
-Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social and/or racial justice progress for the highest-need communities
-A sense of discretion and ability to keep all matters appropriately confidential is necessary
-Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills
-Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills

This position will have a year long probationary period, during these 12 months, this position will be considered an interim role. With guidance and support from the leadership team, at the end of the 12 month review period we hope to make this a person a permanent part of our organization.

Generous benefit package includes medical, dental and vision, 13 paid holidays and 20 days of PTO annually, additionally you will receive a personal and professional development allowance to be used at your discretion.

Please email resume and cover letter (subject line: Deputy Director) to explaining your connection our mission/vision and why you would like to join our community. Position open until filled.

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