Executive Director: Art Reach

Posted October 29th, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

THE ORGANIZATION:                                                     

With a mission of enriching lives by connecting underserved audiences with cultural experiences so that they may enjoy and benefit from the transformative power of the arts, Art-Reach programs are created to ensure that the arts become and remain a part of the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Founded in 1986, Art-Reach programs have empowered human-service organizations to enrich the lives of their constituents by providing them with high quality artistic activities and creative outlets for over 27 years. Through those partnerships, people with physical and developmental disabilities, low-income individuals, at-risk youth, and the elderly in need, are all able to deeply engage with the arts, improving their quality of life and providing experiences of joy, beauty and inspiration that otherwise may be unattainable.


As the key spokesperson for Art-Reach, the Executive Director is responsible for:  (1)  ensuring the highest quality of service in each of the programs outlined above, (2)  providing a vision and direction for the organization’s growth and development, including fundraising and growing revenue sources and (3)  assuring the organization’s financial viability. Serving as the chief administrative officer, s/he has responsibility for the development, implementation and management of all programs and procedures necessary to carry out Art-Reach’s mission and board policies.  Reporting to a volunteer board of directors, the Executive Director oversees a staff of five full-time staff and numerous volunteers (along with outside consultants as needed) and is responsible for a budget of approximately $650,000. The Executive Director must promote the mission of the organization with energy and conviction and have the skills, experience and passion to lead the organization into the future while expanding its services both programmatically and geographically within the greater Philadelphia area (tri-state).

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning in partnership with the Board of Directors; Oversee all current program initiatives and goals; Develop fundraising strategies for  individuals, foundations, corporations, government and special events; Maintain relationships with current funders and cultivate prospective funders; Serve as primary liaison to Board of Directors; Ensure overall sound financial management of Art-Reach; Build collaboration/partnerships with key stakeholders around issues of mutual concern; Oversee all organizational operations including budgets, financial planning, program development, marketing and public relations, human resources and technology.

Contact Information

If you wish to explore this position, please send a resume and cover letter to EDSearch@Art-Reach.org

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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