DEPUTY DIRECTOR (posted 5/31/2017)

Deputy Director, Fourth Arts Block – Job Description

Mission:  To strengthen the cultural vitality of the Lower East Side.

Fourth Arts Block (FAB) is a nonprofit organization which supports local cultural organizations through advocacy, capacity building, resource sharing and collective organizing; sustains cultural vitality through innovative community partnerships, public and participatory programs; amplifies local culture through a range of visibility initiatives.  FABnyc is governed by a Board of Directors and has a staff of five.  Funding comes from a diverse mix of government grants, private foundations, and earned income.  The annual budget ranges from $300,000-$350,000.

Job Summary
The Deputy Director (DD) reports directly to the Executive Director, and takes a leadership role in fundraising, contracting, financial administration and managing operations.  

  • Lead grantwriting and development
  • Manage relationship with ArtsPool, which provides accounting, payroll, benefits, and regulatory compliance services
  • Draft and manage contracts and agreements for partnerships and projects
  • Manage ‘Dance Block’, a multi-site subsidized rehearsal program
  • Plan and execute annual Benefit event
  • Supervise administrative assistants
  • Manage day-to-day operations of organization
  • Work closely with Executive Director on program implementation, community presentations, general communications

The candidate must possess the following attributes and abilities:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in nonprofit or arts management, including experience in fundraising, general management, and staff supervision;
  • Leadership skills, problem solving skills, independent judgment;
  • Ability to innovate, adhere to close deadlines, work under pressure, multi-task and pay attention to detail;
  • Ability to fundraise and to build effective relationships;
  • Familiarity with reading financial reports, budgets;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Ability to work well with a diverse range of people, prioritize work assignments, delegate effectively, and function independently.

Compensation is $40,000 plus full health care benefits and paid vacation.  

FABnyc has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender/ gender identity/ gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.

How to Apply
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume by email with three professional references to: Ryan Gilliam, ryan@fabnyc.org, with “Deputy Director Search” in the Subject line. No phone calls or faxes, please.

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017