Monday, March 3, 2014

Job opportunity

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Seeks Executive Director
Qualified applicants are invited to apply.
The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County was established in 2008 as a not-for-profit regional agency for serving arts and cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses. The mission of the organization is to provide unified marketing, capacity building and professional development services, and advocacy for the arts and culture sector. With over 250 professional members, the Cultural Alliance has become an important vehicle for coordination, collaboration and learning. Located in Norwalk, CT, in a historic landmark building, services are supported by seven full and part-time staff and a sixteen-member Board of Directors. For more information visit

Summary: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County. Candidates must have a deep-rooted passion for arts and culture and demonstrated visionary leadership. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic vision of the organization, guided by its mission and values. The scope of responsibility will include community relations, fund development, strategic planning, program policy and operational, financial, and administrative management.

Essential Skills: The Executive Director should be a strategic thinker and dynamic innovator with excellent interpersonal skills. She/He needs to have an understanding of institutional image/brand building, resource development and fundraising, marketing, external relations, and have the presence and capacity to move initiatives forward in all areas. Seasoned organizational, planning, and administrative ability, an excellent knowledge of fiscal management, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and strong computer aptitude are essential requirements.

Administrative Management and Leadership:

  • Maintain the highest quality of operational and professional management of staff and volunteers in areas of program, membership, development, marketing, and administrative planning and execution.
  • Ensure all programs and services reflect the strategic plan of the organization as set forth by the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and monitor annual operational budget and program budgets with prudence.

Fundraising and Board Relations:

  • Direct all private and public sector fundraising activities including cultivation and solicitation.
  • Establish and monitor annual program, development, and marketing plans with benchmarks.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors in all aspects of planning and development.Plan and participate in Board meetings.

Advocacy and Partnering:

  • Foster an organizational culture that emphasizes collaboration and coordination.
  • Develop relationships with national, state, regional, and local agencies and organizations.
  • Actively participate in member events and professional development opportunities.

Education: An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.

Compensation: Competitive salary with paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick days.

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to:

Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
Gate Lodge at Mathews Park
301 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 256-2329

The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is supported in part by

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