Co-Director of JACK
20 putnam avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Brooklyn art meets civic space JACK seeks full-time Co-Director
Applications open through February 7, 2022
JACK seeks an imaginative and resourceful leader with a passion for the arts and a track record of organizational stewardship. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Co-Director shares leadership of JACK with the existing Co-Director, Jordana De La Cruz. The Co-Director will help guide the vision and strategy for the organization’s long-term health and will provide strong leadership for the staff and the community. The two Co-Directors are jointly charged with enabling JACK to realize its goals for artistic excellence, community collaboration, financial stability, and audience engagement. Although the Co-Director will share in programming, outreach, and other aspects of JACK, the focus of this particular role is the overall business, administrative, and operational management of JACK. This includes leadership of fundraising, financial management, facility management, and external relations.
–Develop and manage JACK’s annual budget
–Manage fiscal tasks in collaboration with our independent bookkeeper — including payroll, expenses, bank deposits, vendor contracts, and preparation of the annual audit
–Manage grant portfolio, including grant-writing, communication with program officers, reporting, etc.
–Fundraise - cultivate new donors, communicate with existing donors, engage in annual appeals
–Manage the occasional facilities-based project, including the hiring of contractors, development of scope of work, project oversight, etc.
Depending on the candidate’s interest/experience, there may also be opportunities to collaborate in curating JACK’s performance season and conversation series.
–Demonstrated business acumen in the arts & culture sector, with strong management skills
–Experience in fiscal management and budgeting, with a devotion to detail
–The vision to design and execute JACK’s development of resources in the short, intermediate, and long-term to help JACK achieve sustainability into the future
–Demonstrated ability to generate earned income and philanthropic support
–Ease in building relationships with people from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
–Exceptional organizational, written, and social communication skills
–The Co-Director must be willing to reside full-time in the New York City area