Executive Director

Position Title:  Executive DirectorReports to:      Board
of DirectorsStatus:     Full-time,
ExemptSalary Range:  $80,000 – $90,000, depending on experience
and qualificationsBenefits: Generous holiday package, paid vacation/sick
leave; SIMPLE IRA, Healthcare Background: Founded in 1995
the Sisters Folk Festival (SFF) Organization is a successful non-profit focused
on music and arts education, with an annual budget of over $1 million.
Recognized as a model nationally, SFF provides innovative music and arts
programming and a variety of distinctive events to artists, educators, youth,
adults and the general public. SFF accomplishes its mission through initiatives
that focus on music & arts education in the schools and music and arts
programming in the community, arts & music advocacy and events that nurture
and support artists locally and nationally. We are based in Sisters, Oregon and
are seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead our organization through
an upcoming period of growth.Position Available: SFF seeks
a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as the Executive Director to advance
the mission and vision of the organization. 
SFF is a small organization that does big things. It requires the ED to
have the ability to work in all facets of the organization including finance,
development, community relations and human resources.Responsibilities: The
successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our
organization, ensuring that we are operating efficiently and effectively to
meet our organizational goals. In this role, you will be the face of our
organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, our local community
and the partners that enable us to deliver on our mission and vision. The
Executive Director will ensure that staff members are working together to
successfully achieve strategic objectives. SFF strives for a close-knit culture
in which we place a high priority on communication, recognition and
collaboration. We are in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with
our culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership,
business acumen and building strong relationships internally and externally.Primary Areas of
Responsibilities include:•       Provide visionary leadership for organization•       Lead the organization to deliver the vision and mission while
managing financial sustainability•       Lead and develop a comprehensive contributed income strategy•       Develop and implement our 5-year strategic plan that meets
organizational goals and objectives created in partnership with the senior
staff and the Board of Directors•       Hands on financial management skills, including preparing and
administering the annual budget, analysis, decision making and reporting•       Develop and guide implementation of a communications strategy •       Leadership ability and behaviors demonstrated by a keen sense
of self awareness, empathy and ability to analyze complex management and
political situations, the ability to lead, influence and reach consensus on a
range of topics among multiple constituents •       Act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the
organization•       Primary organizational spokesperson •       Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders,
including key program partners, donors, sponsors, vendors, and government
agencies•       Create a culture of transparency, communication and
collaboration throughout the organization•       Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training and
supervision of all SFF employees. Establish clear guidelines and practical
tools for the use of senior staff in executing personnel administration for their
direct reports.  •       Proactively and effectively address challenges in the internal
and external environment to protect organizational interestsQualifications and Skills•       Bachelor’s Degree with at least 6 years of organizational
leadership experience, OR Master’s Degree in non-profit administration or
related field preferably with significant experience in music and arts or
related areas, prior experience as an Executive Director or Manager/Director is
preferred. Any satisfactory combination of education and experience. •       Demonstrated passion for providing outstanding music/visual
arts/performing events and related educational programs•       Strategic thinker with passion for mission-oriented
organizations•       Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful
strategic plans•       Demonstrated experience developing and implementing strategic
communications plans•       Experience leading results-driven teams to achieve collective vision,
objectives•       Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related
performance metrics•       Knowledge of capital campaigns, and familiar with fundraising
and grant management best practices•       Experience and familiarity with presentation technology for
board financial summaries, etc.  •       Excellent public speaking, meeting facilitation, presentation,
and written communication skills•       Excellent relationship development, personnel management and
mentoring skills Additional Expectations•       Available to fulfill vital roles outside the office and after
normal business hours.  The ED is a
full-time, salaried exempt employee expected to work evenings and weekends as
needed outside of the routine workday. •       Maintains a spotless reputation as key person in the SFF
organization Additional Qualifications: Please state organizational
budget you have been responsible for in your application or cover letter.  Familiarity with the greater
Central Oregon/Portland area arts scene and culture;Able to pass a criminal
background check.  Compensation and TimingThe starting salary range is
$80-90K, depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid
vacation and sick leave, generous holiday package, employer contribution to
SIMPLE IRA plan, healthcare plan substantially subsidized by SFF. Applications
will be accepted until March 25, 2019. All contacts and correspondences will be
confidential. SFF is an equal opportunity employer.Application Process Required application
materials: A cover letter and
resume/curriculum vitae; A narrative from a
successfully funded grant application; A one-page essay about why you
will succeed at this position and your vision for the future of SFF;  Optional materials may
include:Show/presentation schedules; Marketing or other
representational materials  Inquiries /Applications will
be received through email submission at: debbie@sistersfolkfestival.orgSupplemental materials can
also be received through hard-copy submission addressed to: SFF attention: Debbie Newport,
PO Box 3500, PMB 304, Sisters, OR 97759 Position Closing date:  March 25, 3 PM Please do not call, email, or
otherwise solicit board or staff members regarding this position.