This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take a small, but established, organization and grow the job with it, making the position truly their own.
Communications & Marketing
Cultivate relationships with other non-profits in the Chicagoland area, so they will begin using Acts Of Kindness Cabaret as a tool in their fundraising toolkit. (25%)
Work with Artistic Director to coordinate program dates. (5%)
Work with beneficiary non-profits to ensure program success. (5%)
Cultivate relationships with donors and potential donors to expand donor base and increase donations. (25%)
Spearhead fundraising efforts and campaigns. This includes: creation of fundraising materials (annual letter, newsletter, and newsy letters); prepping mailing lists; prepping mailings (or getting them to mail house); and all social media postings and campaigns. (25%)
Work with Artistic Director to expand professional and non-professional volunteer bases. (5%)
Board of Directors (10%)
Participate in quarterly Board meetings;
Work with the Board and the Artistic Director to ensure AOKC meets its annual service and fundraising goals, as well as our long-term goals;
Work with Treasurer to create annual budget.
RELATIONSHIPS The Executive Director will answer to the Board of Directors, and work with the Artistic Director, but is otherwise the leader of the organization. Candidate will be strong enough to make the job their own but tactful and understanding as the organization transitions from having a Founder/Director to separate Executive and Artistic Directors. During the transition, the Executive Director will work closely with the Artistic Director to learn about Acts Of Kindness Cabaret, what systems are already in place, and how operations currently work. Ideally, the job would begin 1/1/18 and the position would come fully into its own by the end of FY2018 (6/30/18)
LOCATION This is a work-from-home position, with commutes to meet with the Artistic Director, Board, potential donors, and potential beneficiaries as necessary.
SALARY & HOURS This position begins as part time, growing into full time as the organization grows. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Possess strong leadership qualities and a drive to grow the organization;
Exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to champion this organization in an enthusiastic and appealing manner;
Be highly organized, able to keep track of people, organizations, and tasks with ease;
Possess fundraising expertise and know how to cultivate donors, large and small;
Be skilled in marketing, both traditional and social media;
Understand the non-profit world, how it works, and how to build the capacity of a smaller organization;
Already have knowledge of the performing arts world, preferably a knowledge of cabaret;
Have the ability to nurture Board members and future staff;
Have a working knowledge of Quickbooks and a basic understanding of database software;
Be a creative and resourceful problem solver.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This will begin as a part-time position, gradually growing to full time as the organization grows. Salary commensurate with skills, experience, and 1/2, 3/4 or full time work.
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to leverage the art of modern cabaret to help Chicago-area non-profit organizations fundraise, as well as to increase awareness, understanding, and enjoyment of modern cabaret.
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret donates professional, family-friendly cabaret performances as fundraising and donor cultivation events for other Chicago...-area non-profit organizations. In addition to the performance itself (three professional singers and a pianist), we also provide lighting and sound equipment, a professional sound person, a set-up crew, printed programs, and a host of other services along the way. In doing so, we not only help other non-profit organizations raise funds, but we also put the art of modern cabaret in front of new audiences.