Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Columbus, OH
  • Salary Range: 55,000 - 65,000 per year

Website Columbus Gay Men's Chorus

Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus (CGMC)

Position Description – October 2021

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the successful business operations of CGMC.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience

Key responsibilities, and percentage of overall performance per responsibility:

Development and Fundraising: 50%

  • Coordinates and facilitates the recruitment and retention of corporate sponsors or major donors; abides by requirements of these donors, including timely submission of reports.
  • Mines and identifies grant opportunities, and applies for grants, in coordination with appropriate officers and staff to timely complete applications, and reports required by grantors funding CGMC.
  • Leads the planning and organization of fundraising events, securing the assistance of volunteers, committees, and the Board as necessary.
  • Communicates regularly with patrons, donors, and members through email and web updates, in collaboration with other paid employees, volunteers, and Board members as appropriate.
  • Works with Treasurer and Board committees to execute planned giving strategies involving major donors and prospects.
  • Serves on Board committees to coordinate campaigns, gift acknowledgements, pledge renewals and other transactions.

Administrative and Business Operations and Marketing: 25%

  • Executes components of the CGMC Strategic Plan that are relevant to the administration of the organization.
  • Defines, creates and maintains processes, policies, and procedures for CGMC operations and documentation, including proper and appropriate storage, retention, retrieval, disposal, and securing documentation that should or must remain confidential.
  • Coordinates and oversees ticketing for all performances, including pricing and methods of ticket availability, and timely delivery and distribution of purchased tickets.
  • Coordinates with marketing committees to plan and execute marketing campaigns, including the development of strategies to drive additional sales through campaigns and promotional pricing.  Coordinates the evaluation and effectiveness of those efforts.  Works independently and with committees to increase program ad sales or sponsored sales packages and to create and develop the programs as appropriate.  Seeks feedback from Board or Board committees on ticket pricing.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director’s duties as the artistic face of CGMC, represents CGMC’s business interests when engaging with press, correspondence, professional networking, community outreach, and other administrative representations.
  • Timely response to communications
  • When assigned to a Board committee, works with the committee chair to advance the purpose of committees.

Finances, Accounting, and Bookkeeping: 15%

  • With Treasurer and Artistic Director, creates and establishes budgets to be approved by the Board prior to each concert season; oversees and manages the organization’s overall budget, and the budgets of each production.
  • Oversees bookkeeping activity, including categorizing and accounting, for all financial transactions, as performed by Bookkeeper Contractor
  • Maintains financial records pursuant to appropriate standards of 501(c)3 fiscal accountability as well as audit requirements, organizes all records for appropriate storage, retention, and disposal.
  • Initiates and participates in the annual audit, and any additional required audit; collaborates with Treasurer to address concerns cited in an audit.
  • Execute queries and produce reports from CGMC’s database(s)

Logistics, Support, and Supervision: 10%

  • Abides by policies and procedures set forth in personnel, Board, and membership handbooks, and by ethical standards reasonably expected by an employee of a not-for-profit organization, and an employee in a position of authority over volunteers.
  • Advances the Mission and Vision of CGMC.
  • Recruits, hires and supervises staff to provide administrative assistance for CGMC.  Provides clear position responsibilities, training, written assignments and direction.  Provides feedback that enhances performance.
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings, and submits an Executive Director’s Report prior to the date of a Board meeting;  submits other reports as requested by the Board.
  • Coordinates with the Artistic Director to establish performance schedule and rehearsal space reservations, including arranging for payment for rehearsal and performance venues.
  • Attends performances; in collaboration with the Artistic Director, represents CGMC  through networking, and announcements.
  • Assists with non-singing volunteer support for CGMC performances.
    Coordinate mailings for season subscriptions, brochures, fundraising, and other as needed

Total compensation is 55-65k per year, which also includes paid parental leave and PTO.

To be considered, candidates can send their resumes to [email protected] We also ask that candidates include a cover letter to introduce themselves and what interests them about the position.

To apply for this job email your details to CGMCapplicant@gmail.com