Position Announcement: Associate Director for Sins Invalid
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (0.5 FTE)Compensation: $50,000/year FTEDesired Start Date: Immediately, position open until filleddownload PDFSins Invalid is a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists as members of communities who have been historically marginalized. Conceived and led by disabled people of color, we develop and present cutting-edge work where normative paradigms of "normal" and "sexy" are challenged, offering instead a vision of beauty and sexuality inclusive of all individuals and communities. We present multidisciplinary performances (video, poetry, spoken word, music, drama, and dance) by people with disabilities for broad audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere; organize multidisciplinary performance workshops for community members with and without disabilities; and offer political education workshops for community based and educational organizations that share our commitment to social justice principles as a means of integrating analysis and action around disability, race, gender, and sexuality.The Associate Director acts to support the overall functioning of Sins Invalid’s program work, community relations, and organizational well being, and helps to continue to develop the mission of Sins Invalid.The Associate Director works closely with the Executive Director to coordinate our year-round program activities; supports the supervision of the organization’s production staff, contractors, volunteers and interns; assists the Executive Director with financial management, grant reporting and grants management; and maintains administrative systems associated with a small non-profit arts organization.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Fiscal Administration• Preparing monthly statements of expenses within the organizational budget• Drafting budget modifications for the approval of the Director• Working with the Director as needed in budget oversightOrganizational Administration• Oversight and coordination of administrative logistics for all programs and events (details included below)• Develop and maintains administrative systems (see below)Communications• Creation of written promotional materials including newsletter, fliers, letters, programs, etc.• Respond appropriately and in a timely manner to organizational inquiries from the public• Maintain social media presence including MySpace, Facebook page, YouTube, Wordpress and Twitter• Coordinate content development for organizational web site and social media with the Director and others sites• Maintain on-line database – Constant ContactProgram related workPerformance:• Coordination and supervision of production staff and contractors as needed• Production assistance– i.e. reserving rehearsal space, driving, communication with performers, etc.• Arrange ground and air travel for performersWorkshops:• Performance Workshops - work with facilitators from our communities in collaboration with the Director• Political Education Workshops/Presentations - working with the Director as needed in preparing handout materials, reviewing curriculum, securing logistics, etc.Film Project:• Research film festivals and independent film media outlets/organizations as needed to promote the filmArtists in Residency Program:• Support assessment of the 2010 pilot program• Support re-initiating the program including outreach and recruitment effortsAdvisory Board• Support Advisory Board meetings including administrative and logistical support (including note taking, e-mailing logistics, etc.)Access SupportAs needed:• Providing transportation• Miscellaneous access requestsMiscellaneous• Providing meeting support as needed (e.g., scheduling, coordinating food, logistics)• Supporting the workspace staying organized and clean• Responding to staff requests for administrative support as needed• Maintaining organizational calendar of in-house meetings• Help maintain office equipment• Ensure office supplies are adequately maintainedQUALIFICATIONS• Extremely strong organizational skills, strong time management skills and efficiency with proven ability to set goals and meet deadlines independently• Proven ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision as well as to work independently and take initiative• Advanced skills in writing for web, donor, and programmatic audiences with accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to proof own work• Experience and understanding of organizational budgeting, management of budgets and day-to-day organizational finances• Detail oriented with the ability to create information tracking systems• Experience working with multiple vendors• Experience in event coordination• Exceptional ability to handle multiple tasks while demonstrating attention to detail• Experience working in a multi-racial, mixed ability, multi-gender, multi-generational environment• Committed to consensus decision-making whenever possible• Competent, accountable and confident in decision making• Direct and compassionate in verbal communications skills; therefore an excellent listener• Experienced and comfortable in both giving and receiving feedback• Knowledge of social justice, disability rights and sexual literacy/sex positive issues• Committed to, within time limits, considering and sharing new ideas to increase the possibilities of innovation• Responsible in respecting boundaries in a non-traditional work place• Experience in team dynamics as both a member and a facilitator• Strong problem solving abilitiesRequired Skills:• Minimum three years of non-profit experience• Minimum of two years of successful experience (with references) in a non-profit providing administrative and organizational coordination similar to what has been described in this announcement• Experience and proficiency with Word, Excel and the internet required; knowledge of Quickbooks, FinalCut Pro, HTML email production and databases a plus• Experience and familiarity with non-profit finances, accounting and budgets• Experience with grants management and reportingPreferred Skills:• Familiarity with Sins Invalid• Experience with professional production/theater• Curriculum development experienceTo apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Associate Director position” and your name in the subject line, and include two attachments as pdfs (1) Cover letter including your (a) full contact information (b) the reason you are interested in this position (c) your familiarity with Sins Invalid (d) the unique experience, skills and qualifications you offer to this position and to the organization (2) Resume with three professional references. We will contact you if we wish to talk with you about the position/invite you for an interview.Position open until filled.