WORK LOCATION: Remote
SALARY RANGE: $90,000 - $100,000
ROLE & PURPOSE: Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) is seeking its newest Executive Director (ED), one who leads with vision and purpose and whose approach to leadership is collaborative, intergenerational, and liberatory. This new ED will work directly with the WOCA staff and advisory board in visioning for the future of the almost 15-year-old organization and will be tasked with shepherding the grassroots organization into the future by leaning on the wealth and resources of its vast, national community. The Executive Director will work directly with the Founding Director/Co-Founder, Kaisha S. Johnson, in the implementation of both the vision and values of the organization, as well as, the transference of institutional knowledge, helping to record, archive, and secure a lasting legacy for the organization.
The ideal candidate for Executive Director is a creative and critical thinker who has a decolonized approach to nonprofit work, an acute understanding of community, experience working in dynamic environments that demand a high level of flexibility and problem-solving skills, and a clear alignment with WOCA’s mission and vision. Prior background working in a nonprofit arts or cultural organization, particularly within a grassroots setting, is especially valued.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit your application to Unlock Creative at the link below and include a resume, cover letter, and 1 - 2 work samples that demonstrate your professional experience and/or highlight some of your accomplishments related to the position. In the cover letter, please be sure to articulate why this role resonates with you (i.e., is in alignment with your current goals and trajectory) and outline your core skills as they support the mission of the work of WOCA.
In the cover letter, you are also encouraged to respond to the following questions:
How do you interpret liberatory leadership? What does community look like to you, including your own? Why are you passionate about leading a member-driven organization? How do you feel about taking the reins of a founder-led organization and creating your own vision to move the organization into its next phase of development?
SEARCH MANAGEMENT: Unlock Creative: Coaching & Management Solutions LLC is conducting this search. If you have any questions, please email Ashley Walden at email@example.com. Label the email “WOCA Search Questions.” All applications and expressed interest in this position will remain confidential. Again, please direct all questions regarding the process and application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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