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Executive Director
« on: Nov 18, 2017, 01:38 pm »
The Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority located in Newton, NC, is seeking an Executive Director to manage its auditorium, gallery and NewArt School.  The venue operates as a non-profit 501-C-3 and is governed by a Board of Directors. It is not only a rental facility to the community and local school districts, but produces and co-produces programming for youth and adults.  It is home to the NewArt School which currently offers music lessons, voice lessons, master classes and pottery.  The gallery is used to host events as well as exhibits of established and up-and-coming artists.

Please visit our website for mission statement, history and more. www.

Please read the following job duties and qualifications.  Cover letter and resume may be emailed to:  No phone calls please. Please do not contact me by PM through smnetwork. No relocation reimbursements. Job opening closes December 03, 2017.

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.
•    Responsible for leading the Newton-Conover Auditorium in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
•   Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
•    Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Newton-Conover Auditorium to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
•   Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
•   Responsible for fundraising, grant applications and developing other resources necessary to support the Newton=Conover Auditorium’s mission.
3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
•   Responsible for implementation of Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
•   Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Newton-Conover Auditorium can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
•   Responsible for the enhancement of Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
•    Responsible effective administration of Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority operations.
•   Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
•    Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Professional Qualifications:
•   A bachelor’s degree, Master’s or Master in Fine Arts in the following disciplines: Theatre, theatre administration, non-profit business administration or a similar field
•   Transparent and high integrity leadership
•   Five or more years senior nonprofit management experience
•   Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting. Proficient knowledge in QuickBooks accounting program(s)
•   Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
•   Ability to convey a vision of the Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
•   Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
•   Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
•   Strong written and oral communication skills
•   Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
•   Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
•   Strong public speaking ability
Actual Job Responsibilities:
1.    Planning and operation of annual budget.
2.    Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
3.    Serving as Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
4.    Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations locally and throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Newton-Conover Auditorium Authority’s Mission.
5.    Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization throughout the local community and State.
6.    Supervise, collaborate with and organization of staff.
7.    Strategic planning and implementation.
8.    Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
9.    Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
10.    Implement rental contracts and follow through on client and self-produced events.
11.    Review and approve contracts for services.
12.   Supervise high profile and other events.
13.    Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
$36,000 to $40,000 per year commensurate with experience. No benefits package. No calls, please.  Email cover letter and resume to  Job opening closes December 03, 2017.