Exchange Manager

National Arts Strategies

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Society urgently needs bold leaders to challenge, connect and effect change. That’s why National Arts Strategies (NAS) continues to fuel diverse, inspirational leaders across the arts & cultural spectrum as they shift their careers, companies and communities. Established in 1983, our world-leading programs and people have trained more arts and culture leaders than any other organization.

The NAS approach is unique. We provide access to invaluable academia and opportunities. We mix skillsets and mindsets. We broaden perspectives and networks. We remove silos and open doors. We push boundaries and what’s possible. Our interlocking programs and services help to strengthen and diversify the cultural ecosystem nationally and globally, enabling new types of cultural leaders to change the status quo.

The Why: As a cornerstone of our bold new strategy, NAS is creating this position to ensure that we continue to engage and support our growing community of change-makers. The Exchange Manager position is an opportunity for a natural born connector, a community-builder and facilitator who will work closely with the senior management on community-building initiatives, particularly with our Leadership Council. It is an integral position within a small and agile nonprofit. Main responsibilities include managing communications and logistics with the members of the Leadership Council, supporting connections among alumni and serving as the champion of our online communities and classrooms. This position reports to the Director, Engagement, Learning, Evaluation and the President & CEO.

  • Serve as the front line of communication with members of the Leadership Council (LC)

  • Use the LC’s time carefully and productively, responding promptly, appropriately and professionally to concerns, questions, and inquiries. - Respect the discreet and confidential information shared by LC

  • Manage our Learning Management System, building out online classrooms and participant experiences across multiple programs

  • Conduct donor research, draft communications and reports, update Salesforce database

  • Plan events and convenings for the Leadership Council and other Exchange initiatives, including managing event vendors, contracts, budgets and related logistics

  • Additional duties as assigned


This position requires, at a minimum, the following qualifications and personal qualities:

  • 2 years of relevant experience

  • Writing skills – clear, concise and compelling

  • Experience working with donors and grantmakers

  • Project management skills – organized, consistent and on time

  • Experience with or knowledge about the arts and culture sector preferred

  • Experience with or interest in online learning

  • Demonstrated ability to work in small, fast-paced teams

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with Salesforce preferred

How to Apply

Please send in a single PDF labeled with your first and last name to

  • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the job and working with our team

  • A one-page resume listing relevant skills and experience

  • A list of three references, complete with phone number and email address. References will not be contacted without your prior consent

Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls, please. Only final candidates will be contacted. Deadline to apply: May 20, 2019.

Organizational Culture and Benefits

We are a team with many different views, approaches and experiences. The work environment is one of high energy, high activity, and mutual support. Each staff member is expected to be a team player, self-motivated, adaptive, curious and committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest, and open communication.

Salary range is $45,000 to $55,000 depending on experience plus benefits which include health insurance and retirement benefits, sick/vacation leave, ongoing professional development, and flexible work hours.

NAS is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in all of its searches.

Posted on May 3