The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
superior skills in organizing and self-directing a complex program of work that involves significant coordination with elected and/or appointed leaders, organization managers and staff, contractors and external stakeholders;
excellent written and verbal communication skills;
initiative, critical thinking, keen political acumen, sound judgment and attention to detail in program development and oversight of contractual relationships and financial obligations.
Knowledge of or experience with arts and culture policy and/or program development and implementation is helpful but not required. Experience working with elected officials, their staff and representatives of other governmental agencies is desired.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Ability and experience applying the principles, tools and techniques of program administration and financial management in the development and oversight of complex agreements to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance and fulfillment of performance objectives.
Ability and experience in planning, organizing, managing, and directing a variety of complex program functions at a public agency, non-profit organization or large entity.
Ability and experience analyzing complex administrative, operational, economic, political and organizational needs; interpreting, explaining and applying relevant laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; evaluating alternatives and reaching sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
Ability and experience presenting issues, research, conclusions and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to a variety of audiences, such as elected officials, attorneys, organization leaders, managers and staff, and community stakeholders, and preparing clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents appropriate to the audience.
Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with organization leaders and staff, contractors, and the public and external stakeholders and others encountered in the course of work.