Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA), a North Minneapolis-based, youth-focused, visual art center for developing youth and community is hiring its first Managing Director in two decades. This role has strategic and operational responsibility for the execution of JXTA’s mission.
What does success look like?
The person in this role must be committed to developing and maintaining partnerships, leading and supporting staff, enhancing program offerings, expanding organizational resources, reaching new communities, and raising the overall profile of the Juxtaposition Arts.
Who will you report to?
The Managing Director (MD) reports to the Board of Directors and works collaboratively with the co-founder/Chief Cultural Producer to set vision and strategy.
Really, who are we looking for?
A passionate, motivated leader ready to join a powerful team working to make our vision a reality.
Someone with strong negotiation skills, a competitive spirit, and decision-making prowess. Someone with a passion for the community and the mission, financial savvy, an ability to motivate and inspire people and to build strong teams.
You know the arts. You know community development. You know the intersection of the two. Your leadership is grounded in equity and you have deep experience working with black and brown communities.
When you wake up, you hit the ground running, fired up to motivate others to achieve their best. You’re good with numbers — like nerdy good — and you’re great with people.
You know how to engage donors, work with a board, and support staff. You sit in the back because you’re a learner taking everything in, but you’re quick to come to the front to share your insights, wisdom and ideas with others. You see patterns and can put together puzzle pieces to make a strategy work. You can cast vision, and you can execute with a diverse team.
Salary range: $75-85k
Heath and Dental/80% premium paid
Flex Schedule and Fridays at home
Strategy and Vision
Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Founder to plan and evaluate progress toward goals and objectives
Create and manage strategic planning and program vision to support short- and long-term goals
Manage organizational budgets, including leading the budget development and board approval process
Steward the finances of the organization, with support from contracted accountants
Provide finance updates to board and staff on a monthly and quarterly basis
Operations and Support
Manage day-to-day operations of the office
Direct Supervision of five – seven staff
Manage relationships with key vendors
Develop project requirements, contracts, budgets and resource requirements
Coordinate with administrative, artistic and program teams to outline project deliverables schedule
Communication and Marketing
Direct the work of the Communications department of 1-3
Represent the organization and maintain its role as a thought leader in the field through speaking engagements, articles, conference presentations, etc.
Lead team members to ensure that JXTA’s storytelling and brand-building is strategic and consistent
Develop new markets and outreach opportunities
Fundraising and Earned Income
Supervise Development team of 2-3
Supervise business development and earned income revenue streams
Collaborate with the Board of Directors to procure resources for JXTA programs and operations
Represent the organization in relationship-building with key prospects and in seeking financial support from individual, foundation, corporate, and government sources
7+ years of experience leading people
5+ years of experience in nonprofit leadership
3+ years of experience managing finances and budgets
Experience in social venture, start-up or a creative organization
Juxtaposition Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and a diverse work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and people who identify with other marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
Clockwork is pleased to represent this opportunity on behalf of Juxtaposition Arts.