At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs.
At the core of all we do, our Youth Program provides students (age 11 to early adult from underserved communities in Portland and Central Oregon) with year-round arts and environmental mentoring from artists and youth development professionals. We also invigorate our Youth Program through our Artists in Residence Program, which provides professional artists time and space for creation at our Arts Center in Central Oregon, and a range of other related activities. Please review our website, www.CalderaArts.org, for more information.
POSITION TITLE: Executive Director
REPORTS TO: Board of Directors
FULL TIME (37.hrs), exempt, based in Portland with regular travel required to Central Oregon
COMPENSATION: $95,000-$115,000. Benefits include paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, and access to gym and other facilities.
We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and other oppressions.
We strive to make equity and inclusion central; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth.
We will continually examine our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism, and commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to further racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.
We celebrate the identities of all involved in Caldera, past and present. We are an inclusive creative community that prioritizes voices that often go unheard.
Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, size, national origin, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, religious background, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
The Executive Director provides strong visionary and strategic leadership to the organization. To fulfill Caldera’s mission, the Executive Director effectively and efficiently oversees all organizational operations. The Executive Director gives voice to the mission of Caldera and provides internal and external leadership that builds interest in and financial, programmatic, and community-based support for the organization.
Caldera has a 2.4 million dollar budget, a 13-member (and growing) board, 18 full-time year-round employees, 3 part-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonally contracted artists and mentors (~50). Our administrative offices are located in Portland and our Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon. This position operates out of our Portland office but will be involved in oversight of both venues. Travel between the two venues is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Facilitate organizational discussion and development of goals, objectives, plans, policies, and procedures that support the healthy development of the organization.
- Manage 5 leadership staff members (Directors of: Creative, Youth, Development, Communications, and Finance) and 4 others (Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Facilities Program Manager, Facilities Maintenance Coordinator, and Facilities Maintenance Assistant) and ensure the vitality of the organization’s programs, development/fundraising activities, internal and external communications, facilities, and finances.
- Fosters board, committee, donor, and volunteer relations.
- Support staff in Caldera’s efforts to advance racial equity and inclusion.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES
- Leads development of strategic plans and works closely with the Board and its Committees to shape, monitor, and support those plans.
- Ensures that the mission and financial sustainability are supported through fundraising, sound fiscal management, and programmatic and operational excellence.
- With the Finance Director and Leadership Team, and with approval of the Board, develops annual operating budget. With Finance Director, oversees audit and tax reports and manages the organization’s investments.
- With the Development Director and Creative Director, plays a strong role in oversight, strategic visioning, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts from foundations and major donors.
- With the support of facilities staff and a board Site Committee, oversees the management and maintenance of Caldera’s Central Oregon Arts Center site and facilities.
- Works closely with a Leadership Team of senior staff members and provides clear direction and motivation to the staff to ensure a team that supports quality, excellence, equity, inclusion, and collaboration.
- Delivers a variety of presentations to donors, in the community, and at Caldera events, as well as at state, regional, and national conferences (such as the National Guild for Community Arts Education, the Alliance of Artists Communities, etc.).
- Supports and facilitates the staff’s leadership and professional development in their areas.
- Pursues opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with other organizations.
- Uses communication and group facilitation skills, as well as presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills, to work with Caldera constituencies (youth, staff, board, supporters).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Directly supervises leadership team of senior staff (program, development, communications, administration, finance, and facility). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Confident communicator and connector with ability to motivate teams to support Caldera’s mission.
Caldera offers a mission-focused, family-friendly workplace with full benefits and a generous PTO policy. Work hours are typically Monday-Friday, however this position may work occasional weekends and/or evenings with occasional overnight travel. This position requires frequent computer and phone usage, in addition to long periods of standing.
Please send cover letter and resume by February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to Jobs@CalderaArts.org.