Strategic Agility and Ability: Ability to see opportunities and translate strategy into action by designing innovative investment approaches based on strong analysis and planning.
Outcome-Focused: Results-driven with a focus on quality and strong team and project management skills, including strong prioritization skills.
Decision-Making and a Sense of Urgency: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills, deadline management, ability to multi-task and a sense of responsibility and accountability.
Initiative: High level of personal initiative and ability to supervise, proactively lead, coach, and motivate a professional staff.
Partnership and Relationship Building: Ability to effectively and professionally represent the Foundation, including strong presentation/communication skills, cultural competence, and strategic partnership building abilities.
Team Leadership and Management: Strong interpersonal and communications skills, exceptional listening, written and verbal capabilities; skills in team building, coaching, mentoring, delegating, inspiring and motivating colleagues internally and externally.
Marketing Orientation: Ability to share, promote, and market great ideas, great practices, and effective solutions developed by the Foundation locally and nationally.
Required Education, Training, and Experience:
- Advanced degree in relevant subject area preferred such as Fine or Performing Arts, Art History, Arts Administration, Architecture, Urban Planning and/or Design, Public Policy
- Bachelor’s degree required
- A minimum of 12 years of relevant work experience
- Significant practical experience in at least one Creative Communities program area (arts administration, arts programming, arts education, and/or public space)
- Experience managing a professional team, including organizing and setting team-wide and individual priorities
- Experience developing and leading multi-party projects with defined objectives, deliverables, monitoring and evaluating results
- Experience developing and implementing grantmaking strategies
- Experience with evaluation research methods
- Prior Foundation experience a plus
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, bend, sit, talk, lift, or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands and arms to operate general office equipment (PC, telephone, file cabinets, copier, fax machine and printer). The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
The William Penn Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status or sexual orientation. All who believe they meet the stated qualifications are invited to apply. Nominations and applications may be submitted to email@example.com.