General ManagerPerforming Arts Alliance • Full-Timehttp://theperformingartsalliance.org/Washington, D.C.SCHEDULED HOURS:
mid $50,000 plus benefits
Chair, Board of Directors
The General Manager of the Performing Arts Alliance is responsible for coordinating program activity, including advocacy, direct and grassroots lobbying, membership recruitment and communications for the Performing Arts Alliance. The Performing Arts Alliance is a formalized coalition that operates on a consensus basis.
The Performing Arts Alliance is a Washington, DC-based coalition of national, nonprofit performing arts service organizations for dance, opera, theatre, musical theatre, orchestras, presenting, composing, and choral organizations. For over 30 years, the Performing Arts Alliance has been the premiere advocate for America's professional, nonprofit arts organizations, artists, and their publics before the U.S. Congress and key policy makers. Through legislative and grassroots action, the Performing Arts Alliance advocates for national policies that recognize, enhance, and foster the contributions the performing arts make to America.
Member Organizations include:
- Alternate Roots
- American Composers Forum
- Association of Performing Arts Presenters
- Chamber Music America
- Chorus America
- Fractured Atlas
- League of American Orchestras
- National Alliance for Musical Theatre
- National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
- National Performance Network
- Network of Ensemble Theaters
- New Music USA
- OPERA America
- Theatre Communications Group
The General Manager is responsible for managing Alliance activities, including coordinating member meetings, representing members in external coalitions and in front of lawmakers, managing advocacy communications (including website, e-newsletters, and action alerts), and drafting an annual advocacy program plan and budget, tracking arts-related legislation, drafting briefing papers and educational materials for legislators and activists. This position requires an individual who is a self-starter, excellent project manager, and someone who is able to follow multiple tasks through to completion.
While the General Manager is the only staff member of the Alliance, the work requires a high degree of collaboration with the members of the coalition to implement program and lobbying activity. The General Manager works and collaborates closely with the government affairs representatives and board members of the Alliance to develop and implement advocacy and lobbying activities. This position reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
— Coordinates with Alliance member government affairs representatives to develop communications strategy for the Alliance and manages all print and electronic communications for PAA.
Advocacy and Issues Management
Draft all digital content, including newsletters and action alerts, and maintain the PAA website
Maintain regular communications (web, phone, and print) with member service organizations and PAA’s wider membership about PAA activities
Refer all press inquiries to a PAA spokesperson
— Coordinate all advocacy and lobbying activities
Draft and implement annual advocacy program plan and goals
Represent the Alliance in external coalitions
Develop relationships with Congress and federal agencies
Monitor arts-related legislation
Coordinate and participate in Hill meetings for the Alliance
Support government affairs representatives of member service organizations with grassroots organizing efforts
Manage all projects and partnerships established by the PAA
— Manage day-to-day office operations for PAA
Manage annual budget, finances, and supervise contractors and other personnel as approved by the Board of Directors
Schedule, manage, and document Board meetings
Maintain all PAA records
Manage all PAA correspondence
Coordinate the tax filings, lobbying reports, and filings required to maintain the PAA 501 (c) 3, 501 (c) 4, and PAC
— Manage all membership development activities
Coordinate all membership recruitment and retention efforts
Qualifications: Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible nonprofit management experience required. Experience in a national, nonprofit association/service organization is strongly preferred. Legislative, lobbying, or Capitol Hill experience is highly desirable. Background in government affairs, advocacy, and the arts is highly desirable. Experience with website management, HTML, or Convio is highly desirable. Strong interpersonal, writing, communications, and computer skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks and personnel and take initiative; and a significant degree of organization are needed. Demonstrated project management experience and ability to work independently with little supervision required.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
with "General Manager Position" in the subject line.