The Show-Me Pride Ensembles Corporation (d/b/a Mid America Freedom Band (MAFB)) seeks a highly-motivated individual to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Working collaboratively with the organization’s Board of Directors, staff, and membership, the Executive Director serves as MAFB’s senior business executive. In this role, the incumbent will establish and oversee the organization’s business processes and operations, lead fundraising efforts including grant funding and third-party sponsorship, and lead the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
MAFB seeks proactive candidates with experience in non-profit, business, or arts management. Strong oral and written communication skills, grant writing experience, and marketing/advertising experience are also highly desired. The Executive Director is provided a base annual stipend of $3,600.
The Mid America Freedom Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides opportunities for instrumental music lovers to share their passion for performance with the diverse community of Kansas City. Established in 2002, MAFB proudly represents the LGBT and allied community through performances at a wide variety of venues throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Consisting of a concert band, marching/pep band, and a jazz ensemble, MAFB has a membership of approximately 100 performing and non-performing members from the LGBT and allied community and is open to all skill levels. MAFB is a member of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association, the Mid American Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Concert Bands.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com no later than August 28, 2015.
Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
The Executive Director functions as the business executive of the Show-Me Pride Ensembles Corporation (d/b/a Mid America Freedom Band) and is responsible for all operational aspects of the organization. The Executive Director publically represents and promotes MAFB in a positive, constructive, and professional manner. The Executive Director works closely with the MAFB Board of Directors to achieve organizational goals.
Duties and responsibilities
Implement high-level strategies and objectives established by the MAFB Board of Directors
Develop and implement event strategy and time-lines
Develop, manage, and achieve organizational strategic plans
Develop and manage organizational budgets in conjunction with the treasurer
Adhere to annual budget set forth by the Board of Directors
Cultivate and increase audience awareness and attendance for all MAFB events
Maintain and expand relationships with other Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA) members and the LGBA national organization
Nurture and grow relationships with community and corporate organizations in the Kansas City Area.
Proactively grow organizational membership
Acknowledge and uphold MAFB policies on anti-discrimination, harassment, and bullying.
Regularly attend performances, meetings, other major events and remain easily accessible to the membership
Establish and implement business processes for the organization’s operations
Responsible, with the Board of Directors, for hiring, overseeing, and termination of all staff members.
Manage media relations and all publicity for MAFB
Manage correspondence to and from the organization
Manage organizational inventory and assets
Maintain good-standing pursuant to all general membership requirements and comply with MAFB Bylaws.
Secure rehearsal and performance space(s)
Assist in the establishment and implementation of fundraising and grant opportunities
Be a primary participant in fundraising activities and events
Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
Business Management Skills/Experience
- Non-profit and/or business management
- Arts management
- Patron and Volunteer management
- Human Resources management
- Grant Writing
- Social media, marketing, and advertising
- Strong oral and written communications
- Microsoft Office or Equivalent
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will be subject to a background check.
$3,600 base annual stipend
$3,600 base annual stipend