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Executive Director
Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic City Arts Foundation
Full Time
Posted July 01, 2024
Under the supervision of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the daily and overall operation of the organization, including but not limited to the management, coordination, and development of all fiscal, program, and staff activities. This multi-faceted position includes strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, building/managing a small team, fundraising and development, creation/oversight of programs, and advocacy and awareness-building for the value of arts/creativity in building Atlantic City’s future. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide oversight for all aspects of the agency’s fiscal activities, including but not limited to budget development, cash flow management, and forecasting, invoice and bill approval, regular fiscal reporting of actuals and projections to all stakeholders, approvals, and understanding of all audit and bookkeeping activities, within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (in conjunction with development and administrative staff)

Provide oversight to financial contractors (bookkeepers, accountants, auditors)

Provide program and fiscal updates as scheduled and required to the Board of Directors (primary liaison to the Board of Directors, including attendance at all relevant Board and committee meetings)

Seek and secure various sources of funding from the local, regional, and national government, corporate, foundation, and individual sources to support operations, events, and programs; this will include grant writing, funder management, and proposal development

Develop and implement a diversified annual fundraising plan (individual donations, events, grants, sponsorships, etc.), matching fundraising plans to cash flow projections and forecasted costs throughout the year

Develop and implement strategy to position the arts and the organization as essential tools for economic and community development

Work with the Board to develop enhanced Mission/Vision; revise and operationalize strategic plan; report on the status of operationalized strategic plan quarterly

Serve as a spokesperson and liaison for the Arts/Creativity in Atlantic City (and beyond)

Establish and maintain sound working relationships with funders, donors, and partnering groups and organizations;

Educate and advocate for the arts to the public, policymakers, funders, and community leaders to strengthen resources

Provide oversight and thought partnership to the Program Manager; ensuring programmatic components are fully executed and building relationships with artists, vendors, and community partners

Provide oversight to Public Relations, Marketing, and Graphics consultants for overall content from conception to implementation; aligning messages with the overall vision

Assisting with social media management as needed, including commenting and liking posts, responding to DMs or responding to questions that need to be answered, and updating stories

Working with other staff to attend neighborhood association and cultural meetings as needed and providing feedback to ED on what is happening within the community


Bachelor’s degree required

Must have 5+ years of experience as an Executive Director or leader within an arts community or with a non-profit organization

Must have a valid New Jersey driver’s license

Must have excellent written and verbal communication and ability to speak with a diverse cadre of stakeholders

Leadership in project management, fundraising, and the ability to work with partners in public relations, marketing, and caused-based coalitions

Financial management of a fierce and impactful non-profit, quickly growing and receiving regional attention which is strengthening its fundraising abilities to expand and be sustainable, while continuing its impact;

Regular and timely completion of tasks, willingness to learn, and ability to effectively communicate about ACAF’s mission and programs.

Excellent organizational and Microsoft Office/Google Drive skills

Ability to thrive in a nimble fast-paced environment by managing competing priorities, working collaboratively, and communicating effectively

Eagerness to connect with others to facilitate the well-being of the arts in Atlantic City.

Residency in Atlantic City or a nearby town is preferred

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Monica Casiello, Board President at Atlantic City Arts Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and diversity is valued at our company. All applicants receive consideration for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Compensation commensurate with experience and education. This is an exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The compensation range for this role is $75,000-$80,000.
Deadline: Jul 01, 2024