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Executive Director

Position Summary

The Executive Director will support and implement vision and goals of 4A Arts. This person will be responsible for administration, fundraising, marketing, outreach, and strategic plans for 4A Arts.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create and implement a robust business plan which outlines growth targets and strategic priorities and the timelines and strategies to achieve them
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing earned income (membership) necessary to maintain financial health and expand the organization’s reach
  • Build the size and scope of the organization’s membership
  • Establish and execute strategies for direct outreach to arts and cultural organizations and individual artists to increase website listing
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, information necessary for proper functionality and informed decision-making
  • Help develop, maintain, and support a strong and diverse Board of Directors
  • Oversee the creation of a marketing plan to increase website traffic, listings, and membership
  • Oversee operational, financial, administrative, and personnel management
  • Determine staffing requirements and oversee an effective staff recruitment process
  • Ensure that the organization abides by all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations including those pertaining to 501c3 nonprofit organizations
  • Foster a positive working environment and organizational culture
  • Serve as an articulate, persuasive, and effective spokesperson

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred
  • Strategic organizational leader with at least 5 years of senior-level management experience preferably in a nonprofit and/or startup environment
  • Demonstrated track record of effective fundraising from foundations and individual donors
  • Experience developing a membership program or other earned income program
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors or similar entity
  • Strong track record of financial and operational management experience, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Capacity to manage multiple responsibilities and ability to nimbly readjust priorities as situations change
  • Collaborative working-style that enables engagement within the organization and with external partners
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity and consistent ethical judgment
  • Commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Accessibility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading the growth of a start-up or small organization
  • Background in the development of advertising and marketing strategies, including online advertising and social media strategy
  • Strong understanding of current technology platforms and web-based businesses
  • Knowledge of the arts, cultural, and creative sector regionally or nationally
  • Background in advocacy as it pertains to 501c3 organizations

Application Instructions

This is a full-time, salaried position located in New York City (fully remote work at this time). 4A Arts offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical benefit contribution, and opportunity to contribute pre-tax to Flexible Spending Account and commuter benefits.

Submit a cover letter addressed to the Board of Directors and resume as a single PDF. Please indicate where you saw this listing in your cover letter. Submit your application to, with the subject line “Last name, First name; Executive Director.” No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed as received.

4A Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and developing an inclusive staff. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, women, transgender and queer people, disabled people, and people from culturally, socially, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.