FEATURED - Executive Director & Director of Development

  
American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $75,000-$80,000 including benefits

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)

Our Mission: To inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state
Our Values: Artistry • Community • Excellence • Inspiration • Legacy • Renewal • Support

ACDA-MN.com

Notice of Executive Director Position
(posted November 1, 2021)

The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Executive Director.

OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION
ACDA-MN, with over 600 members and in existence since 1959, is the state affiliate of the ACDA national organization. ACDA-MN sponsors two professional development conferences (Summer Dialogue and State Conference), and seven honor choirs serving over 950 auditioned students in grades 4-10 each academic year. ACDA-MN maintains a vibrant on-line communication presence with the publication/postings of the award-winning Star of the North state newsletter, Weekly Pulse membership message update, and social media platforms. The organization oversees and supports its professionally managed F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund, with a principal fund balance of over 1 million dollars.

RESPONSIBILITIES of Executive Director of ACDA -MN
  • Serve as the chief executive and financial officer of the organization
  • Manage and collaborate with a large corps of volunteer leaders serving the organization
  • Produce and coordinate two annual professional development conferences and seven honor choir events
  • Attend all association-sponsored meetings and activities
  • Develop and maintain annual operating budgets for the association and the FMC Endowment Fund
  • Manage strategies to ensure financial growth, cultivate external relationships, and expand overall contributed revenue.
  • Oversee the development of organizational publications and supervise the volunteer editorial team, and produce the annual report for the F. Melius Christiansen (FMC) Endowment Fund
  • In collaboration with the Executive Committee, hire and supervise independent contractors
  • Maintain regular business hours, with some evenings and weekends required
  • Maintain home office, association equipment, and organization archives

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred
  • Administrative experience in non-profit arts or education-related setting
  • Large event and meeting planning experience
  • Budget and financial management and development experience
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proven public relations and management experience with the ability to empower staff and volunteer leadership
  • Passion for and knowledge of Minnesota’s choral music community
  • A commitment to anti-racism and experience advocating for diverse representation and equitable access
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, Quickbooks, and/or equivalent software applications

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Start date: July 1, 2022
  • Terms: Initial two-year contract with performance review after six months. Compensation includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, with additional benefits to be negotiated.

APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
  • Letter of Application
  • Career Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three professional references with complete contact information

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
ACDA-MN Search Committee
Execassist@acda-mn.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
February 1, 2022
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