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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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How to Apply

The final filing date for this position is February 18, 2022.  To be considered for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to [email protected]

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the Selection Committee.  Interviews will be followed by reference checks after receiving the candidate’s permission.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be referred to the Board of Directors for a final interview process.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is one of the largest circus schools in the United States, recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education.  Founded in 2004 with five students, more than 500 students now participate every week in classes and camps; in-school and after-school outreach programs; a robust social circus program; and public performances by our youth performance companies, staff and recreational students.  

Areas of Responsibility: 

SANCA’s Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and manages 8 full-time directors, and a part-time staff of over 50, including division managers, coaches, and administrative support personnel.  The Executive Director is the key management leader of SANCA, with responsibility for a budget of $1.5 million (down from $2.2 million in 2018).  The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration of programs; developing the strategic plan in concert with the Board; budgeting and financial management; hiring, directing, and evaluating staff; managing facilities, contracts and leases; risk management; fundraising and marketing; and community outreach.

Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Skills/Experience: 

A minimum of ten years of professional experience, and at least five years of experience as a senior manager or executive director in the nonprofit sector, education, the arts, or a related field are preferred.  Candidates must have experience in some or all of the following areas:  working with a board of directors; nonprofit financial management and budgeting; marketing, public relations, and fundraising; working effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.  Knowledge of local and regional arts funding sources is a plus, as is knowledge of the circus community.  A master’s degree is preferred, but equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.  

Compensation/Benefits: 

Salary $102,000 – $132,600

How to Apply: 

The final filing date for this position is February 18, 2022.  To be considered for the position, please submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to [email protected]

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure.  Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the Selection Committee.  Interviews will be followed by reference checks after receiving the candidate’s permission.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be referred to the Board of Directors for a final interview process.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Organization Info

School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts

Overview
Headquarters: 
Seattle, WA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
2004
About Us
Mission: 

SANCA’s mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts.

Programs: 

Circus classes for youth and adults, including: Tumbling, Trampoline, Acrobatics, Hand Balancing, Aerial, Chinese Pole, Cyr Wheel, German Wheel, and Flying Trapeze.

Schools Out camps for youth

Youth Company performance Troupes

Social Circus and Every Body's Circus

Why Work For Us?: 

SANCA is recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education, safety, and instructor training, and offers experiences that are physically challenging, socially enriching, and teach physical literacy to people of all ages.   Our programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts. SANCA’s programs for youth reach those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities.

The SANCA community embraces the following core values in the work we do, the circus we learn, and the relationships we build:

Inclusivity:  We create a welcoming community that fosters trust, cooperation, and a sense of belonging.  We provide access for all to experience the joy of circus arts, whether as active participants, as engaged spectators, or as patrons of circus arts.

Play:  We delight in the joy of creative play, laughter, and having fun.  Circus gives us opportunities to grow our minds, grow our bodies, and grow our hearts.

Respect:  We believe mutual respect is the bedrock of a healthy community.  We treat ourselves and others with integrity and compassion in our words and deeds.

Excellence: We hold ourselves and each other to the highest personal and safety standards.  Understanding that failure and humility are integral to success and growth, we encourage persistence in the face of challenges.

Creativity: We create opportunities that ignite our imaginations and cultivate wonder in our community.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 15 2022
Active Until: 
Feb 14 2022
Hiring Organization: 
School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts
industry: 
Nonprofit