The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) is searching for a new Executive Director to lead this dynamic organization. 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.
SANCA’s Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and manages a full-time and 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 in excess of $2 million. 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.
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A bachelor’s degree, 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.
SANCA has established an annual salary of $70,000 to $90,000 for this position, plus a potential performance incentive. An appointment will be made depending on qualifications.
The final filing date for this position is October 31, 2019. 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.