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Managing Director

Brewster, NY
Full-time
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How to Apply

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and 3 professional references to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Managing Director at SPACE. Please note that interviews will take place on a rolling basis. If interested, we ask that all materials be submitted as soon as possible.

SPACE on Ryder Farm, a non-profit residency program and organic farm, seeks its first full time Managing Director to work hand in hand with the Founding Executive Director, senior staff leadership, and Board of Directors, on top-level leadership, decision making and strategy for the rapidly growing organization. Reporting to the Executive Director, this full-time position is responsible for: 

  • Financial and general management; 

  • External relations; 

  • Operations and human resources;

  • Strategy 

As of 2019, SPACE’s annual operating budget is approximately $1.5 million and comprised of 70% contributed revenue.

Areas of Responsibility: 

FINANCE AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT

  • Oversee the annual budgeting process, with high-level buy-in from the Executive Director and Board and contributions from the Directors and departments of the organization;

  • Conduct high level analysis of organization’s financial health, and operationalize action items based on such analysis;

  • Ensure that the organization’s financial operations are in line with best business practices, not-for-profit IRS standards, and GAAP;

  • Analyze and manage cashflow, including overseeing applications for line(s) of credit if/when needed;

  • Craft and implement strategy for maintaining financial health and long term growth, including tactical and strategic management of the Board designated endowment and other restricted funds; 

  • Present financials to the Finance committee of the Board at quarterly meetings, and in coordination with the Treasurer support and/or present financials at quarterly Board meetings;

  • Oversee and manage the annual audit and 990 process (with day-to-day support from Business Manager) through to Board approval;

  • Oversee the negotiation and execution of contracts with outside vendors and independent contractors;

  • Along with the Board Treasurer, oversee the creation and implementation of financial policies; 

  • Oversee financial policies for all newly created SPACE programming (CSA Program, Music Program, etc.); 

  • Supervise all other business matters, including insurance and compliance.

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  • Fundraising

    • Manage the Development team and the department’s goals and operations, including managing performance;

    • Approve all foundation, corporate and government grant proposals;

    • With the Executive Director, identify, cultivate, steward major gift prospects and support the Executive Director and Board in their fundraising efforts;

    • Oversee annual development strategy (campaigns, including mid-year farm host appeal and end of year campaign) with contributions from the Executive Director; 

    • Oversee the Development team on budgeting and tracking of contributed revenue, and the creation of budgets and financial materials for grant proposals and reports;

    • With the Executive Director, senior staff and key Board members, strategize future Capital Campaign needs and wants;

  • Other External Relations

    • Identify opportunities for earned revenue growth;

    • Identify opportunities to maximize exposure in the arts, culture and agriculture communities.

OPERATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Manage the Operations team and the department’s goals and operations, including managing performance;

  • Supervise the development, implementation and enforcement of all organizational policies; conduct bi-annual assessments of SPACE’s current staffing and operational structure and implement necessary organizational structure changes;

  • Manage the Director of Operations to fulfill major organizational goals, such as: 

    • Lead the annual staff retreat, orientation and season post mortem;

    • Implement a formal review process for all employees and select contractors.

STRATEGY

  • Work with the Executive Director and Board to set strategic course for SPACE.

Skills/Experience: 

REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years of proven nonprofit management, finance and fundraising experience across a wide variety of funding sources, strong organizational and time management skills, at least 2 years experience managing a team of at least 3 individuals, acute attention to detail, and strong communication skills with internal team members and external contacts. The candidate should have at least 2 years in a lead internal role on a non-profit audit. 

SPACE on Ryder Farm is an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ grassroots organization. The Managing Director should be dexterous, entrepreneurial, and proficient with tools like Quickbooks, Google Suite, and other relevant software. They should be excited to lead in a multitude of ways. This is a full-time leadership position working out of both SPACE’s Manhattan and Brewster offices. During the residency and farm season (June-October), at minimum four days a week spent in Brewster, NY.

Compensation/Benefits: 

SALARY: $75,000-$90,000 based on experience

Health insurance stipend, paid time off, local housing support in Brewster (if required). SPACE observes a semi-monthly payroll. SPACE on Ryder Farm is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

How to Apply: 

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, professional writing sample and 3 professional references to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Managing Director at SPACE. Please note that interviews will take place on a rolling basis. If interested, we ask that all materials be submitted as soon as possible.

Additional Information: 

SPACE’s values are equity, inclusion, support and radical hospitality. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. SPACE strongly encourages individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups to apply.

Organization Info

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Overview
Headquarters: 
Brewster, NY
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
2011
About Us
Mission: 

SPACE on Ryder Farm is a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 225-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York, just an hour north of New York City. SPACE’s mission is to create an environment singular in its ability to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and to contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 18 2020
Active Until: 
Mar 18 2020
Hiring Organization: 
SPACE on Ryder Farm
industry: 
Nonprofit