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Job Announcement: Executive Director
The Estria Foundation
www.estria.org
Honolulu, Hawai`i office
Posted: October 24, 2014

The Estria Foundation (TEF) is a nonprofit arts organization — established in the San Francisco/Bay Area in September 2010 — that creates U.S. and international public art that inspires local communities to affect social change and environmental impact. We are conducting a search for a new Executive Director (ED) who will be based in Honolulu, Hawai`i and oversee administrative and programmatic operations. The Executive Director will report directly to TEF Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of TEF’s mission and financial objectives.

Mission
The Estria Foundation creates art in public spaces locally and globally with artists, youth, educators, and activists in order to raise awareness and inspire action in the movement to resolve human and environmental issues.

Mele Murals Program
Over a five-year period, local artists, youth and other members of communities across the Hawaiian Islands will create a series of large-scale outdoor murals inspired by Hawaiian lyrics (mele), depicting stories of Hawaiian heritage and culture. Mele Murals advances the ideals and spirit of the Hawaiian culture. Our goal is to utilize the popularity of street art to create a movement of young artists who will become trusted cultural leaders.

Financial Objectives
• Work with the Board of Directors, Development Team, and Fundraising Board to meet the fundraising goals of the organization
• Raise $500,000 as a team in 2015 and incrementally increase the organization’s revenue as programs expand
• Oversee the cultivation and management of relationships with existing and prospective foundations, individual and corporate donors
• Develops formal “asks” to existing and prospective foundation, individual donors and corporate sponsors
• Launch a multi-year capital campaign in 2016, in order to acquire a building for the Estria Foundation headquarters.
• Manage the organization’s financial assets under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors and Founders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership
• Work with TEF’s Executive Team to plan, execute, manage and evaluate the organization’s priorities via its projects and general programming.
o The Executive Team utilizes consensus-based decision making.
• Effectively manage the organization’s human resources affairs, ensuring their accordance with set personnel policies and procedures and conformance to current laws and regulations
• Oversee the preparation and execution of contracts with contractors/consultants
• Monitor and oversee contractors/consultants’ performance with respect to the agreed upon scope of work, within the agreed upon timeframes and overall project products/deliverables
• Maintains all of TEF’s records — including, but not limited to, finance reports, taxes, contracts, personnel files, organizational insurance and fundraising

Public Relations
• Ensure that TEF’s vision, mission, objectives and branding are positive, relevant and culturally and socially responsive to its beneficiaries, stakeholders and funders
• Serve as TEF’s official spokesperson to its constituents, communities where TEF provides programming and facilitating projects, existing and potential funders and the general public
• Develop and deepen domestic and international relationships with an expansive network of communities served, program partners (e.g. other nonprofit organizations, field builders and field leaders) and funders (e.g. government funders, foundations, corporate sponsors)

Fiscal Responsibilities
• Oversee and manage TEF’s overall assets, revenue, expenditures, taxes, liabilities/risks and audits: including maintaining the budget and its monthly updates, maintaining a sound and transparent fiscal infrastructure, preparing the TEF’s annual budget, operating budget and individual program/project budgets
• Ensure that TEF’s financial reports are prepared for Board of Directors meetings
Fund Development
• Develop relationships with existing and prospective private foundations and government agencies that support the vision, mission and objectives of the Estria Foundation (TEF)
• Write grant proposals to foundations and government agencies that support the vision, mission and objectives of the Estria Foundation (TEF)
• Oversee the cultivation and management of relationships with existing and prospective foundations, individual and corporate donors
• Develop formal “asks” to existing and prospective foundations, individual and corporate donors
• Oversee, monitor and manage all fund development strategies with the organization’s
Development Director and the Board of Directors

Board of Directors
• Organize and coordinate quarterly Board of Directors meetings
• Develop all Board meeting materials
• Ensure the recording of Board of Directors meeting minutes
• Plan and organize trainings for the Board of Directors

Minimum Qualifications
• At least eight (8) years of experience in successfully leading and managing a nonprofit organization in Hawai`i
• At least eight (8) years of experience managing an nonprofit organization’s finances
• At least three (3) years of experience in developing and/or delivering youth development/education programs
• Ability to maintain organized administrative, programmatic and financial records
• Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with staff, funders and community at large
• Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values
• Have relationships with Hawai`i civic leaders, educators, culture keepers and practitioners, grant making organizations, businesses/corporate sponsors and individual donors
• Highly organized, detailed oriented and deadline driven
• Extensive experience using iCloud computing software (e.g. Google Docs, Calendars, Drop Box)
• High level capacity to work remotely using technology tools (e.g. Skype, Google Hang Out)
• Experience in developing an emerging organization

Desired Qualifications
• Ten (10) years of experience in successfully leading and managing a nonprofit organization
• Lead, plan, and support the overall organization, its branding and its domestic and international programming
• Forecast, develop and implement, manage and evaluate organizational initiatives
• Set organizational priorities and allocate appropriate resources to those respective priorities
• Excellent leadership and administrative, fiscal and program management skills: including (1) the ability to motivate and direct staff; and (2) make executive decisions in a timely manner to successfully manage the organization’s finances, resources, priorities and obligations
• Experience working with asset management
• Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with organizational staff and external partners (e.g. other nonprofit organizations, schools, political officials, funders)
• Deep knowledge and understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values
• Broad network of fund development sources (e.g. private foundations, corporations)
• Ability to cultivate individual donors, corporate sponsors and private funders
• Have relationships with Hawai`i civic leaders, educators, culture keepers and practitioners, grant making organizations, businesses/corporate sponsors and individual donors
• Experience in community organizing
• Extensive experience in developing an emerging organization
• A love for public art

Compensation: competitive salary that is commensurate to experience and skills, includes generous benefits package of healthcare, dental, vision and retirement.

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, at least 3 references, and a sample of a successful grant proposal to info(at)estria.org with Subject Title: Executive Director: Last name, First name. Please no phone calls.

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