The South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) seeks a passionate, imaginative, and resourceful Deputy Director with successful record of arts management, leadership, collaboration, cultural competency, a love of the arts, and a commitment to public service for the citizens of South Carolina. Our ideal candidate will share our mission and values, and be excited to help grow, refine, secure resources, and advocate on behalf of the programs and services that have made the Arts Commission a valuable contributor to the state's economic and educational development. This position will begin just as the agency is preparing to set ambitious new goals for the coming decade, including expanding K-12 arts education, arts entrepreneurship, and community arts services.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
1.) Assists Executive Director in long-range and strategic planning and implementation of agency goals and objectives. Analyzes, develops and implements policies to accomplish established goals and objectives. Assists in preparing the agency's annual budget request to the Governor and the legislature. Monitors, analyzes and addresses the impact of agency programs. Conceives and manages innovative new projects, writes business plans and develops specific plans of action. Serves as partner, liaison and agency representative to a broad constituency at a variety of state, regional, and national convenings. Assists Executive Director with special grants and total agency budgets. Serves as Acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director with limited authority to make decisions for the Agency.
2.) Manages special projects, activities and events assigned by Executive Director that are typically complex and highly visible efforts with potential for statewide and national impact. Planning requires a high level of creativity, in-depth research on issues, working effectively with entities outside the agency, legislators and funders. Fulfills other duties consistent with supporting agency projects, programs, partnerships, events, and communications including social media.
3.) Develops, manages, and oversees comprehensive long-range and strategic plans for the agency and programs. In consultation with the Executive Director, reviews and approves all public information, promotional, and printed materials for the agency. Approves and monitors budgets for administrative and program areas as assigned. Researches and provides information for legislators, major stakeholders, funders, and partners concerning SCAC programs and activities.
4.) Works with Program Director I in support of agency administration and operations to include Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Procurement and Purchasing, Building and Facilities, Vehicle/Fleet, and Telephone communications.
5.) Supervises, evaluates, arranges and directs long-term work of Public Information Director, Administrative Coordinator II, Assistant Arts Coordinator I, and Arts Coordinator(s) II.
6.) Provides administrative and programmatic support to SCAC Board of Commissioners as well as partnership agencies and organizations. Support includes planning and arranging meetings, preparation of agendas and advance materials, composing correspondence, preparing detailed narratives, writing speeches and presentation materials, note-taking, and record-keeping.
7.) Responsible for producing agency Accountability Report, and agency NEA grant application, along with other reports and evaluations which require extensive research and record-keeping. Responsible for statistical compilations on all agency programs and activities; Selects appropriate evaluation systems, and the composition of detailed narratives.
8.) Adheres to daily work schedule. Travels regularly week-days, evenings, and weekends to locations across the state, region, and nationally. Lifts up to 20 pounds, and sits for long periods of time. Uses computers for extensive periods of time.
A bachelor's degree and relevant organizational and program management experience.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the agency's mission, programs and objectives.
Knowledge of arts and cultural programming.
Skilled in developing and nurturing partnerships and alliances.
Ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Ability to lead, manage, supervise, and provide guidance to employees.
Ability to facilitate meetings and lead presentations.
Ability to prepare reports for a wide constituency.
Master's degree in Arts Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration, or an Arts-related discipline from an accredited higher-education institution*.
A minimum of six years' work experience.
Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
*Degree must be from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Experienced in governmental relations, advocacy, legislative policy development, and legislative budget processes.
Experienced in management/administration and leadership in the arts, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations.
Experienced in grants administration, grant-writing, fund-raising and resource development.
Experience designing, developing and leading qualitative and quantitative research.
Experience conducting needs analysis/assessments, long-range planning, and strategic planning.
Experience in program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Experience as a practitioner in an arts discipline, or sustained engagement in the arts.
Experience supervising people, and utilizing creative problem-solving when managing interpersonal relationships.
Experience developing partnerships, as well as working with people who represent diverse socio-cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) in developing advanced presentations, layouts, and databases.
Experience developing and presenting compelling written and oral communications in English.
Experience developing and presenting compelling written and oral communications in Spanish.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE:
37.5 hour work week. A choice of one of the following approved state government flex-time schedules, Monday - Friday: (8:00 - 4:30); (8:15 - 4:45); (8:30 - 5:00); (8:45 - 5:15); or (9:00 - 5:30). Responsibilities will require additional working hours, nights, and/or weekends. The Deputy Director is expected to be physically present to work in Columbia, SC. This is not a remote position.
AGENCY SPECIFIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AT WWW.JOBS.SC.GOV WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please no phone inquiries. After submitting your electronic state application, you may log into your personal GovernmentJobs.com account to check your application status. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Anticipated hire date of January 3, 2017.
Mission: With a commitment to excellence across the spectrum of our state's cultures and forms of expression, the South Carolina Arts Commission pursues its public charge to develop a thriving arts environment, which is essential to quality of life, education, and economic vitality for all South Carolinians.
The South Carolina Arts Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to ensuring diversity.
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