Company Name:

International Arts and Artists


Washington, Washington DC

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Executive Director / CEO


April 19, 2018

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The President of International Arts & Artists (IA&A) reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.   IA&A was founded in 1995 and is currently a $2 million/year 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally. IA&A fulfills its mission by providing programs and services to artists, arts institutions, cultural organizations, and the public in four distinct areas:

  • Traveling Exhibition Services

  • Cultural Exchange Programs

  • Design Studio

  • IA&A at Hillyer

More information can be found on the organization’s website at

The President provides inspirational leadership and direction to staff; ensures the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; and establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable IA&A to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.  Specific duties are described below.

Overall Executive Management

  • Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission  

  • Ensure that IA&A’s fiscal operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, communications, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization

  • Continue to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive Board that is highly engaged and can assist with leveraging and securing resources

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth

  • Ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and overall impact; comparing performance to stated milestones and goals

  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

  • Demonstrate leadership in direction of programs, and bring new ideas and strategies to the Board of Directors


  • Keep the Board fully informed on the condition of the organization and important factors influencing it

  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals

  • Demonstrate and maintain relationships and cooperative arrangements with a broad array of arts leaders, arts organizations, and arts benefactors on an international, national, and local scale

  • Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, clients, funders, and the general public

Human Resources

  • Attract, retain, and motivate a diverse, high-quality staff (paid and volunteer)  

  • Serve as a motivational leader for the entire staff, facilitating cross-departmental collaboration and ensuring a positive, multicultural work environment

Budget and Finance

  • Oversee the financial status of the organization, including developing long- and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, and ensuring sound financial controls are in place  

  • Set financial priorities to support IA&A programs and staff

  • Work with the staff and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines


  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to sustain and grow the organization

  • Ensure that the flow of funds, earned and donated, permits IA&A to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential

  • Formulate and execute comprehensive marketing, branding, and development strategies that will enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations


The ideal candidate will exhibit:

  • Strong relationships with, and reputation within, international and national arts organizations, including funders, leaders, and artists

  • Deep understanding of, and a driving commitment to, the arts and cultural exchange

  • Financially and politically savvy leadership, with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems

  • Keen analytic, organizational, and problem-solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making

  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with a related advanced degree in the arts, arts programming, business, or public administration

  • At least 10 years of overall professional experience, 3-5 years serving in an executive role

  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding, and fiscal management experience

  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; must be a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions

  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills, and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser

  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Please e-mail a CV and cover letter expressing your interest in this opportunity to Applications will be considered as they arrive.

IA&A is an equal opportunity employer

Company Name:

International Arts and Artists


Washington, Washington DC

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Executive Director / CEO


April 19, 2018

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