Employment + Internships
CAPACITY BUILDING MANAGER
Title: Grants Coordinator (Full-time)
Department: Capacity Building Manager
Supervisor: Director of Grants + Capacity Building
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) provides voice and leadership through its support of arts organizations and individual artists with programs and services that help build a vibrant and creative community. These programs and services help to sustain and ensure that the creative contributions by arts professionals remain a vital part of community life across Houston and the region. The Capacity Building (CB) program of HAA provides year-round, relevant programming—supporting arts organizations and individual artists to be effective stewards of their resources.
The CB Manager will work with the Director of Grants + Capacity Building and Grants Department Team with the design of programming that is responsive, attractive, and fulfilling to Houston’s arts community. Primary duties include: assisting with program planning; training session coordination; managing panel logistics; facilitating Arts Management Consulting Workshops and special projects as assigned; and client relationship management of the Pre-incubator and Resident incubator programs. The Manager will be engaged in research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of HAA constituents in expanding the arts community’s awareness of the CBI.
Ability to work as a highly-cooperative member of a team in the management of CB programs; ability to communicate effectively with excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling; ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with donors, staff, volunteers, and clients; ability to manage multiple priorities with flexibility and adaptability to rapid growth and change; ability to meet strict deadlines including the ability to work under pressure as well as periodic evenings and/or weekends as needed; solid organizational and planning skills with attention to detail; ability to effectively and efficiently utilize word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics, and database applications. Candidates should demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and project management skills.
The CB Manager, working under the direction of the Director of Grants + Capacity Building, is responsible for providing direct support and management of all the CB programs as well as services. The Manager’s responsibilities include, (but are not limited to) the general CB program implementation inclusive of the Pre-Incubator, Resident Incubator, Accelerator, and Sustainability (when offered) grant programs. This includes processing grant applications; grants data collection; assisting with preparation of workshop presentations; preparing grant payments; editing and/or creating materials and correspondence to be sent to applicants and grantees; i.e., guidelines, applications, revision forms, final reports, requests for documentation; assure that grantee data are captured and easily retrievable for reporting; prepare statistical reports to support department’s work; maintain grantee records for department, (both electronic and hard copy); evaluate grant applications with Director to assure eligibility and identify any areas of concern. Monitor grantees’ compliance with grant agreements; review grant revision forms for project shifts and budget revisions; respond to grant applicant inquiries. Identify and correspond with panelists as needed; keep panelists current with materials and responsibilities. Interface with Committee Chair and plan Committee meeting agendas with Director; identify speakers and presenters for various professional development workshops; lead with the preparation of evaluations and panels, help craft program expansion initiatives; maintain up-to-date client database records through the grants software program; track departmental accomplishments; and assist with the execution of various events and meetings as needed. Interface/convene all CB clients routinely (and as needed) and assist with implementation and strategy around various (and unique) goals of each participating organization. Find ways to appropriately market the program to organizations, increase diversity of disciplines, geographic regions and audiences served. Represent HAA at arts/cultural events as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Minimum five years’ experience in nonprofit organizational development, management, marketing/communications, development and/or related experience in the corporate sector; experience managing/directing a nonprofit organization for minimum 3 years a plus
- Ability to form and maintain successful relationships with senior business professionals, volunteers, panelists, and speakers;
- Organizational and data management skills;
- Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills;
- Excellent command of Excel and Power Point;
- Ability to synthesize data, track organizational progress/trajectories and make recommendations;
- Effective and proactive client management;
- Resourcefulness and strength in creative problem-solving;
- Flexibility and success with multi-tasking;
- Strong team player;
- Ability to communicate through numbers and manage project budgets;
- Flexibility and self-sufficiency; and
- Ability to train, motivate, and manage interns and volunteers.
Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in the Houston nonprofit arts environment/community and those that have experience running/managing/directing a nonprofit organization.
Please submit resume information and references to Richard Graber, Director of Grants + Capacity Building at Richard@haatx.com or mail to Houston Arts Alliance, Attn: Richard Graber, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite #250, Houston, Texas 77019.
We will consider each response carefully, but contact only those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.