The Director of Programs and Resources reports directly to the President and CEO, and works with the staff, board, committees and partners at international, national, regional, and local levels to accomplish the organization’s mission, goals, and outcomes.
The Director is responsible for the following:
Development, organization and delivery of a knowledge management plan and programs consistent with the vision, policies, and directives outlined by the President and CEO and the board of directors;
Cultivation of relationships and partnerships with foundations, government agencies, and other potential sources of grants and contributions to support APAP’s programs;
Development and coordination of the professional development program for the APAP|NYC annual conference, including special programs and initiatives that address timely issues and challenges in the presenting industry;
Representative, on behalf of the President and CEO, board, and staff to support and promote APAP programs and initiatives at various national, regional, local and international convenings and events.
Develop and implement year-round and conference-related professional development and leadership programs, services and resources that advance the skills, knowledge and capabilities of individuals and organizations comprising APAP’s cross-sector member base in the presenting field. These include, but are not limited to leadership programs, professional development programs (e.g. webinars, forums, and workshops), resources (e.g. Inside Arts magazine, reports, and links to related professional writings and research studies), and the development of a mentoring program.
Envision, develop, seek support for, and manage new programs and initiatives, and existing programs and initiatives (e.g. Building Bridges: Art, Culture and Identity grant program; Cultural Exchange Fund; Leadership Fellows Program) that are consistent with the organization’s mission and goals. This includes the cultivation and management of relationships with current and prospective foundation, government, and corporate funders in partnership with the President and CEO, and the development and submission of proposals and reports as applicable. This also includes oversight of programs and activities associated with APAP endowments (e.g. William Dawson and Classical Connections endowments).
Lead, supervise, and evaluate staff in the Programs and Resources department.
Prepare and monitor budgets and activities that fulfill grants and other contractual obligations, and to achieve the goals and objectives of professional development and leadership programs and initiatives.
Lead the APAP|NYC conference committee to develop the theme and focus of professional development programming for the annual conference and, in partnership with the APAP conference team, guide the selection and coordination of speakers and sessions (including field-based proposals and keynote sessions) for the pre-conference and main conference program. This includes serving in the capacity of director of the keynote sessions in collaboration with the conference production team (i.e. APAP conference producing director, technical director and stage manager).
Represent the organization on behalf of Programs and Resources departmental programs and initiatives, and on behalf of the organization (as directed by the President and CEO) at various conferences, meetings, and events (e.g. national and international arts partners conferences and meetings; regional and state presenting conferences and meetings; and others as assigned).
Serve as staff liaison to board level committees and task forces as assigned.
Minimum of 10 years direct experience in the arts presenting field
Knowledge of research techniques and resources in the fields of philanthropy, business, and the performing arts
Proven success in solicitation, writing, management and execution of foundation and government grants as well as project based programs
Background working with leadership and professional development initiatives
Annual budget development and prudent fiscal management
Strong oral and written communications skills (to include critical thinking skills for the development of concepts and strategic planning necessary to guide new and existing programs and initiatives)
Supervisory experience required
Strong interpersonal skills required to work with the APAP team and with external partners
Ability to travel on a regular basis
*Note: All duties and requirements stated above are the essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the staff occupying this position. Staff members may be required to perform other job-related duties.
About APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals
APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (formerly the Association of Performing Arts Presenters) is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it. In addition to the annual APAP|NYC conference - the world's lead...ing convening for the performing arts industry - APAP is the industry's leading community for networking and knowledge.