JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Los Angeles Children's Chorus - Executive Director

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Since its founding in 1986, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) has
provided choral music training for more than 1700 children and has
established a reputation as one of the nation’s leading children’s choruses.
More than 350 singers from 60 communities throughout greater Los Angeles
participate in one of six choral ensembles based on musical skill level or
vocal range. From ages 6-18, children from across greater Los Angeles
gather together to become world-class singers through hard work, dedication,
and passion. The experiences with LACC transform children into highly
accomplished musicians while teaching such critical life skills as
self-discipline, collaboration, cultural understanding, and the value of
striving for personal excellence.

LACC’s comprehensive educational program addresses diverse learning styles
and levels of experience through a sequential music literacy curriculum and
rehearsal schedule. LACC annually produces professional quality concerts;
collaborates with world-class arts organizations; and tours regionally,
nationally, and internationally. The organization additionally offers a
vibrant program of community engagement, professional development
opportunities for music educators and in-school programs for elementary
school children. While LACC's program is tuition-based, fully 20% of LACC's
participants receive tuition assistance.

Position Available

LACC seeks a passionate and experienced leader to assume the role of
Executive Director, the administrative leader of the organization
responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, and oversight of
LACC’s resources to ensure success in carrying out the organization’s

Key Areas of Responsibility

o Fundraising and Development: Provide guidance and leadership to
the Development staff to ensure that short term and long term fundraising
goals are achieved.

o Board of Directors Interface: Regularly interface with Board
members on all business related to LACC. Support and help facilitate
committees. Facilitate recruitment of qualified Board members.

o Budget/Fiscal Management and Governance: Develop and maintain
sound financial practices. Work with staff, Finance Committee and the Board
in preparing a budget. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure
compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

o Marketing: Actively promote LACC to drive awareness and
participation in the program, and to ensure a pipeline for auditions.

o Community Relations: Serve as a representative of LACC to
agencies, organizations and general public, including parents, donors, and

o Human Resources and Staff Development: Organize and manage LACC
staff to ensure highly engaged employees, and efficient and effective
operations. Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a
diverse staff of top quality people.

o Strategic Planning and Long Range Plan Development: Apply
effective strategic thinking and decision making to ensure the long term
sustainability of LACC.


o Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in relevant
field desirable. Coursework, workshops, seminars in non-profit arts
administration a plus.

o Work Experience: Prior experience in non-profit arts
administration preferred, either as an Executive Director or other senior
position. Experience successfully leading and developing cross-functional
teams and managing staff. Hands-on experience planning, developing and
executing fundraising programs and marketing/publicity campaigns.
Demonstrated commitment to professional relations development and community
involvement and leadership. Experience working with non-profit boards and
complying with governance policies and procedures.

o Knowledge: Superb written and verbal communications skills.
Effective public speaker, projecting energy and enthusiasm, and comfortable
with public visibility. Expertise in financial management and analysis.
Working knowledge of information technology and social media. Keen
awareness of non-profit governance policies and regulations.

o Leadership: The ability to communicate the vision and mission of
LACC, unite individuals, and gain their commitment to achieve the goals of
the organization. A strong drive to achieve performance goals and
initiatives. Adaptable and open-minded. Decisive, personable, respectful
and social. Comfortable with a flexible work schedule, including occasional
evening and weekend commitments.


Salary is commensurate with experience. LACC offers an attractive benefits
package including medical, dental and vision insurance.

Procedure for Applying

Please send a letter of interest with your résumé to: Only online applications will be accepted.
Deadline for submissions is July 16, 2012.

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