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Job Listing: Executive Director

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Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley - Pulaski, VA

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Executive Director

Salary - $30-$40,000/Annually DOQ

Job Type - Full-Time

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The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) according to the strategic direction set with the Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the FACNRV to maintain or improve quality.

  • Participate with the Board of Directors in the implementation of the vision and strategic plan to guide the FACNRV.

  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the FACNRV.

  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the FACNRV and represent the FACNRV at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile.

  • Oversee the planning implementation and evaluation of the FACNRV’s programs and services.

  • Ensure the programs and services offered by the FACNRV contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities and approved budget of the Board.

Operational Planning and Management

  • Work with the Board to develop and implement a strategic plan to support the goals of the FACNRV.

  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.

  • Ensure personnel, financial, client, donor, and volunteer files are securely stored, and privacy/confidentiality is maintained, as appropriate.

  • Provide support to the Board by working with the President to prepare meeting agendas and supporting materials.

Financial Planning and Management

  • Work with the Board to prepare an annual comprehensive budget.

  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the FACNRV.

  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund-raising plans, and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the FACNRV.

  • Participate in fund-raising activities, as appropriate.

  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.

  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and account procedures are followed.

  • Administer the funds of the FACNRV according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the FACNRV.

  • Collaborate with the Treasurer to provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the FACNRV.

  • Ensure that the FACNRV complies with all mandated state and federal reports and filings as a non-profit organization.


  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board with stakeholders as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.

  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, the media, funders, government officials, and other agencies.

  • Work with the Board, staff, and volunteers to develop and expand the FACNRV’s visibility and brand recognition through public and media relations, print, and web-based programs and other marketing activities.

  • Oversee publicity for the programs and activities of the FACNRV.

Risk Management

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the FACNRVs members, staff, volunteers, and public including property, finances, goodwill, and image.

  • Implement appropriate measures to control risks.

  • Ensure that the Center and the Board carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.

  • Ensure that the Board, staff, and volunteers understand the terms, conditions, and limitations of insurance coverage.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration, arts management, or a related field

  • Previous experience in working in and leading projects in a non-profit organization is preferred.

  • A background or interest in the Fine Arts is preferred.

  • Successful experience in securing grant funding, donations, or other measurable financial results will make the candidate stand out.

  • Candidates who can demonstrate a combination of training, experience, and education that provides evidence of the required knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

Proficiency with Information Technology

  • Excellent computer, web, software, and social media skills, including proficiency with common digital productivity programs (Office and Google), social media platforms, and digital communications tools

Personal Characteristics

  • The candidate should possess the personal characteristics generally recognized as essential for public employees, including integrity, initiative, emotional maturity, dependability, courtesy, good judgment, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.

Working Conditions

  • The Executive Director usually works in an office environment, but the mission of the FACNRV sometimes takes the Director to nonstandard workplaces, including outdoor venues.

  • Lifting, bending, climbing ladders, and reaching are required to “hang” shows and other activities in the Center and around the community

Hours and Salary

  • The Executive Director position is a contractor with a flexible 40-hour work week. Evening and weekend hours are required at times to accommodate activities such as Board meetings, classes, and representing the FACNRV at public events and community meetings. Vacation, holidays, and schedule are negotiable.

  • Annual base salary is within the range of $30-$40,000 depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. There is the possibility of additional bonuses based on good reviews of service.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and links to past work that is relevant to the position, a current resumé, and the names, position titles, and contact information for at least three (3) references to An art portfolio is not necessary. Questions can be directed to the Center at or by calling 540-980-7363. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

The complete job description is presented below or can be downloaded in PDF here.