Executive Director

Open Position

The board of directors of Alive & Kickin is seeking an experienced, dynamic executive director with a passion for the performing arts and working with senior citizens. The executive director is a full-time position that reports to the board of directors and will work collaboratively with the musical and managing directors. Alive & Kickin is Minnesota’s premier senior rock ensemble giving voice to seniors through song and personal stories. The executive director must possess excellent leadership and fundraising skills, be willing to assimilate to the existing culture of the organization, and have a vision for the future of the organization. It will be important to work collaboratively with the board of directors, staff members, cast, and volunteers, and have a commitment to working with the aforementioned groups to increase diversity within the organization.


Provide Transparent, High Integrity Leadership & Administration of the Organization

• Provide effective administration of operations
• Manage staff and develop a formal review process for measuring success & accountability
• Set clear expectations, and develop policies and procedures for personnel/operations matters
• Work closely with the board to ensure strong fiscal health and effective governance
• Maintain superior fiscal oversight of budget and finances
• Be an assuring, visible presence with the cast members and in the community
• Build community among cast members and foster a sense of accomplishment
• Keep the board of directors informed on all tactical and strategic matters
• Work collaboratively with board and staff to further enhance a vision for the future
• Refine and execute the organizational strategic plan
• Oversee meetings of the board, staff, and committees of the organization
• Manage contracts for services, legal requirements, & other professional matters
• Serve as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, media, and the public

Diversify Revenue Streams & Increase Revenues

• In conjunction with the board of directors, develop & implement a corporate giving program
• Enhance existing individual donor base
• Work with team and external grant writing consultant to grow grant revenue
• Lead annual gala event, providing vision, and collaborating with team in planning
• Increase ticket sales
• Increase awareness and visibility of Alive & Kickin to acquire new funders

Provide Artistic Input

• Collaborate and consult with the Artistic Director for artistic needs throughout the season
• Provide support as needed for the artistic season and production
• Use knowledge of audience development and the performing arts
community/venues/professional connections to foster growth and awareness of Alive & Kickin
• Identify resources and offer strategies to help diversify the cast/staff/board of Alive & Kickin


• Proven track record of non-profit management of at least three years, preferably leading a
performing arts organization
• Proven organizational abilities to include planning, delegating, program development and task
• Hands-on experience with budget preparation and management
• Demonstrate sound understanding of financial statements and generate financial forecasts
• Proven track record of fundraising success
• Experience and familiarity with performing arts organizations
• Strong oral and written communication skills/public speaking experience
• Ability to engage with diverse volunteer, donor, and potential donor groups & individuals
• Possess an appreciation for the senior population


• Full time position with a salary range of $70,000 – $90,000 depending on qualifications and

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume (as attachments to an email) to: Executive Search

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