The Executive Director is the sole management leader of the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering and is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. This primarily involves the planning, organization, and execution of the annual Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering festival each June. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, community outreach, and managing the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering’s daily operations. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.
Actively engage and energize Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
Attend all Board of Directors and committee meetings.
Research and prepare grant proposals and other funding applications.
Work with the Board of Directors in any fund-raising events or activities, primarily through securing sponsorships and cultivating and stewarding membership.
Submit invoices and other expenditure documents to the treasurer for reimbursement and accounting purposes.
Assure all necessary forms are filed with the appropriate agency for all necessary permits, memberships, licenses, financial records, etc.
Maintain and refine tracking systems for both volunteers and Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering membership.
Oversee release of press packets and news releases; follow-up on any media coverage.
Manage day-to-day fiscal operations and ensure adherence to an annual budget.
Receive and respond to day-to-day communications, including telephone, postal, and electronic (email and social media).
The Executive Director will have:
… a thorough commitment to the Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering’s mission.
… at least three years of proven experience in fields such as leadership, administration, or management experience, preferably with a volunteer, not-for-profit, public service, or similar organization.
… excellent organizational management skills with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop effective teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage budgets.
… highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
… proven organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
… knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector.
… skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
… previous experience working with volunteers and knowledge and understanding of festival or similar event planning is preferred.
***Resumes and cover letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org