The Executive Director (ED) will serve as a dynamic and visionary leader for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will serve as the public face of the organization and promote the advancement of the institution, ensuring the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, core values, and strategic plan. The four main initiatives of the strategic plan are 1) maintain excellence in programs and productions, 2) diversify revenue streams, 3) amplify and market the work of DCDC locally, regionally, and internationally, and 4) engage inventive technology and digitization to further the mission and vision. The ED will leverage organizational resources to sustain and expand partnerships and grow the vitality of DCDC. They will provide the strategic and inspirational vision to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of DCDC and its capacity to serve diverse communities and embrace the principles of equity, inclusion, and access.
The ED will collaborate with the Board of Directors, advisory groups, corporate partners, and civic partners in the active pursuit of financial resources to support the strategic plan. They will facilitate relationships with cultural partners, institutional funders, and individual donors, keenly aware of their motivations and interests for funding the arts. Leading a staff of about 15, with an additional 8-10 contractors, the ED’s direct reports include the Chief Artistic and Producing Director, Business Office Manager, Director of Development, Director of Strategic Initiatives, and an Executive Administrator. The ED will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial, operations, fundraising and development, human resources, and programmatic strategies, while contributing to and supervising a close-knit team of talented artistic professionals dedicated to DCDC who are led by the Chief Artistic and Producing Director.
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