NIAD Art Center Is Hiring: Executive Director //

Executive Director

Our Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Partner with the Board of Directors in developing and implementing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization, including identifying and assessing internal and external opportunities and threats.
  • Act as official spokesperson for the organization.

Operational planning and management

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
  • Review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.

Program planning and management

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services.
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.

Human resources planning and management

  • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
  • Oversee the implementation of human resource policies, procedures and practices including the development of job descriptions for all staff.
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, review, and discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate / legally defensible procedures.

Financial planning and management

  • With input from staff and the Board Finance Committee, prepare and manage an annual budget and fund development plan, ensuring that the organization complies with all legal standards for taxation, payroll and audit.
  • Partner with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenue, expenditures and financial position of the organization.

Community Relations/Advocacy

  • Identify changes in the arts and disability communities served by the organization.
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance its community profile.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, government officials, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.

Risk management

  • Identify and evaluate risks to property, finances, goodwill, image, and organization stakeholders (clients, staff, management, volunteers), and implement measures to control those risks.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work.



  • University degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.


  • 3+ years of progressive management experience in a non-profit organization.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of non-profit leadership, human resources, financial management, and best practices for working with the disability and arts communities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and CRM databases.

Benefits and salary

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits that include health care, vacation, sick leave and a 403 b plan. Salary commensurate with experience and range begins at $70,000 per year. Relocation package not available.

To apply, andidates should email cover letter and resume to by August 20, 2018. Please use the subject line: Executive Director’s Position. You may also mail in the above to 551 23rd Street in Richmond, California 94804. Interviews will commence in September with the goal of filling the position by the end of the year.