Apr 6, 2009

Job: Development Manager

From: "Jan Kirsch"
Date: March 27, 2009 2:31:05 PM PDT
Subject: [arts_ed_roundtable] Position Available at Inner-City Arts


Inner-City Arts is seeking an experienced, energetic Manager for the Professional Development program, to support the delivery of a full training program for classroom teachers and teaching artists. This person has strong attention to detail, a positive outlook and an interest in education and the arts. He or she has the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced work environment that values vitality, integrity and flexibility. This individual has a unique combination of administrative ability, enjoyment of carrying out day-to-day tasks of event production and an interest in contributing to growing an existing successful program.

At Inner-City Arts, we offer child-centered arts programs where students explore and develop their creativity in a safe and supportive studio environment through hands-on experiences in visual and performing arts. Inner-City Arts has been offering arts programs to youth and their families for 20 years. We are dedicated to bringing the best of creative experiences to thousands of children in the downtown area of Los Angeles, and annually serve approximately 8,000 children in school-day and after-school programs. Professional Development programs are offered to approximately 1,000 teachers annually, including those who attend classes with their students, other teachers and administrators from those schools, teachers from across the LAUSD, pre-service University credential candidates, and members of community organizations. Further information is available at www.inner-cityarts.org.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Professional Development Manager is responsible for all activities associated with the management and implementation of the professional development program and reports to the Director of Professional Development. Specific responsibilities include:

· Managing workshop schedule, including communicating with Inner-City Arts staff, school administrators, teachers, partner organizations and University and school district personnel

· Managing administrative components of the program including supply and material inventories (organization, ordering and purchasing), expense tracking, elements of budget preparation, tracking teachers and schools served, maintaining school and programmatic files, compiling evaluation and reporting data and general office organization

· Assisting with creating promotional materials, advertising workshops and registering participants
· Shopping for, purchasing and preparing workshop materials and hospitality supplies
· Preparing and maintaining workshop space and set-up areas prior to, during and after workshops
· Completing set-up and clean-up of workshops and providing programmatic support during workshops
· Coordinating, scheduling, training and supervising additional program support staff and volunteers

· Updating and maintaining Professional Development Reference Guide
· Providing support to student programs as necessary
· Completing other duties as required by needs of the Professional Development program


· Prior administrative experience, including program management and/or coordination
· Undergraduate degree in education, the arts, or other relevant area
· Strong verbal skills, telephone rapport and written communication skills
· Personable, able to create positive rapport with constituency and strong desire to be in service
· Advanced computer skills in MS Word, Excel and Outlook; PowerPoint, Publisher and Illustrator a plus
· Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and to work both independently and with specific direction
· Excellent problem-solving ability, organizational skills and follow-through
· Able to organize workflow around workshop schedule
· Able to lift and carry standard supplies and materials needed to prepare for and clean-up from workshops


· Non-exempt full-time position.
· Schedule determined in advance by workshop schedule.
· Schedule includes some evenings, early mornings and Saturdays.

LOCATION: Inner-City Arts is located in the downtown Los Angeles Warehouse District, adjacent to the Produce Mart and Skid Row.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Mail/Fax/ Email resume and cover letter to: Susie Goliti, Director of Administration,

Attn: PD Mgr. Job Search, 720 Kohler Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021; Fax: 213-627-6469; Email Susie@inner-cityarts.org.

Applications accepted until Friday, April 24, 2009.

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