Feb 5

Job: Oakland Asian Cultural Center Seeks Executive Director (CA)

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Position: Executive Director
Posted by: The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC)
Type: Full-time
Location: Oakland, CA
Salary: Salary $55-$60k depending on experience and skills
Start Date: N/A

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) was founded in 1984 by a coalition of volunteers who recognized the need for a strong artistic and cultural force in the Chinatown area.  Since opening its own facility in 1996 in the heart of Oakland’s Chinatown district, the OACC has presented countless high quality cultural programs including performances, workshops, festivals, school tours, classes, and exhibitions. OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

OACC is a thriving first class community arts organization in Oakland and the Bay Area that promotes cross-cultural understanding for present and future generations.  Local artists and their cultural art forms are promoted through a variety of programming and community collaborations.  OACC envisions vibrant, healthy, and just communities where diverse Asian and Pacific Islander American identities and heritage are affirmed and celebrated through cross-cultural interchange, intergenerational dialogue, and educational programming. For more information, please see www.oacc.cc

Executive Director
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, and management of the organization’s resources to accomplish OACC’s vision and goals. Primary responsibilities include overall direction of the organization, fundraising, fiscal management, public relations, and program operations. OACC has six core staff serving a broad constituent base of over 25,000 people per year. In conjunction with key staff, the ED oversees the maintenance of a 15,000 sq. ft. facility and rentals program, which is an important source of revenue for the organization.

Core Responsibilities:
• Fiscal management and fundraising: Be responsible for financial management of the organization. Develop and implement policies to achieve effective resource allocation and enhance revenue. Using an entrepreneurial approach, develop and sustain facility and rentals program. Work with the Board of Directors to develop and oversee fundraising activities, including soliciting individual donors, corporations, and foundations. Fiscal management is a core activity for the Executive Director.

• Public and community relations: Represent OACC in the APIA, arts and culture, Chinatown, Oakland and Alameda County community to increase OACC’s visibility. Create alliances with strategic partners in the community to be responsive to community needs. Establish strong, continuing relationships in both the public and private sectors.

• Personnel management: Promote an organizational culture that fosters strong teamwork, effective communication, and commitment to the organization’s vision. Oversee recruitment, selection, professional development and evaluations of organization staff.

• Program planning and management: Work with program staff to develop and oversee programs to achieve the organization’s goals. Ensure that day-to-day operations and programs of OACC are effectively administered. Provide appropriate oversight of program staff activities, and overall systems and procedures.

• Board relations: With the Board chair, coordinate Board involvement. Work with the Board to develop and implement the overall fund development plan for the organization.

Qualifications: The ideal Executive Director candidate will have:
• Commitment to the mission and vision of Oakland Asian Cultural Center;
• Experience in managing a complex budget and fiscal management;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the transformative nature of art and culture;
• Creative fundraising, development, and marketing experience;
• Leadership skills and the ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, including teamwork and collaboration;
• Management experience in the nonprofit sector;
• Exceptional communication skills, including writing and public speaking;
• Experience in effectively developing and working with a non-profit Board of Directors; and
• A degree in a relevant field—master’s degree preferred or equivalent education and experience.

Flexible schedule potential.  Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave.

Application Process: Submit cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience along with a current resume and three references via email to edsearchforoacc2013@gmail.com or mail to:

ED Search Committee
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607

If you have questions, please refrain from calling OACC.  Direct questions to edsearchforoacc2013@gmail.com.

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