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30 May 2013

Full-Time Executive Director – Center for Architecture Foundation

Center for Architecture Foundation – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Provide dynamic leadership of a nonprofit organization committed to
architecture and design education for K-12 youth, families and adults in
New York City.  Spearhead the development of public outreach programs
that build greater public awareness of the built environment in New York
City. The Director has primary responsibility for strategic direction
and development.

The Executive Director will work closely with
Center for Architecture Foundation’s staff and Board of Directors and
the American Institute of Architect’s NY Chapter staff and Board to
initiate, organize and administer programs.
In addition to general
administrative, marketing, and financial oversight, the Executive
Director will supervise the Director of Education, Lead Design Educator,
Development Manager, Program and Marketing Manager, Scholarships
Assistant, interns and volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage strategic planning, fundraising, and communications including
cultivating donors, planning events (including annual gala), writing
grant proposals, newsletters, and press releases, and managing web
• Oversee all programming which includes: youth programs at
the Center for Architecture and in 85 classrooms throughout NYC; five
scholarships and grants; exhibition of student work; new series of adult
programs for the general public
• Supervise planning, implementation, administration and management of all organizational activities and systems
• Create and manage approx. $750K organizational budget and maintain fiscal health and sustainability
• Spearhead collaboration with our main partner the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter and other cultural partners
• Cultivate and develop partnerships with organizations, government agencies and philanthropists
• Set organizational goals and effective standards of performance and accountability
• Liaise with Board to assist with governance and articulate priorities and needs
• Supervise staff of five; set and manage human resources policies and procedures


Leadership experience with non-profit management, fundraising and
marketing.  Working knowledge of architecture, design, and/or arts
• Proven track record of fundraising for non-profit organizations related to art or architecture or design education
• Self-confident individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, assertiveness, diplomacy and good judgment
• Excellent organizational and staff management skills

Excellent financial management skills – experience with developing and
managing budgets as well as financial projections including monthly
• Excellent writing and verbal skills, including grant writing
• Strong computer skills including Quickbooks, Filemaker and Salesforce
The Center for Architecture Foundation promotes public understanding
and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs
for K-12th grade students and teachers, families and the general
public. CFAF’s programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in
schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area.
We collaborate with our partner, the American Institute of Architects NY
Chapter, on the Center for Architecture’s exhibitions and on
scholarships and grants for advanced study in the field.

CFAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, established by the American
Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA/NY) in 1966. Since that
time, CFAF has grown to be an independent non-profit organization that
continues to work collaboratively with the AIA NY Chapter. CFAF is
located with the AIA NY Chapter at the Center for Architecture which
opened in 2003 as a center of learning and public gallery space for the
public and building industry professionals. The Center plays a vital
role in fulfilling the long-term goal of both organizations to improve
the appreciation of architecture and urban design in New York City. The
Center serves as a hub for learning about the City’s built environment,
providing galleries with dynamic exhibitions, a constant rotation of
lectures, panels, and book talks, a resource center, and a wide range of
public programs.The Center also serves as a community space and public
resource for other cultural organizations.

How to Apply

For more information, visit: Please no phone calls. CFAF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete benefits package and 401k. CFAF would consider reduced and/or flexible schedule, depending on the strength of the candidate. All interested qualified candidates please forward resume and cover letter with salary history and salary requirement to Claudia Zeldin at: by June 15, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted starting in June.

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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