Overview

CORA DANCE SEEKS A FULL-TIME GENERAL MANAGER.

WHO WE ARE:
Through its professional company, youth companies, wraparound services and pay-what-you-can school, Cora Dance creates exceptional dance experiences while addressing the impediments that often restrict individuals from accessing the art form due to affordability and other often unaddressed factors. Cora’s approach to choreography, training and community engagement invites people to find common ground and build a sense of community with one another through the arts, allowing all involved—artists, students, audiences and community members—to connect more deeply with one another. Cora is dance for everyone, offering great art and rare opportunities for intersection. Everything is pay-what-you-can. No one is ever turned away from a class or performance based on what or if they can pay.
For more information please visit: http://coradance.org/

WHO WE NEED:
Cora seeks a General Manager, who will be the head of the administrative team and oversee the execution of financial management, development and fundraising, human resources and day-to-day administrative operations. Our work environment is fast-paced, collaborative and hands-on. This position will work closely with all members of the team and report to the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors.

Primary responsibilities include:

Financial and HR Management:

Serve as the lead in all financial management matters of the organization as they relate to development, capital needs, programming or any other facet of the organization in consultation with the Artistic Director.

Manage accounts payable and receivable including basic payment inputting and tracking, bookkeeping, bill and vendor payments, receipts, invoicing, running reports in Quickbooks.

Manage and prepare all necessary governmental filings and financial recordkeeping (with assistance from external accountants) including preparing Cora’s annual financial statements and IRS 990, and oversees the auditors’ review.

Provide approval of expenditures (in consultation with the Artistic Director) and oversight of the administrative staff, consultants, and/or interns in their handling of regular invoicing, accounts receivable and payable, day-to-day transactions and bookkeeping activities, and other areas of compliance and performance as outlined in the employee manuals and governing documents of the organization.

Direct, manage and oversee all other aspects of financial management as needed.

Organizational Management and Human Resources:

Supervise three part-time employees, all contracted artists and consultants, and serves as lead administrator and point person for all non-artistic and administrative issues.

Manage human resource needs including payroll processing, benefits, insurance, and the creation of contracts (in consultation with the Artistic Director) and oversee their accurate entry into the accounting system.

Facilitate weekly staff meetings, annual retreats and other organized events geared toward improved internal communication, increased efficiency and productivity, and support of the smooth functioning and health of the organization and its programs.

Serves as staff liaison to the Board of Directors, preparing cash flow reports, attending board meetings, and serving as lead point person for the Board in an effort to keep members properly informed and engaged.

Provides general support to the Artistic Director and other staff in the management of projects and initiatives; performing artists, technical artists, and teaching artists; events; and the like as needed to facilitate the smooth, healthy, responsible functioning and growth of the organization and its programs.

Fundraising and Development:

Manage all institutional fundraising, development and sponsorships for the organization including creating grant content (in collaboration with the Development Consultant and Artistic Director), managing application development and submission of proposals and required reports, managing contact with officers, updating of all required portals and platforms of communication with funders and overseeing the development calendar.

Attend major fundraising and institutional events and assist in support of these events as needed.

Oversee the management and execution of the silent auction for the annual Gala as well as managing inflow and outflow of funds and oversee all staff hired to coordinate and execute fundraising events.

Manage donor gratitude and work closely with the Artistic Director to find ways to leverage and increase donor engagement.

Troubleshoot new strategies for increasing efficiency and earned income in collaboration with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors and manage the implementation of those strategies.

WHO YOU ARE:
Cora recognizes that experience comes in a variety of forms and is willing to consider candidates with a range of backgrounds. We are a small, high-performing staff and the ideal candidate must fit into our fast-paced, mission-aligned team. This requires a self-starter who will thrive working together with a team and independently, is willing to dive into new environments and eager to contribute in diverse ways to the organization. Candidate must be comfortable working in an intimate, grassroots, hands-on environment that interfaces regularly with families, children, professional artists, donors and community members.

A successful candidate will have the following personal and professional traits:

Personal:
Passion for our mission and driving positive social change.

Humility and ability to “roll up your sleeves” and jump in.

Relationship-driven focus.

Commitment to a learning mindset.

Collaborative culture builder.

Enthusiasm for bringing high quality dance experiences to diverse populations.

Championing engagement in both the professional dance world as well as communities that historically lack access to professional performing arts.

Professional:
Minimum of 3 years of management experience in the nonprofit world, preferably in the dance and performing arts sector.

BA/BS degree in a related field, specializing in arts management or nonprofit management preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort in interacting with donors and patrons at all levels.

Experience in managing staff or volunteers and delegating duties.

Strong organizational skills in order to institute efficient and scalable processes and improve them over time.

Significant experience in financial management, including budgeting and cash forecasting, preparing or assisting in the preparation of financial statements and reports and bookkeeping using Quickbooks. Familiarity with the principles of nonprofit accounting.

Experience in development, grant-writing or fundraising and familiarity with funders (private and local government) in the New York City area.

Strong computer skills, including QuickBooks, MS Excel and MS Word and Google Suite. Experience with Salesforce (or comparable database program) and fundraising software strongly preferred.

Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire others to work together and improve their own work and the work of the organization.

Comfortable working as a resourceful, flexible team member who can wear many hats as needed to meet organizational goals.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
This is a full time salaried, non-exempt position, with a general schedule of 40 hours per week in house Monday-Friday (some flexibility to start and end time each day). Benefits include three weeks paid vacation annually, health benefits with typically 90-100% employer contribution depending on plan and monthly pre-tax transit benefits. The salary is $46,000.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter that includes a writing sample describing your interest and qualifications for the position to jobs@coradance.org with the subject line “General Manager, Cora Dance”. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. No phone call or recruiters please.

It is the policy of Cora Inc. (dba Cora Dance) to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@coradance.org

About Cora Dance

Through its professional company, youth companies, wraparound services and pay-what-you-can school, Cora Dance creates exceptional dance experiences while addressing the impediments that often restrict individuals from accessing the art form due to affordability and other often unaddressed factors. Cora’s approach to choreography, training and community engagement invites people to find common ground and build a sense of community with one another through the arts, allowing all involved—artists, students, audiences and community members—to connect more deeply with one another. Cora is dance for everyone, offering great art and rare opportunities for intersection. Everything is pay-what-you-can. No one is ever turned away from a class or performance based on what or if they can pay.