The Jazz Institute of Chicago is a non-profit organization, founded in 1969, to provide jazz education, develop and support local artists, cultivate audiences for jazz and contribute positively to a thriving, diversified jazz ecosystem. The Jazz Institute helps to enable the creation, presentation, preservation and documentation of locally and regionally based jazz, to expand on a historic legacy of cultural achievement in ways accessible to the general public, encouraging individuals to get involved.
The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is responsible for the effective leadership, management and operations of the Jazz Institute of Chicago to ensure the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director directly manages a Development and Membership Director, an Education Director, a Communications and Marketing Director, an Operations Manager, a Director of Artistic Collaborations, a Program and Event Support Manager and future staff positions.
Accordingly, the Executive Director has primary responsibility for the accomplishment of the Jazz Institute’s organizational and programmatic goals and objectives including Board governance and support; executive leadership and management; program development and management; financial management; human resource management; information management (including online platforms) and administrative operations; and marketing and external relations. The Executive Director is instrumental in working with the board to set a strategic direction meant to elevate the Jazz Institute’s profile at local, regional, national and international levels.
In addition, the Executive Director leads the Board and the institution in funds development, including both fostering relationships with current and potential donors and diversifying the Jazz Institute’s funding support and revenues. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
It is the policy of the Jazz Institute of Chicago to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status. The Jazz Institute of Chicago is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities.
INQUIRIES about this position should be addressed to JIC.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach a
Inquiries are requested by November 10, 2017. All inquiries will be acknowledged.