Silk Road Institute Programs and Development Manager
Are you driven to create impactful arts programming for your community? Do you have an artistic vision that can be realized with an institute valuing diversity, inclusion and the issues challenging contemporary Muslims?
The Silk Road Institute aims to create and promote captivating and professional artistic and cultural programming that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and strengthens Muslim representation, visibility, and contributions within the Canadian cultural mosaic. Our vision is a visible and representative Canadian Muslim artistic and cultural presence that promotes understanding of rich and diverse perspectives.
The Silk Road Institute is hiring a Programs and Development Manager to lead the next exciting stage of its programming
Job title: Programs and Development Manager
Reporting to: Artistic Director, Silk Road Institute
Location: Montreal or Toronto (telework)
Appointment term: 6 months full-time contract (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Commensurate with experience and location
Application Deadline: August 14, 2020
The Programs and Development Manager is responsible for the development, management and effective delivery of community-based programs by the Silk Road Institute while maintaining an engaging relationship with current and prospective program participants, and building a program audience. The candidate is required to have prior experience in managing and delivering community-based arts programs.
The Programs and Development Manager is required to launch, monitor, promote, and run fundraising campaigns to support the programs, while supporting the grant writing process to fund the initiatives by collecting accurate information on the programming content, so that data can be reported in grant applications and fundraising initiatives. They shall play a role managing and reporting the program budget and timeline.
The Programs and Development Manager will work closely with community partners in the conceptualization and realization of program content, so a keen knowledge and experience in delivering arts projects by Muslim communities and under-represented communities is an asset. They should have a clear vision for the artistic project and a passion to develop and maintain an environment where innovative, original and creative content can thrive. They are required to manage a team of volunteers, so strong supervision, leadership and communication skills are an asset.
- Develop and oversee the delivery of all Silk Road Institute programming in consultation with the Silk Road Institute’s Artistic Director.
- Grow program audiences and attendance by developing effective communication campaigns, strengthening relationships with community partners, and community outreach.
- Identify emerging trends for new program development.
- Establish goals for various programs, and evaluate delivery and opportunities for growth through assessment of performance indicators.
- Engage, manage, mentor, and develop a team of volunteers to assist in the delivery of programming.
- Create program budgets and ensure alignment with projected expenses and revenue.
- Launch, manage, promote, and monitor fundraising campaigns to support the Silk Road Institute’s programming and strategic objectives.
- In collaboration with the Silk Road Institute’s Board of Directors, expand and strengthen the Silk Road Institute’s financial support through outreach to new and potential donors and corporate sponsors.
- Support the grant applications process by developing content on programming content and budgeting.
- Develop communications material including the effective capture of programming through visual and/or audio recordings, as necessary.
- Develop and deliver a communications strategy to effectively promote programming, grow audiences, and strengthen fundraising campaigns.
- Develop and deliver communications material through an effective social media presence and through frequent internal newsletters.
- Grow the Silk Road Institute’s audience and strengthen the Silk Road Institute’s brand.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Enthusiasm for working with Muslim communities and working with the artistic vision of diverse groups of artists.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to manage a team of creative individuals with effective leadership skills.
- Strong knowledge of artists and trends within Canada’s Muslim communities and Canada’s under-represented communities.
- Ability to maintain a creative and enriching environment for a team of artists.
- Consciousness for setting and meeting deadlines of grant proposals and fundraising initiatives amid shifting priorities and a large workload.
- Willingness to uphold and contribute to the Silk Road Institute vision and mandate.
- Cover Letter
- 2 Reference Letters
Application Deadline: July 24th, 2020