Title Executive Director
Organization The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)
Closing Date
Location Lubbock, TX
Information

Executive Director
The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) seeks applications for the position of Executive Director, a year-round, full-time position.

Our Mission:
To inspire and enrich the City of Lubbock, Texas, as a catalyst for the arts. LHUCA supports Lubbock and the South Plains region by:

• Serving as the anchor of the Lubbock Cultural District and by promoting arts education regionally
• Supporting the creation and appreciation of art by nurturing regional artists, audiences, and organizations

Background
LHUCA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1997. Each year it welcomes over 45,000 visitors to its campus, reaching individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. Serving as a catalyst in the redevelopment of downtown Lubbock, LHUCA anchors the north end of the Lubbock Cultural District. Home to the visual and performing arts, it serves artists and arts organizations throughout the region. Each year over 300 artists and 20 cultural organizations utilize our nine buildings totaling 64,000 square feet, available for the inspiration and incubation of the arts. The buildings provide studio, meeting, exhibit, workshop, rehearsal, and performance space for emerging and established artists and arts organizations.

Scope & Responsibilities of the Position

The Executive Director (ED) has the responsibility to oversee the planning and operational processes for all components of the organization. Areas of oversight include strategic/operational planning, staff selection and management, fundraising, financial management, public relations, marketing, programming, membership growth and volunteer recruitment. The ED reports to the Board of Directors (the Board). The ED collaborates with the Board and its committees to clearly define the support required by the ED and staff to fulfill the mission and goals of LHUCA. The Board performs an annual review of the ED.

LHUCA seeks a leader who will bring to the position a high degree of energy, integrity and creativity as well as strategic, financial and organizational expertise.

Specific responsibilities of the Executive Director
• Serve as the chief representative for LHUCA within the community
• Ensure the Board receives accurate and timely financial reporting
• Develop, implement and continuously monitor annual operating, project and long-range budgets
• Work closely with the Board to create and execute a long-term strategic plan
• Ensure the budgets align with the organization’s strategic goals
• Hire and manage the staff and create a results and team-oriented environment
• Set annual personal and organizational goals
• Oversee development staff to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising and donor relations strategy to include the organization’s annual gala. Ensure the gala committee and the Board are informed and coordinated
• Serve as the primary representative to foundations
• Research, write, administer, and report upon grants to private and public foundations

Development and Fundraising Oversight Duties
The ED is responsible for overseeing development and fundraising staff to do the following:
• Oversee Identification of foundation, corporate, governmental and individual donor prospects, and build relationships as needed
• Oversee the creation and implementation of a donor stewardship plan
• Oversee the maintenance of the donor database to aid in donor research, stewardship, and fundraising goals
• Oversee fundraising events including the gala
• Work closely with the Board Development Chair to ensure solid communication throughout all development efforts

Board, Committee, and Volunteer Management Duties
The ED is responsible for the following:
• Implement policy recommendations as defined by the Board
• Prepare an annual draft budget
• Identify new Board Members for Board approval
• Onboard new Board Members
• Coordinate all materials for monthly board meetings
• Submit an annual calendar for Board and committee meetings
• Convene the LHUCA League (advisory council) and recruit members as needed
• Recruit, steward and actively maintain positive volunteer relationships

Required
• Passion for LHUCA’s vision of the organization and a commitment to its mission
• Experience in a supervisory position in a nonprofit organization which includes budgeting, managing of staff and public speaking
• A proven understanding of the arts, and art community
• Superior writing and communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors
• Strong internal communication skills

Highly Preferred
• Experience as an executive director in the nonprofit sector
• Experience in grant writing
• Experience in fundraising with a track record of success
• Experience in capital campaign fundraising

To Apply
Please forward, via email, the following materials in your application packet: (i) a letter of interest, (ii) current position, (iii) a current resume/CV, (iv) references (maximum of four), (v) samples of work (e.g. grants, marketing materials, promotional materials, proposals). References will not be contacted unless and until an applicant is chosen for an initial interview.

All application information must be received via email with “Executive Director LHUCA in the subject line and sent to the LHUCA Board of Directors Secretary: linda.whitebread@gmail.com.

LHUCA 2018| 806 762-8606 | 511 Ave. K Lubbock, TX 79401

Website http://www.lhuca.org