Director of In-House Programs & Instrumental Division Head

The Community Center of Boston (CMCB) is seeking a candidate for the Director of In-House Programs (DIHP) to be the visionary leader responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of the department’s strategic vision, public visibility, and directorial operations related to CMCB’s In-House Programs. 

Status: Full-Time Exempt (40 hours/week)

Start Date: April 2019

Reports to: Chief Programming Officer

Oversees: In-House Programs Staff and Faculty

Works Closely With: Early Childhood Director, Director of School Outreach, Community Engagement Manager, Director of Music Therapy, Registrar, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Programming Officer (CPO), and Executive Director

DESCRIPTION

The Director of In-House Programs (DIHP) at CMCB will be a visionary leader responsible for supervising and directing all aspects of the department’s strategic vision, public visibility, and Directorial operations as it relates to CMCB’s In-House Programs. Reporting to the Chief Programming Officer, the DIHP will be a spokesperson for the In-House Programs, SummerMUSIC and the Instrumental Division. They will energize and execute all components of CMCB’s strategic plan that relate to In-House Programs, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental Division. Maintaining multi-generational relationships with the board, faculty, staff, parents, students, strategic partners, and donors, the DIHP will exude warmth and energy while leading a historic In-House Program, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental Division focused on access for diverse populations. The DIHP will also oversee best practices in hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising a diverse group of teaching artists, faculty, interns, and students while maximizing earned and contributed revenues. The DIHP will also work closely with the Early Childhood Director, Director of School Outreach, and Director of Music Therapy, and the Community Engagement Manager to activate the relationships between our South End site, school programs, satellites, and other CMCB programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations

  • To foster and leverage CMCB’s strong reputation as an extraordinary community music school to sustain current programming and to develop future opportunities for expansion and growth in the In-House Programs, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental Division.
  • To work with CPO and COO to manage programmatic risk, including ensuring that appropriate compliance systems are in place and steps are taken to reduce organizational risks related to finance, safety, labor relations, and other related functions
  • To maintain compliance with Code of Ethics & Standards – FERPA
  • To determine program goals and develop strategies to meet them
  • To oversee In-House Programs, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental contracts and implementation
  • To maintain In-House and SummerMUSIC equipment and instruments
  • To integrate all aspects of CMCB’s programs to ensure that programs are aligned in fulfilling the mission and vision
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the Executive Director as needed
    Human Resources
  • To work with CPO and COO to administer and refine CMCB’s human resources program including: hiring and termination, performance and salary review, compensation and benefits, compliance and safety, orientation and training
  • To lead efforts to increase diversity of faculty and staff to reflect student diversity
  • To work with CPO and COO to ensure that the hiring practices are equitable and that they minimize implicit bias of marginalized groups
  • To oversee the department to ensure that faculty, staff, students, and parents have a memorable experience that leaves a legacy on their future growth and personal development

Program Accountability and Oversight

  • To work with CPO to create and refine theories of change/logic models
  • To work with CPO to define, document, and report programmatic impact
  • To create, In consultation with CPO and management team, corrective plans for pilots that are off track
  • To work with the CPO, the Early Childhood Director, and other program heads to ensure that students from Early Childhood, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental are flowing into other CMCB programs
  • To identify and promote innovative programming that challenges the status quo and pushes the organization to consider choices that may be outside its traditional comfort zone
  • To ensure the highest level of programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse community
  • To work with CPO, Director of School Outreach, Community Engagement Manager, and Early Childhood Director to maximize CMCB’s community impact
  • To strengthen current partnerships while developing new partnership agreements with schools and community organizations to advance CMCB’s community-based activities throughout the Greater Boston area

Financial Acumen and Organizational Management

  • To spearhead innovation and creativity to allow the In-House Programs, SummerMUSIC, and Instrumental Division to become more structured, prescriptive, and data-driven
  • To lead day-to-day operations to ensure that faculty, staff, students, and parents have a memorable experience that leaves a legacy on their future growth and personal development
  • To ensure that programs have sound financial strategy and high-quality financial systems and controls in place
  • To lead in monitoring and reporting financials to ensure the financial health and stability of each program while also matching money to mission
  • To empower and build camaraderie among CMCB faculty to recognize and leverage individual strengths that contribute to organizational success.
  • To work with CPO to financially negotiate, manage, and implement CMCB’s contractual partnership agreements
  • To oversee monthly/quarterly financial reporting and financial assessments of programs
  • To monitor and report organizational financial performance and design an organizational and financial accountability structure that is effective, efficient, and exceeds industry standards
  • To work with COO and CPO to determine program rates and fees
  • To manage all departmental accounts with the participation of registrar, COO, and CPO
  • To assist advancement department in grant application and reporting process
  • To provide leadership in the recruitment and retention of students and clients

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or extensive knowledge in the fields of music school administration, community arts education, program design and leadership.
  • Ability to plan and execute department initiatives.
  • Expertise in planning, organizational development, and team building in a collegial environment of mutual respect is needed.
  • A successful track record in best practices within the community engagement field and a high level of leadership experience is expected.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience is preferred.
  • The successful candidate should have a passion for arts as a tool for community engagement as well as enthusiasm for CMCB’s CMCB’s dual mission of excellence and access.

COMPENSATIONS & BENEFITS

Salary range is low-mid $60K’s commensurate with experience, and benefits include medical insurance (group health and flexible spending account) paid time off, non-contributory 403(b) retirement plan, and discounts on music instruction at CMCB.

TO APPLY

Please upload your cover letter and resume to: http://cmcb.mytribehr.com/careers/view/75
Marie Tai, Chief Operating Officer
Application Deadline is March 4, 2019

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