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Vice President, External Relations

Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Colorado, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Anderson Ranch Arts Center in the search for a Vice President, External Relations.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, External Relations will bring new ideas, energy, and growth to all external-facing functions including development, events, marketing, communications, public relations, and community partnerships. The Vice President will be responsible for the unity and success of these activities, including cohesive long-range strategic planning, budgeting, and managing the team towards financial, performance, and growth targets, while building a staffing and execution system to support the full team. The Vice President will exercise direct focus on the development of annual signature events, secure corporate underwriting, manage foundation relationships, and oversee major gifts and campaigns. This role will require regular interaction with and stewardship of major philanthropists, individual trustees, as well as management of relevant Board of Trustees committee meetings. The salary range for this position is $125K to $150K annually.

For over 55 years, Anderson Ranch Arts Center has been providing opportunities for those interested in pursuing contemporary visual arts. The Ranch’s mission is to provide transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue, and community through workshops in the summer and an Artist-in-Residence program in the fall and spring. Anderson Ranch Arts Center is an international center for the creation of new work and artistic experimentation by contemporary leading artists and offers a large public events program, attended by more than 5,000 people each year.

At Anderson Ranch Arts Center, human beings’ lifelong need to develop personal creativity and to discover, learn, and grow is recognized. The Ranch nurtures and inspires imaginations of all ages, encourages experimentation, intensive inquiry, and creative production.

Anderson Ranch is a place like no other. Artists of all levels and ages come to the Ranch every summer for the opportunity to uncover, develop, and stretch their creative spirits. They come for the guest faculty of renowned artists and gifted instructors and the supportive community that encourages experimentation and growth. They come for the state-of-the-art facilities and the beautiful and rustic setting. They come for unique hands-on learning opportunities offered in numerous disciplines enriched by slide lectures, exhibitions, and critiques. In short, they come because Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers the opportunity to learn, create, and become more.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center seeks a Vice President, External Relations with a passion for the arts and the importance of the art-making experience and a recognition of human beings’ lifelong need to develop personal creativity and to discover, learn, and grow; deep knowledge of a variety of charitable giving strategies, approaches, vehicles, and agreements as well as a deep understanding of relationship development; an understanding of and experience in creative event visioning, budgeting, planning, and execution; experience leading a team toward building a strategy that supports reputational growth and fundraising efforts; and experience creating a long-term growth plan for annual and special giving efforts. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission and values of Anderson Ranch Arts Center as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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