The mission of Gibney is to tap into the vast potential of
movement, creativity, and performance to Gibney’s mission is to tap
into the vast potential of movement, creativity, and performance to
effect social change and personal transformation. Gibney’s vision
is to bring together communities working at the intersection of art
and social justice to build momentum and catalyze action beyond the
studio and stage.
Gibney is a dance company, a performing arts hub, and a social
action incubator located in New York City. Our artistically
acclaimed and socially active Company of Artistic Associates
performs works by renowned and rising contemporary choreographers.
Gibney’s Community initiatives use art to prevent and move beyond
violence 365 days a year. We are the steward of two beautiful
locations comprising a vibrant performing art Center. Through
expansive programming, we push boundaries, address pressing issues,
lift voices, and mobilize the power of movement to transform lives
and, in turn, change the world.
Gibney embodies …
Respect – we are considerate, thoughtful, and act with
Advocacy – we are supportive, principled, and catalytic.
Responsibility – we are collaborative, responsive, and dedicated
to sustainable change.
Action – we are resourceful, proactive, enterprising, and
Equity – we are inclusive and committed to justice, anti-racism,
anti-oppression, and diversity.
These values are intrinsic to Gibney and guide how we work and
interact with our core communities.
The Executive & Board Liaison (EBL) is a proactive,
organized, responsible, and creative nonprofit professional
who supports the Founder, CEO & Artistic Director Gina Gibney
(CEO) and serves as a liaison with the organization’s Board of
The EBL manages the CEO’s written communication and special
projects in addition to the daily schedule of meetings, tasks,
and fundraising responsibilities. The EBL is a strong
writer, communicator, and multi-tasker who can handle
day-to-day tasks with excellence while tracking progress on
longer-term goals, planning, and logistics. The EBL uses sound
judgment in planning, delegation, and prioritization to ensure
that the CEO’s time is leveraged to maximum potential. The EBL
streamlines communication between the CEO and Gibney’s many
internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate
will have significant prior experience, deep love of
and desire to advance the field of dance, an affinity with the
organization’s mission and dedication to social justice, and a
demonstrated commitment to nonprofit management.
The EBL is supervised directly by the CEO and regularly
collaborates with Gibney’s Executive Leadership Team. The EBL
is a full-time, exempt position with tremendous opportunities
for growth and advancement.
This position requires an on-site presence at Gibney Center,
including 890 Broadway and 280 Broadway, in lower Manhattan.
Further, all employees must be fully vaccinated (including a
booster) to enter Gibney Center.
In the domain of Executive responsibilities, the EBL:
• Anticipates and facilitates the CEO’s needs through
comprehensive administrative and logistical support.
• Manages timely and sensitive projects for the CEO with care
and maintains a high level of discretion around confidential
• Manages and serves as a point person for the CEO’s
communications and interactions with all internal and external
stakeholders, including board, donors, funders, field VIPs,
staff, colleagues, and others.
• Drafts reports and written communication for the CEO and
ensures timely follow-up on meeting requests, funder outreach,
and updates, thank you notes, and extensive staff
• Strategically manages the CEO’s calendar with careful
attention to detail; ensures that the CEO’s priorities are
reflected in the schedule of meetings; fields all internal and
external meeting requests.
• Manages meeting inquiries and effectively coordinates
• Manages CEO meetings: prepares agendas and written materials;
ensures that all materials are proofed, well-constructed, and
available at the time of the meeting; attends meetings
and records notes, provides notes and/or lists of action items
to participants, and follows up on progress on action
• Maintains contact lists and updates Gibney’s CRM database on
behalf of the CEO.
• Conducts informal research, data collection, and surveying,
also assisting with analysis.
• Manages and books all domestic and international travel
arrangements (flights, accommodations, Visas, dinner
reservations, etc.) for the CEO, generates detailed
itineraries, manages all travel logistics, and provides
support throughout travel period.
• Prepares expense reports for the CEO and reconciles credit
• Schedules and manages special CEO-initiated staff and program
activities, including IDEA sessions, professional development
opportunities, and special program initiatives.
• Performs duties related to the CEOs outside professional
commitments, including Boards, convenings, industry events,
and affinity groups; coordinates agendas and
materials preparation, and follow up.
In the domain of Board responsibilities, the EBL:
• Schedules Board of Director and Board Committee meetings;
composes first draft agendas in collaboration with the staff
administrator; distributes final agendas and handouts, records
draft minutes, and distributes final approved version; and
ensures follow-up for items identified during Board calls and
• Supports regular and real-time correspondence and updates for
the Board of Directors, and responds to Board inquiries
• Participates as a member of the Development team focusing on
liaising with the Board and assisting the CEO with fundraising
duties; facilitates and supports the CEO’s completion
of “Moves Management” tasks.
• Utilizes Gibney’s CRM database, Salesforce PatronManager, to
consistently track completed tasks, denote the status of next
steps and meetings, and capture meeting debriefs to
keep senior staff informed on progress across various
• Schedules and manages special CEO-initiates Board activities,
including the Board/Staff Lunch and the Board Chair’s cycle of
attendance at Staff Meetings.
Gibney is a growing organization, and employees are often called
upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish
organizational goals and meet critical deadlines.
NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION
Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts
organization. Working in this sector can be personally
rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and different opportunities for
growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the
private sector or more highly resourced art forms.
Therefore, candidates for employment are advised to carefully
consider their decision to work in this field before seeking
or accepting a position at Gibney.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Gibney provides equal employment opportunities to all employees
and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any type because of race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the
status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital
status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other
characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all
terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Gibney is strongly committed to providing reasonable
accommodations for disabilities during the application and
hiring process. If required, please contact Senior Manager of Human
Resources, Mario Alberto Flores, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Associate or Bachelor’s degree required (B.A. or B.F.A.
preferred), and/or related experience.
• 5+ years of nonprofit management and communications
experience, preferably in dance/performing arts.
• Passion for the performing arts and social justice fields, and
belief in Gibney’s mission and vision.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Facility with and curiosity about technology.
• Extraordinary attention to detail.
• Ability to interact positively and effectively with management
and employees at all levels and throughout every area of the
• Excellent judgment, discretion, and integrity.
• Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks and competing
• Proactive and motivated with demonstrable problem-solving
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and
• Demonstrate humor, enthusiasm, and positivity.
• Ability to work some overtime, including evenings and weekends
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint),
Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media platforms.
• Ethical work behavior with the ability to maintain the highest
level of confidentiality.
To be considered for the position, please submit your
Mario Flores, Senior Manager of HR
Your application should include a resume and a cover letter that
demonstrates the level of writing skill that is essential for
this position. Please note that the salary for this full-time
exempt position is $58,500, though exceptionally qualified
candidates will be considered at levels commensurate with
All expressions of interest and conversations will be held in
the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted
without the candidate’s permission. Incomplete submissions will not
be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail, fax,