The COOL Cooperative is hiring a new executive director!
The COOL Cooperative is a New Orleans-based 501(c)(3)
organization dedicated to helping young people with film-industry
workforce development. We offer summer camps, in-school classes,
after-school programs, and hands-on training in film
Job Description: Reporting to the Board of
Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic
and operational responsibility for COOL’s staff, programs,
expansion, and execution of its mission. She or he will initially
develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and
business plans before developing and executing their own strategic
Leadership & Management:
Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence,
rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and
administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend
timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
Actively engage and energize COOL Nonprofit
volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering
organizations, and funders.
Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board
of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build
board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local
operations as well as for the national rollout.
Lead, coach, develop, recruit, and retain
Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and
regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes
that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and
Manage COOL’s gear and equipment as well as location and
Fundraising & Communications:
Expand local revenue generating and
fundraising activities to support existing program operations and
regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
Deepen and refine all aspects of
communications—from web presence to external relations with the
goal of creating a stronger brand.
Use external presence and relationships to garner new
Apply for grants sufficient to maintain COOL’s operating
Ultimate responsibility for raining money required to continue
excellent operations of the organization.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to COOL’s mission. All
candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and
relationship management experience.
Specific requirements include:
Collegiate degree with at least 3 years of
senior management experience; track record of effectively leading
an outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to
specific examples of having developed and operationalized
strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of
Strong preference to candidates with a
working knowledge of, or experience in, the film industry.
Demonstrated ability to fundraise, manage
donations, and grown an organization.
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and
data-driven program evaluation.
Excellence in organizational management with
the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance
teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a
Ideally, past success working with a Board of
Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member
Strong marketing, public relations, and
fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of
stakeholders and cultures.
Strong written and verbal communication
skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent
interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
Ability to work effectively in collaboration
with diverse groups of people.
Passion, idealism, integrity, positive
attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Please note: We are an equal opportunity employer. All
applicants will be considered for employment without attention to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, veteran or disability status
COOL is a small-but-growing organization, serving around 120
students with a team size of 3-4. Our annual budget is around
$330,000, and the starting salary for this position is expected to
be around $85,000 per year.
Interested candidates may reach out to current Executive
Director Kirby Voss with any questions, or submit resume and cover
letter to him at email@example.com.