ArtsFairfax seeks a talented visionary with demonstrated
successful leadership and management experience in a non-profit
organization. The ideal candidate will be an advocate and champion
for the arts, demonstrating exceptional skills in communications,
diplomacy, discretion, and persuasion. S/he/they will be
experienced working with political bodies, both elected and
appointed, and will understand the nuances of working with
government and parallel agencies who provide a substantial portion
of the organization’s funding.
ArtsFairfax is one of the Washington metropolitan area’s leading
arts promotion and funding organizations, with a growing, annual
budget of $1. 9 million. ArtsFairfax provides nearly $800K in
competitive grants each year to support local arts organizations in
Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. More
than a granting agency, ArtsFairfax is a leader in creating
opportunities to expose the public to the varied and diverse arts
and culture in the region and oversees community engagement and
arts promotion activities, including the creation of a Fairfax
County Poet Laureate, the Capital One Hall Community Arts
Partnership, various public art projects, and local art displays at
Tysons Corner Center. ArtsFairfax also provides invaluable tools
and resources, including a Public Art Locator web application, a
comprehensive calendar of arts events, and more than 2,500 hours of
learning through their professional development offerings for
artists and arts administrators.
Continuing and expanding Arts Fairfax’s mission requires a
leader who has the capacity to create, monitor, and implement
budgets; guide and manage a terrific, dedicated staff; engage and
communicate well with funding organizations, including state and
local governments; and work closely and collaboratively with the
organization’s board of directors.
The President and CEO reports to the Board of Directors.
S/he/they has overall responsibility for implementing the goals
laid out in the ArtsFairfax strategic plan and regularly
communicates progress toward meeting those goals. S/he/they is
responsible for being a strong connector for ArtsFairfax in the
community, with political leaders in Fairfax and beyond, with arts
venues and artists, and with community partners and civic agencies.
The (President) and CEO is responsible for the fiscal management of
the organization, which includes diversifying its sources of
income, spending wisely, and allocating adequate resources to
achieve ArtsFairfax goals. S/he/they is the leading advocate for
the organization and for the arts in the county and in
As the manager of the staff, s/he/they must have the capacity to
build trust with the team and engage them in being visionaries for
the organization while keeping them focused on implementing the
organization’s strategic plan. S/he/they must listen to and inspire
the staff, encourage them, hold them accountable, and foster a
positive workplace environment before implementing new agendas,
restructuring, or making major changes.
The President and CEO has a strategic mind and positive
attitude, is committed to diversity, equity, and accessibility in
all areas the organization touches, and understands the
complexities of this mission-driven, public-facing, non-profit
Salary Range: $135,000 - $165,000
For inquiries, or to apply, please submit a resume
and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled - for best
consideration, please submit by January 5, 2024.