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ABOUT P.S. ARTS
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to advancing equity and opportunity for children and youth by providing arts education in systemically under-resourced schools and communities. The P.S. in P.S. ARTS stands for public schools. Dr. Paul Cummins founded P.S. ARTS in 1991 with seed funding from musician and philanthropist, Herb Alpert. They recognized that a steady decline in funding since the late 1970s had produced massive resource inequities in California public schools, and arts programs were virtually nonexistent in the schools serving the highest numbers of youth affected by poverty and systemic racism. By coordinating with school administers and parent groups P.S. ARTS provides community outreach programs that advocate for educational equity and provide creative experiences for the entire family.
P.S. ARTS has grown from serving 285 students in one school to over 30,000 students in 90 schools across Los Angeles County and California’s Central Valley. Today, true to its founding vision, P.S. ARTS is widely regarded as an exemplary arts education provider, advancing social justice by providing arts programs proven to foster students’ wellbeing and success in school, work, and life.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Advancement Director will lead P.S. ARTS fund development efforts. Collaborative and innovative in nature, the Director will work closely with senior leadership team to create and execute long-term fundraising vision and strategic direction of the organization. With an overall organization budget of over $5.5M that encompasses a diverse funding portfolio the incoming director will establish a fundraising infrastructure that supports P.S. ARTS’ mission and expansion.
While leading an Advancement team to set and achieve annual and long-term fundraising goals, the Director will manage all aspects of fundraising, events, and external affairs. In addition, the Director plays a central role in supporting the Board of Trustees in their responsibility as fundraisers and ambassadors. The Director, in collaboration with the CEO, will be the staff liaison for the Board’s Governance committee and support trustee recruitment, orientation, training, and development.
A successful Advancement Director is well versed in equitable fundraising strategies, practices diplomacy in all job-related interactions, and understands how to develop and execute a financial vision. Visiting with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects and representing P.S. ARTS publicly in order to secure major and transformational gifts for our work will be a main priority. The Advancement Director’s overall goal is to ensure the organizations’ fundraising strategies effectively support and scale P.S. ARTS’ mission, goals and initiatives.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Development Strategy & Organizational Leadership
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $120,000 – $140,000. P.S. ARTS offers a hybrid work schedule to its staff and a generous benefits package medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, 401 K (unmatched), and FSA eligible. With an annual PTO of 10 vacation days, 21 paid holidays, 72 hours of paid sick leave, bereavement leave, and summer Fridays.
P.S. ARTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. P.S. ARTS does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, political affiliation or citizenship. All qualified applicants, including minorities and women, are encouraged to apply.
P.S. ARTS is dedicated to advancing equity and opportunity for children and youth by providing arts education in systemically under-resources schools and communities.
P.S. ARTS encourages all employees to feel empowered by and model the Organization’s values: Art, Community, Equity, Innovation & Excellence.
Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.