Executive Director of HOPE Center for the Arts
ABOUT HOPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
HOPE Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering disabled adult artists, particularly those with intellectual disabilities, through their core values of Freedom to Create, Inclusion, Respect, Community, and Acceptance. HOPE Center for the Arts provides individuals with intellectual disabilities the freedom to explore and express themselves creatively through various art classes and events, fostering an inclusive community where every artist, regardless of their abilities, is respected and embraced. At the heart of their mission is a dedication to acceptance and the transformative power of art as a form of expression for all. The organization's roots trace back to a remarkable encounter when special education music teacher Doris Walker discovered the extraordinary musical talent of Paul Kuehn, a young man with autism, leading to the formation of the Hi HOPEs band and the creation of HOPE Center for the Arts. Originally serving eight students, all Hi HOPEs members, the organization has grown over the years to cater to 50 adults enrolled with intellectual disabilities, offering a diverse range of artistic opportunities in visual arts, music, dance, and drama, while promoting the belief that art has the power to bridge differences, foster community, and provide hope for all.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Executive Director at HOPE Center for the Arts is crucial for empowering adults with intellectual disabilities through the arts. Responsibilities include realizing the organization's vision, overseeing operations with flexibility, and embodying core values of respect, inclusion, and community. We are looking for an inspiring leader who will take the organization to the next level of excellence. The ideal candidate should have recent experience serving the intellectually/developmentally disabled community, familiarity with compliance authorities like regional centers, an interest in the arts, and ties to the Irvine community. They must align with the organization's core values and job responsibilities for this leadership role, fostering a nurturing, inclusive environment where art empowers and transforms.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Organizational Strategy and Leadership
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a fractional position with the salary range of $85,000 – $100,000. Once onboarded it is anticipated that the hourly commitment per week will be somewhere between 30-36 hours Monday through Friday, understanding that the number of hours/days may periodically increase due to various circumstances/responsibilities such as overseeing workshops, representing the organization, speaking engagements, community events, etc. The position is an in-person role located in Irvine, CA. Benefits offered may include medical, dental, and vision. PTO consisting of vacation and sick leave.
Envision Consulting was retained by HOPE Center for the Arts to conduct the search for their incoming Executive Director.
HOPE Center for the Arts is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at HOPE Center for the Arts are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and CA state laws.
Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact Envision Consulting at 626.889.7905 to request and arrange for assistance.