Job Posting - Executive Director

JOB POSTING - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

About Ayazamana Cultural Center also known as Ecuadorian American Cultural Center

Our mission is to promote Ecuadorian culture and heritage in New York City through the arts by collaborating with local artists and community groups. This enables us to offer low- or no-cost programming and events that allow anyone who has an interest in learning about our culture to live the Ecuadorian experience. Our expectation is, through our work, to contribute to the ongoing efforts to increase cultural awareness and tolerance within our city.

Our vision is to live in a society where Ecuadorian culture is well-known and respected.

 

We are seeking candidates who can bring the following experience and qualities:

  • Tried and tested leadership and managerial experience
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new challenges, circumstances, and working environments
  • Become fully engaged with and develop a passion for the center’s mission and vision
  • Well organized and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Take a hands-on approach to simultaneously manage multiple events, projects, and programs
  • Ability to prioritize multiple and often competing deadlines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adjust to shifting priorities
  • Make sound decisions based on the organization’s immediate, short-term, and long-term needs
  • Motivate and coach staff and volunteers
  • Work well independently and constantly seek opportunities to expand knowledge
  • Solve problems using both conventional and nonconventional approaches
  • Work with artists and other creative teams
  • Create an inclusive culture that fosters both continuity and innovation

The chosen candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the organization in a manner that supports its mission and vision through programming, strategic planning, and community outreach
  • Effectively communicating with the Board of Directors and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary by the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions (i.e. annual budget and report, financial statements)
  • Responsible for overseeing fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the organization’s mission and financial health
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations
  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff
  • Fortify and expand current programs and events that benefit the community and align with our mission
  • Oversee the day-to-day administration of the organization, including supervising administrative staff and contractors

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years related work experience
  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years related work experience

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Preferred degrees and/or experience in business administration, public administration, government relations or related fields
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Location: EACC’s office is located in Astoria, New York, with the opportunity for a hybrid schedule. This position is mainly remote but will require availability on some evenings or weekends for in-person events.

Compensation: EACC offers a salary commensurate with experience (range of $65,000 and $80,000).

Process: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Please send a cover letter and resume to info@ecuadorcenter.org