The Center for Architecture Foundation promotes public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs for K-12th grade students and teachers, families, and the general public. Our programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area. Additionally, we collaborate with our partner, the American Institutes of Architects NY Chapter, on the Center for Architecture's exhibitions and on scholarships and grants for advanced studies in the field.
Lead the activities of a not-for-profit organization committed to architecture and design education for K-12 educational institutions, youth and adults in New York City. Spear-head the development of public outreach programs that builds greater public awareness of the built environment in New York City.
The Executive Director will work closely with CFAF’s Board of Directors and the American Institute of Architect’s NY Chapter staff and Board initiating, organizing and administering programs. The Director has primary responsibility for development.
In addition to general administrative, marketing, and financial oversight, the Executive Director will supervise the Director of Education, Lead Design Educator, Development Manager, Program and Marketing Manager, Scholarships Assistant, interns and volunteers.
• Manage fundraising, strategic planning, and communications including cultivating donors, planning events (including annual gala), writing grants/proposals, newsletters, press releases and managing web content
• Oversee all programming which includes: youth programs at the Center for Architecture and in 85 classrooms throughout NYC; 5 scholarships and grants; exhibition of student work; new series of adult programs for the general public
• Responsible for the planning, implementation, administration and management of all organizational activities and systems
• Create and manage approx. $750K organizational budget and maintain fiscal health and sustainability
• Spearhead collaboration with our main partner the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter and other cultural partners and philanthropists
• Cultivate and develop partnerships with organizations, government agencies and philanthropists
• Set organizational goals and effective standards of performance and accountability
• Liaise with Board to assist with governance and articulate priorities and needs
• Supervise staff of 5; set and manage human resources policies and procedures
• Experience with non-profit management, fundraising and marketing. Working knowledge of architecture, design, and/or arts education.
• Proven track record of fundraising for non-profit organizations related to art or architecture or design education.
• Self-confident individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills, assertiveness, diplomacy and good judgment
• Excellent organizational and staff management skills
• Excellent financial management skills – experience with developing and managing budgets as well as financial projections including monthly reports
• Excellent writing and verbal skills
• Experience with fundraising and grant-writing
• Strong computer skills including Quickbooks, Filemaker and Salesforce
All interested qualified candidates please forward resume and cover letter with salary history and salary requirement to Claudia Zeldin at: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted starting in June.
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist in our week-long summer programs in architecture and design. Volunteer commitment: one or two weeks, Monday-Friday. Our camps run 9am-4pm.
About our Summer Programs:
The Center for Architecture Foundation's Summer Programs immerse students in learning about different topics in architecture through drawing, design and model making activities and field trips to museums, buildings and professional design offices. Programs are taught by a CFAF Design Educator and our Summer Assistant. Each program culminates with students presenting their week's design work to parents and friends.
Assist with program activites and field trips, helping students to develop their design ideas and art-making skills. Volunteers are asked to commit to a full program week in order to see the project from start to finish. Candidates should have a background in architecture, urban studies, art education or a related design field and experience working with or teaching children.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter describing your interest and experience along with a resume to email@example.com. We will contact you to set up a meeting with a Foundation staff member so we can best match your interest and experience to our summer program. Please check the link to our website for futher information about our program offerings.
The Center for Architecture Foundation is also accepting applications for volunteers and interns. College credit can be be arranged. Click here for more information regarding volunteering.