Finance Director & Chief Content Officer Sought by Educational Theatre Association

EdTA_logoEdTA has two key job opportunities available to support our mission of shaping lives through theatre education:

  • Finance Director – to grow our financially successful organization
  • Chief Content Officer – to lead our Education & Content team

Position details and application process follow below.  Feel free to share with colleagues who you feel might be good candidates.

Who We Are:  The Educational Theatre Association is an international association with more than 135,000 active members and 40 full-time staff.  EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education: honoring student achievement in theatre; supporting teachers by providing professional development, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.   EdTA is the home of the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization established at more than 4,700 schools, that has inducted more than 2.3 million theatre students since its founding in 1929.  The Educational Theatre Foundation is the philanthropic arm of EdTA.

Finance Director

EdTA is seeking an experienced Finance Director.  Responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, investment review, cash management, budgeting and audit processes, and managing two direct reports.  This position requires a hands-on strategic thinker grow our financially successful association.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide status of financial condition by interpreting and reporting key financial statement data and provide forward-looking insight to leadership team.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems and controls for all activity.
  • Develop, implement and report best financial policies and practices within board policies.
  • Direct budgeting process and implement budget plans.
  • Conduct fiscal year closing, coordinate audits, and ensure proper tax return filings.
  • Develop financial structure and processes to support the vision of our Foundation.
  • Partner with functional leaders on financial strategy and decision-making including pricing strategy, cost savings, and revenue growth.
  • Partner with Executive Director and COO in preparing monitoring reports for Governing Board.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7-10 years’ experience including financial accounting controls, processes and procedures, and management of small staff, preferably in a non-profit setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP and practices as relates to non-profit organizations.

Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary requirements by email (Subject Line: Finance Director) to:   HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

Chief Content Officer

EdTA seeks a highly-skilled executive level leader to serve as Chief Content Officer, directing our Education & Content team.  The position requires a strong manager and systems thinker—integrating multiple departments to create a dynamic, synchronous operation that will result in increased member engagement, strategic marketing and communications, and national brand recognition.  Individual will oversee five business lines, including 4 direct reports at Director level and a team of 14 staff:

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Educational Conferences & Events
  • Educational Policy and Advocacy
  • Publishing, Print & Digital
  • Marketing & Communications

Responsibilities:

  • Grow and optimize educational and professional development offerings to meet evolving member needs through the drive to certification, online education, and adopting standards in education.
  • Provide strategic direction to educational conferences and events; maximize participation, satisfaction and operational efficiency.
  • Leverage and integrate content development to maximize value across all channels—online learning, face-to-face, print and digital publications, website.
  • Drive EdTA’s expertise and reputation, enhancing performance and positioning of the brand.
  • Provide strategic direction, oversight to brand advancement activities including logo/mark, marketing collateral, and publications. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8+ years senior management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in one or more functional areas: program design/implementation, online education, event management, digital and print publications, and marketing & communications

Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary requirements by email (Subject Line: Finance Director) to:   HRManager@schooltheatre.org.

Thank you!

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