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Director of Art Education

The Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (PMAA), the non-profit arm of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, is searching for a new Director of Art Education. The art education department serves over 1,000 at-risk and adjudicated youth annually through free out-of-school and in school project based art education programs in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

The ideal candidate for this leadership position will have a proven record of success managing a team able to engage and inspire youth aged 10 to 21 to express themselves fearlessly through the visual arts, become engaged in their communities, and build skills that will serve them through their school years and beyond.

As a member of Mural Arts’ senior management team, he or she will be able to articulate goals and create strategies that serve not only departmental objectives, but also the mission of the organization, and build and maintain effective relationships among staff, artists, funders, and community partners.  

Essential Responsibilities

  • Establish department and programmatic vision, goals, policies, and procedures with the Executive Leadership Team and art education staff;
  • Oversee the financial management of the art education department, including annual programming and project budgets totaling over $2 million, representing government contracts, and institutional and federal grants;
  • Oversee and manage formal evaluations of program quality and content;
  • Recruit, hire, directly manage, and evaluate four program managers, two project managers, and an administrative manager.
  • Facilitate communications between art education staff and Mural Arts senior management;
  • Provide support and professional development for program staff and teaching artists in areas that include curriculum development, classroom management, and youth leadership and workforce development;
  • Support the development office in maintaining positive relations with funders by providing needed narrative and statistical reports and by helping to cultivate new donors;
  • Identify, initiate, and pursue new programmatic and project opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and communications with Mural Arts’ partners and potential partners, including social service agencies and youth-oriented organizations, arts and cultural institutions, universities, and community and government leaders;
  • Ensure that all programs and projects run effectively and efficiently in support of Mural Arts’ mission, goals, and implementation of Mural Arts recently completed strategic plan.

The Director of Art Education reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Qualifications include:

  • At least five years experience in an urban educational setting, preferably art-based, preferably working with under-served, at-risk, truant, and/or delinquent youth;
  • Not-for-profit administration and management experience in the arts, art education, education, or related field, including supervisory management of budgets, staff, projects, long-term partnerships, and short and long-range planning.

Additional requirements include:

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, including superior writing skills;
  • Knowledge of national art education field, including best practices in community-based education;
  • Demonstration of innovative thinking and implementation of art education and digital media initiatives;
  • Experience implementing best practices in youth development;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to thrive in a high profile and high pressured environment;
  • Personally and professionally motivated;
  • MA in Education, Art Education, Arts Administration, related field or equivalent experience in field of education or art education;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, data management, graphic software, and web/internet utilization;
  • Up-to-date Child Abuse, FBI and Criminal clearances;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, such as evenings or weekends.

Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

Anticipated start date: April 2015

For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, three references, and salary requirement to arted.resumes@muralarts.org with Director of Art Education in the subject line. Paper submissions will not be accepted. Deadline to apply:  Friday, March 25, 2015.

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Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is responsible for all accounting details leading up to the month-end financial close and supervises the Finance Coordinator, Finance and Admin Specialist, and Accounting and Benefits Specialist positions.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the general ledger month-end close and presentation of the balance sheet and income statement results and analysis to Vice President of Finance
  • Responsible for the preparation of general ledger entries and reconciliations for month closing to close books in a timely manner
  • Oversee the cash receipts, accounts payable and payroll functions
  • Responsible for Cash Management and ensuring that all restricted funds are ‘earmarked” and allocated correctly.
  • Responsible for monthly grant tracking and preparation of  monthly grant analysis
  • Supervises grant reimbursement invoices and funder financial reports as required
  • Assistance with annual audit and budget preparation
  • Responsible for all balance sheet analyses and/or reconciliations
  • Responsible for all project analyses which involves tracking of all projects to funders and ensuring restricted funds are correctly allocated
  • Responsible for monthly project management meetings to assist mangers with their understanding of budget vs. actuals
  • Responsible for tracking Revenue against budget and following up with Development on any issues with funding
  • Responsible for maintaining a Government/Grants contracts database ensuring proper tracking against conformed/approved budgets
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting
  • Five years of experience in non-profit accounting
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge experience a plus
  • Auditing skills with the ability to research and reconcile complicated accounts
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel experience
  • Detail oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

Salary: Competitive compensation, including health and dental benefits.

For further information on the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, please visit www.muralarts.org.

To Apply

Please provide cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references by January 9th to shiffonne.lindsey@muralarts.org

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