Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus, which is home to 11 separate resident organizations. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series including American Songbook, Great Performers, Live from Lincoln Center, Mostly Mozart Festival, Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and White Light Festival.
In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming. Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.
The Planning and Development team works to galvanize financial support for Lincoln Center’s programming and initiatives, garnering contributions from generous individuals, foundations, corporations and government entities to support Lincoln Center’s mission.
The Manager, Board Relations will dually report to the Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer and the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. The Manager, Board Relations will support Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ goals by astutely coordinating the project management, communication, scheduling and organization required for maximum effectiveness by Lincoln Center’s Board of Trustees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Serve as the single point of contact for all meetings, calls and 1:1 meetings between Lincoln Center staff and board members, coordinating with other assistants as needed.
o Coordinate with the boards of Lincoln Center constituent (or resident) organizations.
o Build and manage annual board meeting calendars, including all committee calendars.
o Track, compile, and disseminate materials and collateral for all meetings.
o Take notes for minutes at meetings as needed, and prepare meeting minutes, working with Legal and other relevant departments to finalize.
* Project management
o Develop and implement a framework for managing/sharing board data, so that all current and past board materials, handouts, agendas, etc. are organized and easy to find.
o Own board handbook and onboarding guide, keeping it current and identifying new material to be included.
o Create and run board onboarding and offboarding checklists and processes.
o Manage all aspects of board meetings.
o Manage contact lists and ensure that all lists are kept up to date.
o Coordinate with the President’s Office as needed.
o Track board engagement.
o Make personal, customized recommendations to Board and Directors Emeriti regarding performances to attend.
o Draft and coordinate regular communication with the Board of Directors and Directors Emeriti, including monthly birthday recognition, performance recommendations, campus updates; etc.
o Manage the Directors Emeriti, including all communications, meeting logistics, event invitations, and other stewardship opportunities.
* Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience in a demanding office strongly preferred.
* Experience working in a nonprofit preferred; enthusiasm about the performing arts a plus.
* Meticulous attention to detail in all matters.
* Superb writing, proofreading and editing skills.
* Strong eye for developing materials that are clear, digestible, and aesthetically appealing.
* Strong interpersonal and relationship building abilities.
* Exceptional organizational skills; ability to project manage through layers and across multiple departments.
* Excellent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and highly sensitive legal or other information.
* Ability to exhibit a high degree of judgment, tact and professionalism when interacting with board members and executive/senior management.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to display a high level of flexibility and resourcefulness; highly adaptable to changing needs and demands.
* Experience supporting executives and senior leaders.
* Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of applications.
* Ability to work with minimal supervision; work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
* Ability and willingness to work longer hours as circumstances require.
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education or experience.
Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Please list: Manager, Board Relations in the subject line.
Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
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