Executive Director (50% time/20-25 hours per week)
BayKids Studios, SF, CA
BayKids Studios mission is to empower children facing medical challenges to express themselves through the art of filmmaking. With guidance from clinically trained professional filmmakers and volunteers, children make their own movies from start to finish. Expert volunteers from companies like Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Apple, work with us to mentor and inspire the kids in creative workshops. Over 6,000 children and families have participated in our innovative programs.
For children dealing with serious medical conditions, creative expression through filmmaking is therapeutic and life-affirming. In the future, BayKids may expand programming to include children facing economic, family and other devastating conditions. Children who must face medical or societal issues have little control over their situation, but through filmmaking they are able to take control of a process that is both creative and engaging — to recapture a sense of themselves as confident and empowered.
As children immerse themselves in the exciting and challenging process of making a film, they are able to shift their focus from pediatric patient or suffering child to budding filmmaker. And as they learn new skills, collaborate with others, and tell their story, their self-esteem is strengthened.
BayKids Studios receives funding from private donors, foundations, corporations, and through an annual, signature event – Women in Motion. For more information about BayKids Studios, please see our website: www.baykids.org
POSITION SUMMARY: This part-time, executive-level position reports to the BayKids Board of Directors. The Executive Director (ED) will be working with and managing several contract consultants/filmmakers. Strong applicants will be independent and collaborative, highly organized, creative and communicative executives with a proven track record as a nonprofit director, or will be able to illustrate commensurate skills. Experience in film/creative arts and/or in hospital/child-life or social services a bonus; highly desired. The BayKids office is in the Presidio, San Francisco, and will require some regular hours, as well as occasional travel to hospitals and community partner sites in the Bay Area. The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and fundraiser with a passion for both film and children.
- Oversee the continued development and operations of BayKids programs.
- Lead and collaborate with contract filmmakers/editors/volunteers; maintain strong relationships with hospital staff.
- Participate and work with the Board of Directors to further the mission, to fundraise, and to extend the reach of BayKids programs.
- Design, refine and oversee programs that are effective and impactful.
- Revise and maintain high quality programming in alignment with best practices in the arts, child-life programs in hospitals, and in/for youth development in community partner sites.
- Maintain up to date knowledge of trends and best practices in art therapy, and the corresponding technology needs of filmmakers, editors and volunteers.
- Develop and implement a BayKids program evaluation process.
- Oversee all BK budgeting and financial management and report quarterly to the Board of Directors.
- Improve and maintain contact database for fundraising and patient family communications.
- Responsible for fundraising: grant writing/proposal development and solicitation, direct mail, donor relationships and solicitation; database; corporate asks; oversee the annual Women in Motion event (along with a well- oiled volunteer committee), and data reporting for any grants obtained.
- Assign contract filmmakers and volunteers to partner sites.
- Monitor BayKids programs at hospitals, and community partner sites.
- Develop and maintain key relationships with hospital staff, community partner/directors, and industry partners/volunteers.
- Locate new sites where children would benefit from BayKids programs.
- Engage with a variety of BayKids stakeholders, including families and donors.
- Professional background in nonprofit management; commensurate experience
- HR skills – hiring, training, supervising and evaluation of staff/contractors
- Experience developing, implementing and managing arts or related nonprofit programming
- Superb oral and written communication skills
- Effective time and project management; independent and responsible.
- Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps and Salesforce (or ability to learn cloud-based relational database software)
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Car with valid California driver license, clean DMV.
- Familiarity with Bay Area hospitals that serve children a bonus
- Arts background; art therapy, film, etc.
- Experience working with children and families facing tragedy/difficult circumstances
- Flexible, supportive and able to maintain a positive attitude
COMPENSATION: This half-time position is slated to begin in Summer/Fall 2017. Salary range is $45,000-$55,000 annually; final salary offered will depend on experience and qualifications.
TO APPLY: By May 20th, 2017, submit your resume and a letter of interest that illustrates your ability to write persuasively as well as conveys both your interest and fit for BayKids Studios, to:
BayKids Studios is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.