Director of Business Operations and Development

Encore Creativity for Older Adults
Annapolis, Maryland
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

If you are a business professional with an artistic bend and would like to be part of a team of singers, musicians and creative artists that perform at such important venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC or sail on the Queen Mary II to perform in England or Ireland, while applying your organizational and communication skills, business acumen and managerial experience to take the organization to its next level, please join us! 

Company background

Encore Creativity for Older Adults (Encore) founded in 2007 is the nation’s largest choral program for adults over the age of 55.  Since 2007, Encore has grown to 22 choral groups in the Washington DC metro area, singing from classics of the American Songbook to spirituals and rock and roll. With a Chorale in Manhattan, as well as affiliate programs in various states, Encore currently serves nearly 2,000 singers.  During the pandemic, Encore University was created to allow its members to continue to sing and learn music theory and techniques online.

Position overview

The Director of Business Operations and Development is in charge of Encore’s business activities. Leading a team of four staff, is responsible for such diverse activities as ensuring sound financial management, preparing regular financial reports for the Board, developing the annual budget, overseeing the evolving design and maintenance of Encore’s website, identifying rehearsal and performance venues, and contracting guest performers and instructors. Additionally, one key function of the incumbent is fundraising to grow all potential sources of contributing income.

Qualifications and key competencies:

The Director of Business Operations and Development must have a Bachelor’s in Business Administration or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred), plus a minimum of five to seven years of increasing responsibility in a senior business and financial management role, preferably at a nonprofit organization. S/he should have experience in preparing grants, tracking activities and reporting, as well as developing profiles and maintaining databases for donor prospect development, solicitations, and donor stewardship.  Candidates must also know how to work collaboratively and effectively under the supervision of the Artistic Director, and with board members, staff, singers, and volunteers. S/he should have an avid interest in and/or knowledge of choral music or closely related art form.

Other competencies include:

  • Self-management and personal accountability
  • Stakeholder Focus 
  • Diplomacy and Interpersonal Skills
Compensation and Benefits: 

$80,000.00 commensurate with qualifications (plus benefits)  

Application Procedure: 

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