Executive Director

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN)

Our Mission:   To inspire and support a community of choral musicians in our state

Our Values:  Artistry • Community • Excellence • Inspiration • Legacy • Renewal • Support




Notice of Executive Director Position

(posted November 1, 2021)

The American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Executive Director.




ACDA-MN, with over 600 members and in existence since 1959, is the state affiliate of the ACDA national organization.  ACDA-MN sponsors two professional development conferences (Summer Dialogue and State Conference), and seven honor choirs serving over 950 auditioned students in grades 4-10 each academic year.   ACDA-MN maintains a vibrant on-line communication presence with the publication/postings of the award-winning Star of the North state newsletter, Weekly Pulse membership message update, and social media platforms. The organization oversees and supports its professionally managed F. Melius Christiansen Endowment Fund, with a principal fund balance of over 1 million dollars.


RESPONSIBILITIES of Executive Director of ACDA -MN

  • Serve as the chief executive and financial officer of the organization
  • Manage and collaborate with a large corps of volunteer leaders serving the organization
  • Produce and coordinate two annual professional development conferences and seven honor choir events
  • Attend all association-sponsored meetings and activities
  • Develop and maintain annual operating budgets for the association and the FMC Endowment Fund
  • Manage strategies to ensure financial growth, cultivate external relationships, and expand overall contributed revenue.
  • Oversee the development of organizational publications and supervise the volunteer editorial team, and produce the annual report for the F. Melius Christiansen (FMC) Endowment Fund
  • In collaboration with the Executive Committee, hire and supervise independent contractors
  • Maintain regular business hours, with some evenings and weekends required
  • Maintain home office, association equipment, and organization archives



  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred
  • Administrative experience in non-profit arts or education-related setting
  • Large event and meeting planning experience
  • Budget and financial management and development experience
  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills  
  • Proven public relations and management experience with the ability to empower staff and volunteer leadership
  • Passion for and knowledge of Minnesota’s choral music community
  • A commitment to anti-racism and experience advocating for diverse representation and equitable access
  • Knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, Quickbooks, and/or equivalent software applications



  • Start date:  July 1, 2022
  • Terms:  Initial two-year contract with performance review after six months.  Compensation includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience, with additional benefits to be negotiated.





Compensation and Benefits: 

<p>Salary range with benefits $70,000-$80,000</p>

Application Procedure: 


  • Letter of Application
  • Career Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three professional references with complete contact information



ACDA-MN Search Committee

[email protected]

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