Studio Institute is seeking an agile and dedicated leader and experienced program operations professional to become its Senior Director for Programs. Reporting directly to the President, the Senior Director contributes to the success of Studio Institutes’ work by developing, managing, and supporting the systems that ensure operational integration of the multiple strands of work across program, communications, and operations. They will supervise program staff and play a strategic role in building the organization as it expands its presence in the US through its work of replicating program elements from Studio in a School into other communities. Candidates should be adept in fast-paced environments, be knowledgeable of and responsive to funder requirements, be a skilled and clear writer, be organized, and have the integrity, diplomacy, and emotional intelligence required to effectively lead and manage a passionate and driven staff.
The Senior Director must have exceptional interpersonal, project management, and problem-solving skills that will enable them to effectively support the members of Studio Institute’s team. In addition, they will have a demonstrated capacity to build relationships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders. They will be an integral part of an environment where progress and success are both recognized and built upon.
It is critical that the Senior Director be capable of integrating smoothly into the senior management, fitting into the organization’s culture. They will provide counsel and support to the President and the staff on all program matters and reports for the Board, as well as work on various strategic initiatives. Excellent negotiation and communication skills are critical. They must be able to work closely with the staff to promote an open, inclusive environment that emphasizes cooperation and teamwork with a minimum of ego. In addition, they will be bright, diplomatic, analytical, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment as well as a sense of humor.
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The Studio Institute has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:
Anne McCarthy or
Harris Rand Lusk
260 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Please put “Studio Institute Senior Director” in the subject line of your e-mailed application.
Studio Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Studio Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors.
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. Studio Institute is seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a proven record of accomplishment. The projected compensation is in the $125K - $150K range, plus benefits. This role operates from NYC and supports local, regional, and national programs in several US cities. It may include some evening and weekend hours.
Vacations are not permitted from July- August 24 due to intensive summer program contracts.
For more information about Studio Institute, please visit their website at www.studioinstitute.org