NALIP Seeking Executive Director

Position: Executive Director for NALIP, a Non-Profit Corporation

NALIP – The National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Inc. is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latinos and Latinas in film, media arts, new media and the entertainment community.

NALIP seeks a dynamic and innovative Executive Director to lead and grow the organization, building on its core mission to foster creative media content within and about the Latino community.  The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial agent of change who is deeply connected to the work, mission and vision of the organization.

Job Description
The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors in overseeing the management and achievement of the organization’s mission, strategy, goals and objectives. The successful candidate will provide direction, leadership, and vision to guide the future of NALIP. Key responsibilities are outlined below:

Resource Mobilization and Growth
 Play a critical role in fundraising and broadening the organization’s revenue stream and strengthening its financial position through individual giving, foundation & corporate donor solicitations and events.
 Manage current funding portfolio and track progress of projects to communicate with donors.
 Establish systems to increase funding for the organization, including meeting with donors, seeking new funding partnerships, and developing proposals.

Operations, Finance and Human Resources
 Manage and oversee all aspects of the foundation’s growth and expansion, including infrastructure, hiring, and systems oversight.
 Facilitate recruitment efforts as NALIP grows, with particular emphasis on fundraising and support staff, as well as engage volunteers with the motivation and influence to actively help grow NALIP.
 Manage hired staff when they come on board and ensure all elements of the team are moving effectively.
 Develop and maintain sound financial practices.
 Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines; ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

Board Relations
 Establish and maintain a positive and collaborative working relationship with the Board of Directors, understand and align the strengths and capabilities of individual board members to optimize their respective contributions to NALIP.
 Implement Board policies, goals, and objectives; inform Board members of all relevant topics; participate in all Board and committee meetings as required.
 Oversee development and expansion of Board of Directors, including annual elections.

External Relations
 Participate in all fundraising by cultivating new and existing individual, corporate, agency, and foundation donor support.
 Serve as public relations ambassador and spokesperson for NALIP to multiple constituencies within the public and private sectors, including media, arts and education communities, donors and patrons, government agencies and the general public.
 With the support and direction of the Board of Directors, develop and execute strategies to increase awareness and promote NALIP events and programs.
 Manage and enhance interactive website to further extend NALIP’s reach and influence.

Required Skills
 3-5 years experience in non-profit leadership and the concomitant skills of financial responsibility, fundraising ability, personnel management and empowerment, and strategic thinking.
 Able to develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders, including entertainers, studio executives, and leaders in the Latino community.
 Refined knowledge of the ever-changing entertainment industry.
 Expertise in the public media world preferred, including public television and advocacy media. 
 Fluent in social media and website management, able to seize technological resources for dissemination of NALIP’s message.
 Proven experience and success in fundraising.
 Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors and partners.
 Advocate with demonstrated ability to organize, form and advance policy initiatives.
 Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
 Engenders trust and confidence through keen integrity.
 Proactive and flexible, able to problem solve and think creatively
 Must be passionate, engaging, mission-driven, forward thinking and resourceful.
 Able to travel. If necessary, willingness to relocate to Los Angeles.
 Spanish language skills a plus.

Education and Certification: Bachelor’s degree in relevant area or equivalent work experience is required. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to not later than October 15, 2013. Direct any questions to the email address above.  

NALIP is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.