Director of Artward Bound - Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 9629
About MassArt:Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs.MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.Job Description:The Director of Artward Bound (AB) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will lead the strategic vision and implementation of all aspects of the program. Artward Bound is a four-year, grant funded program that prepares Boston area high school students for acceptance to and success in higher/post-secondary education, and beyond. Artward Bound students come from communities under-represented in art and design schools. AB seeks to increase the success of BIPOC youth (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) in higher education and to make art and design fields more inclusive. The Director of Artward Bound will provide strategic leadership, secure funding, manage budgets and hiring, lead curriculum development, cultivate and support external/internal partnerships, and supervise staff to ensure effective program operation and success. REPORTS TO: Dean of Justice, Equity and TransformationSUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervision of Artward Bound staff and students, including benefited staff.SALARY: $75,000 - $85,000 - Commensurate with experiencePosition is governed by the APA collective bargaining agreementTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jspESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:Program Leadership + ManagementProvide leadership, direction and supervision to ensure the effective operation of Artward Bound.Ensure an environment that facilitates the achievement of equitable and accessible youth development outcomesDevelop and implement responsive artistic and academic curricular development practices in academics, arts, and social developmentSteward resources to ensure growth and support of youth-centered programming, services, and activities Identify and develop opportunities for internal and external collaborations / partnerships relevant for AB's growth and sustainability.Ensure establishment of and adherence to policies and proceduresSupervisoryEvaluate staff performance across program areas and content responsibilitiesProvide professional development for administrative staff, instructors, and mentors to increase student outcomes and engagement Communications + Public RelationsNurture relationships, advise, and maintain communication with Artward Bound students and parents/guardians/caregivers to maximize success and retention. Cultivate and nurture relationships with Boston Public Schools (BPS)Develop strategic alliances with community schools, leaders, and local officials Develop collaborative partnerships with community-based youth serving organizationsIncrease visibility of Artward Bound and youth pathways locally, regionally, and nationallyDevelop and oversee positive messaging campaigns in collaboration with AB's Design Specialist/Content Creator Program Evaluation + PresentationOversee comprehensive data-driven evaluation of programCollaborate with Assistant Director to to evolve curriculum, student/family engagement, and professional development for AB staffDirect robust recruitment strategies for AB students throughout BPSFiscal StewardshipCreate, and monitor annual budget to ensure effective management of resourcesCollaborate with financial management staff from Administration & Finance, Institutional Advancement, and the MassArt Foundation.Lead / support fundraising, including grant writing and reporting Funder cultivation; spokesperson for donor visitsDevelop and implement financial strategies and cost-share opportunities to support accessible pathways to and through MassArtProvide financial updates / reports to leadership Performs other related duties as assigned.Requirements:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's Degree in art education, arts administration, K12 education or related field Minimum of three years administration experience at a leadership levelMinimum of two years experience with fundraising, grant writing, and/or donor cultivationDemonstrated supervisory experienceExperience with budget development and fiscal managementExcellent public speaking and presentation skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent organizational, management, and problem solving skillsExperienced facilitator Demonstrated ability to navigate complex relationships among diverse constituenciesWork experience with college readiness and/or mentorship program(s)Experience working with the academic needs of future and current first-generation college students Must have a deep appreciation for, and ability to relate to, high school students / young people from a variety of cultural and economic backgroundsKnowledge of positive youth development practicesAppreciation for the power of art/design to transform our worldProficiency with Google suitePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Master's Degree in art education, arts administration and K12 education, or related fieldExperience with professional development facilitationExperience with curriculum design appropriate for high school learnersDemonstrated experience in assessment/data collection and use of metrics to impact program outcomesThree (3+) plus years K12 teaching experienceKnowledge of current practices in contemporary and/or community artsFluency in SpanishValid driver's licenseWORKING CONDITIONS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be supervising programs that have a different schedule from academic year after school (Sept-May) and summer full day programming (June-August) and will need to be flexible to attend evening, early morning and weekend events where appropriate. The employee is also expected to be on-call where appropriate. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.Additional Information:Please note MassArt does not provide:Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship.Reimbursement for travel.Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.As a condition of employment, you will be required to have received the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of your start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided during the onboarding process.MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employmentApplication Instructions:Resume, Cover letterTo be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: https://massart.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/576MAM1/index.jsp
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