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[BKARTS] SFCB seeks Executive Director

Hello all--
The San Francisco Center for the Book is looking for a new Executive Director. Our former ED, Kathy Barr, while still very much part of the family, has moved on to new adventures. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please take a look at the job description below and get in touch.

Susan West
Member, Board of Directors, SFCB

San Francisco Center for the Book Executive Director Job Posting - 2/15/2007

The San Francisco Center for the Book seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to serve as its Executive Director, building on the successes of the past 10 years and taking the organization to its next level of growth.

This position executes the organization's mission and vision, with responsibility for fundraising and development, finances, and administration. The Center's current annual budget is $600K. The Executive Director oversees an artistic director, studio manager, administrative staff, youth programs consultant, bookkeeper, and many volunteers. The ideal candidate will work with an active Board of Directors to help direct its fundraising energies and grow the Center to its greatest capacity.


-Work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic plan for carrying out the mission and vision of the Center

-Apply strategic and long-term thinking to Center programs, goals, and objectives

Fundraising and Development
-Develop strategies for long-term fund development, relationships with key donors, funding proposals, and special events
-Oversee public relations, communications, and marketing activities

Financial Management
-Supervise annual budget and operating plan
-Oversee finance staff and contractors, plus all financial activity and audits

Administrative Management
-Manage all personnel functions, including compliance with federal, state, and local agencies
-Supervise management of facilities and maintain liaison with landlord; work with facilities committee on opportunities to seek and procure new space
-Work with the Artistic Director to facilitate program development

-5-7 years of relevant non-profit and/or arts leadership, management, and development experience
-A lively interest in the visual or book arts desired
-Proven skills in donor development, as well as fundraising databases
-Proven skills in marketing planning
-Proven skills in proposal writing
-Proven staff and volunteer team management skills
-Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
-Collaborative team spirit in an entrepreneurial setting
-Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree a plus

-Salary DOE
-Benefits include a health plan, vacation plan, and discounted classes

To apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a list of grants awarded and their amounts, via e-mail, to:


Position open until filled.

The San Francisco Center for the Book is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

The San Francisco Center for the Book, a 501(c)3 organization, is a home for a diverse community of people to learn the art and craft of the handmade book. The Center enriches the lives of adults and children through its core offerings of letterpress and bookbinding classes, as well as many additional creative workshops, exhibitions, and events. Its Youth Program, the ABC Initiative, teaches literacy through the book arts in schools throughout the Bay Area. In 2005 the Center initiated an Imprint Program and in 2006 an Artist's Residency Program. Since the Center was founded in 1996, almost 5,000 people have taken classes, 50 exhibits have been produced, annual classes now top 300, and the mailing list has grown from 700 to 15,000.

The Center has been supported in part by the Kahle/Austin Foundation, Grants for the Arts, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and individual donors. More information about the Center is available at http://www.sfcb.org.

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