The Recording Academy is seeking a qualified individual to oversee and manage the member services and administrative responsibilities, both individually for the Los Angeles Chapter and overall within the West region. The West Regional Director is responsible for the implementation of the policies, procedures and programs of the Academy throughout the region and for ensuring the attainment of the Academy objectives and high quality service to its members.
- In conjunction with Member Services, will set regional recruitment and retention goals and manage to them, i.e., quarterly reviews of chapter progress, etc.
- Develop appropriate strategies, incentives and programs to recruit and retain members.
- Work in conjunction with any national recruitment incentives and/or strategies.
- Keep membership and leadership properly informed about all programs and objectives of the Academy.
- Oversee, develop, and produce programs and services of high quality and professionalism throughout the region.
- Develop and execute the strategic plan for targeted outreach markets for programs and services throughout region.
- Develop, in conjunction with appropriate board members and Academy staff, high quality, high impact programs and services with broad reach including budgeting, promotion, securing revenues (admissions, sponsorships, etc.), securing venues, speakers, artists and all other aspects, vendor relationships, etc.
- Oversee execution of programs and services in other cities within Region, including approving budgets for chapters within region and oversight of finances.
- Oversee and implement programs developed by the national office, the GRAMMY Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation as appropriate in chapter cities and within region.
- Oversee and produce all appropriate Chapter specific communication including website updates, event programs, publicity materials, etc.
- Maintaining reasonable and appropriate fiscal controls to ensure the economic health of the Academy.
- Maintain proper business management controls and fiscal and administrative communication with the national office, including timely and accurate accounting and budget reports, as well as unique program development information.
- Develop annual budgets for own chapter.
- Oversee development and management of all other budgets within region.
- Develop revenues for own chapter special projects to operate in the black; manage other chapter staff within region to operate in the black.
- Oversee the management of quality volunteer leadership throughout the region.
- Manage board and committee activities appropriately to expedite and achieve the objectives of the Academy.
- Cultivate volunteer leaders for service who are relevant, respected, active members of the community; manage board members expectations to needs of organization in finding opportunities for appropriate service.
- Attend governor’s orientations and board meetings within region as appropriate.
- Maintain proper company personnel policies to ensure effective staff management and absolute adherence to government requirements.
- Hire, train, manage, evaluate and discipline all staff in chapter, as well as ED’s within region, in concert with Member Services. Oversee hiring of any additional chapter staff within region.
- Provide ongoing staff support for regional Chapters as needed.
- Maintain appropriate and active participation in industry organizations that may be helpful in achieving the objectives of the Academy.
- Maintain familiarity with the legal and other professional issues necessary for the successful operation of the region.
- Maintain professional relationships with staff of the Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation, The GRAMMY Museum and the MusiCares Foundation.
- Achieve administrative excellence in all responsibilities.
- Maintain own office physically in a professional manner consistent with the high standards of the Academy and suitable for appropriate use by members at all times.
- Build coalitions with organizations in the recording industry, the arts community, the government sector, and others that will assist in the achievement of Academy goals and pursuits.
- Must have at least 8–10 years of related experience, including professional event management and operational experience.
- The ideal candidate will have a dynamic, outgoing personality and be well-connected with high-level music/entertainment industry contacts.
- Must have a good understanding of various genres of music and an active familiarity with the technical and creative dynamics, business issues and leaders of the recording industry.
- Experience and interpersonal attributes necessary to successfully manage staff and volunteers, including strong leadership/mentoring skills.
- Clear and compelling fiscal management experience, including P&L and budgeting responsibilities.
- Demonstrated experience in special event or project management and in executing events of the highest standard.
- Demonstrated experience in attaining sponsorships and donations.
- Experience working with a board of directors, advisory board or equivalent leadership body.
- Proven recent and successful experience with Professional Development programming and developing a Board of Directors.
- Exemplary verbal and written communication skills required, including public speaking and presentation abilities.
- Must have excellent skills in time management and ability to prioritize long-term and short-term responsibilities.
- Ability to travel to national meetings and outreach markets.
- Four-year college degree preferred and/or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
- Will be required to lift and/or move up to 60 lbs.
Please email your resume & cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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