Company: New York Women in Film & Television
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021
NYWIFT Seeking Executive Director: Applications Due August 27,
2018 Job Description- Executive Director New York Women in Film &
Television (NYWIFT) is the preeminent entertainment industry
association for women in New York. NYWIFT is a $1.2 million
organization with a 40 year old history. It employs 4 full-time
staff, several part-time staff and maintains a robust 18- person
Board of Directors that services our more than 2300 members. It is
well known and respected and is supported by the important
companies, associations, guilds and individuals that make up the
film/TV/digital community in New York. NYWIFT speaks for women in
the business as well as being an active participant with other
industry leaders in building and protecting the industry. NYWIFT
advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports
women at every stage of their careers. NYWIFT energizes women by
illuminating their achievements, presenting training and
professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants
and providing access to a supportive community of peers. NYWIFT has
more than 2,300 members working above and below-the-line and is
part of a network of 50 Women in Film chapters worldwide,
representing more than 10,000 members.
NYWIFT is seeking an experienced professional for the position of
Executive Director (ED) to manage the staff, to lead the membership
and to oversee, with the Board of Directors, the administration,
fundraising, advocacy activities, programs and strategic planning
of the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of
Directors. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure that NYWIFT operates in accordance with the mission and
principles under which it was founded and provide leadership for
the operationalizing and implementation of the 2016 strategic
- Foster effective teamwork and serve as a leadership role model
to the staff by sustaining a high performance, safe and supportive
- Promote active and broad participation by volunteers. Board
- Communicate effectively with the Board including providing all
information necessary for the Board to function properly and to
make informed decisions.
- Set Board meeting calendar, agendas and annual Board planning
retreats in conjunction with Board President.
- Attend Board meetings as defined by 501c3 guidelines.
- Create and motivate the Board to develop a fundraising plan
that includes prospecting for grant opportunities, and building
relationships with private donors, corporations and foundations in
order to support existing programs and the expansion of program
- Raise funds to ensure the financial health of the organization
including for said expansions.
- Creatively oversee the planning and implementation of NYWIFT's
fundraising and public facing events.
- Work with the Board VP of Development to schedule and attend
Development Committee meetings. Finances
Work with the Board Treasurer to prepare monthly financial
statements for the Board.
- Create the annual budget and administer the funds of the
organization according to the approved budget and accepted
nonprofit financial management guidelines. Monitor the monthly cash
flow of the organization.
- Serve as liaison with legal counsel and accountant. Support
head of audit committee as well as members who serve on the
- Oversee the annual production of an audited financial statement
by an independent auditor; provide information as needed and attend
to all management letters and recommendations. Organization,
Management and Operations
- Oversee an effective and efficient administration of day-to-day
operations of the organization.
- Hire and work to retain competent, qualified staff. Determine
staffing requirements for organizational management and program
- Oversee the implementation of human resource policies,
procedures and practices.
- Create transparent policies for dealing with staff reviews and
- Foster continued growth, retention and composition of NYWIFT'S
membership based on goals set forth by the Board and the strategic
planning process. Communications--
- Communicate the mission and work of the organization in verbal,
written and presentation formats as well as in digital
- Act as a spokesperson for the organization and represent NYWIFT
at events, online and in the press and raise the profile of NYWIFT
among membership and the community at large.
- Work with Board members to generate and exploit media and new
technology opportunities. Community Relations/Advocacy
- Foster and maintain relations of trust with all stakeholders,
(Board, staff, members, volunteers, leaders of chapters, partner
organizations, corporate partners etc.).
- Establish partnerships and join coalitions with other
organizations, unions, government agencies, networks, studios etc.
that are working towards the same objectives. Programming and
- Oversee effective management of all major programs including
monthly professional development programs, member screenings, The
Writers Lab, From Script to Pre-Production, the New Works Lab, and
the Women's Film Preservation Fund, the Fund for Women Filmmakers
and the Scholarship Program, among others.
- Attend all programs as needed. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate is an innovative thinker who is adaptable to
new technologies and will possess:
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent business and/or work
- A work history of transparent and high intensity leadership
including managing an organization and/or serving in a senior
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; including
compelling public speaking abilities.
- Proven fundraising experience and knowledge of creative
fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit
sector and membership organizations.
- Organizational abilities including planning, delegation,
program development and task facilitation and compassionate staff
- The ability to help create and communicate a vision of NYWIFT's
strategic future to staff, Board, membership, volunteers and
- The ability to mediate a variety of personalities with grace,
tact and a sense of humor.
- The ability to work many evenings, mornings and other
- Legal authorization to work in the United States.
The salary for this position is a minimum of $100,000 with room for
negotiation based on experience. The salary is accompanied by a
package of excellent benefits.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Please send a full cover letter including why you both want and
would be good for this position as well as your resume or
curriculum vitae. Please address letter to the Transition
Committee. Email to Ellen Gurzinsky, Transition Consultant at
NYWIFTED@gmail.com no later than August 27, 2018. NYWIFT is proud
to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified
applicants regardless of color, ancestry, religion, sex, national
origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family
status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status,
actual or presumed belonging to an ethnic group, or any other
legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need
that requires accommodation, please let us know. New York Women in
Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving
image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers.
As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in
New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their
achievements, presenting training and professional development
programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to
a supportive community of peers.
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