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Posted: 05/13/2013

The Center for Architecture

Mission: - The Center for Architecture Foundation promotes public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through educational programs for K-12th grade student and teacher, families and the general public. Our programs take place at the Center for Architecture and in schools and community sites throughout the New York metropolitan area. We collaborate with our partner, the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter, on the Center for Architecture's exhibitions and on scholarships and grants for advanced study in the field. Overview: CFAF is a 501(c)(3) public charity, established by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA/NY) in 1966. Since that time, CFAF has grown to be an independent non-profit organization that continues to work collaboratively with the AIA NY Chapter. CFAF is located with the AIA NY Chapter at the Center for Architecture which opened in 2003 as a center of learning and public gallery space for the public and building industry professional. The Center plays a vital role in fulfilling the long-term goal of both organizations to improve the appreciation of architecture and urban design in New York City. The Center serves as a hub for learning about the City’s built environment, providing galleries with dynamic exhibits, a constant rotation of lecture, panels, and book talks, a resource center, and a wide range of public programs. The Center also serves as a community space and public resource for other cultural organizations.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Job Description:

- Lead the activities of a not-for-profit organization committed to

architecture and design education for K-12 educational institutions, youth and adults

in New York City.

- Spear-head the development of public outreach programs that build

greater public awareness of the built environment in New York City.

- The Executive Director will work closely with CFAFs Board of Directors and the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter staff and Board initiating, organizing and administering programs. The Director has primary responsibility for development.

- In addition to general administrative, marketing, and financial oversight, the Executive Director will supervise the Director of Education, Lead Design Educator, the Development Manager, Program and Marketing Manager, Scholarships Assistant, interns and volunteers.

Key Responsibilities:

- Manage fundraising, strategic planning, and communications including cultivating donors, planning events (including annual gala), writing grants/proposals, newsletters, press releases and managing web content

- Oversee all programming which includes: youth programs at the Center for Architecture and in 85 classrooms throughout NYC; 5 scholarships and grants; exhibition of student work; new series of adult programs for the general public

- Responsible for the planning, implementation, administration and management of all organizational activities and systems

- Create and manage approx. $750K organizational budget and maintain fiscal health and sustainability

- Spearhead collaboration with our main partner the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter and other cultural partners and philanthropists

- Cultivate and develop partnerships with organizations, government agencies and philanthropists

- Set organizational goals and effective standards of performance and


- Liaise with Board to assist with governance and articulate priorities and needs

- Supervise staff of 5; set and manage human resources policies and procedures


- Experience with non-profit management, fundraising and marketing.

- Working knowledge of architecture, design, and/or arts education.

- Proven track record of fundraising for non-profit organizations related to art or architecture or design education.

- Self-confident individual who demonstrates strong interpersonal skills,

assertiveness, diplomacy and good judgment

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
For more information, visit: http://www.cfafoundation.org/ Please no phone calls. CFAF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Complete benefits package and 401k. CFAF would consider reduced and/or flexible schedule, depending on the strength of the candidate. All interested qualified candidates please forward resume and cover letter with salary history and salary requirement to Claudia Zeldin June 15, 2013. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted starting in June.
Claudia Zeldin

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