What Makes Up the Huron Valley Council for the Arts
Huron Valley Council for the Arts
Executive Director Position
The Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA), a not-for-profit organization located in Highland, Michigan, is seeking an executive director who is dedicated to the arts, is a charismatic leader and an expert in community relations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for strong operational leadership that will advance HVCA’s growth and development goals. Fundraising is typically a top priority. The candidate must be able to gain credibility, build and maintain positive relationships with board members, volunteers, staff, our members and the external community, which consists of current and potential donors. This position requires a minimum of 30 hours per week, with a flexible schedule involving occasional weekends and evenings.
The executive director will
Manage the finances, projects, operations, grant writing, fundraising, staff and volunteers of HVCA
Adhere to HVCA Board policies, goals and mission of the organization
With Board support, expand and maintain fundraising activities to support and grow existing programs, target and develop grant proposals and cultivate donors
Bring together staff, volunteers and community leaders to achieve common goals
Oversee the activities of nine volunteer committees, maintaining an understanding of their objectives and assisting committee chairs in their roles
Oversee the day-to-day operation of the organization in achieving its objectives
Demonstrated achievement in a leadership role
Strong organizational skills, particularly in managing projects
Demonstrated achievement in fundraising, grants, sponsorships and membership
Self-starter, capable of working with minimal direction
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Excellent skills in written communications, with grant-writing experience a plus
High proficiency in standard office computer skills and social media
Compensation consists of a salary of $1500 a month, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Educational opportunities are provided for continued growth
Two weeks paid vacation time plus major holidays are provided annually.
The mission of the HVCA is to enhance the cultural life of the region through programs that enrich and entertain, through arts education and through the promotion of artists.
HVCA’s vision is to be the preeminent arts and cultural center in southeast Michigan, a center which improves and supports all aspects of the artistic life experience for all individuals.
HVCA’s core values are guidelines that describe how we as an organization expect HVCA staff members and volunteers to conduct themselves
Integrity We adhere to the highest levels of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior.
Leadership We look to our board of directors to be knowledgeable of HVCA operations, to demonstrate effective leadership and to employ good governance practices. We encourage staff initiative and leadership, and we strive to be a model nonprofit organization.
Leadership, Inspiration and Positive Change We maintain the authority to lead, the creativity to inspire, and the will to foster positive social change through the arts.
Collaboration We practice teamwork internally and work together with external partners in an open, cooperative and respectful manner to further foster and encourage the arts in all forms and mediums for all audiences.
Accountability We hold ourselves responsible for operating HVCA as a business, being fiscally responsible, adhering to ethical principles and maintaining professionalism in all endeavors.
Diversity We exist to serve the general and artistic community. We respect and welcome visitors, artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors and business and municipal partners of every religion, race and gender in the spirit of inclusiveness, while encouraging diversity of thought.
Volunteerism We maximize the participation of professional and highly competent volunteers to achieve our mission.
Value We provide effective, affordable arts programming that enriches our community.
Goals & Objectives
As a regional center for arts and
culture Huron Valley Council for the Arts (HVCA) is a uniting voice for the
arts and arts support within the region.
Based in western Oakland County, HVCA is committed to working with and
supporting activities of established and aspiring visual and performing artists
and organizations, located in and around western Oakland County. HVCA’s mission is to enhance the cultural
life of the region through programs that enrich and entertain, through arts
education and through support of artists.
HVCA’s goals and objectives for the
next five years are:
provide on-going exhibitions, performances and educational classes and artistic
To cultivate a diverse environment
establish on-going partnerships with supporting municipalities
expand the outreach of our educational programming to a broader regional
Strengthen current relationships and/or partnerships with other arts
organizations, businesses and community groups
enhance our regional collaborations with community partners through shared
Promote & grow arts appreciation & education efforts, especially within schools from preschool to collegiate level
enter new market areas currently not served by HVCA
Increase revenues to sustain HVCA’s operations & to
meet the ongoing and changing needs of the community
identify and recruit new board members who’s skill sets augment HVCA’s current