Executive Director Job Posting

In her time as the executive director for VPH, Erin Kirsh has been instrumental to the growth of the organization and its programs. She has taken huge leaps to make VPH a more sustainable organization after guiding us through a difficult year. The Board is sad to see Erin leave VPH, but we wish her much success in her future endeavours. Erin will be available to assist in the transition and training of the new ED this Fall.

VPH is looking for a candidate with experience in literary and spoken word poetry communities with a nonprofit background.

Duties include:

  • Facilitating communications between the board of directors, the staff, and the general public.

  • Carrying out day-to-day operations, including banking, accounts payable, supervising programs, and maintaining the nonprofit and charitable status of the organization.

  • Maintaining relationships with funders, including writing grants, reports, and identifying new funding opportunities. Also, anticipating funding shortfalls for any program and finding alternate funding sources.

  • Managing the Verses Festival of Words, including budgeting, box office management, funding, and logistics.

  • Acting as a spokesperson for VPH, promoting poetry as an art form and raising the profile of the organization, engaging in outreach and audience development.

Qualifications include:

  • At least 18 years old and possesses a credit card.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit organizations.

  • Interest in spoken word poetry.

  • Experience in grant writing for organizations.

  • Experience in budgeting in Excel.

  • Experience with event planning and project management.

  • Willingness to process input from many sources before making decisions.

  • WordPress and social media skills are an asset.

This position involves a monthly honorarium.

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to a.sutherland333@gmail.com by August 22, 2016.