Roles and Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership and Community Engagement
Â§ Provide dynamic and inspirational leadership for a ground-breaking, progressive organization at the center of Omaha's cultural ecosystem that motivates and engages the board, staff, and community members.
Â§ Serve as Film Streams' chief ambassador, committed to representing the organization and advocating for film appreciation, film education, and community building and staying attuned to the changing dynamics of the film industry.
Â§ Articulate the organization's mission to multiple audiences and create and oversee the implementation of effective strategies to expand participation.
Â§ Develop and execute an exciting programmatic and educational vision in partnership with the Artistic Director, staff, and board.
Â§ Provide strategic guidance to the programming and operations teams, collaborating with the Artistic Director on experiences that leverage programming expertise to develop audiences and cultivate donors.
Â§ Actively collaborate with current and potential community, educational, and artistic partners in wholistic approaches to community initiatives and programs.
Â§ Advocate for filmmakers, arts education, and media arts access throughout the community, Nebraska, and beyond.
Revenue Enhancement and Partnerships
Â§ Direct all fundraising, giving campaigns, capital campaigns, special initiatives, and membership drives.
Â§ Serve as primary fundraiser, actively maintaining strong relationships with Omaha's unique and sophisticated philanthropic community.
Â§ Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by assessing the impact, efficacy, and sustainability of existing programs across all five programmatic areas.
Â§ Develop a comprehensive sustainability plan and establish priorities, processes, and resources for new program development within budget, timeframes, and capacity.
Â§ Implement a comprehensive revenue plan that progressively grows earned and contributed income.
Â§ Support development efforts to build a strong cycle and pipeline management process that identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards philanthropic giving from individual, foundation, and corporate supporters.
Â§ Navigate Omaha's philanthropic community and cultivate relationships with current and prospective individual donors and institutional partners to expand, broaden, and diversify the donor and membership bases.
Â§ Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of marketing and giving programs.
Â§ Drive strategy for membership programs and increasing, retaining, and nurturing member loyalty.
Governance and Institutional Vision
Â§ Collaborate with the board to ensure strategic objectives are in line with the mission.
Â§ Establish and maintain relationships with each board member to seek their ideas, talents, and resources while continuing to evolve the organization's governance.
Â§ Partner with the board in its policy-making role and ensure its members have timely access to accurate and updated information to help them reach decisions that ensure the organization has the financial resources to realize its strategic and programming goals.
Â§ Provide support to the board, including cultivation and recruitment, direction on good governance practices, support in fundraising, and ongoing education and engagement.
Â§ Support and serve as ex-officio member of board committees: Executive, Development, Governance, and Finance.
Â§ Engage the board in strategic planning, updating members regularly on the status of current activities and matters that require action, as well as ways in which they can help ensure success.
Â§ Lead an innovative organization with a culture of inquiry and respect, encouraging staff to build partnerships and develop programs that support social change.
Â§ Develop and direct short- and long-term participatory budget processes that values input from all voices, manage financial resources, and establish policies for transparent financial operations and reporting.
Â§ Partner with the Finance Manager to maintain internal controls, ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and provide timely financial updates to the board.
Â§ Maintain facilities, collaborate with the General Manager to ensure positive operations with restaurant tenant, and maximize concession and bookstore revenue while creating excellent experiences for audience members.
Â§ Direct and support staff, manage budgets, establish priorities, and organize operations to ensure timely and smooth delivery of external programs and internal activities.
Â§ Develop and maintain a sustainable staffing model to support the organization's current and future needs.
Â§ Inspire, mentor, and lead a long-serving and dedicated staff by fostering collaboration and teamwork, empowering each member to fulfill their role and maintain high professional standards in all areas.
Traits and Characteristics
The Executive Director will be a collaborative and engaged leader who can build partnerships and bridges to bring people together. Versatile and receptive to new ideas, they will lead by example with passion and a vision that inspires others. A self-starter, the Executive Director will establish a clear course of action and produce measurable results to meet financial, operational, and strategic objectives. They will be decisive and have the capacity to discern competing priorities and embrace opportunities in a timely manner while quickly adapting during periods of uncertainty.
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