Community Programs & Partnerships Manager
LANGSTON’s Community Programs & Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing, organizing, and coordinating a variety of programs produced in partnership with community members and community-minded partner organizations. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with deep connections to local Black cultural communities, and have experience in successfully managing relationships and projects across multiple arts disciplines. The Community Programs & Partnerships will ensure that all programs deliver desirable experiences for LANGSTON’s various constituencies in accordance with the mission of cultivating Black brilliance and strengthening and advancing community through Black arts and culture.
The Community Programs & Partnerships Manager will work directly with various communities and champions to achieve desired goals and communicate progress. This position is located at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and reports to the Executive Director.
Work schedule will include some evenings and weekends. This is a ¾ time position. Salary is $37,500 for 30 hours/per week.
- Responsibilities Include:
Act as point person for community partnership inquiries and work with staff and building partners to develop meaningful, reciprocal relationships geared towards long-term impact.
- Develop and maintain authentic relationships with a diverse range of local organizations and community members to build partnerships and develop new programming relevant to Black artists and audiences. Develop a community partnerships framework for the design and delivery of LANGSTON programmatic initiatives with the support of the Executive Director.
- Create an annual program and events calendar and budget informed by the community partnerships framework.
- Initiate research intended to lead to the development of new programs and services.
- Establish key partnerships and collaborations.
- Track and manage ongoing program and event equipment needs.Coordinate with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute staff for facilities use management.
- Manage contracts and agreements for artists and events.
- Hire and manage program and event staff and volunteers.
- Lead communications and marketing efforts as they relate to community partnership programming and events.
- Coordinate deadlines, budgets, and activities across projects.
Assess program performance upon completion of events and activities, then prepare a standards evaluation report.
- Aggregate event performance reports into an annual performance standards report for the Executive Director.
Successful candidates will have command of a majority of the following skills and experience:
- Extensive knowledge of nonprofit operations
- Building relationships and negotiating partnerships
- Marketing and communications strategies and tools
- Excellent written and oral communication skills; experienced public speaker
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office; ability to learn program/project management software
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Excellent problem-solving ability
Responsibilities may be revised as the needs of the organization are continually assessed.
Please attach a cover letter and resume to an email and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 26th
LANGSTON is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO); LANGSTON provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to social and economic background, political affiliation or belief, race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, mental or physical disability, national origin, current and/or former service member status, sexual orientation, health status, age, physical characteristics or marital status, and promotes the full implementation of this policy through a positive, continuing program of inclusion.
LANGSTON is a newly formed, community conceived and designed, nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen and advance community through Black arts and culture in service to cultivating Black brilliance. We provide multigenerational, multi-genre programming that is responsive to community needs and desires. We promote artistic expression, encourage artistic excellence, cultivate leaders, practice radical inclusivity, and facilitate cultural education and possibility in our practices, policies, and partnerships.
LANGSTON was born from the legacy of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, a historic institution that served as the hub of Seattle’s Black performing arts community and experiences for over 40 years. LANGSTON is fortunate to be housed and host its programming in this historic building which still exists as a cultural space rental facility. LANGSTON proudly honors this legacy and seeks to maximize activation of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute through our mission, vision and values.