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Executive Director at Covenant Ballet Theatre

South Brooklyn, NY  

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Job Type: Full-time, exempt

Salary: $80,000/year

Reports To: Artistic Director

The Opportunity:

Building on 34 years of pedagogical excellence and artistic success, Covenant Ballet Theatre is poised to strengthen and expand its operations in order to positively impact more people’s lives in the coming years. For the newly-created position of full-time Executive Director, we seek an individual who desires to grow with the organization, bringing a range of skills in nonprofit management along with a strong desire to continue learning and growing professionally. This person will function as the lead executive in the organization, reporting directly to the Artistic Director. Advancement in the position is desired and expected as the organization and staff continue to grow.

Chief Responsibilities:

The Executive Director reports to the Founder and Artistic Director and is responsible for the overall business management and administration of Covenant Ballet Theatre. S/he will effectively leverage the people, processes, and technology necessary to enable this successful, established company to grow while improving profitability. The selected individual will be responsible for the broad operational efficiency of CBT while maintaining the company's culture of excellence and respect for all. S/he will also serve as CBT’s ambassador to its students, parents, faculty, donors, volunteers, artistic partners, vendors, and the greater community.


Essential Duties:

  1. Carries out CBT’s mission and policies, as determined by the Board of Directors.

  2. Recognizes opportunities, troubleshoots, and proposes initiatives and solutions to ensure a growth trajectory for CBT. Applies critical thinking and maintains awareness of internal and external trends.

  3. Assumes responsibility for all fundraising activities, including grant writing and reporting, managing special events, and soliciting donations from individuals, government representatives, and corporations. Tracks, records, and reports on all fundraising activities.

  4. Collaborates with the Artistic Director to create and implement an effective marketing and communications program, including the creation and distribution of print and electronic newsletters, flyers, visual merchandising, social media, and the company website. Maintains mailing lists.

  5. Manages CBT’s annual budget, including reporting operational results and making periodic reforecasts as needed. Maintains a fully adjusted general ledger and performs monthly or periodic reconciliation of general ledger accounts.

  6. Performs basic bookkeeping functions, including payroll processing, vendor and independent contractor management, and automated billing procedures. Organizes and maintains all accounts receivable and accounts payable records and monthly invoicing.

  7. Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulatory agencies.

  8. Manages box office, concession, and merchandise sales for CBT events.

  9. In concert with the Artistic Director, recruits, trains, and provides direction to volunteers, vendors, and other business partners.

  10. Attends board and committee meetings, providing relevant reports and status updates.

  11. Other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in nonprofit management or the equivalent, including fund development, marketing & communications, financial management, personnel supervision, and community relations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including polished writing and editing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups and individuals.

  • Proficiency in a variety of software programs, Website management, and social media platforms, and/or the willingness and ability to quickly learn and master them.

  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, flexibility, and commitment.

  • A self-motivated, efficient, and resourceful work ethic.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience, minimum

  • English language required; fluency in a second language, particularly Spanish, highly prized.


Work Authorization:

  • United States (required)


Work Location:

  • Onsite; occasional off-site



  • Five days a week

  • On call and overtime, as needed



  • Flexible schedule with occasional remote working

  • Twenty-five days of paid time off for vacation, sick leave, and personal days per year

  • Health insurance stipend

  • Professional development opportunities


Covenant Ballet Theatre is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Applicants of any age, race, nationality, gender, religion, and physical ability are encouraged to apply.


To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to:, using “Executive Director” in the subject line. Only those applications including all of these components will be considered. Applications received by March 1 will receive best consideration, as interviews begin the second week of March. However, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.