Position: Managing Director

Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area
Hours: Full time

She Rock She Rock is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and nonbinary folks through the art of music. We provide an inclusive environment that values collaboration and diversity, develops leadership skills, and fosters self-confidence. Through our music education programs and events, we believe creative expression evokes social change, challenges gender stereotypes and encourages a climate of support within our community. 

Position Overview: 
She Rock She Rock is seeking a full-time exempt Managing Director to lead the development and oversight of programming for our participants. While She Rock She Rock is an organization based on musical expression, the curriculum also includes empowerment, social justice, and leadership tracks that will be under the purview of this position.

Alongside the Artistic Director, this position will manage program logistics for and at events, providing staff and participant supervision and event coordination. This position researches and submits grant applications to local and national funders, ensuring funds and grant programs are administered in alignment with funders’ expectations. In addition, this position oversees the administrative and financial elements of the organization. 

Financial and contract management, nonprofit management including liaison with the Board of Directors, external communications, and building community relations are the responsibility of this position. This leadership position is a guiding force in this organization and will have a strong voice in the strategic direction of our work, along with the Artistic Director and the Board of Directors. 

Position Responsibilities: 

Programming (40%)

  • Develop and oversee all non-music curriculum

  • Hire and train independently contracted teaching artists

  • Manage program logistics alongside Artistic Director

  • Coordinate Bi-Monthly Jams and Open Mics (currently held virtually)

  • Recruit students for programs through partnerships, flyering, social media and advertising

  • Oversee financial aid and scholarship applications via the Fairness Fund

  • Direct camp activities, working extended days and weekends during Girls Rock and Roll Retreat (G.R.R.R), which typically takes place over 4 weeks in July-August

  • Direct camp activities, working extended days and evenings throughout Women’s Rock and Roll Retreat (W.R.R.R) camp weekend, which typically takes place over three days in April

Administration and Financial Oversight (20%)

  • Manage donation platforms and track all donations using Salesforce

  • Create and maintain fundraising plans and strategies and work with fundraising committee to execute

  • Plan, execute and participate in yearly fundraising events with help from fundraising committee

  • Liaise with the Board of Directors, build relationships with board members and recruit new board members; schedule and attend all Board of Directors meetings and annual planning retreat.

  • Develop and manage annual organizational budgets

  • Correspond with external bookkeeper to ensure accurate bookkeeping

  • Work with accountant to ensure taxes are done correctly and on time

  • Maintain official nonprofit documents needed to stay in compliance with regulations

  • Research and manage employee benefits

  • Maintain shared Programming and Development Google Drives

  • Maintain legal contracts and documents, working with a lawyer as needed

  • Manage bank accounts and deposit/withdraw money as needed

  • Coordinate external communications alongside Artistic Director

Grant Management (20%)

  • Research and submit applications for grant opportunities

  • Submit final reports and budgets for approved grants

  • Build relationships with grantors

  • Manage grant calendar using Trello

Community Relations (5%)

  • Build strong community partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals

Program Evaluation (5%)

  • Create surveys and evaluation methods for all programs

  • Maintain participant data using Salesforce

  • Create annual report

Board Engagement (5%)

  • Prepare agenda for all board meetings along with board secretary

  • Present updates and information about the organization’s work to the board at quarterly board meetings

  • Create strong relationships with all board members

  • Assist in strategic planning efforts

Staff Oversight (5%)

  • Collaborate with the Artistic Director on their responsibilities, as necessary

  • Coordinate with Artistic Director to address personnel issues arising with staff, board, teaching artists, volunteers, and participants, following organization guidelines for conflict resolution

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Two years of work experience working in a nonprofit, community, or educational organization providing programming for groups of participants. 

  • A love of music and live musical performance and an appreciation of the development of musical skills and creating music within groups is essential for success in this position

  • Experience in strategic planning

  • Experience working effectively with others to reach common goals and objectives; skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers within the organization and externally

  • Strong financial acumen required

  • Experience leading and managing projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress

  • Proactive leadership: ability to lead and operate independently, and inform and consult when needed

  • Ability to take initiative and actively strengthen the organization’s current relationships and develop new relationships with individuals and corporations

  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications Keen self-awareness and emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills required when working with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and hold self accountable to deadlines

  • Must be comfortable working alone and in a team environment

  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs

  • Must pass a background check

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, insurance on your vehicle, and reliable transportation for work purposes such as meetings and hauling equipment for programs

Highly Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience or familiarity with leading successful fundraising and marketing campaigns for an organization that is funded through individual contributions and grants

  • A four-year degree in nonprofit leadership or related field

  • One or more years of organizational leadership work experience

  • Experience with grant research, applications and/or reporting

Salary, Schedule and Benefits: 

The Managing Director is a full-time employee for She Rock She Rock and will receive an annual salary of $45,000. The MD will work full time (35 hours a week) on a flexible schedule with extended hours during some programs.

She Rock She Rock offers benefits which include:

  • Flexible remote work schedule

  • 20 days (160 hours) of paid time off at the start of each calendar year (January 1-December 31st). This includes holidays, vacation, sick time and personal time

  • Simple IRA option with a 3% company match

  • Monthly healthcare reimbursement of $300

  • Yearly bonuses and raises may be possible based on funds available

She Rock She Rock is an equal opportunity employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, age, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, public assistant status, and familial status.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to board@sherocksherock.com.