Executive Director

Executive Director

CATEGORY: Administrative

New York Deaf Theatre
Brooklyn, NY

Job Details


The Executive Director is the key management leader of the New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the NYDT. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Planning, organizing, directing, supervising, evaluating, and reporting all programs of the NYDT; participating in grant writing to ensure appropriate funding levels; maintaining data/records; ensuring compliances; participating in outreach activities to enhance theater and community awareness.  

Board Governance:  Works with Board to fulfill the organization's mission.
*Responsible for leading NYDT in a manner that supports and guides the NYDT’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
*Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.  

Financial Performance and Viability: 
Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
*Responsible for helping fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to support NYDT’s mission.
*Responsible for the fiscal integrity of NYDT, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of NYDT.
*Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a favorable financial position.  

Organization Mission and Strategy: 
Works with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
*Responsible for implementation of NYDT’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
*Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that NYDT can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
*Responsible for enhancing NYDT’s image by being active and visible in the community and working closely with other professionals, civic and private organizations.  

Organization Operations: 
Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
*Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
*Responsible for the effective administration of NYDT operations.
*Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
*Responsible for all compliance programs.  

*Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising, and increase the organization's overall visibility.
*Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
*Strategic planning and implementation. 
*Engage in planning and operation of an annual budget.
*Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance NYDT’s Mission.
*Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
*Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
*Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
*Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and the operation.
*Review and approve standard contracts for services.
*Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.  

The Executive Director will be thoroughly committed to NYDT’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
*A Bachelor’s degree (in non-profit Business Administration or Theatrical/Artistic Administration is preferred), or/and three or more years of non-profit administration and management experience in a Deaf theatre company or theatrical education organization.
*Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
*Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
*High-level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, Board, volunteers, and donors.
*Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.
*A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
*Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
*Basic knowledge of the grant writing process.
*Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
*Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
*Strong commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
*Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
*Past success working with a Board of Directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
*Past success of ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
*Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence, including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
*Knowledge of and respect for Deaf Culture and American Sign Language.
*Extensive knowledge of all Microsoft, Google, and Accounting applications.
*Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
*Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.


May 3, 2021 -



Send e-mail to 00000177-9491-d1bf-a9ff-f5f9b6940000...

*NOTE: Do not copy/paste the above email address as it is encoded with SPAM protection. Just click it to initiate an email from your preferred email client.