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4 Feb 2021


Executive Director

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts  Newport, Oregon, United States

Jobs: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

Job Description

With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Executive Director is the public face of the OCCA, providing leadership to the organization while expanding the organization’s reach.
As the chief development officer for the organization, the Executive Director, is tasked with working with donors, foundations, and other grantors to secure and shepherd diverse funding streams for the organization and its programs.
Regular, Full-Time Exempt Employee Status
Competitive Salary Commensurate with Experience

Primary Location: Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport, Oregon
Flexible Schedule to be determined which may include nights and weekends as needed as well as travel along the Oregon Coast.

Immediate Supervisor: OCCA Board of Directors
Supervises: Facility Directors, Bookkeeper, Communications Coordinator, Development Coordinator.
Total Staff: 10


Essential Job Functions:

* Actively promote OCCA’s programs, accomplishments, mission, goals, and objectives to all constituents
* Provide innovative and progressive leadership for the organization, the PAC, and the VAC
* Serve as the key liaison to community and city leaders, school leadership, community-based organizations, and others
* Maintain current relationships with Oregon Coast arts organizations while forging new relationships with previously unengaged arts organizations
* Facilitate and support the strategic plan of the organization
* Provide stewardship for existing grant funding while exploring new grant sources and funding streams
* Support current PAC/VAC programs as needed
* Coordinate the annual community meeting of the Board
* Create and administer the annual operational budget of the organization
* Support OCCA’s relationship as fiscal agent with local organizations and coalitions

First Priorities

* Oversee and fundraise for the final phase of the OCCA capital campaign
* Create and implement a plan for the post-pandemic opening of the PAC based on city and county guidelines
* Hire appropriate staff based on newly updated staffing model
* Create a data-driven system for evaluating the success of OCCA programs


* 5+ years progressive supervision experience in a nonprofit setting, preferably in the arts and with fundraising and grant writing experience.
* Proven fundraising track record
* 5+ years of experience in fiscal management, grant writing, stewardship and reporting
* Experience dealing with complex financial reporting and negotiating and executing contracts
* Significant public speaking and presentation experience with the ability to interact successfully with patrons, staff, and the board
* Experience creating and supporting organization strategic plans

Preferred Qualifications

* Advanced degree in Arts Management, Nonprofit Management, MBA or similar
* Experience with TIX Ticketing and Event Management Software and DonorView
* Previous experience serving on a nonprofit board
* Passion for the arts

Skills to Be Successful

* Progressive and transformative leadership
* Diplomacy in teamwork focusing on trust and relationship-building
* Patron-focused and constituent-focused work ethic
* Solid organizational and communication skills
* Dependable and responsible self-starter

Valid Driver’s License required or the ability to travel to multiple locations throughout the city, county and state.

Please submit cover letter and resume or CV to

Questions and other inquiries accepted by email. We are unable to respond to questions and application updates by phone.


About the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
OCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Newport, Oregon. We are the hub of arts opportunities and the “go-to” source for information on Oregon coast arts and culture, connecting residents and visitors to all arts activities in an easy and accessible manner while also providing access to programs and experiences across the spectrum of artistic expression. OCCA manages the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Newport Visual Arts Center.

As an employer, OCCA is committed to establishing clear ethos and core values, and communicating those effectively throughout all teams, ensuring they feel that they are a valued contributors to organizational success; nurturing and strengthening a workplace culture in which leadership is empowered at all levels and team members are well-supported, but encouraged to take ownership of individual roles and tasks; competitive industry wages and progressive policies that support staff development, while encouraging empowerment, flexibility, and innovation to achieve organizational goals.

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. 



Full-Time Job in Arts and Culture:
Executive Director
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
 Newport, Oregon, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: executive director, fund-raising, grants, and performing arts. States: Oregon.

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