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Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

Position:  Executive Director

Location: Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, PA United States

Closing Date: November 30, 2022

Organization Website: Website

Type of Position:  Full Time

Salary and Benefits:


Description of Position Duties:

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the administrative and development functions of the
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and bears this responsibility with the Board of Directors. The ED works in
close partnership with the Artistic Director (AD), carries out necessary management policies and general
business operations of the Organization, performs special assignments, and is empowered to exercise
discretion and independent judgment in performing essential business for PGMC within the purview of
the ED’s role and responsibilities. The ED will develop harmonious working relationships within the
organization (staff, membership, and Board of Directors) and represent the organization to the wider
community, clients, donors, patrons, and business partners. The ED will also maintain productive working
relationships with GALA and other community choruses and organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Lead development efforts in fundraising, donor cultivation and appreciation, grant writing, and
donor database management
● Develop and execute overall marketing strategy in collaboration with Marketing Chair and any
required additional contributors, i.e. photographer, graphic designer
● Oversight of all special events in collaboration with Events Chair, AD, or other event coordinators
(dependent on event type) up to and including Chairing or Co-Chairing the event.
● Execution of Strategic Plan
● Creating and implementation of PGMC’s annual budget in collaboration with AD and committee
● Creation and maintenance of standard operating procedures and policies in collaboration with
the Membership Chair to recommend best practices to the Board of Directors
● Oversee the administration of PGMC technology and software
● In collaboration with the AD, act as the public face of PGMC
○ Inter-organizational communication
○ Attend area networking events
○ Serve as a community collaborator and connector
● Oversight of day-to-day operations
● Attend and participate in Board of Directors and committee meetings
● Facilitate staff meetings
● Vendor contract negotiations, in collaboration with the AD
● Venue selection, in collaboration with the AD
● Maintain sole responsibility of employment decisions of administrative staff in consultation with
the AD and Board of Directors
● Attend all main stage PGMC concerts, events, and rehearsals whenever possible
● Participate in professional development activities
● Perform other duties as necessary/assigned

Description of Position Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, proven experience in administration, revenue development,
and personnel management, preferably in the non-profit arts industry
● Commitment to the mission of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
● Interest and passion in working with the LGBTQ+ community
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Ability to present a professional and positive image to a wide variety of individuals and
● Proven experience in generating diversified revenue sources including government and
foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, and individual giving
● Experience cultivating and managing individual donors and corporate sponsors
● Experience with marketing strategies, e-marketing, media relations, branding standards, and
managing advertising contracts
● Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple
projects and tasks
● Flexibility in working with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities

Information Required to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume

Submit Information To:

Steve Dexter, Vice-President for PGMC at

Other Information:

● The Executive Director role is a full time, salaried position with flexible hours including evenings
and weekends
● Salary: $55,000-$60,000 annually with a health insurance allowance up to $500 per month
● Benefits include: 22 days PTO per year, 12 paid holidays