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Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and equity in the workplace. We value experience in addition to education when hiring. We strongly encourage those who reflect the communities we serve to apply, including bilingual individuals and/or people of color.

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WHO WE ARE
Creative Action is a nationally-recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts to activate the academic, social and emotional development of young people. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

WHO WE WANT
We’re looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented and proactive person who is passionate about working with young people. This position requires someone who has a growth mindset, can-do attitude and is a creative problem solver. Applicants must have flexibility, excellent organization and interpersonal skills, and the ability to foster creativity, collaboration and communication. This person must be able to anticipate challenges, set positive intentions, build trust and inspire community. We seek someone who is committed to youth development and believes that all people deserve equal opportunities and are valued for their unique life experience. This position includes a pathway to leadership in the OST Department, through learning more about site management and logistics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
A Teaching Artist is an integral member of the Out of School Time (OST) site based team. This person works closely with a campus Site Coordinator and Artistic Associate to provide daily enrichment, snacks and class for a cohort of students.This person is responsible for preparing daily lessons. Additional responsibilities include creating unit Plan, following Creative Action teaching pedagogy, classroom management, supply maintenance and ordering and safety for their assigned class(es).

  • Regular duties occur from 2:30pm-6pm Monday-Friday when school is in session. This position includes the potential for additional hours of work for Day, Spring Break and Summer work as well.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain consistent and timely communication with CA staff and other program staff for your campus and follow all required staff sign in/out procedures when on campus as well as maintain any required paperwork on site.
  • Maintain compliance with fingerprinting and background checks, as well as current CPR/First Aid certification
  • Attend all required training/meetings throughout the year, including Creative Action training, arts cohort training, online DFPS training, and any training/orientation for your campus program as scheduled
  • Support Creative Action’s Out of School Time events as scheduled
  • Support assessment and evaluation efforts for OST programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Teaching Artists will be responsible for implementing/and or supervising additional safety procedures to ensure a safe environment for all staff and students in our in-person programs. This may include working with the individual school districts and their specific COVID-19 procedures. Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure each employee’s health and wellbeing.

WHAT WE OFFER
Starting at $17.50 an hour

  • Training opportunities, and pathway to leadership opportunities within the Organization.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the Arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown,
Indigenous and/or people of color.

TO APPLY
Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, submit your resume and cover letter through our Indeed Job Posting.

Work Location:

  • On the road

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $17.50 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Creative Action monitors Austin-Travis County and CDC recommendations for COVID-19. Building protocols are implemented and regularly updated to ensure each employee’s health and wellbeing.

APPLY NOW

WHO WE ARE

Creative Action is a nationally-recognized youth arts education organization in Austin, Texas. As the largest provider of creative learning programs in Central Texas, we use the arts as a medium to inspire creativity, unlock potential, and transform the lives of students of all ages. Through interactive classroom performances, after school residencies, and community-based programs, our team of professional teaching artists inspire youth to be creative artists, courageous allies, critical thinkers and confident leaders in their communities.

WHO WE WANT

We’re looking for a highly motivated, collaborative and proactive Recruitment Manager who understands the connection between creative professionals and the holistic development of young people. This position requires someone who has a growth mindset, is a self-starter, can anticipate challenges and creatively solve problems, and looks for the magic in the mundane. This person must be able to build relationships, cultivate community, value data-informed decision making, and have a desire to have fun when working with their team. We seek someone who is committed to youth development and believes that all people deserve equal opportunities and are valued for their unique life experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Recruitment Manager is an integral member of the programming team. This person will work closely with the Chief Program Officer and the HR Manager to actualize effective recruitment strategies. This person provides critical leadership to developing strategies, relationships and promotional opportunities to bring in a diverse part time workforce for Creative Action programs. The Recruitment Manager drives the creation and implementation of a recruitment plan, manages events and messaging, and initiates creative outreach to attract new team members.

Drive Recruitment Efforts

  • Develop a comprehensive annual recruitment strategy
  • Set goals and measurable objectives to achieve results
  • Cultivate relationships across community sectors and expand partners and networks
  • Manage a recruitment budget
  • Design language and materials to promote job openings
  • Coordinate recruitment events and materials
  • Create opportunities to attract and inspire diverse applicants

Work Across Departments

  • Participate in specialized workforces to advance recruitment goals
  • Meet regularly with departmental teams to understand needs and assess efficacy of efforts
  • Collaborate and coordinate event needs and staff ambassadors
  • Contribute to the development of work study and internship opportunities
  • Work with human resources to process and track applicants

Implement Best Practices

  • Participate in ongoing staff development and training to deepen learning
  • Implement data collection and analysis, and utilize and communicate results
  • Seek out professional development opportunities in the community and nationally to stay informed of trends and tools
  • Participate in Creative Action’s social justice efforts toward anti-oppression, equity and inclusive practices

EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrated expertise in recruitment or workforce development
  • Knowledge of best practices and current trends in recruiting a diverse workforce
  • Experience in project management and collaboration
  • Proficiency with Google suite and Airtable, Canva and/or Tableau or other creative design software and an aptitude for learning new technology and systems
  • Must be innovative, creative and able to design and implement engaging events
  • Must be flexible, a self-starter, and have a can-do attitude
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to quickly and effectively implement new approaches and ideas
  • Demonstrated high standards for quality, initiative, and integrity
  • Must be able to balance working independently and collaborating in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and navigate work plan in response to departmental needs
  • Transportation essential to events and community meetings
  • Occasional travel required
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Creative arts experience a plus

WHAT WE OFFER

Annual salary is $40,000, with health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off, a hybrid remote/office workplace + a fun and flexible work environment. This position has a probationary period of 6 months, with continued employment contingent upon achievement of performance goals.

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

TO APPLY

Take some time to familiarize yourself with our organization, what we do, and what we believe in. Then, if this seems like a community you’d like to be a part of, please apply here by March 22, 2022. Interviews begin in late March, and this position begins on or before April 15, 2022 and will remain open until filled.

ABOUT THE POSITION: 

After nearly twenty years leading the organization, Creative Action’s current Executive Director is moving on to pursue new opportunities. The Board of Directors is now seeking its next Executive Director (ED) to lead this influential community-centered organization with a focus on long term growth, community engagement and success. Creative Action’s next ED will exemplify the organization’s mission, lead boldly and exhibit deep social justice attributes, inspire and encourage authentic communication at all levels of the organization. The ED will seek to collaborate and build impactful partnerships that elevate Creative Action’s work. This is a unique opportunity for a person who aspires to create change and will strive relentlessly to ensure Creative Action succeeds in its mission, and takes the organization on its next exciting chapter of growth. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will drive Creative Action’s strategic vision and oversee the successful operation of the organization. The ED will position Creative Action for future growth and development by strengthening and expanding the organization’s visibility, fundraising, and programming.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Organizational Leadership 

  • In collaboration with the Board and staff, refine and plan Creative Action’s strategic vision and oversee its implementation 
  • Create a strong, inclusive, and supportive culture that engages, retains, and inspires a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and community partners 
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders, staff, and community members to advance Creative Action’s commitment to racial and social justice, internally and externally In partnership with the Deputy Director, oversee all day-to-day operations (including program, fundraising, marketing, communications, and internal team culture) and establish necessary administrative policies and procedures, with ultimate accountability for the success of the organization 
  • Support the efficient management of the organization’s finances, ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintaining a positive financial position 

External Leadership and Fundraising 

  • Serve as Creative Action’s primary external voice, enhancing the organization’s visibility, brand recognition, and credibility 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key partners; manage those relationships to strategically enhance Creative Action’s mission 
  • Drive fundraising efforts, with a focus on diversifying revenue streams and increasing funding to support growth in reach and impact 
  • Maintain an active and visible presence in the community and work closely with other organizations and stakeholders 

Board Engagement 

  • Act as primary liaison to the Board of Directors; facilitate Board and Committee meetings 
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in organizational decisions, ensuring effective and timely communication to support informed decision-making 
  • Leverage the board to increase the overall visibility of the organization and enhance fundraising efforts 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS: 

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. As no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications, we encourage you to apply if you feel that much of the following matches your experience: 

  • Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of Creative Action, with the belief that the arts are a vehicle for social justice
  • Commitment to Creative Action’s core values: Dream Big, Create Community, Stand Up, Strive for Excellence, and Have Fun 
  • 10 or more years of nonprofit management experience, with a minimum of five years of experience in senior leadership positions within youth development and/or entrepreneurial organizations 
  • Collaborative and inclusive leader, with a passionate commitment to issues of racial, gender, and economic justice 
  • Demonstrated success leading an organization and managing a team through a period of growth and development 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to act as as inspiring and passionate ambassador for Creative Action’s work, representing the organization at key conferences and events, and gaining new partners and supporters 
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with an eye towards ensuring teams have the structure, systems, and tools needed to work efficiently and scale their impact 
  • Track record of fundraising success in a nonprofit setting preferred 
  • Exceptional relationship building skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and track record of building and strengthening strong local and national partnerships 

LOCATION: Austin, TX 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The compensation range for the Executive Director role starts at $150,000, commensurate with the incoming leader’s experience and qualifications for the role. There are comprehensive benefits associated with the position. 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY: 

https://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/2508

Creative Action is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, train, compensate, uplift and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Creative Action has a clear vision: we are an organization in which a diverse group of unique thinkers and talented people come together to want to do their best work serving our students through the arts. We know that our company would not succeed without the dedication and hard work from our creative and passionate employees.

Creative Action believes in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging, and this core set of values is reflected across every department and community in which we serve. We are committed to and focused on anti-racism and anti-oppression, and fold this into our organizational foundation. We believe deeply that diversity and differences are what make us an innovative, compassionate, and forward-thinking organization.

We strongly encourage individuals to apply who identify as LGTBQIA+, bilingual, Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or people of color.

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