The full-time Business and Operations Manager provides oversight for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation in administrative and financial operations, staff supervision, fundraising planning, grant and database management, and event management. The Business and Operations Manager holds a leadership position that reports to, and works collaboratively with, the Art Center Director, in addition to interfacing regularly with Art Center staff, and Foundation contractors, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees. This new position also provides an exciting opportunity for a proactive and self-starting professional to develop, maintain, and enhance systems and processes that help to increase the efficiency, success, and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
Organizational Development and Planning:
Fundraising and Membership Planning:
Staff Management and Human Resources:
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. At least two years of experience in a business operations role for a nonprofit organization. Financial experience required. QuickBooks proficiency.
This position will involve working in a lively open workspace environment. The Art Center Foundation and Art Center operate as small organizations and staff maintain a positive, can-do attitude, and a willingness to step in and contribute where needed.
About the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation:
The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation expands the reach and impact of the Palo Alto Art Center through fundraising and advocacy. Foundation staff currently include a full-time Director of Major Gifts, a part-time Development Coordinator, a part-time Gallery Shop Manager (currently vacant), and a contract grantwriter. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation was founded in 1973 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy to the Art Center through a public/private partnership. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation offices are housed at the Palo Alto Art Center.
About the Palo Alto Art Center
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 130,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs. The Palo Alto Art Center is owned and operated by the City of Palo Alto as a program of the Division of Arts and Sciences, Department of Community Services.
Compensation will be competitive with similar non-profit organizations regionally and commensurate with background and experience. Medical benefits are provided.