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Staff Positions

Executive Director +

The Executive Director of WITS provides the direction, vision, and strategic planning necessary to engage hearts and minds in the joy and power of words. The Executive Director will secure the resources and provide the leadership and planning necessary to ensure WITS’ continued growth and impact. The ED should be a thoughtful leader with the ability to work closely with a diverse group of staff, donors and community members. With a keen cultural awareness, the ED understands the importance of diversity in all facets of WITS’ work and WITS’ role in the Houston community. The ED has a demonstrated ability to manage people and complex relationships. The ED will report directly to the Board of Directors. 

Skills & Experience

The ED will be thoroughly committed to WITS’ mission. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of senior management experience in nonprofit management, arts education, education or relevant business-related experience. All candidates should have leadership experience that includes a demonstrated commitment to the development of others through coaching, relationship management, and talent development. 

Additional experiences include:

  • Proven ability to effectively direct and expand a performance- and outcomes-based organization with multiple constituencies. 
  • Demonstrated experience of having developed and implemented bold strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth and impacted communities. 
  • Experience in arts/arts education or experience leading creative team members and familiarity of Houston, preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working on equity and access-related issues across diverse socio-economic communities. 
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, develop and appreciate high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing and new board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply here. Letters of interest and resumes will be received until February 1, 2021. The compensation package is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive base salary as well as benefits and vacation. The position is in Houston, Texas. 

We will contact those candidates who most closely match the requirements. Thank you in advance for your interest.

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