Collaborative Coordinator – | Works
The Black Reconstruction Collective (BRC) is looking for a visionary Collaborative Coordinator to help the next phase of development and work collaboratively with the ten founding board members to grow from a founding board to a board of directors. administration in order to achieve the mission of the BRC. Our mission is to provide funding, design and intellectual support to the ongoing and unfinished empowerment project of the African Diaspora. Founded in 2020, the Black Reconstruction Collective is engaged in multiscalar, multidisciplinary work dedicated to dismantling systemic white supremacy and hegemonic whiteness within art, design, and academia. The founding members of the BRC produced works for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and received major grants from the Graham Foundation, the Open Society and the Mellon Foundation.
The BRC engages the public through an annual process of reviewing proposals and providing critical and financial support to projects that have been selected by the Collective. This work will manifest itself in built commissions, research funding, exhibitions, events, and publications, which collectively imagine the transformations of the built environment in the black radical tradition.
Qualifications of the collaborative coordinator:
The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in arts management, fine arts, art history, nonprofit management, or related field with experience in curatorial practices, arts, and architecture. The preferred candidate will have at least 3 years of leadership or entrepreneurial experience and is:
- An emerging leader in the arts, design and/or architecture, who will help guide the BRC in its current chapter of institutional development and is dedicated to establishing a collaborative organization with empathy, intellectual rigor and fiery energy.
- Highly motivated to initiate resourceful and strategic approaches to conceptualizing and rethinking nonprofit structure as a tool to address issues of equity, empowerment, and restorativeness in art, design, and academia.
- Deeply invested in the potential of small nonprofit arts organizations, with experience and/or a willingness to develop knowledge in nonprofit organization leadership, fundraising and grant writing, as well as curation and programming in contemporary art, design and architecture.
- Dedicated to community building in art, design, and architecture in the United States as well as around the world with similar institutions dedicated to the liberation of the African Diaspora.
- Committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion at all organizational levels.
Tasks and responsibilities of the collaborative coordinator:
Shaped by four main purposes of the BRC: 1. Administration of the collective (and board meetings), 2. Management of the awards program, 3. Fundraising, 4. Financial management
Leadership: Be a collaborative and visionary leader. Work with the Board of Directors to achieve and achieve the ambitions outlined in the Black Reconstruction Collective Mission Statement.
Coordination: Coordinate with the Board of Directors to establish priorities, scope and attitudes for the selection and execution of BRC projects. Lead an annual committee to select projects for funding and support. This includes drafting guidelines for the selection of works that will prioritize the empowerment of the African Diaspora and the dismantling of white supremacy.
Fundraising: Research and prepare grant proposals and lead grant writing processes. Organize and implement with the Board of Directors the annual benefit event of the BRC. Assist the Board in raising additional funds through donations, memberships, special events, programs, etc.
Financial Management: Assume day-to-day financial responsibility for operations. Perform accounting, prepare and manage annual budgets and quarterly and annual financial reports. Review and approve debts and receivables.
Administration: Report regularly to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. Initiate the development of a support team including a trainee assistant. Develop strategies to deepen and expand BRC through mission-focused practices. Work in consultation with the Board of Directors to establish the scope and responsibilities of the team. Assume management of the Commission’s program calendar.
This full-time position with an expected commitment of 40 hours per week, for 52 weeks per year, is compensated with a starting annual income of $52,000 for the first two years, plus health insurance, travel allowance and a trainee assistant.
How to register:
Through Friday January 28, 2022, Interested parties should submit the following to [email protected]:
- Email a single PDF file including a letter of interest (articulating “why you, why now”), resume/CV, three professional references and a brief concept/vision statement for the BRC.
- Subject line: “Full Name – Application Collaboration Coordinator”
- Applications will be considered immediately after January 28.