Managing Director

Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (Teatro SEA) - New York, NY



The Society of Educational Arts seeks a Managing Director with demonstrated strong executive leadership skills, a dynamic leader with a passion for the arts and the impact of art on the lives of the community. The Managing Director will guide the development of a vision and strategy for the organization’s long-term growth and will provide strong leadership for the staff, and the community.

The Managing Director is responsible for rendering the Artistic Director’s vision into practicable initiatives that are financially sound and supported, and which galvanize the board, staff and extended community behind it. The Managing Director is responsible for the overall business, administrative, and operational management of the company. This includes leadership of fundraising, budgeting, financial management, HR, information systems and institutional marketing.

Responsibilities include

1) Fundraising

a. Plan and manage all Development and Fundraising programs b. Create and manage Annual Campaign c. Direct and lead institutional fundraising with foundations, corporations, and government agencies d. Oversee communication with donors and patrons when it relates to fundraising or institutional advancement, ensuring best practices are being used in stewarding our patrons

2) Finance Management

a. Budgets a.i. Manage the creation of Profile’s annual operating and capital budgets a.ii. Manage financial reporting systems to ensure that all directors and managers have the information they need to manage their individual budgets a.iii. Communicate monthly and annual financial progress against budget to the CEO/ Artistic Director b. Finance Operations b.i. Manage the overall financial operations of the organization with the support of the Box Office/Administrative Coordinator b.ii. Manage all external financial reporting of the organization b.iii. Provide financial reports to the Board of Directors to assure that all financial systems and internal controls are adequate to appropriately serve the organization and guard against fraud and waste

3) External Relations

a. Serve as a key representative of Profile in the community, including the cultivation of donors, funding institutions and government agencies b. Represent Profile in communication with external agencies that have the power to govern or influence financial or administrative demands within our industry (i.e. TCG) c. Provide additional support for and attend meetings, fundraisers, events, celebrations, opening nights, etc.

4) People Management

a. Manage, coach, and supervise all non-Production employees except those who report to the Artistic Director. b. Through the Box Office/Administrative Coordinator, ensure that Profile’s employment policies and reporting are consistent with all rules and regulations governing working in the State of NY c. Oversee recruiting, training, coaching, and retention of staff e. Foster an office culture of teamwork, generous collaboration, clear communication, effective delegation, and mutual support

This is a full time, salaried position

The ideal candidate will:

- Combine demonstrated business acumen with strong management skills.

- Have the vision to design and execute Profile’s resource development in the short, intermediate and long-term to help Teatro SEA achieve sustainable growth into the future.

- Be a charismatic communicator with the ability to establish long-lasting, productive relationships with, staff and community of patrons and funders.

- Have demonstrated ability to generate earned income and philanthropic support and a passion for organizational development.

Qualification Requirements:

- A bachelor degree in business, non-profit administration, or related field.

- Minimum of either 3 years executive experience in a non-profit arts organization of similar size or 5 years experience as a department head or senior staff of an organization of greater size.

- Significant experience interacting with, Volunteers and Funders

- Experience building revenue and philanthropic support, including grant writing.

- Management of a development campaign is desired

Job Type: Full-time


  • Nonprofit Management: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Working Days:

  • Monday (Required)
  • Tuesday (Required)
  • Wednesday (Required)
  • Thursday (Required)
  • Friday (Required)
  • Saturday (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Day shift