Employment

Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, is an equal opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with applicable Equal Employment and Campus Health and Safety and Annual Security ReportAffirmative Action laws. Studio Incamminati does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, creed, color, handicap (disability), marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, parental status, service to the armed forces, political affiliation, or status with regard to public assistance.

POSITION OPENING
PRESIDENT
STUDIO INCAMMINATI, SCHOOL FOR CONTEMPORARY REALIST ART
Philadelphia, PA

Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, located in Philadelphia, PA is seeking a President to lead the school. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Studio Incamminati’s staff, programs, growth, and execution of its mission. In this role, the President will oversee business, finance, and operations and will work directly with the Board in fundraising and donor relations. In collaboration with the Dean of Faculty and Students, the President will also develop new programs. A staff of four, plus the faculty, reports to the President. It is expected that the chosen individual will serve on an interim basis with the position becoming permanent upon an appropriate demonstration of skills.

The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree in arts administration or a related field or have demonstrated professional and administrative experience, preferably in an educational setting or cultural arts organization. Experience with nonprofit regulations and accounting as well as familiarity with legal and regulatory requirements peculiar to educational institutions (Title IV, Title IX, GI Bill, student visa/immigration, etc.) is a must. Significant experience with nonprofit fundraising and donor relations, particularly in the educational context, is preferred.

Salary is $82,500. Start date TBD.

Founded by renowned painters, Nelson and Leona Shanks, Studio Incamminati is dedicated to the study and practice of realist art, and trains professional artists by fusing the classical drawing and painting traditions of the Renaissance and the luminous color of the Impressionists with a fresh, contemporary sensibility.
A letter of interest together with a current curriculum vitae or resumé describing one’s experience and qualifications should be sent to:

Chair, Search Committee
Studio Incamminati
340 N 12th St., STE 400
Philadelphia PA 19107
or
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The President embodies the mission of the school and articulates the mission for all aspects of the school’s program. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Studio Incamminati’s staff, programs, growth, and execution of its mission. She or he will develop deep knowledge of core programs, operations, finances and business plans. The President is extremely visible to the entire Studio Incamminati community at all levels and routinely interacts with all constituent groups of the school including students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, government officials, regulators, the business community at large, educational institutions, media, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Leadership and Board Relations
a. The President is an ex officio, non-voting, member of the board and all board committees.
b. Informs the Board of critical events, trends, and opportunities that would assist them in developing plans and setting policy; provides data to assist the board in its work.
c. Makes recommendations to the board for approval of the operating and capital budgets, including all categories of income and expenditures.
d. Jointly with the board, sets annual goals for his/her performance.
e. Performs other related duties as assigned or delegated by the Board of Trustees.

2. Business, Finance and Operations
a. Understands and manages the business functions of the school, including budgeting; monitoring and reporting income, expenses, investments, and cash flow; contract management and execution; maintenance of appropriate records; and assisting the school’s auditors.
b. Ensures compliance with financial aid, accreditation, insurance, grant, federal, state and other requirements and reporting.
c. Plans and executes purchases, repairs, and facility improvement projects; oversees the maintenance and cleaning of the studios and all school operations.

3. Program Development
a. Collaborates with the Dean and/or the Director of Educational Programs to formulate and approve new proposals, develop new programs, and revise/improve current programs.
b. Reviews, approves, and hires candidates recommended by the Dean for faculty and guest instructor positions.
c. Advises and approves recommendations from the Dean and/or the Director of Educational Programs on academic matters, policies, and decisions according to the school’s Policies and Guidelines (incl. Title IX), Instructional Program Policies, and Drug & Alcohol Prevention manuals.
d. Works with the Dean and/or the Director of Educational Programs to seek exhibition opportunities for Studio Incamminati artists.

4. Advancement and Fund-Raising
a. Assists the board’s fund-raising programs such as the annual fund, capital campaigns, planned giving, and major events.
b. Supervises the school’s development efforts in identifying, cultivating, thanking, and communicating with past and prospective donors.
c. Plays a leadership role in fundraising and community relations by acting as an ambassador and advocate for the growth of enrollments, program offerings, and the school’s endowment.
d. Oversees grant research, applications, implementation and reporting.
e. Oversees the school’s relations with its alumni including development and maintenance of the alumni database, communications programs, and special events.
f. Represents and advances Studio Incamminati to ensure a positive impact on the Greater Philadelphia Region and the higher education community; builds and expands community, government, and media relationships and partnerships to enhance the image of the College.
g. Supervises all volunteer efforts such as those donated by individuals or board committees.

5. Admissions, Marketing and Financial Aid
a. Supervises and assists the admissions functions of the school, including recruitment programs, marketing & outreach, website development and maintenance, and information dissemination.
b. Supervises the admissions decision-making process, including the applicant review process and the administration of the school’s financial aid program.
c. Oversees the marketing efforts of the Director of Communications.
d. Works with the Board Education Committee on the school’s scholarship and fellowship selection processes.

6. Human Resources
a. Establishes, elevates, and maintains a climate which encourages the development and retention of exceptional talent, a high level of morale and engagement, effective working relations, and a high quality service culture.
b. Oversees all employment and human relations matters, such as contracts, salaries, benefits, job assignments, job orientation, performance evaluations, retentions and dismissals, personnel records, employee handbooks, etc.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:
1. The President reports to the Board of Trustees.
2. The Dean, Director of Education Programming, Director of Communications, Administrative Services Manager and the Faculty report to the President.
3. The President is extremely visible to the entire Studio Incamminati community at all levels and routinely interacts with all constituent groups of the school including students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, government officials, regulators, the business community at large, educational institutions, media, etc.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Personal Qualities and Abilities:
a. Must be committed to the mission of Studio Incamminati and the community served. The individual must possess integrity and personal conviction that sustains this commitment, and be capable of persistence in the face of obstacles to reach objectives.
b. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
c. Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
d. Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
e. Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
f. Passion, idealism, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
g. Must be able to develop and sustain effective working relationships with Board, staff and faculty. Must be tactful, mature and flexible.
2. Technical requirements:
a. Familiarity with nonprofit regulations and accounting, Title IV, Title IX, GI Bill, and Visa/immigration requirements for international students
b. Must complete Federal Financial Aid Training prior to employment
c. Computer literate: MS Word, Excel, Quickbooks, Access, Power Point. Knowledge of Proclass and StudioLine an advantage.
3. Education and Experience
a. Master’s degree in art, education, business administration or related field required, with at least 5 years of senior nonprofit management experience, preferably in an art school environment.
b. A combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities to lead an educational institution.

 

 

Campus Health and Safety and Annual Security Report

Studio Incamminati provides this information to all students and employees in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This act requires all higher education institutions to make public their campus security and safety policies and reported crime data for the previous three years and disseminate this information to the campus community. The goal of this legislation is to help maintain a safe campus environment by increasing the awareness of crimes committed on campus, the security and safety policies in place and crime prevention programs available. Fortunately, we experience a low crime rate as evidenced by this report. The safety of our students is a top priority.