BlackStar Projects has experienced exponential growth over the past three years: our staff has expanded from 5 to 20 full time employees, our annual income has more than tripled, and we’ve systemized operational processes internally and externally. We recently closed Terence Nance: Swarm, a major exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and are preparing for our largest annual film festival to date this August.
We are seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to provide strategic and operational leadership to the organization as a whole, with a focus on fundraising efforts, financial management and internal operations in support of continuing growth, organizational sustainability, and current and emergent programming.
The COO role calls for excellent strategic and implementation abilities, sharp political instincts, analytic and critical thinking skills, and the capacity to provide leadership within a cross-functional team in a hybrid work setting. It also requires strong communication, budgeting, and project and people management skills, experience in grant writing and management, and a gift for building and sustaining connections with diverse individuals and organizations. The individual filling this role must have a deep respect for the values and creative approaches that BlackStar pursues.
The salary for this position is $150,000 to $165,000. BlackStar’s benefits package includes but is not limited to: 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage (for employee and dependents), retirement matching, paid time off and public holidays, annual wellness fund, professional development fund, and reimbursements for home office utilities. The position is headquartered at BlackStar’s offices in Philadelphia. We are currently in a hybrid model of remote work and office work options with some in-person activities, done safely and above CDC and state level guidelines.
We seek to have a Chief Operations Officer in place no later than January 2024.
Applicants should be legally able to work in the United States, and if not based in the Greater Philadelphia area, be willing to relocate. We currently require that employees work in the office at least two days a week and employ a hybrid work model which allows employees to work at home or in the office as needed.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be submitted via the form on our website by August 31, 2023. Short responses to the prompts in the attached PDF are required. Your answer should be a single paragraph of no more than 250 words for each.*
*Applications that fail to follow these instructions will not be considered.
BlackStar Projects is committed to the principles of equal opportunity employment at every level without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity characteristics or expression, age, non-job-related disability, or political affiliation.