Executive Director

El Sistema Oklahoma
January 13, 2019
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Job Type


Position Description:

El Sistema Oklahoma seeks an inspiring leader who understands the value of relationships in building and maintaining a self-sustaining organization. An ideal candidate is a strong strategic thinker with excellent non-profit management skills. The Executive Director must be flexible and adaptive, resourceful and values-driven. S/he fosters a rewarding, respectful, collaborative, relationship-driven, and results-oriented workplace. The successful candidate will have experience in the non-profit sector and a record of success partnering with the education community & community partnerships; knowledge of fundraising and non-profit financial management; proven ability to work collaboratively; and leadership skills. This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience and does include benefits.

Position Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: Education, Non-profit Leadership, Music, Social Work. At least three (3) years’ experience in Non-profit Leadership and/or Education is preferred.

Position Requirements:

El Sistema Oklahoma is seeking a candidate with the following:


  • Understands, supports and effectively communicates the mission of the organization.
  • Shows creativity and initiative in administrating programs.
  • Serves as an effective spokesperson for the organization.


  • Maintains strong relationships with students and their families in the program.
  • Ensures that program meets or exceed goals as set by ESO partners.
  • Maintains strong relationships with partnering schools, their principals and music teachers.
  • Assists other management team members to coordinate curriculum and teacher development.
  • Maintains strong relationships with program volunteers.
  • Plans and executes yearly calendars, class schedules, concerts and events.


In collaboration with the Board Chair and ESO Partners:

  • Actively develops and executes fundraising plans that meet or exceed the fiscal needs of the organization.
  • Prepares a budget and ensures organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Maintains positive relationships with foundation and corporate funders, as well as individual donors.
  • Assures adequate control and accounting of all funds.


  • Implements human resources policies in the area of hiring, training, supervision, motivation, and performance in a consistent and fair manner.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse faculty and staff of top quality employees and volunteers.
  • Prepares for the anticipated growth of the organization and maintains an effective management team to meet future needs.


  • Passionate about ESO’s mission to serve children and their families.
  • Demonstrate Multi-cultural sensitivity and understanding.
  • Adaptable, with willingness to accept change and to implement improved practices.
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Highly responsible and dependable with strong work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Embraces team environment and connects openly and effectively to team members.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to utilize necessary software for the position.

Position Reports to: Board of Directors

Hours and Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

To Apply for this Job:

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Matt Cordray at mcordray@okcnp.org.

Application Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019

Related Jobs

Kennel Manager   Guthrie, Oklahoma new
January 13, 2019
Director of Development   Tulsa, Oklahoma new
January 13, 2019
Director of Development   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma new
January 13, 2019
Caring Foundation Development Coordinator   Tulsa or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma new
January 13, 2019
Certification Specialist   Edmond, Oklahoma
January 9, 2019
Recent Posts
Contact Us

Urgent questions, please let us know! You can also call our Helpline at 1-800-338-1798.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt