The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) seeks a skilled professional to support the work of its Board of Directors. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Board Secretary ensures the smooth operation of the Board of Directors of VCCA and of its supporting organization, VCCA Abroad, and a mutually satisfying and -productive Board experience for every member.
The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) provides residencies for national and international writers, visual artists and composers to pursue their creative work without distraction and in an egalitarian interdisciplinary community. Each year, VCCA hosts over 400 artists at Mt. San Angelo in the Blue Ridge foothills of central Virginia and nearly 50 artists at the Moulin à Nef in the medieval village of Auvillar in southwestern France. The artists who come to VCCA are selected by peer review juries for residencies of up to eight weeks and are provided with a private studio, a private bedroom, and three meals a day. Founded in 1971, VCCA’s “creative space” has advanced the work of over 6,000 writers, visual artists and composers.
A non-profit organization is as effective as its Board of Directors is organized and supported. The Board Secretary schedules and prepares for all Board and Board standing committee meetings and maintains accurate records of all Board activities. S/he handles arrangements for quarterly Board meetings, either at Mt. San Angelo, in Amherst, VA, or elsewhere.
Maintains legally required documentation of all activities of the Boards of Directors of VCCA and VCCA Abroad.
Schedules all meetings of the two Boards, and makes arrangements for meeting spaces, conference calls, etc.
Prepares meeting materials for all Board and committee meetings working with staff liaisons, Committee chairs and the Executive Director, including agendas and supporting documents, and distributes them in a timely manner. Prepares minutes that accurately document attendance and actions taken in all Board and committee meetings.
Staffs the President of the Board and, with the Executive Director, serves as staff to the Nominating and Board Development Committee.
Assists with VCCA cultivation events
3-5 years of relevant experience
Organizational skills and detail-orientation to maintain a significant calendar of activity
Advanced written and verbal communication skills
Customer service in support of leadership volunteers and donors
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
Facility with Microsoft Office suite and G-suite platforms
Understanding of and commitment to VCCA's mission
Work Environment: Primarily indoors, office environment, although some work in outdoor environment in varying types of weather may be required.
Physical Demands: Extensive computer work, long periods of sitting/standing required. Ability to lift 15+ lbs. regularly
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, résumé and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VCCA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age or national origin.