Executive Director

Full Time
Experience Required
3-5 years working with non-profit organizations with experience in events, marketing, leadership as a Director level or above
The OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival is an international and culturally diverse 501c3 nonprofit organization that offers diverse films that represent a great cross-section of the LGBTQ+ experience. Our mission is to offer a variety of films that Entertain, Educate and Inspire our audiences. As we are everywhere on the planet, these films come from all over, from the smallest corners of our planet. To our largest cities, from our past to our future and all in-between. OUTshine is based in South Florida and is one of the largest LGBT+ film festivals in the world.

As the Executive Director, a full-time position, you will have a strong sense of community, enormous creative vision, extreme organization, and a dedication to exceed expectations for all that we offer. The position reports to the Board of Directors, and has overall strategic, financial, management, fundraising and operational responsibility for OUTshine’s consistent impact in the South Florida community and beyond.

Strategy and Vision – Develop and implement a clear, long-term strategic plan that furthers OUTshine’s mission, builds on current programs and forges a clear direction for the future.
Programming - Oversee staff to guide the quality development and execution of year-round programming, to deliver on OUTshine’s mission and procure content and events that are relevant, compelling, and deliver impact to the community. Commit to developing and growing audiences and membership to be increasingly diverse and reflective of the entire LGBTQ+ community.

Fiscal Management – Oversee all financial matters and work with the Treasurer to deliver financial oversight to achieve/ exceed annual budgetary needs, develop appropriate reserves, be a major part of the fundraising efforts and be a strong steward of this incredible community asset.

Revenue Growth – Oversee development strategy and planning in all aspects of Corporate fundraising and work with the Board to develop and execute on all elements of fundraising.

Membership engagement – ability to connect with, maintain and grow membership base whose dues comprise a third of OUTshine’s budget. Build and execute clear plans to maintain and grow members of the festival.

Board interaction and governance - With the Board Chair, Executive Committee, and full Board, shape and enable the Board to fulfill its governance, oversight, and fundraising functions. Support Board operations and administration. Maintain a communicative, supportive relationship between Board and staff.

Strategic Partnerships - Leverage current and build new strategic partnerships with corporate, non-profit, individual, educational, and community-based groups. Ensure successful execution of partnership agreements by both parties. Actively approach and cultivate new partnerships to strengthen OUTshine’s profile in the South Florida community and elevate its prominence nationally.

Hands-on management of all events from Set-up throughout, setting up or securing a team to do so and making sure the orderly process is totally planned organized and managed.

Minimum 3-5 years working with non-profit organizations with experience in events, marketing, leadership as a Director level or above. (Experience being part of a film festival team is a plus).
Excellent communication skills.
Experience with organizations that serve LGBTQ+ communities.
Experience with Fundraising
Experience with events and operations

Please send cover letter with resume via email to: jobs@outshinefilm.com

OUTshine is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. OUTshine strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, marital status, partnership status and any other characteristic protected by law.
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