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  • March 21, 2022 4:27 PM | Chelsey Blakenship (Administrator)


    The Central Louisiana Community Foundation (CLCF) is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week) President and Chief Executive Officer to lead the Foundation. CLCF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) community foundation serving 12 parishes in Central Louisiana. Governed by a volunteer board of directors, its mission is to connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving in order to advance the quality of life for all in our communities.

    CLCF seeks a proven and visionary executive-level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively at all levels in the community, but especially including philanthropic, nonprofit, and private sector leadership. The ability to inspire confidence and trust, along with exceptional communications skills, are a must.  Knowledge of the community foundation sector and business model is expected. 

    The President and CEO works with the guidance of the Board of Trustees and in accordance with the Foundation’s charter and bylaws. The President and CEO is responsible for the support of those bodies. S/He will plan, organize, and exercise control over all operations of the CLCF, including fund/asset development, overseeing asset management, and managing day to day operations of the CLCF.

    Reports To: Board Chair/Board of Directors
    Position Status: 1.0 FTE, Salaried Exempt
    Compensation: $80,000-$120,000; dependent on experience



    • Custodian of the institutional vision and culture
    • Responsible for implementing the CLCF strategic vision as well as managing the associated efforts necessary to enable the vision as adopted by the Board and within the scope of authority as provided by the Board and Foundation
    • Proposes and oversees the implementation of both short and long-range policies, the strategic vision, and the associated goals adopted by the board
    • Advises and directs staff activities to implement various initiatives necessary to achieve the CLCF goals.
    • Oversees and directs the general day to day operations of the Foundation including budget management (as adopted by the board) and overall governance.
    • Responsible for proposing and interpreting policy, establishing standards of performance, periodically appraising performance, and making recommendations for positions and persons to fill those positions.
    • Acts as the chief spokesperson for the Foundation
    • Promotes and stimulates development of public philanthropy
    • Initiates Fund/asset development and leads the CLCF in fund development and growing the CLCF sphere of influence by developing relationships with present and potential donors. Also responsible for providing group and individual presentations to estate planners, attorneys, accountants, and other interested groups.
    • Assists the Foundation in monitoring grantee performance and conducting post grant evaluations
    • Plans, prepares, and properly reports to the Executive Committee and/or Board od Directors at their respective meetings. Prepares agendas in conjunction with the Chair and provides appropriate administrative support for agenda items, as needed.
    • Plans and implements public events and information programs of the Foundation, including the Annual Meeting



    • A Bachelors or advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred
    • 5-7 years of management or leadership experience in non-profit organizations or related businesses.
    • Proven fundraising record, plus ability to develop and implement a sustainable funding model for long-term organizational success.
    • Strong leadership that demonstrates personal and professional integrity, confidentiality, organizational and planning skills, and relationship and team building 
    • Knowledge of investment principles, procedures, ethics, regulations, and standards as applied to public donations and endowments
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures required of a non-profit organization


    • Previous top-level business or nonprofit leadership experience including budgeting, personnel administration, planning, directing staff/volunteers, and working with a Board of Trustees.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience in grant writing, research, media relations, and public speaking
    • Strategic, analytical problem solver who identifies and leverages resources
    • Interest in and commitment to a high intensity, goal oriented full-time position
    • Knowledge of MS Office products and experience using CRM databases (Foundant, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
    • A demonstrable commitment to and willingness to support equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives


    This position is full-time salaried exempt. The typical work week will be Monday through Fridays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM, with regular evening and weekend hours required. Compensation commensurate with experience, paid time off, benefits package, and retirement plan.


    CLCF has been investing in local communities since 1999, making the Foundation one of the longest-standing community foundations in Louisiana. CLCF works with philanthropists to create permanent charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing times and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Central Louisiana.

    Mission: To connect people to priorities they care about and increase charitable giving in order to advance the quality of life for all in our communities.

    Values: We value integrity, respect, innovation, excellent stewardship, collaboration, and equity in our grant making. Most of all, we honor the trust placed in us by respecting our donors’ wishes.


    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Liz Mileshko, President & CEO Position will remain open until filled. 

    Central Louisiana Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information about the Central Louisiana Community Foundation see

  • March 03, 2022 12:02 PM | Kristian Beatty (Administrator)

    Title: Executive Director

    Status: Half to two-thirds time position, salaried, with the opportunity to transition to full-time given successful completion of strategic initiatives.

    Compensation: $45-55,000competitive; commensurate with experience. 

    Location: Prefer that applicant be resident or willing to relocate to New Orleans. Other situations may be considered.

    Start-Date: May/June 2022

    Organization Summary

    Birdfoot Festival was founded on the principle that the dynamic musical culture of New Orleans—characterized by intimate music venues with casual atmospheres yet an engaged listening culture—has something to offer that the future of classical music needs. Birdfoot provides time and space for artists to do their best work, and then brings musicians and audiences together to share meaningful musical experiences.

    Recognized for its fresh approach and “youthful, rule-bending style” (The Times-Picayune), Birdfoot is recognized in New Orleans and beyond for its creative programming, its collaborative and musician-responsive ethic, and its diverse audiences. Since its founding in 2011, the Birdfoot Festival has grown rapidly: the festival has presented more than 160 concerts and events, and the 2019 season featured eighteen public offerings, including twelve concerts in addition to lectures, symposia, and other supporting events. In 2021, Birdfoot produced an interactive digital season modeled after the festival’s signature “Birdfoot Backstage” that attracted audience members from across the country and three continents.

    In addition to concerts and events, Birdfoot’s programs include an award-winning Young Artist Program, occasional Artist Residencies, and an online calendar of musical events in partnership with New Orleans Public Radio. Contrary to industry stereotypes, Birdfoot audiences often skew young (~55% between ages 18-55) and turn out for adventurous programming. At recent festivals, 10% of audience members were attending their first chamber music concert.

    Birdfoot’s mission is to empower artists, inspire audiences, and upend expectations.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director will join Birdfoot Festival at a pivotal moment in the organization’s development. In the 10 years since its founding, Birdfoot Festival has grown into a visionary chamber music festival with strong local roots and international recognition. The Executive Director will play a key role in the festival’s next chapter, as Birdfoot navigates the retirement of the festival’s founding Executive Director and the post-pandemic world. Birdfoot’s next Executive Director will work closely with the Artistic Director and the Board to continue the festival’s tradition of thinking boldly about the role of chamber music and musicians in the life of the New Orleans community, maintain Birdfoot’s unique spirit and values, while helping the organization develop a stable funding base and transition to a professional administrative structure. This position will also take a lead role in development of the festival’s next five-year strategic plan, providing big-picture leadership in partnership with the Artistic Director towards Birdfoot Festival’s continued growth and success as an innovative organization.

    The Executive Director leads, supervises, and oversees the administrative, marketing, and production aspects of the Birdfoot Festival. These include, but are not limited to, fundraising, financial management, marketing, Board relations and development, festival production, and day-to-day operations. Moreover, the Executive Director works closely with the Artistic Director to ensure the festival’s continued relevance and responsiveness to the community, and to support and implement festival programming and planning. This position reports to the Board of Directors and works closely with Board members, providing support for Board committees, and participating on committees as needed. The Executive Director additionally supervises one to three part-time administrative, marketing, & production staff members on a seasonal basis and oversees the recruitment and coordination of volunteers.

    The ideal candidate will bring a track record in producing/managing projects or organizations of comparable purpose and/or similar complexity, and will bring an ability to communicate powerfully about music and the festival’s vision. In addition, the Executive Director will be an out-of-the-box thinker, a creative and effective manager, and an experienced fundraiser who is comfortable with maintaining overview in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

    Essential Functions

    The Executive Director will oversee and lead organizational operations as a whole, engaging with community partners, supervising staff and coordinating volunteers, working closely with the Board, and ensuring good communication with audiences and other external stakeholders.  

    Specific areas of responsibility are as follows:

    Development – Play a central role in increasing, strengthening and diversifying the organization’s contributed revenue through careful stewardship of existing donors, cultivation of new donors, and solicitation and management of grants from corporations, foundations and government grantors; establish annual fundraising strategy in cooperation with Board and Artistic Director; oversee and implement a fundraising campaign based on the accomplishments of the festival’s first ten years; produce and oversee the annual Musical Feast special event; and manage annual appeal campaigns

    Board Liaison – Serve as the principal liaison between the Board and the organization, regularly communicating with the President; prepare materials for and participate in Board meetings; support ongoing Board development, cultivating strong relationships with potential board members in coordination with other Board members; and support Board committees, as necessary.

    External Relations – Represent Birdfoot Festival before varied audiences (e.g., other cultural institutions, donors, granting organizations, within the community, etc) in individual meetings and public settings. Develop, support, and sustain strategic partnerships, including those regarding residencies, performances, and community education activities as appropriate.

    Finance – Ensure diligent and comprehensive financial oversight and management of the organization’s financial and contractual obligations. Develop, analyze, and oversee multi-year budgets; prepare financial reports and analysis, as needed for Board and funders. 

    Strategic Plan – Partner with the Board and Artistic Director in shaping Birdfoot Festival’s second strategic plan and developing the festival’s Theory of Change, articulating future goals and priorities and developing multi-year implementation objectives.

    Other functions: 

    The ED will also be responsible for implementing the festival’s vision and ensuring the success of Birdfoot’s programs. These activities will be conducted in collaboration with the Artistic Director, support staff, and volunteers:

    • Artistic and Production – Work closely with the Artistic Director, local partner organizations, venues, and festival musicians to plan and implement the annual Festival and other initiatives and collaborations. Oversee concert production and operations, including supervision of relevant staff and volunteers.

    • Marketing and Public Relations – Oversee and lead the design and implementation of brand development, marketing, and public relations strategy to grow local and regional audiences and donors for the annual Festival, as well as promoting the festival’s activities beyond New Orleans. Oversee all ticket sales and relevant publicity. Ensure excellence and consistency in quality and brand across all Birdfoot Festival materials, including digital presence.

    • General Operations and Administrative Duties – Manage/oversee all office and human resource functions as appropriate (e.g., hiring/supervision of staff and volunteers, policy development and implementation, obtaining visas for international artists, management of contracts, insurance policies, venue/space rental, etc.). Plan and facilitate organizational meetings. Oversee and ensure implementation of all other administrative responsibilities as needed. Upon engagement, the ED will be tasked with hiring a support staff person.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Previous experience of 3-5 years (minimum) in a non-profit or arts administration role with a demonstrated track record in communicating organizational vision and generating revenue through individual contributions, corporate/foundation grants, and ticket sales; and cultivating artistic and strategic partnerships. 

    Demonstrated skills and experience in marketing, communications, and public relations.

    Effective team management and operational oversight experience in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, including supervision of staff and/or volunteers, and financial/budget development and management.

    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

    A collaborative approach to management, with the ability to consider diverse needs and perspectives and bring others along when making decisions.

    Experience with non-profit management, best practices, working with nonprofit boards, and the ability to communicate priorities and accomplishments effectively and concisely.

    Knowledge and experience in using technology to work efficiently with a team, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, etc.), Little Green Light (donor management platform), Wordpress, and QuickBooks.

    Preferred Qualifications (enhancing relevant bullets above)

    Experience in a leadership role for a nonprofit arts or musical organization, with experience working with and/or reporting to a board of directors.

    Familiarity with classical music culture and audiences.

    Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, CV, and list of three references (including contact information), to Please consider the following question: What experience do you have rethinking how an organization operates and engages with its community? How might you apply these experiences to Birdfoot, post-pandemic? 

    Deadline for application materials: 14 March.

    Birdfoot is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We work hard to ensure diverse slates of candidates.

  • March 03, 2022 11:59 AM | Kristian Beatty (Administrator)

    Part-time: Flexible, 15-20 hours per week 

    Must be available the entire week of camp (July 24-19, 2022) to reside and work at camp located in Mer  Rouge, Louisiana. Attendance virtually or in-person at monthly Camp Organizing Committee (COC) meetings is  required. This position allows for work from home flexibility; however time will be needed cultivating business  relationships in the communities throughout the state.  

    Reporting: This position reports to the Regional Director. This position is a member of the Camp Organizing  Committee.  

    Salary Range: $14,000-$18,000 Annually 

    Position Summary 

    The Executive Director is accountable for the overall management of Camp Quality Louisiana. This  responsibility includes ensuring Camp Quality policies and guidelines are followed, the health and safety of  campers, volunteer management, program development and oversight, and fundraising.  

    Primary Responsibilities 

    Oversees the development and coordination of camp programs and activities for a safe, engaging, high  quality experience. Collaborates with volunteers involved in the planning and implementation of  Summer Camp and other programs. 

    Works closely, cooperatively, and amicably with the COC members and ensure that each COC member  has the information and training to carry out their responsibilities for Summer Camp and programs 

    Actively solicits funds and supplies to meet the needs of the organization. This includes direct  solicitation of individual, businesses and foundations as well as coordinating and attending fundraising  events. 

    Oversees the recruitment, training, and management of volunteers. 

    Oversee camper and registration. Ensures the needed documentation is collected from campers and  volunteers prior to camp or other activities. 

    Responsible for communication with parents, guardians, and volunteers. 

    Engaged in marketing and PR for the organization and keeping an active presence on social media. 

    Assists the Healthcare Coordinator to assure healthcare policies and best practices are followed and  medical records are maintained to keep campers healthy and safe. 

    Maintains a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, volunteers, and families.  Keeps the Regional Director and COC informed and seeks advice and/or assistance when needed. 

     Abides by and enforce all policies, rules, and guidelines of Camp Quality including those outlined in the  Administrative Policies and COC Manual, Healthcare Manual, Accounting Manual, and Volunteer  Training Manuals. Makes recommendations on policies and guidelines as needed.

    Address crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or  volunteers. Works with Regional Director and COC members in resolving issues. 

    Ensures that all information and forms are submitted to Camp Quality USA in timely manner. 

    Works within set budget and maintains fiscal records. Inventories camp resources and supplies. Assist  in determining supply and equipment needs and in ordering/purchasing. 

    Oversees the follow-through of any correspondence necessary related to camp functions and  activities. Reviews all contracts and forwards to Regional Director for review, approval and signature. 

    At all times, the Executive Director should be focused on maintaining the integrity of Camp Quality. 

    Builds relationships with other camps and National, exchanging ideas, sharing resources, and building  support networks. 

    Assesses the overall program to see if there are any changes that need to be made for optimum  functioning. Assists in the evaluation of camp by campers, volunteers, and parents. 

    Qualifications and Competencies: 

    Must be at least 25 years of age and have experience in planning major events. 

    Ability to work collaboratively and manage with others, specifically volunteers. 

    Possesses good leadership abilities, management, and organizational skills. 

    Youth development experience in a camp and/or outdoor setting. 

    Experience working with diverse populations as well individuals with disabilities or illnesses, preferred.  Successful fundraising and marketing experience. 

    Works well with minimal supervision and asks for assistance when needed. 

    Manages conflict situations appropriately 

    Excellent social, communication, writing and computer skills 

    Patient, enthusiastic, self-controlled, flexible, and dependable. 

    Well-developed sense of humor and team spirit. 

    Current driver’s license and ability to pass background check 

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Brittany Taylor at 

  • January 27, 2022 6:44 PM | Anonymous

    Executive Director

    Position: Executive Director

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Status: Full Time, exempt

    Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association is a nonprofit with a mission to advocate for timely placement of children in permanent, safe and stable homes. Since 1992, more than 1,400 CASA volunteers have provided a voice in court for over 3,400 abused children in East Baton Rouge Parish.

    The board of directors is seeking an Executive Director that is passionate about the CASA mission of helping children and has the drive to continue the work this organization is doing for the children of East Baton Rouge Parish. The Executive Director leads the organization in this mission, alongside the staff and board of directors. The Executive Director also leads fundraising efforts and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, including the oversight of 11 employees.

    The desired qualifications, along with the general duties and responsibilities for this role are described below.

    The general duties and responsibilities of the position:


    • Ensure all children who need an advocate in EBRP have one.
    • Ensure the quality of advocacy efforts for the children served.
    • Lead fundraising efforts.
    • Oversee the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization.
    • Create and implement a fund development plan to sustain the organization.
    • Provide sound fiscal management of the organization.
    • Implement policy set by the Board of Directors.
    • Provide staff support to the Board of Directors.
    • Conduct all personnel functions in accordance with the organization’s Personnel Policies.

    Desired attributes and competencies:


    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
    • Interpersonal, organizational, and supervisory skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • Goal-oriented
    • Self-starter and self-motivated
    • Occasional travel, nights and weekend work required
    • Ability to manage and lead staff
    • Comfortable navigating Microsoft Office Suite
    • Creative, resourceful and flexible

    Experience in the following areas will be given preference: 

    • Not-for-profit management
    • Fund development
    • Oversight and administration
    • Volunteer program oversight
    • Strategic planning
    • Goal achievement, reporting
    • Policy development and implementation
    • Fiscal management and oversight
    • Supervision of staff

    Benefits offered:

    • Competitive compensation based on qualifications and experience
    • Paid time off
    • Health care plan
    • Retirement plan

    Please email a cover letter and resume to

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