Job Announcement 


Xico is seeking an Executive Director who is a proven organization leader with strong business skills and a clear commitment to supporting the arts through the Latino and Native American community.  Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of leadership for Xico including; developing and executing strategy, managing and developing staff, building productive relationships and partnerships, and resource development and operational management. This position will lead by example to create, inspire and sustain a culture of collaboration and accountability with a passion for the mission.

The Executive Director of Xico Inc reports to the Board of Directors.  In collaboration with the Board, the Executive Committee provides direction and leadership in advancing the organization’s mission and strategically achieving its goals and objectives. The Executive Committee strives to bring best practices to all aspects of the organization through thoughtful management and inspired leadership.

The Executive Director is an exempt position that will receive annual compensation commensurate with experience and responsibilities.




  • Responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and service volunteers.
  • Ensures that job descriptions are developed and maintained, that regular performance evaluations are held and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  • Ensures that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is maintained.
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, keeps and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.


  • Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  • Works with the staff, Finance Committee and the board in preparing a budget.
  • Maintains fiscal oversight to ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  • Ensures that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.


  • Conducts official correspondence of the organization jointly with the president and secretary of the board of directors.
  • In tandem with designated officers, executes legal documents.
  • Recommends policies to the Board and assists Board in the formulation of policies.
  • Ensures implementation of policies.
  • Has chief responsibility for public accountability of the organization.

Program Development

  • Assures that the organization has a long-range strategy, which achieves its mission.
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff.
  • Promotes active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work.
  • Ensures that official records and documents are maintained and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of developmental disabilities and nonprofit management/leadership issues.
  • Conducts an annual program evaluation.
  • cts to maintain highly effective client/consumer relations.

Resource Development


  • Participates in all aspects of fundraising activities: grant-seeking, personal solicitations, corporate partnerships, etc.
  • Secures funding for all programs and events with assistance from the Board of Directors and designated staff.
  • Develops an annual fundraising plan and oversees implementation to raise funds to carry out the mission of the organization, in conjunction with appropriate staff and Board members.


  • Serves ex-officio on all committees of the Board.
  • Provides support to the Board in recruitment and orientation of Board members as well as conducts an annual Board evaluation.
  • Plans Board meetings in tandem with Board leadership and prepare agenda and materials for these meetings.
  • aintains open communications with Board members, singularly and as a group, on an ongoing basis.


  • Develops and implements an annual marketing/communication plan.
  • Promotes awareness of the organization activities, programs and goals to key stakeholders and the general community.
  • Establishes sound working relationships and collaborative arrangements with government agencies, community groups, and institutions that share the same values as the organization.
  • Serves as the spokesperson of the organization.
  • Oversees the development of collateral materials.
  • aintains relationships and participates with other professional and community groups via committees and service projects.


  • Ethical, self-motivated, high performance attributes with the utmost integrity.
  • High energy, forward thinker with openness to new ideas and creativity.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff and client population.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, build and support consensus, and use feedback and advice from colleagues.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement appropriate activities.
  • Should be well versed in the arts and artist communities.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications.
  • In-depth knowledge of the philanthropic sector.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience with budget development, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Work effectively with volunteer Boards and committees.
  • bility to speak Spanish is a plus but not required.



  • A minimum of five years progressively upward management experience in non-profit or public-sector leadership and management roles, including fiscal management and accountability, program development and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision of staff and teams, with proven successful knowledge of human resource policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage in a complex, diverse, and dynamic environment.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities to think strategically, plan tactically, prioritize time and projects, create and maintain successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing financial stability of an organization including development and monitoring of annual budget.
  • Ability to generate new revenue for the organization.
  • he individual can establish and nurture relationships with contracting agencies both public and private, community leaders, Board Members, and Staff.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment and working studio/gallery space.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.  Monday through Friday, with flexible hours, evenings and weekends as required.


Travel may be required for this position.

Physical Demands  

This position requires sitting for extended periods of time. Occasionally, it requires standing, squatting, reaching and bending as well as transporting, carrying and hanging artwork. Requires ability to lift 25 pounds. Requires ability to receive information through oral communication both in-person and on the telephone. Manual dexterity needed for using a computer keyboard. Must have adequate vision to operate a computer and complete paperwork. Regularly required to operate a motor vehicle to attend program functions or drive to member or partner meetings.

Xico Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  We do not discriminate in employment because of a person’s race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation, genetics, marital status, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran’s status, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  The attached job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.  Xico reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise.  The employment relationship remains "at-will." 

How to Apply  
Email resume, cover letter, and professional references (combined as one file) to
Position will remain open until filled.