Managing Director for Michael Matthew Ferrell’s Rockin Senior Nonprofit


Alive & Kickin, arts programing with a purpose, combines Ivey award-winning producing talent of Founder, Michael Matthew Ferrell and Music Director Jason Hansen with senior citizens, contemporary music and storytelling. With a mission to give seniors voice, we break down stereotypes, and offer a variety of arts access programs that, each year, grows to reach thousands more who state, “You changed my life” and “This was the best day of the year”.

Founded in 2010 as a senior musical theatre ensemble, the organization has seen tremendous growth in programing, processes and participants under the professional leadership team comprised of staff, board of directors and organizational partners that work in harmony (and humor) to support more than 150 people, on stage and off to honor seniors, redefine aging and inspire everyone one rock concert at a time.

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JOB POSITION TITLE:  Managing Director

START DATE:  Spring/Summer 2018 - Flex

SALARY:  $24,000 - $30,000

TIME:  PT - Flex

REPORTS TO:  Founder/Artistic Director/Board of Directors

The Managing Director is a business minded professional who works in partnership with the management team, Board of Directors and organizational partners to ensure the optimum balance of artistic quality, financial strength, and institutional integrity. The Managing Director plays an integral role in the development and execution of the organization’s overall strategic plan as well as individual department annual plans and day-to-day administrative activities, including:  


  • Operational/HR: state and federal regulations, contracts and communications with vendors, volunteers and partners. Staff supervision and stewardship. Board communications and meeting preparation.

  • Financial:  annual and monthly financial reporting, budget performance, forecasting, cash flow projections and maintenance of the accounting systems.

  • Development: grant securement and management, individual giving, corporate sponsorships and fundraising activities.

  • Marketing/Audience Development/Earned Income: marketing strategies, public relations and promotional events for seasonal, production and programing.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 7-10+ years of business experience with a nonprofit or for-profit organization in a management/leadership role;

  • Proven history of grant management, and secured funding with particular strengths in grant writing, individual fundraising campaigns, identifying new sources and increased levels of contributed income, and special events;

  • Successfully develop and implement long-term strategic and annual tactical plans for all departments of the organization;

  • Marketing management, implementation & organizational skills for program participation and audience cultivation/expansion with the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written communication on both an interpersonal and group level;

  • Strong business analytical skills and experience in budgeting and financial management;

  • Experience and capacity to lead, manage, motivate, inspire, train and collaborate and maintain positive relationships with staff, teaching artists, Board, community partners, volunteers and the general public;

  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, with ability and commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status;

  • Highly motivated self-starter with knowledge in strong computer skills and experience with QuickBooks and Google Docs;

  • Exhibit stamina and a strong work ethic, as well as the flexibility to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable flow of work activity with a small administrative staff, as well as the ability to exercise professional discretion and confidentiality;

  • Prior experience in arts administration or theatre preferred. Those who thrive in professional yet relaxed environment, are comfortable working in a team setting as well as independently are encouraged to apply.

Alive & Kickin is located at Cora McCorvey Center, a first-in-the-nation, 5-star health and wellness campus comprised of a consortium of senior service providers all under one roof. The picturesque campus, just east of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota (Glenwood/Dupont) is nestled amongst green space with a walking trail and welcomes the more than 5,000 Minneapolis Public Housing residents who reside nearby. The campus is home to the A&K office & rehearsal space, that offers free underground parking, a great room that serves for weekly rehearsals/additional programing and special events, a YMCA on the first floor, conference rooms, staff kitchen and medical facilities in the building.

The position is set as an independent contractor which allows for ample flex-time and a flexible working location. Weekly management and monthly staff meetings are required.

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample - grant application preferable

Alive & Kickin is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women.  This position will remain open until filled with the desire for ideal applicants to experience one of the season finale annual performances at the Bloomington Center for the Arts running June 7 - 17, 2018.

Contact information

Alive & Kickin
Heather Brands
Web site

Posted May 4