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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Executive Director

Job Type: Executive Management

Organization: Window On a Wider World

Application Closing Date: 11/15/2017

Job Description:

Executive Director

Job Description

Window On a Wider world


Mission:  Window On a Wider World is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students through arts, science and cultural experiences.


Job Title:         Executive Director                 


Reports to:      Board of Directors


A.     Vision

1.      Give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives

2.      Implement the strategic plan, goals, and objectives of the organization

3.      Work with the Board of Directors and Advisors to develop and organize committees to carry out the mission of the organization

4.      Work with the Board and staff to develop and promote the vision for the organization through a strategic plan that is developed and periodically updated by the Board and full-time staff collectively


B.     Facilitate Vision

1.      Assure the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.

2.      Oversee design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products, newsletters, communications and services

3.      Work with director of development to oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and grants, and administrating fundraising records and documentation

4.      Develop and maintain an effective calendar of events and activities for awareness of Window On a Wider World, for education programming and for professional development of staff and educators of WOWW schools.

5.      Supervise and maintain effective communication with resident companies and donors who are seat owners ensuring the support of the personal license agreement

6.      Annually visit/communicate with WOWW schools throughout the Texas Panhandle for positive public relations, feedback, improvement and expansion of WOWW

7.      Develop, implement and evaluate a volunteer organization for the needs of the organization as determined by the executive director and the board of directors

8.      Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations

9.      Liaison to City of Amarillo regarding maintenance and operations of the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts where WOWW is officed


     C.  Budget

1.      Recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage the organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations

2.      Oversee the monthly financial account.


D.    Fundraising

1.      Develop and maintain a positive relationship with donors while seeking potential donors through the fundraising plan

2.      Develop strategic plan and review every 2-3 years

3.      Develop positive relationship with superintendents of school districts for implementation of WOWW and solicits each district’s financial support

4.      Work with development director to create and implement fundraising events that provide exposure, awareness and partnerships

5.      Explore POWWOWW possibilities in neighboring communities


E.      Board Ownership

1.       Responsible for the orientation and development of the Board of Directors and its members with the Board Chair, to organize agendas, define roles, see that minutes are recorded, and conduct evaluations

2.      With the chair, enable the Board to fulfill its governance function

3.      Invite board members to experience a WOWW facilitated program at a school campus or at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

4.      Support operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff

5.      Develop opportunities for Board to be involved and actively participate in programs, events and fundraising

6.      Report to WOWW Board of Directors and Advisors monthly, and report quarterly to the WOWW Board of Directors and the governing board of directors 



The Executive Director is the overall, primary management and leadership role in the organization. Therefore, it is critical that the Executive Director have strong knowledge and skills in a wide variety of areas. These include expertise in the following:


Management and leadership                                       Planning

Organization                                                               Coordination of activities and resources

Positive relationship development                              Financial analysis and implementation

Financial resource development                                 Marketing and promotions

Development and fundraising                                     Visionary thinking

Strong writing, speaking, public relations skills         Systems thinking        

                                                                                    Motivation of personnel  


Bachelors degree in business, marketing, arts, education or related field

Masters degree is preferred

Five years experience in a managerial/leadership position



Salary is commensurate with education and experience


Texas Panhandle Community

Amarillo is the center of the 26 county Texas Panhandle Region. The city is home to more than 200,000 residents. The combined population of Potter and Randall counties (both of which Amarillo straddles), Armstrong and Oldham counties surpasses 250,000. Amarillo is historically known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas,” as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow and has been most recently referred to as ""Rotor City, USA"" for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant. Amarillo has a number of natural attractions near the city including the Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second largest canyon system in the United States, after the Grand Canyon and the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Cultural points of interest located in the city are the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, which claims to be the largest historical museum in Texas, and Harrington Discovery Center (a children’s museum), Amarillo Zoo, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

Amarillo’s cultural scene is the envy of the State. The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Amarillo is part of a thriving downtown revitalization project. It is home to the Lone Star Ballet, Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony and Window On a Wider World children’s education program dedicated to enriching the education of Texas panhandle students through arts, science and cultural experiences. West Texas A & M University in nearby Canyon, is home to a premier performance facility for university students. Other arts highlights include the Amarillo Botanical Gardens; the Amarillo Little Theatre, one of the oldest continuously operating community theaters in the country; the Amarillo Museum of Art; the Galleries at Sunset Center; Chamber Music Amarillo; and more. Other places of interest include Historic Route 66, Wonderland Amusement Park, the world-famous Cadillac Ranch and the mystic Big Texan with the 72 ounce steak!

The panhandle area is home to 62 school districts spanning 26,000 square miles. Window On a Wider World (WOWW) is dedicated to enriching the education of Texas Panhandle students through arts, science and culruarl experiences. The program has expanded to 37 of those districts in twelve years with plans to invite more districts to participate and invest in the program. West Texas A&M University is partnering with WOWW this year 2017-18 for a research/impact study. A team of professors launched the project in August 2017 which is under the direction of Laurie Sharp, PhD and Brigette Whaley, PhD in the college of education.

The area is also home to Amarillo College, a two- year public community college with more than 143 degree and certificate programs of study and to West Texas A & M University, a member of the Texas A & M University system that offers a doctoral program in agriculture and 62 undergraduate programs and 41 graduate degree programs. In addition, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at Amarillo provides education for medical students and residents, allied pharmacy health students and nursing students. The Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health is located in the medical hub for the region.

Downtown revitalization is fully underway in Amarillo with renovations, newly completed construction of regional Xcel Energy, Embassy Suites, Herring Bank, Happy State Bank, and numerous other major projects under construction. Recently Amarillo has approved the construction of a Multi-Purpose Event Center with plans to allow a professional ball team to locate here.

Send cover letter and resume via U.S. mail or email to:

Amy Henderson 7304 SW 34th Ave Amarillo, TX 79121

Location: 500 South Buchanan mail: P.O. Box 9258
Amarillo, TX 79105


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Name:Amy Henderson

Phone Number:806-341-8069

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