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Associate Vice President – Executive Search Practice

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 15:23

Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG) seeks an entrepreneurial associate vice president (AVP) to manage a diverse executive search client portfolio and to part of or lead various ACG project teams to develop, assess, and deliver successful client outcomes.

ORGANIZATION
Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG), and its subsidiary Arts Consulting Group Canada, Ltd., is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement consulting, facilities & program planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, the firm continues to grow and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Halifax, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Tampa, Toronto, and Washington DC with consultants located throughout North America to best serve the needs of its clients.

ACG senior team members are experienced with a breadth and depth of leadership competencies in the creative sector. They flexibly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments with recommendations that achieve positive results. ACG has an unwavering commitment to growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities with a goal to assist its clients by achieving the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability.

POSITION
Reporting to the vice president – executive search, the associate vice president (AVP) will have a diverse executive search client portfolio and will be part of or lead various ACG project teams to develop, assess, and deliver successful client outcomes. AVPs are full-time employees who will be flexible in their ability to travel periodically and work across all ACG practice areas as needed to exceed client expectations in quality of personalized service. Additionally, AVPs play a key role in the regional and national growth of ACG by cultivating new executive search clients, building effective relationships, networking, serving on conference panels, and creating public visibility for the firm as a leader in executive search within the arts and culture field.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Project Leadership and Support

  • Facilitate executive search client projects and manage project teams as needed.
  • Participate on project teams across other practice areas as needed.
  • Meet mutually agreed upon goals and objectives, including “on time, on budget, on scope” for all client projects on which the AVP works.
  • Focus on the effective and efficient use of time and resources in meeting project goals and associated client and firm deliverables.
  • Implement firm methodologies, policies, procedures, and project reporting guidelines and assist in their refinement.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive scopes of work, deliverables, budgets, and proposals with vice president – executive search.
  • Embrace other project leadership and support roles and responsibilities as needed.

Client Cultivation and Business Development

  • Build the brand, visibility, and presence of ACG’s executive search practice locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Participate on panels in industry conferences, attend significant cultural events, and otherwise demonstrate firm and consultant expertise.
  • Seek ACG consulting projects proactively.
  • Report client successes and testimonials that can effectively demonstrate ACG’s positive impacts.
  • Write articles, blogs, and other materials that focus on the firm’s executive search competencies and the industry’s needs in candidate identification, cultivation, recruitment, and long-term relationship building.
  • Embrace other client cultivation and business development roles and responsibilities as needed.

Team Participation and Firm Capacity Building

  • Create synergy within a geographically dispersed workforce through regular conference calls, meetings, and team summits.
  • Maintain clear operational and brand distinction for ACG by developing and ensuring adherence to firm policies and style guidelines.
  • Demonstrate advanced internet, e-mail, and overall computer proficiency for efficient electronic communications, candidate research, and written and verbal presentations.
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of ACG.
  • Adhere to the policies, procedures, and guidelines established by the firm.
  • Participate in ongoing education programs, training, meetings, and other aspects of maintaining the highest level of knowledge within the industry.
  • Engage in an adaptive strategy process and recommend performance measures that focus on achieving the mutually established vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the firm.
  • Embrace other team participation and firm capacity building roles and responsibilities as needed.

TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Successful AVPs are entrepreneurial self-starters with a commitment and connection to the arts and culture field and the capacity to achieve demonstrable accomplishments in the executive search field. Effective AVPs learn from the past, live in the present, and look to the future simultaneously as global thinkers with pragmatic methodologies that deliver superior results. They enjoy seeking out new project opportunities and exhibit initiative while having the ability to prioritize tasks and achieve desired outcomes. AVPs must be able to move from analysis to dialogue and then onwards to the decision making embedded in the hands-on implementation needed by ACG clients. They embody the highest ethical standards in their mentorship and support of ACG’s clients, candidates, and all those who advance the arts and culture industry.

AVPs understand the synergy created by an international firm serving the entire arts and culture industry far outweighs what they can achieve as an individual consultant or loose affiliation of consultants in a single cultural discipline, functional area of expertise, or geographic region. They value knowledge and intellectual growth while having a clear focus on the importance of the effective return on investment of time, financial, technological, and human resources in achieving both client and firm goals. Objective listeners with superior verbal and written presentation skills, AVPs are flexible team players with a passion for the discovery of knowledge that empowers clients to embrace and expedite change.

In joining a learning and teaching organization, AVPs prioritize building impactful intellectual and social capacity and they value the diplomacy and tact required to move people and projects forward. With a deep understanding and motivation for effectively and efficiently achieving results, AVPs have an unwavering commitment to growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities.

QUALIFICATIONS
A bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of five years of experience in human resources, organizational behavior, recruitment, or related areas. Additional certifications or educational accomplishments appreciated. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and superior organizational capabilities are required. Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and a depth of internet research capabilities are essential in the executive search practice.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Full-time employment with competitive base salary, health/vision/dental benefits, life insurance, and discretionary bonus plan opportunities. Dynamic company, fluid work environment, fascinating client experiences, excellent mentorship, periodic travel, and a highly synergistic team are emblematic of ACG.

APPLICATIONS AND INQUIRIES
Send cover letter and resume (electronic submissions preferred) with demonstrable accomplishments to:

Ms. Pamela Pantos, Vice President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2836
Tel (617) 335.6920
Fax (888) 284.6651
Email [email protected]

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