Available Position

Position: General Manager

Reporting to: Board of Directors
Supervises: Part-time volunteer staff and contractors
Location: Remote, in Washington, DC
Compensation: $20,000 Annual Stipend
Hours: Part Time, expected 15-20 hrs per week
To apply: Submit resume and cover letter to John Coco jcoco@gourmetsymphony.org by Nov. 21, 2018

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is responsible for general operations, programming, strategic planning and partnerships, financial management, fundraising, communications, and supervision of staff and contractors as needed to execute organizational goals.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit administration, can work productively under minimal supervision, have a personal dedication to the mission of Gourmet Symphony, and will be self-driven to see the organization succeed.

General Operations

  • Identify areas for capacity building through the hiring of additional volunteer staff and contractors

  • Provide regular updates to the Board of Directors through meetings and reports

  • Serve as the on-site coordinator at all Gourmet Symphony events

  • Lead staff meetings with contracted staff as needed


  • Identify and work with artistic and culinary partners to conceive, develop, and execute the artistic vision of Gourmet Symphony

  • Select and hire artistic/culinary curators and professional musicians for productions and events

Strategic Planning and Partnerships

  • With the Board of Directors, chart a strategic direction for Gourmet Symphony that prioritizes exploration and creative growth in service of the organizational mission

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Gourmet Symphony Advisory Board, leading regular convenings and engaging each Advisory Board member to his/her full potential

  • Identify and implement policies and procedures for recruiting, managing, and retaining external vendors and organizational stakeholders

Financial Management

  • In consultation with the Board Treasurer, develop an annual balanced budget that allows for growth

  • Provide regular financial reporting to the Board of Directors and grant makers as requested

  • Creatively operate within the budget structure to hire additional contractors and staff members to build organizational capacity and achieve strategic goals


  • Coordinate fundraising efforts, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects

  • Serve as the lead grant writer for all foundation and corporate proposals and reports

  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to coordinate peer fundraising efforts and identify additional board candidates. Seek to engage each board member through their interests and skill-set

Communications and Marketing

  • Coordinate strategic press coverage and marketing campaigns

  • Seek ways to identify, engage, and develop new audience members

  • Drive innovative and strategic use of social media platforms