Employment Opportunity: NALIP Seeks Interim Executive Director

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) seeks to hire an Interim Executive Director to oversee the duties listed below for a three-month term starting in Sept. 2011. The Interim Executive Director will report to NALIP’s Board of Directors.

Located in Santa Monica, CA, NALIP was established 12 years ago by a group of Latino producers, academics and media activists as a national membership organization to address the needs of Latino/Latina independent producers, directors, and other media content creators. Today, NALIP works with industry professionals in the feature film, television and documentary fields as it promotes the advancement, development and funding of Latino/Latina film and media.

Cover letter and resume submission deadline: Saturday, July 30, 2011

To learn more information about NALIP, please visit  HERE.


The Interim Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the vision and mission of the organization under the guidance and direction of the Board of Directors. This includes, but is not limited to, leading the financial and administrative management of the organization, working with staff to carry out program objectives, and representing NALIP to our members, supporters, funders and the media field at large.

NALIP seeks an Interim Executive Director who is a strong articulate leader with excellent written communication skills and fundraising expertise, especially in the areas of corporate, foundation and major donor cultivation. Overall knowledge and experience in nonprofit governance, management, compliance and finances, board support and management, development strategy and implementation, program design and delivery, and public relations are all key elements of the position. An understanding and passion for fostering Latino media is equally important.


The Interim Executive Director’s key responsibilities include:

1. Executive/Operational: Responsible for the administration of overall operation of the corporation including the smooth day-to-day running of the office and ensuring that contractual obligations are fulfilled.

2. Fundraising: Responsible for overseeing all fundraising and implementation strategies including working with board and staff to identify resource requirements, establishing strategies to approach funders and appropriate follow up, submitting proposals, and administrating fundraising records and documentation.

3. Board Administration and Support: Responsible for providing information, advice, and counsel to the Chair of the Board, Board Committees, and the Board of Directors regarding the creation of policies, programs, and strategic direction for the corporation.

4. Programs: Work with staff, Conference Chairs, and Board Conference committee, to develop NALIP’s Conference 2012, overseeing the creation of conference theme and scope, marketing and promotion materials, and identifying potential speakers and panelists.

5. Financial: Work with Board Treasurer to formulate and recommend FY2012 budget for Board review, and prudently manage organization’s budget and financial resources.

6. Human Resource Management: Responsible as the organization’s leadership in creating and supervising a well-running administrative infrastructure that supports a high functioning work force capable of maintaining and improving NALIP’s already excellent services and reputation.

7. Outreach and Collaboration: Responsible for outreach and liaison with colleague organizations and service providers, and developing and maintaining strategic partnerships.

8. Community and Public Relations: Responsible as the spokesperson so that the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in strong, positive ways to relevant stakeholders, public and media.


Seven years minimum of increasingly responsible administrative experience, at least four of which shall have been at an executive level in a management, demonstrated leadership and track record in fundraising and capacity building. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA or advanced degree is desirable.

Experience in nonprofit management, and knowledge of diverse media communities including the feature, television, documentary, and new media industries. Spanish language skill is a very important plus.

The successful candidate will be a confident, creative self-starter and a team leader/player with excellent organizational, speaking, and writing skills. S/he should feel comfortable speaking to large groups, managing teams, chairing committees, and working independently; as well as bring energy, passion and strong work ethic.


NALIP offers competitive compensation relative to organizations of its size. Compensation for the Interim Executive Director does not include benefits. The position is on a full-time, short-term basis.


The Interim Executive Director position will be for three months, beginning in September 2011 and end in December 2011.


We are only accepting cover letters and resumes via email. Please write in the subject line “Your name, NALIP IED position.” This will help us easily find your materials.

Email cover letter and resume to:
Maria Agui Carter
Chair, NALIP Board of Directors
Email: info@iguanafilms.com


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