Strategic Management Fellow
Dallas, TX
Job Description

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in partnership with the Texas Instruments Foundation has established an annual fellowship at the Museum entitled The Texas Instruments Founders Leadership Fellows Program, with the goal of providing early career experience to build a strong pipeline of future non-profit leaders. The Fellowship will be established in honor of Margaret McDermott's steadfast commitment to the arts and lifelong learning.

The Fellow will receive compensation in the form of a standard hourly rate of $17.00 (approximately $31,000 annually) with a $1,500 stipend designated for qualified professional development. The position is full time with a schedule of 35 hours per week for a duration of one year, with the option to renew. Fellows will receive ten personal days but are not eligible for retirement or healthcare benefits.

Unlike other internships and fellowships at the DMA that are designed to provide specialized experience in curatorial, conservation, and arts education, The Texas Instruments Founders Leadership Fellows Program will focus on Museum administration. By immersing graduate students or recent graduates in a museum environment, the program will expose highly capable young professionals to management opportunities and career tracks in the non-profit sector.

The scope of work will vary from year to year depending on institutional needs, and may be project-based and/or provide targeted rotations in the Director's Office, Marketing, Public Affairs, IT, Development, Finance, or other administrative departments. Fellows will also be offered opportunities for professional development and to explore Dallas's rich cultural scene through performances, museum visits, and collection tours.

Each Fellow will be assigned a mentor on the Museum's senior leadership team to provide oversight throughout the course of the project. The mentor will be responsible for setting goals and performance metrics at the onset of the project to ensure project success. Midpoint evaluations will be conducted throughout the Fellowship to discuss the Fellow's experience, address any issues, and solicit feedback. At the end of each year, Fellows will complete a written evaluation form prior to his or her departure based on a standard evaluation conducted for all DMA interns and fellows.

Position Summary
We are hiring a Strategic Management Fellow to support the planning, analysis, and implementation of key initiatives and programs that have been identi?ed as institutional priorities through a strategic planning process. The Strategic Management Fellow will report to the Chief of Staff and will provide project management, business planning, and analysis. The Strategic Management Fellow partners with senior staff to collaborate on strategy development and annual planning. The start date for the position is August 12, 2019 for the duration of one year with the option to renew. .

Essential Functions

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the progress of strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as the project assistant for through all phases of the strategic planning cycle.
  • Attend cross-functional meetings and report out on outcomes and action items.
  • Assist with developing content and analyses for project deliverables and meetings. Prepare presentations for staff meetings as needed.
  • Exercise good judgement in decision-making and completing job responsibilities.
  • Review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established standards.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop strategies to meet goals using fact-based assessments of current state and resource requirements.
  • Identify potential solutions and novel approaches to support the development of new initiatives and/or to resolve identi?ed issues.
  • Assist with quantitative and qualitative analyses that contribute to the development of strategic insights.
  • Create action-oriented insights and recommendations for leadership team.
Minimum Qualifications
Recipients must be a graduate student or recent recipient of a graduate degree with an interest in pursuing a professional career in a museum or non-profit organization. Advanced degrees in the areas of business administration, non-profit management, law, organizational behavior, information technology, software development, marketing, communications, public relations, fundraising, data analysis, accounting, finance, or similar field will receive preference.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Extremely strong project management and organizational skills with the demonstrated ability to drive multiple concurrent projects to completion.
  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage changing priorities.
  • E?ective diplomatic skills and ability to use good judgement and discretion.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Intermediate to advanced pro?ciency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving, with the ability to influence without direct authority, develop effective partnerships, and build consensus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with a demonstrated ability to prepare executive-level written and oral presentations.
The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or genetics.
Job Type Full-time