The Ivors Academy is actively seeking a Chief Executive, a role that calls for a dynamic and resilient leader with a passion for the Academy’s mission. This position requires the ability to understand and effectively communicate with representatives from all levels and sectors of the community, forging a strong, unified narrative.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in maximizing opportunities for sponsorship and partnerships, thereby enhancing the Academy’s brand, message, and global visibility. Extensive C-level experience is essential, showcasing a history of successfully building, training, and coaching teams. The role also demands significant experience in stakeholder management and collaboration, partnering with diverse internal and external stakeholders to align on policy positions and strategies.
Experience in government relations and public affairs is crucial, with a minimum of 10 years required in dealing with complex legislative and regulatory matters. A strong political acumen and experience in the political process and regulatory work are highly preferred. Additionally, an in-depth understanding of the music industry, particularly issues affecting songwriters and composers such as music policy, technology policy, licensing, and copyright issues across various platforms, is vital.
The role requires exceptional people management skills, with extensive experience in human resource-related matters and the ability to address issues in a timely and sensitive manner. Qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with an MBA or other advanced degree preferred.
In terms of leadership competencies, the candidate should be adept at coordinating execution and evoking ownership and accountability. They should have the ability to anticipate and interpret market changes, envision the future, and decide on strategic priorities. Building powerful relationships and inspiring others through energetic engagement is also key.
The role requires executive presence and communication skills, including a strong presentation style and excellent written and verbal abilities. The candidate should have a reputation for ethical conduct and bring creativity and intellectual curiosity to complex legal and public policy issues. A track record of building, developing, and leading high-performing and dispersed teams is essential, with a focus on mentoring and creating pathways for growth.
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