RACC Opportunity: Manager of Advocacy and Engagement

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) has one mission – to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work and visit.

We strive to cultivate equity in all of our programs. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture.

As a RACC team member, your work will help to educate and empower people from all walks of life by providing and promoting access to a diversity of art and cultural experiences. If you’re eager to make a difference, that’s a great start. To best serve our communities, we need commitment – to our mission, our goals and, most importantly, to the people we serve.

If you are ready to be part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to our community, we want to talk to you.


The Opportunity: Manager of Advocacy and Engagement


In a key leadership role, RACC is changing the engagement of arts organizations with our community and elected leaders.

The challenge:  bringing arts—all arts—to the table.  Fully representing the economic and social impact art of all types has on our community.  Advocating for the political, social and community-building power of art.  Clearly stating the facts and using these facts to gain community understanding of the power of art.

Advocate:  represent RACC, Artists, Artistic-organizations of all sizes and types to the local, state and regional governments.

Convene:  bring all artists together to gain an understanding of not only what they do, but how they do and what they need.

Write:  produce written white papers, impact reports, infographics and more that tell the story of art.

Speak:  in front of politicians, donors, artistis, art supporters, business leaders.  Never shying away from the power of the story and the reality of the lived experience of an artist and art organization.

Engage:  using social media, forums, video and all communication methods to be developed, have real conversations with the artistic community.  Engage in making art, sharing art, explaining art and using art.


  • Position reports to the Executive Director.
  • Position works closely with Dir. Of Philanthropic Investment, Communications and CFO.
  • Metrics will include basics: number of meetings, number of people engaged
  • Metrics will include non-basics: quotes, stories and representation of artists in local and regional news and engagement of artists in gaining their voice in advocacy roles.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 5+ years of experience as an advocate for social change, art, community investment or engagement.
  • 5+ years of experience in a 501c4 organization with an understanding of raising funds, using funds and reporting on funds.
  • Strong understanding of, engagement with, and representation of the values founded in diversity, equity, inclusion and access.


Status:                       Full-Time, Exempt

Schedule:                  TBD By Supervisor

Regular Business Hours 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Flexibility may also be required to accommodate events and business needs


Compensation:         $70,000 – 80,000 DOE; Medical and Dental benefits; Disability and Life Insurance; Paid Time Off (PTO); and 401(k) retirement plan.