Program Outreach Manager, The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) seeks a Program Outreach Manager, a full-time staff position. Our office is open 8:30 to 5:00, Monday to Friday.

Founded in 1969, SNAG is the premier international organization for jewelers, designers and metalsmiths, and became a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit in 1973. Among the educational services and benefits SNAG provides to the contemporary craft field are several publications, including Metalsmith magazine and SNAG News, annual conferences, exhibitions, workshop grants, and website at (at the beginning of a new phase redesign and overhaul).

In order of organizational priority, the Program Outreach Manager will be responsible for
A. Conferences
B. Exhibitions
C. Website (with in-house webmaster and outside developer)
D. Grant research
E. Special projects, time permitting

Bachelor’s degree in any area of the arts, management, business or a related field, and preferably a Masters degree as well
Minimum 3 years’ relevant nonprofit experience
Demonstrated abilities with program management
Ability to articulate and achieve program goals and objectives
Critical thinking and analysis
Administrative and organizational skills, detail oriented with accuracy
Develop, maintain and operate within budgets
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Computer skills (covering the basics: Excel, Access, grants research, Word)
Intellectual honesty, professionalism, accountability
Diplomacy and a sense of humor (a/k/a “people skills”)
Work autonomously and within a team framework
Work well under pressure, balance multiple competing activities, meet deadlines
Receive and integrate constructive performance criticism

SNAG offers competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter outlining one’s qualifications, a resume, and three professional references, to, subject line “program outreach manager,” or by mail to: Dana Singer, executive director, SNAG, 540 Oak St., Suite A, Eugene, 97401. Deadline is Tuesday September 15, 2006.


The position of Program Outreach Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Listed below, in order of organizational priority, are the duties and responsibilities of the Program Outreach Manager. The percentages assigned are rough approximations and provided only to give a better sense of priorities and weight.

The Program Outreach Manager is the primary coordinator of SNAG’s annual educational conference. This requires substantial hands-on responsibility as well as oversight of the conference planning team. Limited travel required. [45% of your time]

Working with the Exhibitions Planning Committee and Executive Director, the Program Outreach Manager directs SNAG’s Exhibitions Program including both North American and International exhibits. This includes exhibits which are sponsored and managed entirely by SNAG, exhibits that are in collaboration with other organizations, and exhibits sponsored by SNAG and managed by an outside exhibition company. [35% to 40%]

SNAG works with an outside website development firm. The Program Outreach Manager coordinates the creation of new content for the site, oversees the webmaster’s work, and ensures the site remains a dynamic and viable information source. The Program Outreach Manager will act as the website gatekeeper in fielding new submissions as well as coordinate the ongoing publication database for Metalsmith with EBSCO Media and the webmaster.

Future responsibilities include 1) coordinate the transition of the SNAG newsletter from hard copy form to electronic distribution; and 2) develop an e-commerce store of SNAG products. [10%]

The Program Outreach Manager will work with the Executive Director to establish goals for SNAG’s grant objectives. The Manager will conduct ongoing research into foundation and government grants that support SNAG’s programs and provide operational support, including capacity building funds. The Program Outreach Manager will research and identify the top prospects, then provide this information to the Executive Director. With feedback and support from the Program Outreach Manager, the Executive Director will write the grant proposals and applications. [5% to 10%]

The Executive Director may assign special projects to the Program Outreach Manager. Projects may include: educational outreach; legislation tracking; working with graphic designers on SNAG print materials and direct mail pieces; researching new ideas; and other projects, as time permits.

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