The Executive Director is the CEO of the organization and has primary responsibility for all Southern Lit Alliance (So Lit) programs, administration and financial records.  The Executive Director job description is set forth from the So Lit By-Laws.


  1. Represent the organization or see that the organization is properly represented at meetings, hearings and in other public efforts.

  2. Execute and evaluate of the organization’s annual programs and events.

  3. Execute the annual fund campaign.

  4. Work with committee chairs and committee members in the preparation of programs and in the execution of details related thereto.

  5. Make regular and annual reports of progress to the Board of Directors, including preparing the annual operating budget and supervising expenditures of the organization as authorized in the annual budget

  6. Employ, supervise and discharge members of the So Lit staff.

  7. Identify grant sources for So Lit programs and general operating support, and write proposals seeking these funds.

  8. Negotiate contracts with agents and artists contracting with the organization, and report regularly to the Board on matters pertaining thereto.

  9. Identify, acquire and maintain corporate sponsors.

  10. Maintain all records, reports, minutes, and other documentation as may be required by the IRS, ArtsBuild, the So Lit Board, and state, regional and national grant makers.

  11. Prepare all records, reports and other documents as required for an annual audit and assist as needed therein.


A Bachelor’s degree is required with a minimum of three to five years experience in nonprofit or related work.  The Southern Lit Alliance Executive Director must have good oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, the ability to work with volunteers and donors, and able to manage several arts related activities simultaneously.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Candidates should email letters and resumes to:  solit@solitalliance.org.