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Call for Applications

Secretary General

The Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA) announces a call for a Secretary General.


Deadline for application: 15 September 2022. Please send your application no later than 15 September 2022 to Online Interviews in the week of 3-7 October 2022.

Application must include:

  • Motivation letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • 2 Reference Letters

  • Attachments that may help assess the skills and experience of the candidate

  • Financial expectations


The selected applicant should be available to be part of the organizing team executing the online PCDA National Convention from 28-30 October 2022 and to commence Secretary General work on 01 January 2023.


In cooperation with the Board of Directors, the Secretary General will perform the following tasks:

  • Provide administrative leadership

  • Manage financial operations of the organization, in partnership with the VP for Finance

  • Supervise the PCDA staff

  • Develop artistic and financial partnerships

  • Communicate with and expand the membership

  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of projects & events of PCDA

  • Oversee communication, web, and social media, including marketing strategy

  • Represent PCDA in choral and other music associations, here and abroad

  • Attend meetings and activities of PCDA in various parts of the country

  • Further tasks to be defined.


  • Management skills: experience in membership administration, staff management and development; experience in cultural and arts project organization, including grant writing.

  • Computer skills: proficiency with office software, ability to deal with complex Excel spreadsheets for budgets, schedules, etc., and willingness to learn to work with new programs (e.g., database or online membership management tools); general competence with social media tools.

  • Language skills: high level of Filipino and English required; additional languages are an asset.

  • Communication skills: ability to talk with people face-to-face and on the phone in different languages and the capacity to make public presentations.

  • Financial skills: interest in finances and expertise in budget development, understanding for bookkeeping procedures and regulations, and ability to build fundraising campaigns and/or seek public funding.

  • Interest in culture and education: experience in the choral field is an asset.

The Secretary General will primarily work remotely in a voluntary capacity with a monthly stipend.

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