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Posted: 04/19/2010

Quapaw Quarter Association

The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) is Little Rock's local preservation organization. Incorporated in 1968, its mission is to promote the preservation of Little Rock's architectural heritage through advocacy, marketing, and education. Current programs include publication of an e-newsletter, The Chronicle; an annual Spring Tour of Historic Homes; advocacy work on behalf of historic buildings and neighborhoods; educational workshops; a historic house marker program; and management of Historic Curran Hall, the Little Rock Visitor Information Center.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Little Rock, AR
$40,000 - 50,000

As the chief administrative office of the Quapaw Quarter Association, the Executive Director provides dynamic leadership and serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization. Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, s/he engages in fundraising and membership development; plans, initiates, and directs activities and programs that support the QQA's mission; and manages the organization's finances and operations. The Executive Director is a visionary for the QQA, articulating its mission to those both inside and outside of the organization.


Please see the full job description at www.quapaw.com

In summary, the Executive Director's duties fall into three general categories: fund and membership development, mission delivery, and organizational management.

In coordination with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director assists in the planning and execution of a variety of fund development initiatives, provides leadership and participates actively in all types of fundraising; and cultivates and stewards the membership of the QQA.

The Executive Director monitors preservation issues in Little Rock and surrounding areas and develops strategies for addressing problems or threats; serves as an advocate for preservation at all levels of government and throughout the City; is an articulate spokesperson for the QQA; provides technical and planning advice regarding preservation; oversees all QQA programs and activities; and develops and implements the QQA's communication and public relations efforts.

The Executive Director ensures that the QQA's strategic plan and goals are updated regularly, prepares an annual workplan and budget, directs and supervises the work of QQA staff and volunteers, oversees management of the QQA office, and ensures that buildings under the QQA's control are well-maintained.


Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish priorities and work independently; excellent communication skills; knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting; good computer skills (including electronic office and accounting applications, desk-top publishing, website maintenance); knowledge of historic preservation methods and procedures, historic building maintenance, governmental policies governing historic resources.

A master's degree in historic preservation, business or nonprofit management, or a related field, or equivalent experience; at least two years' experience in an administrative position with a nonprofit organization (preferred); experience in fund development and strategic planning; ability to attend evening and weekend events and meetings.

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How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three professional references to: Search Committee Quapaw Quarter Association P.O. Box 165023 Little Rock, AR 72216 or via e-mail to SearchCommittee@quapaw.com

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