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Posted: 07/10/2010

Alliance for Historic Wyoming

Today, change presses down on Wyoming from many directions. Our vast open spaces, cherished emigrant trails, indigenous sacred sites, rich cowboy culture, and a multitude of precious historic sites face tremendous challenges. Rampant mineral development, diminished access to public lands, and changes in land ownership patterns all contribute to the threats facing our historic and cultural resources. While most Wyomingites worry about conserving this rich heritage for future generations, many feel they lack the information and tools necessary to express their concerns effectively. The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) was organized in 2005 to assist people in becoming better advocates for these irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. AHW closely monitors activities by federal and state agencies that might have a negative impact on the history that is written on our landscape. By providing proactive information and action alert fact sheets, AHW educates people on how to become more effective citizen advocates for these resources. . A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming speaks out on behalf of preserving our cultural resources, especially those that are located on public lands.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Any, WY


Alliance for Historic Wyoming, a leading voice for the protection of Wyoming's built environment and cultural landscapes, seeks a part-time Executive Director to implement its strategic goals and objectives. We seek an intelligent, self-motivated individual with a familiarity with historic preservation, whose critical analysis, fundraising, and grassroots organizing will advance our mission and build our organization. If you want meaningful, challenging work exercising your leadership and education to save our cultural heritage, this job is for you!


The Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to fulfill its governance function and AHW's annual objectives. This position will start at 20 hours per week at $17 per hour and will be the first employee of the organization. This role is intended to increase over time with the successful applicant. Location anywhere in the state of Wyoming is acceptable; extensive travel throughout the state is required. Must be able to work from a home office initially; successful fundraising may later make an office available.


?Supporting operation of Board by advising and informing board members and attending quarterly Board meetings either in person or by phone.

?Overseeing design and execution of programs and services, including evaluating and critiquing projects on public lands which may impact Wyoming historic sites or cultural landscapes; working cooperatively with other groups to build coalitions and further preservation efforts; educating stakeholders and energizing the grassroots to take action to protect priority endangered sites; responding to requests for assistance with preservation projects in accordance with AHW’s intervention policy.

?Recommending annual budget to the board for approval and prudently overseeing AHW resources within budget guidelines and the law.

?Managing grants.

?Managing volunteers and any future employees in accordance with policy and the law.

?Assuring that AHW, its mission, program and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive light to all its current and potential stakeholders, including serving as a media spokesperson for AHW, writing press releases and opinion-editorial pieces, and performing interviews.

?Overseeing fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying needs, developing a fundraising plan for the board, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach current and potential funders, submitting grant proposals, developing membership, carefully stewarding resources, and administering records.

?Maintaining files and performing clerical duties as necessary.

?Traveling to meetings and conferences.


The successful applicant will have a suite of important qualities including some combination of the following:

?ability to create and execute a work plan from idea to fruition with little supervision

?confidence in commenting on federal projects that impact historic resources

?experience with grassroots activism in small towns and rural communities

?personal commitment to saving sites of cultural and historic import

?quality writing and research skills

?strong intellect, creativity, drive and initiative

?ability to track and meet multiple deadlines and responsibilities

?proficiency with technology, including database, power point, online research, basic general computer maintenance, and word processing

?flexible schedule and willingness to travel


This position reports to the Board of directors.

This position reports to the Board of directors.

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How to apply
Submit a cover letter, writing sample, resume and three professional references to Sarah Egolf, sarah.egolf <at> gmail <dot> com, Alliance for Historic Wyoming, 1036 Monte Vista Drive, Casper, WY 82601 by September 1, 2010 Email submissions preferred.
Sarah Egolf
Phone: (307) 235-1034
1036 Monte Vista Dr.
Casper, WY 82601

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