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Posted: 05/10/2011

Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Natchitoches, LA
$28,500-$32,000 cwe

The Board of Directors of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. APHN is a non-profit organization owning and managing Melrose Plantation(listed on the National Trust for Historic Buildings) and custodian of the Lemee House located in Natchitoches Parish, both are historic sites important to the history of Natchitoches Parish. Interested applicants should submit a professional résumé’, along with a cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages) expressing your interest in the position and your fitness for the job. All application packages will also include a minimum of 3, but not more than 4 letters of recommendation, from persons outside of your family. They should take into consideration character, work ethic, collegiality, professionalism, and other traits those persons feel are your strongest suites. It is imperative that all letters contain current contact information if needed to verify their contents, and the person providing the letter should be aware that the search committee may wish to obtain clarification and details. Please see our website at www.aphnatchitoches.net

Executive Director Job Description

APHN (Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches)

The Executive Director will be a full-time position, responsible for office and site operations, financial management, programs, promotion and fundraising under the direction of the APHN Board of Directors. The Executive Director will report to the President of the Board.


Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, and Power Point

Writing and editing skills: correspondence, press releases, program literature,

Organizational skills: set goals/objectives, meet deadlines, coordinate activities

Fundraising experience; understanding of budgeting and financial management

Ability to manage, motivate and supervise staff, contract labor and volunteers

Planning and problem-solving skills

Public relations and public speaking skills; able to work with diverse populations

Academic degree in history, preservation, education, or nonprofit management preferred.

Prior experience with nonprofit organizations, museums, or historic sites preferred.


• Create a functional office; develop office policies, procedures and staffing

• Oversee programs, services and activities

• Help board president plan agendas and produce materials for board meetings

• Perform routine bookkeeping, negotiate with vendors, operate within the budget

• Maintain and safeguard the assets, records, documents and holdings of APHN

• Overall property and bookstore management

• Develop and oversee the implementation of educational programs

• Supervise and evaluate all paid staff, including property caretaker and bindery staff as well as independent contractors and the web-master

• Recruit, train and place volunteers, ensure meaningful supervision and recognition

• Develop a grants program, and apply as directed by the Board

• Promote membership, programs and tours through marketing activities

• Expand tour days and hours and schedule tour guides

• Maintain active involvement with the Natchitoches associations to present APHN in a strong positive image.

• Support Operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board Members, interfacing between Board and Staff.

• Human Resource Management of the organization that fully conforms to human resource laws and regulation.

• Other duties as assigned.


Scope of Work Priorities will be set by the Board and reviewed at quarterly intervals.

SALARY: $28,500-$32,000 Salary commensurate with experience.

Visit our website at www.aphnatchitoches.net

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How to apply
Applications should be mailed to: Executive Director Email: aphn41@yahoo.com P O Box 2248 Natchitoches, LA 71457 All applications must be complete and submitted for consideration not later than close of business, Wednesday, June 15th, 2011. The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered without regard to race, creed, national origin, or religion.

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