Executive Director part-time 24 hours a week
Historic Charlotte, Inc. (HCI) seeks an executive director to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. This individual must be creative and have a passion for historic preservation. Development experience to sustain the organizations funding needs through membership and corporate sponsorship and the leadership experience and skills to manage staff and volunteers is essential as well. This individual must possess great teamwork skills, as they will interface with the board of directors and other preservation, arts, history, and heritage groups in the region. This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and its fiduciary needs.
This part-time position will report to the board of directors executive committee, work closely with the board of directors, and manage one full-time preservation planner staff position.
Major Functions and Accountabilities:
1. Board Administration and Support: The executive director will support the operations and administration of the board by advising and informing board members and interfacing with board and staff. Attendance at all monthly board meetings and monthly executive committee conference calls is required.
2. Program and Service Delivery: With the support of the board and preservation planner, the executive director will oversee the design, marketing, promotion, delivery, and quality of HCI programs and services.
3. Financial, Tax, and Risk: The executive director will work closely with the board treasurer to develop a yearly budget for board approval and prudently manage the organization's resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
4. Human Resource Management: The executive director will effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.
5. Preservation Advocacy: The executive director will maintain relationships with the local Historic Landmarks Commission, the Historic Districts Commission, and historic neighborhood association presidents to promote the mission of HCI and to advocate and identify historic preservation issues affecting the Charlotte region.
6. Community and Public Relations: The executive director will serve as the face and voice of Historic Charlotte, Inc. and will assure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to the community and relevant stakeholders. The executive director will serve as the editor of The Column Magazine, published one to two times per year.
7. Development: The executive director will oversee development planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, and writing grants. The executive director will also be responsible for completing all grants and related reporting and managing the membership program and all other development programs.
Other duties as directed by the board of directors may be required.
§ Historic Preservation, history, or business education preferred.
§ Bachelor degree and at least 10 years of business or non-profit leadership experience.
§ Excellence in problem solving, written and verbal communication, and organizational skills.