Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, (PAM) is seeking an Executive Director who will provide strategic vision, creative leadership, fundraising and general management for a dynamic statewide historic preservation nonprofit. He/she will build on the organizations past successes, expand reach and influence statewide and broaden support for the organization and its programs. The Executive Director(ED), reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organizations consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The ED provides leadership to the Board in the areas of public policy, planning, and program development. The ED is the organizations chief fundraiser and spokesperson, and is responsible for statewide preservation advocacy and cultivating partnerships with members, advocates, policymakers, and organizations throughout Minnesota. The ED leads and directs PAM staff, and provides support and assistance to volunteers, including the Board of Directors and committees. The ED will oversee a $400,000 annual operating budget.
The successful candidate will be experienced in historic preservation with a track record of leadership and financial success. He or she will have the ability to develop relationships with and win the confidence of a range of stakeholders, including donors, government officials, members, staff and partners.
· The successful candidate will be a proven leader in the nonprofit preservation arena and comfortable advocating for historic preservation principles and projects.
· Demonstrated success in building and sustaining a comprehensive fundraising program, ideally with experience across a full range of funding sources including individuals, corporations, foundations and government.
· Significant experience creating, building and managing partnerships with an array of groups and individuals.
· Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, and the effective use of time and resources.
· Experience in fiscal planning and budget management for an organization of similar size and scope.
· Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative.
· High level of comfort with public relations and public speaking as well as communicating information to a wide range of audiences, from donors and volunteers to the press and the general public.
· Experience with government relations processes and working with other local, state and national groups in the field.
· Experience reporting to and supporting a governing Board.
· Knowledge of Minnesota history and fundraising is desirable.
· Comfortable and assertive in many different social and professional circles including public officials, funders, legal, architects, government, etc
· High degree of energy, integrity, creativity as well as the intellectual, organizational, and personal qualities to earn respect and cooperation from all constituencies.