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Posted: 10/29/2012

Mississippi Heritage Trust

Mississippi Heritage Trust is a statewide, membership-based preservation nonprofit and a state partner of the National Trust. The mission of the organization is to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history. In doing so, the organization engages in preservation advocacy, education, and outreach.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Jackson, MS

Administration/Organizational Operations

- Oversees daily administrative functions of the organization

- Oversees general financial matters of the organization

- Oversees organizational programs and recommends and/or provides input

   on proposed new programs

- Maintains chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the

   organization and regular reporting to various bodies

- Carries chief officer responsibility for ensuring that legal obligations of the

   organization are met

- Maintains oversight of the historic Lowry House


Preservation Advocacy and Community Services

- Advocates for preservation policy at the federal, state and local levels

- Works in conjunction with applicable state agencies, local governments and

   other organizations to identify historic assets in Mississippi communities

- Advises communities throughout Mississippi on the mechanisms necessary

   for preservation of their historic assets


Public Relations

- Communicates the mission of the organization to its members

- Communicates the mission of the organization to communities throughout

  Mississippi by various means, such as personal contact with location


- Develops and distributes descriptive organizational literature

- Develops and maintains media relations

- Maintains relationships with relevant state agencies and national




- Works to increase organizational members with assistance from the board

   and other volunteers

- Assists with capital campaign and fundraising for the organization and the

   Lowry House, a historic house and preservation resource center

- Seeks funding from individual donors and granting entities



- Maintains effective relationships and communications with Board

  of Trustees and membership, including any committees

- Supervises and directs staff in the performance of their duties,

  evaluates the performance of staff members


Minimal Job Requirements

Education B.A. or B.S. degree in Communications, Public Administration, Business Management or similar field.  M.A./M.S. or Master of Historic Preservation preferred.


Experience Three years of supervisory or managerial experience.  Experience working with preservation issues and nonprofit organizations is preferred.



  Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees

  Ability to plan, monitor and evaluate budgets

  Ability to manage people

  A public presence, media savvy and outstanding communication skills

  Ability to organize, plan and implement activities appropriate to further organizations goals

  Ability to assist with membership growth and fundraising


OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please submit resume and three references to info@mississippiheritage.com If technical problems occur, the above may be faxed to 601-354-0220

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