The Executive Director serves as Chief Executive Officer and reports to and works closely with the President and the Board of Directors. The Executive Director works with the President to prepare Board meeting agendas and with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to prepare annual budgets and monthly financial reports. S/he and the Board share responsibility for planning, particularly long-term strategic planning and priority-setting. S/he has broad decision-making responsibility for the implementation of plans and programs in accordance with the policies adopted by the Board. S/he also has responsibility for management of WHALEs operations, finances and human resources. The Executive Director, in collaboration with the Board, has responsibility for developing and implementing all fundraising plans and activities.
Provide creative, energetic leadership to guide WHALEs mission-driven work and to ensure its long-term viability and financial stability
Direct the implementation of WHALEs current and future strategic plans, working closely with the Board and its committees and with paid and volunteer staff
Provide dynamic fundraising leadership, working closely with the Development Committee of the Board, staff and volunteers to raise funds necessary to fulfill the organizations mission
Cultivate and maintain enduring relationships with current and potential donors; develop new initiatives and programs to increase membership and to retain existing members
Build partnerships with state and local government and allied organizations and agencies to create preservation-friendly policies and programs
Advocate for historic properties in New Bedford, ensuring their preservation and continued use
Facilitate preservation and sound stewardship of historic properties by offering technical preservation assistance and organizing education and training programs for property owners
WHALE is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Director who will welcome the challenge of implementing an ambitious strategic plan and make a commitment to building the organizations capacity and impact over time. The ideal candidate is an energetic, visionary leader with a passion for the organizations mission and legacy, a proven record in fundraising, and solid historic preservation credentials. A graduate degree in historic preservation or related field is preferred, along with 5-10 years of work experience in the field, including solid nonprofit management experience; a Bachelors degree is required.
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