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Posted: 10/17/2013

Thomasville Landmarks, Inc.

Thomasville Landmarks, Inc. (“Landmarks”) was established in 1966 as an advocate for historic preservation in Thomasville and Thomas County, Georgia. Today, the organization is involved in preserving the best of the past and in revitalizing neighborhoods and small towns.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Thomasville, GA

The Executive Director runs the day-to-day operations of the organization and reports to the Board of Directors.

Landmarks is searching for an entrepreneurial professional to lead the organization as it continues the successes of the previous directors. The organization is in the middle of a 2012-2014 Strategic Plan (see attached), has a large real estate portfolio and is growing its operating budget each year. The successful candidate will be resourceful, creative, collaborative and organized. He or she will be goal oriented in order to accomplish the many projects under way at this present time.

The Executive Director works in partnership with the Board of Directors and several standing committees. There is one other full-time staff at present, the Development Director, who manages events and membership activities. The ED will:

Assist the Board in establishing and implementing policies and programs.

Develop strategies for raising funds for operations and programs. Implement strategies in collaboration with the Board.

Manage day-to-day administrative operations including payroll and book keeping.

Provide technical support to property owners and governmental agencies.

Manage staff and assist with volunteer coordination.

Carry out day-to-day office operations, including record keeping, book keeping and membership database management.

Publish quarterly newsletter, regular e-newsletters and other communications, as needed.

Conduct the Heritage Education Workshop. 

The ED will advise and manage the activities of the standing committees, which include:

Properties Committee: This committee oversees real property activities, including the Revolving Fund, Operation C.A.R.E., and the Hardy Bryan House. The Revolving Fund is the program which manages real property acquisitions. It currently owns eight properties which will be for sale or rent. Operation C.A.R.E. is a community-based program that uses volunteers to paint home of low-income homeowners. The Hardy Bryan House has been the headquarters of Landmarks since c. 1980.

Special Events Committee: This committee oversees events that raise funds and heighten community engagement, including the Annual Picnic, Kentucky Derby Party, Renovators Happy Hours, and the Annual Meeting. Ad-hoc subcommittees are often formed for each event. The Development Director is the staff person for this committee.

Education & Outreach Committee: This committee promotes historic preservation through educational events and activities, including Heritage Education, Awards and Historic Markers, and Resource Center programming. It liaisons with partner organizations, such as DASH and HOTC.

Public Affairs Committee: This committee assists the Executive Director and Board with strategies to enhance internal affairs (staff, board, & membership) and external relationships with the public at large, elected officials, government agencies, peer organizations, community leaders as well as the continued development of strategies to capitalize on Landmarks mission, brand, goals; and a plan to address any adverse impact(s) to the organization that may arise.

The ED will be involved in other ad-hoc committees, such as:

Joint Book Project: This committee is charged with jointly publishing a book with the Thomas County Historical Society. It is due to be released in spring of 2014.

Resource Center Build-Out: This committee is charged with redeveloping a mid-century warehouse into a preservation resource center, which will include a new headquarters for the organization.

Skills & Qualifications:

Masters degree in historic preservation preferred.  Similar fields such as architecture, history or planning may substitute, with experience in the historic preservation field.

  • Broad knowledge of historic preservation programs and techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees, as part of a team and individually.
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage multiple projects with excellent organizational proficiency
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite. Knowledge of Quickbooks and desktop publishing desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.


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How to apply
Send cover letter, resume and list of three references. In the Subject Line, put Attn: Search Committee

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