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Posted: 12/23/2013

Historic Macon Foundation, Inc.

Historic Macon Foundation (HMF), a 501©3 non-profit, is one of the nationís largest, most productive and most innovative local preservation organizations with over 550 member households in Middle Georgia and 6,000 listed historic buildings in our stewardship. Since our founding in 1964, Historic Macon Foundation has served as the regional historical society of note. Historic Macon boasts total assets of over $3 million, annual revenue of over $1.2 million, and access to over $2 million in revolving funds. Historic Macon Foundation seeks a sophisticated leader with national stature to sustain and grow our resources and impact in preservation, revitalization and education. Historic Macon saves Middle Georgiaís architectural treasures through comprehensive real estate intervention strategies, especially neighborhood revitalization. In addition, Historic Macon educates the public about the importance of Maconís history and architecture and runs events to help celebrate Maconís unique past. Our programs in economic development and neighborhood revitalization are national award winners and serve as a model for other preservation and revitalization organizations. The organization is staffed by five full-time staff people (including this position) and one part time staff person, all of whom are vibrant, dedicated, fun and hard working. The office atmosphere is fast-paced, multi-tasking, technology-oriented and highly collaborative. Employees are treated as professionals in their expertise and each staff person has the opportunity to lead and teach other team members and literally hundreds of volunteers who are interested in our mission. Staff members manage their own time and tasks, and a flexible work schedule is a benefit and an obligation with night and weekend work expected, but office hours served less rigorously.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Macon, GA
Commensurate with experience

This search is being coordinated by Hanbury Preservation Consulting.

Reporting to the Executive Committee, the Executive Director provides strategic vision and creative leadership, developing resources and managing business operations of the corporation. He or she also develops policies and plans and implements activities and programs that support the Foundations mission and vision. She or he serves as public spokesperson, preservation advocate and coalition builder for preservation programs throughout Middle Georgia. In addition, the Executive Director leads, guides and directs staff and supports volunteer board, committees and task forces. Finally, he or she increases the national stature and recognition of Historic Macon Foundation.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


††††† With the Board, lead strategic planning process on a regular basis

††††† Manage, implement, update and report progress on current strategic plan

Public Relations and Image

††††† Be the face of HMF, representing the organization through public speaking and written communications

††††† Represent HMF at national events and on the national scale

Preservation and Policy

††††† Develop and implement public policy and advocacy campaigns

††††† Pursue preservation agreements and formal Memoranda of Understanding and Agreement with major institutional parties in Middle Georgia


††††† Cultivate strong relationships with funders and donors

††††† Monitor the planning and budgeting for events

††††† Raise major donations from individuals, corporations and foundations

††††† With the Board, develop and oversee the annual budget

Human Resources

††††† Supervise, hire and fire staff

††††† Develop an organizational chart and staffing plan to support HMFs goals and objectives

††††† Supervise outside consulting work performed by staff

††††† Create and promote ongoing educational opportunities for the staff and the board

††††† Serve as liaison between the Board and the staff


††††† Oversee the financial status of the organization

††††† Determine the necessary policy and procedure manuals and supervise their production, participate in their creation as appropriate

††††† Provide oversight for significant contractual agreements of HMF

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How to apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to hr@historicmacon.org. Applications are due by Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5pm. Direct all inquiries to Hanbury Preservation Consulting at hr@historicmacon.org.
Mary Ruffin Hanbury
Phone: (919) 828-1905
Fax: (919) 882-0980
P.O. Box 6049
Raleigh, NC 27628

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