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Posted: 02/10/2014

Preservation Kentucky

ABOUT PRESERVATION KENTUCKY Preservation Kentucky is the Commonwealth's statewide nonprofit historic preservation organization. We are a membership-based organization devoted to preserving buildings, structures, and sites in every region and every town in the state. Preservation Kentucky is committed to preserving vestiges of all Kentuckians' past - from shotgun houses in Louisville to African American rural communities across the state to roadside architecture, such as the Parkette Drive-In in Lexington, to important prehistoric archeological sites. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. History Preservation Kentucky was formed in 1998 by the board of Commonwealth Preservation Advocates (CPA). As CPA was a lobbying group, it became clear that education and advocacy were not being adequately addressed. Preservation Kentucky was created to serve as the nonprofit voice for historic preservation with education and advocacy as the primary mission. Preservation Kentucky is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that relies on membership revenue, grants, and other donations for operating funds. Members include individuals, businesses, community organizations, and government agencies. Advocacy Our advocacy partners on the federal level include Preservation Action and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Both organizations offer up to date information regarding legislation on their websites which we share in newsletters and news alerts to our members. Preservation Kentucky informs members of important preservation-related legislation both nationally, statewide, and locally. During General Assembly Sessions, Preservation Kentucky monitors legislation and provides an action plan to constituents wishing to support preservation friendly legislation. While we make every effort to monitor preservation-related legislation, we encourage you to inform us of important legislation of which we are unaware. Information regarding legislation in Kentucky can be found on the internet at www.lrc.ky.gov This site can be used to search for bills and legislation already signed into law. The information is updated daily when the Kentucky General Assembly is in session. For more information on legislative advocacy in Kentucky, please click here.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Frankfort, KY
Salary commensurate with experience and

Preservation Kentucky, Inc. -Kentucky's Non-profit Statewide Preservation Organization

Position Description: The Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky, Inc. (PK) is the chief staff officer of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the Chair of PK and works closely with the Board of Directors in developing policies, the annual fundraising plan, and planning activities and programs that fill PK's mission. He/She has overall responsibility for implementing PK policies and carrying out PK's activities and programs, as well as for maintaining the day-to-day operations of the PK office. He/She will also help guide the organization as it grows and as its objectives evolve.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Programs (advocacy and education)

Serve as chief spokesperson for PK; in coordination with the Chair, represent PK at public meetings, hearing, activities, and programs and arranges for others to do so; serves as the primary contact in dealing with the media.

Develops and maintains liaison with the State Historic Preservation Office, local preservation organizations, state and local agencies, and other relevant organizations'.

Coordinates PK's role as the Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Oversee PK's programs, projects, and activities.

Monitor legislative and other governmental affairs that may affect historic preservation, prepare and present testimony and position papers on public issues, and works with the Advocacy/Legislative Committee to maintain an effective public advocacy program.

Oversee formulation and production of publications providing education and technical assistance about historic preservation, including PK's quarterly newsletter, blog, website, etc.

Oversee organization and implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops, tours, rambles, receptions, and other events, programs, and activities in consultation with the Fundraising Committee; plans PK's regional preservation receptions and annual meeting.

Provides support and technical assistance, within the policy guidelines established by the Board of Directors to PK members, individuals and organizations concerned with historic preservation in Kentucky.

Works with the Board of Directors and PK standing and ad hoc committees to develop and implement new program initiatives.


Oversee all office operations, including recordkeeping, hiring, managing, and terminating staff and volunteers in coordination with the Executive Committee, and purchasing and maintaining supplies and office equipment

Prepares reports to the Board of Directors for their quarterly and special meetings, and as otherwise directed.

Provide support for the Board of Directors at board and committee meetings; attends all Board meetings, except for Executive Sessions.

Prepares, in consultation with the Board of Directors, a proposed annual work plan; assists the Board in short-and long-range strategic and fundraising plans and budget; and coordinates implementations of the approved work plan and other plans on a day-to-day basis.

Prepares the PK annual report.

Oversees the maintenance and expansion of PK's membership, including management of membership databases to ensure timely renewals and accurate information on which membership services can be based, in consultation with PK's membership committee.

Keeps in contact with friends of preservation and large money contributors.


Works with the Board to create and implement long-term fundraising plan and budget

Write grant proposals and other funding requests; administers awarded grants and funding assistance.

Works with the Board and committees in planning and carrying out fundraising events and campaigns.

Makes and keeps in contact with preservation friends and large benefactors.

Financial Management:

Oversees the creation and management of all financial accounts to ensure that PK operates within its adopted budget; monitors compliance with grant restrictions, tax-exempt status requirements, investment policies, and any other relevant restrictions or guidelines, in consultation with the PK Executive committee.

Prepares financial reports for the Board, in consultation with PKs Treasurer.

Prepares proposed annual budget for the Board in consultation with PKs Executive Committee and committee chairs.

Education and Experience:

College degree in Historic Preservation or Preservation related field required. Preferred five years experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, historic preservation, economics, finance, public relations, design, journalism, planning, business administration, public administration, retailing, volunteer or nonprofit administration and/or small business development.

Familiarity and desired experience in fundraising.

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How to apply
How to Apply: Resumes may be submitted in confidence to: Preservation Kentucky P.O Box 5192 Frankfort, KY 40602 or to info@preservationkentucky.org. Preservation Kentucky, Inc. will continue to accept applications until March 10, 2014. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
P.O Box 5192
Frankfort, KY 40602

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