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Posted: 06/18/2014

National Alliance of Preservation Commissions

A national nonprofit dedicated to building strong local preservation programs through education, advocacy, and training

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Athens, GA

The Executive Director will be taking the reins of a well-run organization (NAPC) with an energized and engaged board focused on their mission as the only organization in the country dedicated to promoting the work of historic preservation commissions through education, advocacy and training. The full-time Executive Director is the face and voice of NAPC and will be responsible for day-to-day management of the organization as well as communication with NAPC membership and national, state and local partners. The successful candidate will be a great networker who can articulate the impact of NAPC in a one-on-one meeting, in front of large groups, in a tweet or an op-ed article.  The next executive director will be an experienced non-profit manager with a demonstrated passion for preservation programming.

The office of the NAPC is located in downtown Athens, Georgia, employs a part-time staff member and provides hands-on experience to graduate students in the University of Georgia Historic Preservation Program. The organization has a 30-year history of promoting the work of local historic preservation programs through the Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP), the biennial national FORUM and The Alliance Review. Technical assistance on all matters related to Commission work is provided through the active membership based listserve.


·         Support the work of the 25-member Board in promoting the mission, goals and objectives of NAPC

·         Provide staff assistance to Board committees, inform the Board of issues of importance to the Alliance and keep staff informed of Board actions.

·         Oversee efficient day-to-day activities of the part-time staff and graduate students  

·         Manage and promote the thriving, well-established national training program CAMP

·         Coordinate all aspects of FORUM

·         Ensure quality and timely publication of The Alliance Review, NAPCs bi-monthly news journal

·         Focus on expanding membership to engage broader audiences

·         Oversee the organizations finances and reporting requirements in compliance with federal, state and local regulations

·         Identify and pursue new revenue streams; manage grants or financial support received by the organization

·         Develop and monitor the annual operating budget

·         Evaluate the organizations programs, operating procedures and technology for membership satisfaction, cost-effectiveness and best practices

·         Expand relationships with preservation partners to promote national presence

Education and Preferred Qualifications:

·         Bachelors degree required with a minimum of five years of progressive management experience.

·         A record of leadership in nonprofit management and programming.  A Non-Profit Management Certificate is highly desirable

·         Exceptional action/results-oriented planning skills with a record of achievement.  Ability to set goals, meet deadlines and evaluate results

·         Experience planning and executing a large conference

·         Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to listen, engage, inspire, educate and move people to action as a public speaker, via telephone calls, personal meetings and in written form

·         Proven fundraising experience in paid or volunteer capacity

·         Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a governing board

·         Politically savvy in establishing productive partnerships with local, state, university and national organizations who share common goals

·         Familiarity with social media in reaching new audiences


·         Operate energetically and creatively-with a sense of humor

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How to apply
Submit a letter of interest, resume and the names of three professional references currently familiar with your work to Esther Hall, Chair (napcsearch@gmail.com) by 5PM on June 30. The search will move quite quickly with top candidates interviewed in Philadelphia, PA during NAPC’s National Commission Forum (July 16-20). The anticipated start date is September 2, 2014.
Athens, GA

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