The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer responsible for directing and administering the day to day activities of MHAA and for implementing the plans, duties and objectives established by the Board. The ED will work closely with the President for these purposes. The ED also supervises the professional staff (approximately 4) and a large group of volunteers (approximately 45).
1. Implement the policies and projects of MHAA as set by the Board of Directors.
2. Represent and speak for MHAA at appropriate local and state meetings, conferences and workshops.
3. Become a public face for MHAA and, with the assistance of the Board, be responsible for substantial fundraising. Fundraising duties include working with individual donors and obtaining grants.
4. Be the grant administrator and the designated contact person for MHAA grants.
5. Participate at all Board and committee meetings. Assist with scheduling, setting agendas, conducting research and providing information.
6. Provide administrative supervision over the Director of Education and work with the Education Committee and Director of Education with the development and implementation of the MHAAs Education Program.
7. Manage historical properties.
8. Oversee the development and management of the approved annual budget and operations plan.
9. Oversee and work with MHAAs staff and volunteers on all projects and office activities.
10. Manage the MHAA office and staff.
11. Perform other duties, as assigned.
Applicants should understand that this is not a 9-5 job. This position requires commitment to and participation in numerous meetings and events as they occur outside of regular business hours.
Minimum of college degree.
Prior work with non-profits.
Prior work with preservation and education issues.
Prior experience in fundraising.
Demonstrated leadership skills including management and fiscal oversight.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to be a liaison with the Board, the staff, volunteers and the public.