The Executive Director will bring a passion for local history and skills that will enable the organization to expand its programs and services. Reporting to the Council through its Chair, the Executive Director will work in partnership to carry out the strategic plan by:
§ Investing in organizational infrastructure (staffing and internal systems) to support program growth;
§ Deepening the impact of programs;
§ Fostering a culture of program experimentation and evaluation;
§ Strengthening CHS financial position by continuing to build a culture of philanthropy.
§ Ensure that CHS uses its research and programming resources to maximum advantage.
§ Effectively engage the full Council in high-level fundraising and governance, and work with committees.
§ Participate actively in Council development, including recruitment, orientation, and training.
Programs and Education
§ Oversee and evaluate a robust portfolio of programs and educational activities, including research opportunities that reflect strategic goals and the evolving needs of CHS and Cambridge residents.
§ Promote partnerships with individuals, companies, schools, government, nonprofits, and others.
§ Serve as CHS face to members, community organizations, municipal/state officials, the media, allied organizations, etc.
§ Serve as CHS primary contact with the media (print, electronic and online).
§ Increase CHS' financial resources through a comprehensive fundraising strategy incorporating diverse funding sources, effective donor stewardship, and an infrastructure to ensure success.
§ In collaboration with the Council and staff/consultants, actively cultivate and solicit individual donors.
§ Establish and maintain strong relationships with foundation and corporate supporters.
§ Ensure a comprehensive marketing approach encompassing branding, printed materials, on-line presence, and thoughtful media strategy.
§ Ensure a robust membership program integrated with the