The Oberlin Heritage Center has opened a search for Executive Director (to replace its current Executive Director who has served since 1993). The Executive Director provides leadership, vision and direction for the organization's achievement of its mission and financial objectives in accordance with its strategic plan, the American Alliance of Museum Standards for Accredited Museums, the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations' Standards for Excellence, and federal, state and local regulations.
The award-winning non-profit, community-based Oberlin Heritage Center, a historical society and historic preservation organization in the city of Oberlin, Ohio, operates a complex of historic sites and offers extensive programming and tours. It preserves, collects and interprets the history of this nationally significant, diverse college town located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland. It is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is certified by the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations' Standards for Excellence program. The 700-plus member organization has two endowed full-time staff positions, including the executive director position, and also has 4 part-time employees, an AmeriCorps member, and numerous interns and volunteers. The Oberlin Heritage Center is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org.
The Executive Director reports to and maintains a close relationship with the Oberlin Heritage Center Board of Trustees. He/she is an ex-officio member of all committees and plays a central role in building an effective board-staff-intern-volunteer team to accomplish the organization's goals. He/she is responsible for leadership in:
· Long-range and strategic planning and implementation
· Budget development and financial management
· Fundraising, including grant preparation and administration
· Staff, intern, and volunteer recruitment, supervision, training, and direction
· Management, stewardship and interpretation of the collections, including the historic buildings
· Facilities planning, property management, and preservation
· Educational and public program development, delivery, and administration
· Community and public relations and collaborative partnerships
· Master's degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation or a related field
· Strong skills in written and verbal communication and organization
· Minimum of five years of experience in the history, museum and preservation field
· Experience in working with a non-profit Board of Trustees
· Experience in history museum/historic site and non-profit management
· Experience in community engagement/volunteer management
· Experience in building successful and creative public programs
· Experience in fundraising and grant writing
· Experience in public relations
· Strong ties to the public history, museum and historic preservation worlds
Starting Salary Range: $50,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Benefits include: Flexible health care allowance, sick leave, vacation time, opportunity to participate in 403b retirement plan with employer match, and opportunities for professional development.
Evaluation: 6-month probationary period. The Director is reviewed annually by the Board of Directors and receives a written performance appraisal.
Send a letter of interest, resume, copy of college and graduate school transcripts, list of three professional references with contact information, and copy of most recent performance appraisal from current or most recent position by e-mail to the Search Committee at execdirOberlinHeritage@gmail.com. Include your surname in the subject line of the e-mail.
Application deadline: May 18, 2015
Anticipated start date: August 17, 2015
No phone calls and no walk-in inquiries.