Buffalo and the surrounding region have extraordinary architecture and a rich history. Buffalo and Western New York is experiencing an unprecedented time of revitalization and historic buildings are being renovated and adapted. At the same time, the region includes many distressed neighborhoods where our built environment is quickly eroding. We are seeking a visionary, creative leader who can build on the potential of these opportunities and assist with these challenges.
Founded in 2008 through the merger of two existing preservation organizations, PBN has played an important role in the community, from assisting in organizing, as well as hosting in 2011, the hugely successful National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, to advocating for sound preservation practices related to important buildings, sites, and neighborhoods throughout the region.
Even with these successes, the organization finds itself at a cross roads. The organization seeks a visionary leader who enjoys building organizations and sees the potential and necessity for this nascent nonprofit. As Executive Director, our new leader must have the skills and tenacity to guide our organization through a transition and build a strong organizational foundation, establish its institutional voice, and create a sustainable full service preservation organization able to serve the Erie/Niagara region.
We are seeking a leader who is knowledgeable in historic preservation and experienced in nonprofit leadership and management, able to assess, realize and put into action recently created Strategic and Business Plans including: working closely with the board of trustees; preparing and monitoring an annual budget; establishing a strong team; developing new tour and educational programs; guiding the organization in sensitive preservation issues and serving as the spokesperson; establishing relations with state and local organizations plus Buffalos governmental, neighborhood, civic and foundation leaders; developing and launching a fund development plan to establish fiscal stability by diversifying income streams through membership, major gifts, grants and planned giving.
Required: Significant experience in historic preservation/ urban planning AND nonprofit leadership/ management. Masters Degree Preferred.