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Posted: 08/17/2015

Fort Adams Trust, Inc.
Executive Director

Mission Statement: The mission of the Fort Adams Trust is to conduct stabilization, restoration, preservation and maintenance actions on Fort Adams itself, the Outerworks and the Redoubt to provide safe and desirable locations, facilities and venues for all visitors to experience in a safe and exciting manner. The Fort Adams Trust will conduct operations to ensure all visitors, families, residents, and the many varied groups are educated on the unique and varied architectural, engineering, preservation, military and historical characteristics of the Fort and its surrounding grounds to establish a desirable place to visit to complement the rich and varied attractiveness of Newport and Newport County in concert with the tourism goals of the State of Rhode Island. The Fort Adams Trust will conduct operations to establish a varied and desirable program of events and activities that are entertaining, educational, exciting and appropriate for people of all ages so that all who visit Fort Adams will have a memorable visitor experience.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Newport, RI

Executive Director

Fort Adams Trust Rhode Island


Position Summary: Executive Director shall be seen as a visionary and effect innovative initiatives that support the Trusts mission of stabilization, restoration, maintenance and operation of Fort Adams as a public historic site. Primary responsibilities will be the overall management of the Trust including organizational development, administration, personnel, fundraising  and restoration.

Core Competencies:

·         Proven track record of excellent leadership and teamwork skills.

·         Ability to increase Trust Membership.

·         Appealing personality with readily evident public relations and people skills.

·         Ability to influence and motivate others with sound vision and judgment.

·         Proven management capability with an emphasis on organizational performance, accountability and the ability to affect synergy between a highly motivated staff and volunteer organization.


·         Ensure financial stability ensure adequate financial resources for the organization and oversee the financial viability and fiscal management of the organization, including the annual budget and financial reporting.

·         Ensure processes for short-term and long-term planning are implemented lead the board of directors and professional staff in the development, allocation of resources and implementation of the strategic plan.

·         Oversee the implementation of the Forts operations; plan, implement and evaluate all Fort programs and projects, as well as the daily operations of the organization, to fulfill the Forts mission and strategic objectives.

·         Manage the staff motivate and when necessary attract the necessary human resources to support and implement the strategic plan/objectives. Supervise, coach and counsel staff to provide the leadership and support required to develop and implement the strategic objectives and to support volunteers in taking an active role in the Forts operations. Ensure the development of personnel policies and job descriptions; and administer salary and benefits.

·         Facilitate the activities of the board of directors report necessary information to the board of directors and facilitate the proper flow of information to yield timely policy decisions and action on key issues. Maximize the Trusts use of the boards skills and expertise by focusing their time and energy on issues and actions that make the greatest contribution to mission of the Trust.

·         Create positive community relationships develop a sound working relationship with community, government and business organizations and elected officials as well as the media.  Serve as an effective and credible chief spokesperson for the Trust. Serve as a leader in community initiatives that contribute to the mission of the Trust, including strategic collaboration.

Desired Job Experience

·         5+ years of proven executive management experience

·         Strong history of Leadership

·         Experience dealing with high-ranking community and business leaders

·         Knowledge and understanding of business functions and principles


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How to apply
Accepting resumes by email only. Resumes not accepted after September 15, 2015. More details are at: http://www.fortadams.org/LearnAbouttheTrust/NowHiringDirector.aspx If interested, please email cover letter and resume to: search@fortadams.org
Ray Berberick
Phone: 401-619-0888
Fax: 401-841-0790
90 Fort Adams Drive
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840

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