The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in Santa Barbara, California, is seeking an Executive Director. The Trust is a dynamic, nationally-honored, 501 (c) (3) membership organization with an operating budget of $2.5 million working to protect, preserve, restore, reconstruct and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County.
The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Trust according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is expected to provide leadership by supporting the Board of Directors and Trust staff in fulfilling the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the Trust, and to oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the Trust.
In carrying out these duties, the Executive Director will have leadership and oversight responsibilities for fundraising, community relations, program planning and management, human resources planning and management, financial planning and management, property management, and risk management.
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Education: BA or BS degree is required. A graduate degree in history, public history, cultural resource management, archaeology or related fields is desirable. A working knowledge of the Spanish language is also desirable.
Experience: At least ten years of proven management experience in a public or private sector organization, museum, historical society, historic park, or related institution.
Strong interpersonal communication skills are required.
Annual salary (plus benefits) will be determined commensurate with experience and qualifications.