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Posted: 01/27/2016

San Antonio Conservation Society

The San Antonio Conservation Society, founded in 1924, is one of the oldest historic preservation nonprofits in the United States. From the start, this organization has worked to protect the unique historic and cultural fabric in San Antonio including the Missions, historic neighborhoods like King William, and farm & ranch complexes in the rural hinterland surrounding the city, and countless individual sites and buildings. Today the San Antonio Conservation Society's programs include strong local, state, and national advocacy programs; Heritage Education Tours for local fourth grade classrooms; Educational Seminars and Workshops for teachers and the public; Community Grants for bricks-and-mortar preservation and educational projects; and Building & Publication Awards. Additionally, the Steves Homestead House Museum in the King William District offers daily tours of a nineteenth century home, illustrating the life experiences of German families along the San Antonio River. Each spring, the San Antonio Conservation Society presents A Night in Old San Antonio®, a Celebration for Preservation and fundraiser for the programs of the Society. This four night cultural event raises nearly one-half of the Society’s operational expenses, utilizes over 12,000 volunteers annually, and brings in over 85,000 visitors each year to historic La Villita in downtown San Antonio. Other program areas include a special collection research library; publications and outreach including quarterly newsletters; and an annual yearbook as well as websites and social media channels. With over 1,600 members, the San Antonio Conservation Society continues to make a positive impact on San Antonio's sense of place through its programs and advocacy for historic preservation.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
San Antonio, TX


Characteristics of the successful candidate are:

  1. A creative executive with 5 years experience in leadership positions, familiar and experienced with proper preservation theory and practices;
  2. Respected by his/her peers;
  3. Familiar with the San Antonio areas places, cultures and business environment;
  4. Proficient with non-profit fundraising;
  5. A demonstrated aptitude for motivating volunteers and staff and ability to manage within a non-profit volunteer organization structure;
  6. Successful in maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders including local, state and federal entities;
  7. Familiar with real estate transactions and property management;
  8. Familiar with proper preservation/maintenance techniques for historic structures;
  9. Able to engage and implement strategic planning;
  10. Keen passion and enthusiasm for the San Antonio Conservation Societys mission;
  11. Creativity in finding solutions to complicated issues;
  12. Effective and dynamic communication skills

The successful candidate must have a masters degree in a relevant field of study


Applications accepted January 27, 2016 through February 16, 2016


To learn more about the position and the organization consult www.saconservation.org (link to application and job description here).

Address all questions to Janet Dietel at conserve@conservation.org



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How to apply
Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest expressing why you are interested in this position, your resume, three references and a San Antonio Conservation Society application. Address the letter of interest to the “Search Committee” and email to conserve@saconservation.org or by mail to “Search Committee”, San Antonio Conservation Society, 107 King William, San Antonio, TX 78204.
Janet Dietel
Phone: 210.224.6163
Fax: 210.224.6168
107 King William
San Antonio, TX 78204

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