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Posted: 08/19/2016

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Executive Director

Mission Statement The mission of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is to promote the preservation of the architectural, historical and archaeological heritage of Florida through advocacy, education and historic property stewardship. We are Florida’s Voice for Historic Preservation The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation advocates for legislation and funding in support of historic preservation on behalf of Florida’s many historic sites, museums and parks. We represent Florida’s preservation community through public and media outreach. We empower and support local preservationists by publicizing Florida’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites each year, and through our preservation awards program we recognize exemplary efforts in historic preservation. We offer extensive education and training opportunities, including local workshops, webinars and an annual conference each year during the month of May. We educate the public on the benefits of historic preservation and provide resources to preservationists, home owners, preservation professionals, and media representatives.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Florida Trust and works directly with the Board of Trustees of the Florida Trust, and is answerable to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for: managing the Headquarters Office; supervising and managing Florida Trust employees and programs; maintaining all financial records and preparing a budget; keeping the Board informed of all current Florida Trust activity; managing the Annual Events (including Annual Conference and Legislative Advocacy Day); and managing the representation of the Florida Trust before government agencies, private organizations, and the general public.


The ability to meet strict deadlines and to work cooperatively with grassroots advocates, members, trustees and public officials is imperative.  In addition, the ability to travel and to work some evenings is expected.  This position would be located in Tallahassee and would report to the Board of Trustees of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation


       Leadership to carry out board policies and programs to make the Trust more relevant as a statewide preservation organization

       Development of Philanthropic Giving and grants

       Administrative Requirements

       Governmental Filings                                                                          

       Financial matters and budget preparation

       Supervise Staff effectively

       Meeting/Conference Organizer

       Easement and Historic Property Stewardship

       Advocacy/Spokesperson for the Trust public relations/communications

       Liaison with NTHP, DHR, statewide, regional and local stakeholders and members


A minimum four (4) year degree, graduate degree preferred.

A minimum five (5) years of executive level experience.

A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in all media.

A willingness to travel extensively.

Experience in managing staff and financial record keeping.

The ability to work effectively with people of varying interests and backgrounds.

Be self-motivated and capable of making substantive daily decisions and recommendations to the President.

Demonstrated knowledge of historic preservation issues.

 SALARY: Commensurate with experience

 BENEFITS: Health insurance, annual leave, and 403b retirement plan



The Executive Director is ultimately responsible to the Board of Trustees which shall be responsible for the hiring and termination and annual review. The Executive Director shall be subject to the Personnel Policy of the Florida Trust adopted by the Board of Trustees.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
How to Apply: A letter of interest, which addresses the duties and qualifications, together with a recent resume or C.V., shall be sent via email as a pdf attachment to Friederike Mittner, AICP, Vice President and Chair of the Search Committee at fhmittner@yahoo.com.
Ann Farran
Phone: 8502248128
Fax: 8502248128
906 E. Park Avenue

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