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Posted: 12/02/2016

Quapaw Quarter Association
Executive Director - app date extended

The Quapaw Quarter Association (QQA) is the preservation organization for the Little Rock metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1968, its mission is to preserve greater Little Rock’s historic places. QQA pursues its mission through advocacy, marketing, and education. Current programs include transitional historic property holding of the Woodruff House, implementation of the strategic plan adopted in early 2016, publication of an e-newsletter, "The Chronicle"; advocacy work on behalf of historic buildings, neighborhoods; and other places, an annual Spring Tour of Historic Homes and other fundraisers and events; educational workshops; a historic house marker program; and management of Historic Curran Hall, the Little Rock Visitor Information Center.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Little Rock, AR
$40,000 - 55,000

As the chief administrative officer of the Quapaw Quarter Association, the Executive Director is the face of the QQA representing the organization to the public and to state and municipal organizations, as well as to other neighborhood association and historic preservation organizations.  The Executive Director provides dynamic leadership and serves as the primary spokesperson for the organization. Working in partnership with the Board of Directors, s/he engages in fundraising and membership development; plans, and initiates and directs activities and programs that support the QQA's mission; supervises a small staff; and oversees the organization's finances and operations. The Executive Director is a visionary for the QQA, articulating its mission to those both inside and outside of the organization.

The Quapaw Quarter itself encompasses all of Little Rocks oldest neighborhoods. The Quarters preservation inspired the formation of the organization and its name. The mission and reach of the organization now goes well beyond the boundaries of the Quapaw Quarter offering assistance and advocacy across the greater Little Rock metropolitan area.


Little Rock was ranked #1 on Americas 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine in 2013.

Arkansass capitol city sits on the banks of the Arkansas River in Pulaski County. With a population of nearly 200,000 people, it's the largest city in Arkansas.

Little Rocks metro area is home to a thriving New South culture that offers a vibrant nightlife, big-time entertainment, world-class attractions and a booming dining scene with the best Arkansas restaurants serving up dishes from all over the globe. The fact that Little Rock is one of the top Arkansas vacation spots and among Americas most affordable cities means residents and visitors can have fun and keep money in their pocket. 

Little Rock has a big role in history and looks to the future. Learn about Central High Schools place in the civil rights movement, explore the Clinton Presidential Center and imagine a world free of hunger and poverty at the Heifer Village.

Outdoorsy types can lace up their running shoes or hop on a bicycle and cruise the Arkansas River Trail it features more than 15 miles of scenic riverfront and one of the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridges in America.

Read more about Little Rock at these sites, from which some of the above information was taken:






Please see the full job description at www.quapaw.com

In summary, the Executive Director's duties fall into three general categories: developing QQA membership and other sources of funding; implementing QQAs mission; and overall management of a non-profit organization. 

In coordination with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director assists in the planning and execution of a variety of fund development initiatives; provides leadership, and participates actively in all types of fundraising.  The Executive Directors also cultivates and stewards the membership of the QQA, with assistant from the QQA Board.

The Executive Director monitors preservation issues in Little Rock and surrounding areas and develops strategies for addressing problems or threats; serves as an advocate for preservation at all

levels of government and throughout the City; is an articulate spokesperson for the QQA; provides technical and planning advice regarding preservation; oversees all QQA programs and activities; and develops and implements the QQA's

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, one writing sample, and three professional references to: Search Committee Quapaw Quarter Association P. O. Box 165023 Little Rock, AR 72216 or via e-mail to careers@quapaw.com
Chuck Cliett
Phone: No calls please
615 East Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72202

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