The Executive Director is accountable for the overall leadership, direction and management of the organizations resources to accomplish key goals, further the mission and build relationships throughout the community. Reporting to the board of trustees, this position leads a team of professionals who advocate for and support Providences historical preservation and community revitalization.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
· Leading the operations of the Providence Revolving Fund. Guiding the organization through an organizational transition, while navigating the changing political, urban redevelopment and financial changes and challenges.
· Initiating programs to serve the community and, in conjunction with the board, developing policy and strategic initiatives to further PRFs mission.
· Under the general direction of the board, responsible for the planning and development of opportunities identified in strategic planning and development of subsequent years action plans to achieve the organizations goals and objectives.
· Managing the Capital Fund, ensuring a transparent process, and developing new sources of funds to expand the capital pool and achieve the objectives of the organization.
· Leading as well as supporting the work of others to attract other investors, either in the form of financial contributions, institutional investments in the area, or partnerships which leverage the resources of other individuals or organizations.
· Recruiting, hiring, leading, developing, mentoring and motivating staff.
· Preparing the annual operating budget; securing sources of income and developing fundraising strategies to support the mission and objectives of organization. Ensuring financial sustainability and sound financial practices.
· Identifying endangered historic properties and underserved areas for preservation and development.
· Relationship and partnership building; collaborating with public and private entities including the Providence Preservation Society, existing funding sources, city and state government, for-profit and non-profit developers, neighborhood leaders, downtown business and labor leaders and other community organizations. Work with community representatives and collaborators, both current and future, and help to enlist and sustain them as critical participants to achieve common goals.
· Managing and communicating within and outside the organization; serving as the primary external contact, chief advocate and spokesperson for PRF.
The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree. A graduate degree/further education is preferred.
The Executive Director will have at least 10 years of progressive leadership experience that includes some combination of one or more than one of the following: community development, real estate finance, urban real estate development, and historic preservation. The Executive should have experience interacting with public-private partnerships, working with civic and/or non-profit entities, as well as a strong business and managerial background.