Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By Historic Rugby, Inc.
P.O. Box 8
Rugby, Tennessee
Deadline 03/01/2015
For More
Name: Rugby ED Search Committee
Phone: 423-628-2441


HISTORIC RUGBY is seeking an Executive Director (ED), who, working with and reporting to the Board of Directors, will be responsible for Historic Rugby’s consistent achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and financial objectives. Effectiveness will be measured primarily by the accomplishments in three areas: effective site marketing; increased HRI memberships and dollar value of memberships; and an overall increase in site funding coupled with effective expense control.


primary duties will be: Designing and implementing effective marketing strategies to promote Historic Rugby to increase site visitation, event income, and corporate sponsorships. Designing, developing and implementing fund raising strategies and programs to build a strong cadre of motivated donors and corporate sponsors to dramatically increase giving; increasing the number and dollar amount of grant awards; and developing appropriate strategies to increase income from site operating units- - lodging, Café, Visitor Centre, and Museum Store. Directing staff efforts in the above fund raising and development areas; providing oversight to the Site Operations Manager who has the responsibility for day-to-day operations; and providing accurate and timely reporting of plans, strategies and results to the Board.

Other Functions Include:

  • Carrying-out plans and activities authorized by the Board of Directors; conducting short/long term strategic planning in coordination with the Board; and keeping the Board fully informed of the condition of Historic Rugby.
  • Serving as the spokesperson for all public relations and public communications efforts of Historic Rugby; maintaining a strong relationship with local, regional and national tourism groups; and representing the programs and point of view of Historic Rugby to organizations, agencies, businesses and general public.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least five years of job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with increasing leadership and business management responsibility that includes staff development and direction; marketing and fund raising experience and results; proposal/grant writing; and budgeting and financial accounting and reporting. Strong computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, web site software and computer accounting software. Demonstrated oral, written communication and presentation experience and skills. Experience and demonstrated skill in leading, motivating and coaching staff and volunteers in the attainment of organizational goals.

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, salary history and requirements to: rugbysearch2015@gmail.com. To view the full job description, please visit the HRI web site at www.historicrugby.org.