Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.
127 W Davis Street
Culpeper, Virginia
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications
Deadline Open Until Filled
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Name: Jeff Sadler
Title: Interim Director
Phone: 804-400-6872


Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. is searching for an energetic and polished Executive Director with experience in economic development, non-profit management and fundraising. The chosen candidate will work with a dedicated and active volunteer board and two staff members. Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) is a mature and successful Main Street organization looking for a community leader to help Culpeper take full advantage of its unique location in Virginia's Piedmont region. Near Northern Virginia's tech corridor, but with affordable living, bucolic surroundings and a small-town friendliness, Culpeper is a recent Great American Main Street Award winner. The selected candidate will have clear leadership abilities and experience in moving a community forward through creative problem solving, consensus building and plain, dedicated, hard work.


Maintaining and Improving effective CRI operations and activities:

  • Manage staff
  • Write grants and other proposals to obtain funding for priority projects.
  • Develop fundraising plans, materials and presentations and work to develop relationships with current or potential donors.
  • Work with Board and volunteers to raise a minimum of $25,000 in private donations.
  • Oversee and be responsible for all financial transactions.
  • Maintain a strong volunteer program.
  • Maintain regular business hours, in addition to evening, morning and weekend events.
  • Work with the Special Events Coordinator to plan and execute several community events and that the events meet the goals set forth in in the workplan.
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and all Committees and their members are fully engaged and have all the resources necessary to their success.
  • Expanding the revitalization in areas around the conventional retail district.
  • Work with the ER committee and other community stakeholders to develop and implement new business niches appropriate to Culpeper, Virginia.
  • Market the tools for rehabbing blighted and underused properties (grants and design assistance).
  • Research and advocate for “best practices” regulation reform.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of new and more effective ways to fill vacant spaces, especially non-traditional or light industrial spaces.
  • Work with Town and volunteers to provide input for Master Plan.
  • Maintaining current success of traditional retail district.
  • Actively engage stakeholders and collecting community input.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization’s web pages, social media, outreach, and promotions and other communications materials.
  • Inform CRI members of all developments affecting the organization, downtown business district and Culpeper in general. Providing vision and leadership to organization and community at large.
  • Develop a strong, goal-led workplan and budget.
  • Manage the implementation of work plan items of the Board and/or committees.
  • Maintain data management system to track the process and progress of all activities.
  • Build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate public agencies at the local and state level.
  • Actively use public speaking opportunities, media interviews, community education workshops, and other personal appearances to keep the public informed of the services and accomplishments of the organization.
  • Ensure CRI maintains and exceeds program standards required by Virginia Main Street and maintain National Accredited Program status.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Culpeper Renaissance, Inc Board of Directors.



  • Bachelor’s degree and or equivalent in one or more of these career fields: marketing and or public relations, economic development, community planning, public administration, business management, historic preservation.
  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills as demonstrated by prior job experience (i.e. publications, presentations, proposals and reports).
  • Demonstrable competency with computers and office software including QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and design software. 

A career history that clearly demonstrates competency employing the above listed essential duties, with particular attention to:

  • Successful fundraising campaigns
  • Place-based economic restructuring
  • Community partnership development


  • Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as necessary
  • Travel is required


Culpeper Renaissance, Inc (CRI) is a highly successful organization looking to grow their operations. CRI has a strong, dedicated volunteer base in place. The successful candidate will provide a leadership role including mentoring, coaching and facilitating success.

How to Apply

More job information and links to other Culpeper information is at www.crihiring.com. Please email a resume and introductory (cover) letter to culpeperrenaissainceinc@gmail.com to be considered.