Executive Director

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By National Alliance of Preservation Commissions
Athens, Georgia
Salary $50,000 annually with benefits (health insurance and employer SEP contribution)
Deadline 08/31/2014
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The Executive Director will be taking the reins of a well-run organization (NAPC) with an energized and engaged board focused on their mission as the only organization in the country dedicated to promoting the work of historic preservation commissions through education, advocacy and training. The full-time Executive Director is the face and voice of NAPC and will be responsible for day-to-day management of the organization as well as communication with NAPC membership and national, state and local partners. The successful candidate will be a great networker who can articulate the impact of NAPC in a one-on-one meeting, in front of large groups, in a tweet or an op-ed article. The next executive director will be an experienced non-profit manager with a demonstrated passion for preservation programming.


  • Support the work of the 25 member Board in promoting the mission, goals and objectives of NAPC
  • Provide staff assistance to Board committees, inform the Board of issues of importance to the Alliance and keep staff informed of Board actions
  • Oversee efficient day-to-day activities of the part-time staff and graduate students
  • Manage and promote the thriving, well-established national training program - CAMP
  • Coordinate all aspects of FORUM
  • Ensure quality and timely publication of The Alliance Review, NAPC’s bi-monthly news journal
  • Focus on expanding membership to engage broader audiences utilizing social media
  • Oversee the organization’s finances and reporting requirements in compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Identify and pursue new revenue streams; manage grants or financial support received by the organization
  • Develop and monitor the annual operating budget
  • Evaluate the organization’s programs, operating procedures and technology for membership satisfaction, cost-effectiveness and best practices
  • Expand relationships with preservation partners to promote national presence


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of five years of progressive management experience
  • A record of leadership in nonprofit management and programming. A Non-Profit Management Certificate is highly desirable
  • Exceptional action/results-oriented planning skills with a record of achievement. Ability to set goals, meet deadlines and evaluate results
  • Experience planning and executing a large conference
  • Excellent communication and networking skills with the ability to listen, engage, inspire, educate and move people to action as a public speaker, via telephone calls, personal meetings and in written form
  • Proven fundraising experience in paid or volunteer capacity
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a governing board
  • Politically savvy in establishing productive partnerships with local, state, university and national organizations who share common goals
  • Familiarity with social media in reaching new audiences
  • Operate energetically and creatively-with a sense of humor

How to Apply

Kindly submit a letter of interest, resume and the names of three professional references currently familiar with your work to Esther Hall, Chair (napcsearch@gmail.com) by 5:00PM EST on August 31, 2014. The anticipated start date is December 1, 2014.