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Connecticut Landmarks - Executive Director

  • March 24, 2020 2:23 PM
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     Position Summary 

    Reporting to the board of trustees, the Executive Director will have day-to-day oversight of all operations, with an active presence across the state. They will build collaborative partnerships to ensure that annual and strategic goals are achievedThe Executive Director will also serve as the organizations representative to the general public and community at large and will function as the liaison between grantors, governmental representatives, and community partners. The Executive Director will provide significant oversight and guidance to the organization’s budgeting and financial management efforts. Complying with federal and state rules and regulations, this individual will ensure that Connecticut Landmarks continues to find innovative approaches and funding sources for preservation and restoration and new programs that support its mission.  

    Traits and Characteristics 

    The Executive Director will be a versatile and resourceful leader who values frequent interaction and collaboration with others. An active member of the community, this individual will be people-oriented and will appreciate others’ skills, experience, and input in developing goals and achieving successful outcomes. The Executive Director will bring a balance of professional expertise, credibility, interpersonal skills, and commitment to internal and external stakeholder satisfaction, along with a strong capacity for self-management and the highest levels of personal accountability and integrity. A confident fundraiser with a record of success in grant writing, major gift solicitation, and events, this individual will be versatile and tenacious. The Executive Director will be an intellectually curious, innovative, and harmonious leader with a proven track record of success. 


    Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) as well as evidence of significant and increasing responsibility in a senior management role within a historic, education, museum, or member-based organization. At least five years of supervisory experience with a proven track record as a collaborative leader of both staff and volunteers is necessary. Knowledge of the historic site field, with connections to the museum world and awareness of best practices, is preferred. Candidates must also demonstrate strong communication skills and proven effectiveness in collaborating with boards and working with diverse groups of individuals. Qualified applicants must have the ability to travel to various sites throughout the state and beyond and work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends. 

    Compensation and Benefits 

    Connecticut Landmarks offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, holidays, and professional development. 

    Applications and Inquiries 

    To submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments, please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact: 

    Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite 

    Senior Vice President 

    Arts Consulting Group

    292 Newbury Street, Suite 315 

    Boston, MA 02115-2801 

    Tel(888) 234.4236 Ext. 225 



    Connecticut Landmarks is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity in all forms. 

    Last modified: March 24, 2020 4:37 PM | Anonymous

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