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Newburyport Maritime Society - Executive Director Position Description

October 20, 2011

Newburyport Maritime Society
Executive Director Position Description


Title:   Executive Director

Reports to:  Board of Directors

Job Summary
The primary job of the Executive Director (ED) is to work closely with functional committee chairs and committee members to develop and execute short and long-range strategic goals for operations, programs, and development in support of the NMS mission. The ED will report directly to the Board.  The ED is responsible to coordinate, inspire, and lead staff, committee members, volunteers, employees, and when necessary to become “hands-on” to achieve success. Some of the ED’s responsibilities will include oversight of: financial and administrative management; annual budget; annual work plan; stewardship of collections/buildings/sites; policy & procedure creation and implementation; and quality of products and programs. A key job challenge will be to lead development/fundraising activities and building a consistently effective development team.
 
Duties And Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overall leadership of staff in the development and implementation of short and long range plans and policies with reference to the Strategic Plan.
  • Assists the Board of Directors in selecting strategic goals for operations, programs, and development.
  • Responsible for the financial management of the NMS, including the development and implementation of the annual budget.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining an effective Development Committee.
  • Responsible for staffing committees and their chairs within the current NMS organizational structure and suggest changes to the structure as necessary.
  • Responsible for administration of overall operations of the NMS and development and maintenance of the yearly event calendar.
  • Responsible to carry out projects that the Board assigns.
  • Responsible for liaison with other professional and community organizations.
  • Attendance at regularly scheduled Board and Joint meetings and the Annual Meeting.
  • Responsible to know key donors and manage how museum members make contact.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Responsible for supervision of all staff and volunteers. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommendation for hiring, training and termination of employees; planning, assigning and directing of work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience:
An advanced degree or equivalent work experience is required in the following: business, non-profit management, museum studies, and or preservation. Proven track record in management, strategic planning, development, and marketing also required. 

Salary & Benefits
$35,000-45,000 plus incentives.
Written Performance Review: Date of hire plus two months then every June and December.

Prospective Start Date: 2 January 2012
Contract Term: Employment will be at will with no fixed contract length.

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