Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and Lincoln Highway Experience Museum
The mission of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and Lincoln Highway Experience Museum is to inspire others to travel the 200-mile Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania, and learn how this one road changed America in 1913.
Division/Department: All – Heritage Corridor AND Experience Museum
Location: Physical office space at Lincoln Highway Experience Museum, 3435 State Route 30 E Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650, BUT responsible for overseeing projects throughout the entire Heritage Corridor, which spans 200-miles across Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, and Adams counties in Pennsylvania.
Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Type of Position: Full Time
Schedule: TBD upon hiring
Employment Status: Exempt
Employment Review Status: Every six months
Summary of Position:
The Executive Director of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC) is primarily responsible for the overall management and successful operation of the LHHC, a 200-mile, six-county nonprofit heritage area (Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, and Adams counties) and the Lincoln Highway Experience Museum in Latrobe, PA. The Executive Director is charged with implementation of policies set by the Board of Directors, Annual Goals and Action Plans, Protection of the organization’s Financial Assets, Financial Management and Stability including fundraising, Quality Standards in Mission-based Activities, Human Resources, Customer Service, and Marketing and Public Relations.
Education and Experience:
- Successful candidate should have 5+ years of recorded and successful fundraising and donor management experience.
- Candidate should have 5+ years of nonprofit or related leadership and strategic visioning
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
- Reliable transportation
Key Strengths in a Top Candidate:
- Candidates, please note: The entire board of directors would like to emphasize the importance of financial management and fundraising to this role. This will be a key skill set in a successful candidate.
- Decisive, strong, and focused strategic planning skills, which will oversee the complex relationship between a physical museum space and a 200-mile Heritage Area while seeking opportunities for growth.
- Excellent familiarity with the strengths and challenges in the communities located on the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, which includes Westmoreland, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, and Adams counties.
- $65,000, with possibility for increase at six-month review
- Investment plan offered
- Health Insurance offered
- Travel reimbursement provided
Read on for in-depth details regarding position:
Financial Management and Fundraising
- Candidates, please note: The board of directors would like to emphasize the importance of financial management and fundraising to this role. A successful candidate will be tasked with implementing a fundraising strategy with strategic growth objectives.
- Oversees all financial and accounting functions including those necessary for timely monthly reports: payroll; budgeting; financial analysis; capital asset and property management in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; Board policies and other applicable nonprofit rules and guidelines.
- Makes financial recommendations: facilitates annual budgeting process with LHHC Treasurer; timely billing/ chargebacks and paying all LHHC’s bills; translates detailed financials to summary form. Responsible for overseeing grants and vendor contracts including timetables and results.
- Ensures all deposits and financial activities for the organization are tracked and dispersed according to schedule.
- Manages all grant writing, donor communications, gift/grant management, and evaluation activities in a timely manner. Builds relationships with current donors and seeks new donors.
Leadership and Strategic Planning
- Provides leadership and management for Staff and Customers. Develops strong working relationships with Directors of the Board and officers, including success in recruiting board members from all six counties in the Heritage Corridor.
- Facilitates communication, cooperation and building a cohesive work environment for all departments within the organization.
- Responsible for administration of the overall operation of the organization to produce good measurable results to the satisfaction of the Board and partnerships.
- Develops and implements, with the Board of Directors, short and long range plans, and an annual work plan with accountable actions.
- Ensure compliance with all licenses and documentation for Heritage Museum’s 501c3 status and other legal requirements for operations.
- Identify areas of need and seek volunteer resources, educational resources, and professional development opportunities for staff and Board.
Physical Museum Space
- Oversees building operations and the associated custodial and museum management staff. This includes electronic equipment, computer systems, building security systems, maintenance and cleanliness, and safe use of the facility. Ensures premises are clean and parking lot operations serve public operations and events. Updates, as needed, exterior signage. Prioritizes and recommends future building enhancements.
- Responsible for ensuring appropriate staff is in place during any/all hours of operation
Museum Management Systems
- Candidates, please note: The board of directors intends for the Executive Director to eventually accrue the necessary staff to completely pass along Museum responsibilities to the appropriate individual(s). For now, these tasks should still be considered under the purview of the Executive Director.
- Responsible for oversight of LHHC artifacts, acquired objects, collections and organization thereof, relevant to the LHHC mission.
- Plan, organize, interpret and present exhibitions, lectures, tours and outreach programs.
- Oversee the recruitment, training, and coordination of Museum volunteers and staff.
- Implementation of mission-based activities.
Project Management, including across the entire Heritage Corridor
- Successfully execute regular programming at the museum and throughout the 200-mile corridor while coming up with new programs and events to engage the public in our mission and the history and heritage of the Lincoln Highway.
- Participate in all meetings for Heritage PA and the Laurel Highland Conservation Landscape.
- Work with DCNR and Heritage PA on advocacy at the state level to increase the line item in the budget for Heritage PA areas (and the LHHC).
Public Relations, Community Relations, & Marketing
- Responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies and results; maintaining accurate and effective online and print marketing tools.
- Represents the Heritage Corridor and Experience Museum in business relationships with the community and partners.
- Embodies strong interpersonal skills including experience in public speaking, ability to build relationships with local and state governments, business and non-profit organizations as well as other relevant organizations.
- Ensures smooth internal operations with staff and volunteers.
Management of Staff and Volunteers
- Supervise and leads a small team of full and part-time employees. Responsibilities include oversight of all staff; hiring, training, and evaluating employees; assigning and directing of work; mentoring, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Under the Board of Directors, ensures benefits, performance reviews, salary increases within the budget, and staff development to assure high levels of expertise and performance.
- Develop good working relationships with Board and Committees.
- Ensures staff stays within hour restrictions, as determined by budget.
- Establish processes and procedures, including staff handbooks and thorough, regular review procedures.
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