Executive Director

National Road Heritage Corporation


Website National Road Heritage Corporation

The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-p


The National Road Heritage Corridor’s multifaceted mission and associated work includes advocating for, building awareness of, and encouraging the conservation of the cultural, historic, natural, and recreational resources along Pennsylvania’s Historic National Road and throughout the region through education and interpretation vis-à-vis community development.  Working with partners, the NRHC leverages financial and human capital resources to deliver economic development.  Fully engaged in restoration and development of key regional assets and amenities that are the lynchpin of a tourism infrastructure, the NRHC’s work supports Pennsylvania’s tourism product – one of the top two leading industries in the Commonwealth.


The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.  As one of twelve state designated heritage areas under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s “Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program.” Established in 1994, the historic National Road was named a state scenic byway in 1996 and a National Scenic Byway, All American Road in 2002.

The National Road Heritage Corridor interfaces regularly with federal and state legislators, county commissioners and municipal officials as well as federal and state agencies. Governmental as well as other partnerships are extremely important to its mission.  Partnership projects focus on community and economic development strategies to enhance livability, redevelop the built environment, build capacity, and conserve the heritage and culture of the community.

The organization works in a 5 county region (Somerset, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and Greene).  Much of the executive director’s work takes place outside the offices available in Uniontown and/or Washington, PA, building relationships and partnerships that lead to projects and programs that support NRHC’s mission and the goals of the Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program. Since 2001, the NRHC has leveraged grants and funds delivering in excess of $15M in completed projects and programs across southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director

  • Regular engagement with the Board Chair to ensure that projects and programs are continually measured against the organization’s goals and objectives. Attendance at Board meetings.
  • Communicate and articulate the mission and vision of the NRHC. The area of responsibility is the 90-mile corridor of Pennsylvania’s portion of the Historic National Road in Somerset, Fayette, and Washington Counties as well as the surrounding region, including Westmoreland and Greene Counties.
  • Coordinate the development of and implement the NRHC’s plans including but not limited to:  Management Action Plan, Interpretive Plan, Marketing Plan, and 3-5 Year Strategic Plan.
  • Write grants, letters of intent, and proposals to secure funds from state, federal, as well as corporate and private foundations, which support the organization’s operations, projects, and programs.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management including: supervision and evaluation of any NRHC employees, interns, and volunteers; management of all facets of the organization’s fiscal wellbeing including the maintenance of corporate records in compliance with federal, state, and private funding agencies’ specific reporting and grant requirements; the coordination and execution of all programs and projects undertaken by the organization; and marketing and public relations to increase awareness and support the long term viability of the NRHC.
  • Initiate efforts to diversify the organization’s funding through the development of relationships with potential public and private funders outside the normal agencies that currently provide grants to the NRHC.
  • Represent the NRHC, exercising leadership on issues related to the historic, interpretive, scenic, cultural, recreational and economic resources of the Historic National Road and surrounding region.
  • Develop Request for Proposals, Partnership Agreements, Contracts, etc. for projects and programs.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Board.


  • Bachelor’s or higher attainment of degree with at least five years of demonstrated advancement in management responsibility and skills.
  • Non-profit management and event planning experience.
  • Proven grant writing and grant administration expertise.
  • Experience in developing and managing organizational and project/ program budgets, grant tracking and reporting.
  • Exemplary communication skills both oral and written.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs and skilled with social media platforms required.  Some graphic design experience preferred.

Physical Aspects of Job

  • A valid PA driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a clean driving record required.
  • Ability to travel to day and evening meetings as well as occasionally to Harrisburg and out of state.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lift 20# boxes.
  • Ability to spend long periods of time at the desk and computer.

To be considered for the position, the applicant must submit the following:

  • A cover letter that must include salary requirements
  • A resume as well as no less than three personal and professional references
  • Two writing samples, at least one full page each, that demonstrate written communication skills:
    • An external communication to a potential partner or client regarding a project
    • An internal communication to peers or employees

All submissions are to be sent to:  csm@mccollomds.com

All applications must be received by 5 pm March 5, 2021.

To apply for this job email your details to csm@mccollomds.com