Executive Director Purpose The position of Executive Director provides our organization with continuity of leadership and institutional knowledge to ensure the success of our volunteer-based structure. The Executive Director reports to the APT President, works closely with the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and has three primary areas of responsibility:
Development: Initiate and coordinate funding for the organization to support the current APT strategic plan, in partnership with the Development Committee.
Relationship Management: Develop and steward connections with APT partners and allied organizations to promote APT’s position in the international preservation practice community to further APT’s mission and strategic plan.
Administrative Management: Manage and supervise the affairs of APT in accordance with APT Bylaws and strategic advice from the Board of Directors, in partnership with APT’s administrative services provider.
Position Description In executing the responsibilities for development, relationship management, and administrative management of APT, the Executive Director manages the functioning of APT (through a combination of personal leadership, staff guidance, and collaboration with highly engaged subject matter expert Board) as follows: 1. Provide guidance and continuity related to the APT mission and strategic priorities and maintain institutional knowledge across Board and Presidential terms of service;
2. Be a spokesperson for the organization, in collaboration with the President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors and committee chairs;
3. Implement a planning and execution process whereby APT Board and staff, in coordination with partners and stakeholders, meet organizational goals in a measurable and timely manner;
4. Work with the Board and staff to establish and meet annual fundraising goals to sustain APT programs and staff;
5. Manage effectively contracts and cooperative agreements with governmental, public, and private entities in performance of APT programs;
6. Support the Board and members in representing APT at other national and international projects and assemblies that relate to the strategic priorities of APT, in ways that build on, and use, national and international networks to achieve concrete results;
7. Work to grow a diverse membership and retain members;
8. Facilitate dissemination of information essential or useful to the mission of APT to the Board, officers, members and other components and partners of APT;
9. Serve as a communication conduit between the Executive Committee, Board, standing committees, and technical committees to ensure follow-up, avoid duplication, and achieve strategic directives. Coordinate committee and Board activities to ensure adequate resources are provided to volunteers to accomplish organizational goals;
10. In coordination with the President, manage relationships with APT service providers, including but not limited to: Association Central (administrative support), Mount Ida Press (publisher), and Business Endeavors (conference planner); and
11. Provide oversight and guidance for the management of APT’s budget and finances in consultation with the Treasurer and Finance Committee. APT’s resources include our endowment fund, fellowship and scholarship programs, special projects, and grants from partner organizations.
A strategic, visionary, and goal-oriented leader with exceptional presentation and communication skills and the capability to serve as the face of the organization.
Leadership ability to take charge, anticipate needs, analyze options, develop recommendations, and perform timely execution.
Relevant post-secondary education and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience with administrative and financial management, preferably for large-scale forward-thinking not for-profit organizations and/or professional associations at the level of director or above.
Well-rounded abilities in revenue generation and financial growth.
Demonstrated ability to successfully raise funds and cultivate relationships with funders, sponsors, and partners.
Enthusiasm for developing relationships with the professional community and growing the membership, particularly in underrepresented populations and locations.
Highly skilled and experienced in leading, empowering, mentoring and developing highly effective volunteer teams at the committee and Board level.
Strong business skills and related experience in financial planning and budgeting, forecasting, reporting and operational management.
Ability to delegate and manage multiple demands and priorities.
Proficiency with computer software (Word, Excel, Quickbooks, PDF applications) and virtual work platforms (e.g., Zoom, Google Workspaces, Cadmium).
Self-motivated and driven professional who leads and inspires others by example.
Related experience with or exposure to historic preservation, conservation, architecture, engineering, cultural resource management, or related fields.
Experience in national or international organizational management and experience working with volunteer or membership organizations.
Grant research, development, writing and presentation experience.
Desire for longevity in the position.
Multilingual (English proficiency required; French and/or Spanish proficiency a plus; other languages welcomed)
Interested candidates should send their resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of interest summarizing their experience in the Executive Director’s three areas of responsibility to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16, 2021.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Association for Preservation Technology International
APT is a multi-disciplinary membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology
and practices for protecting historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides
exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. APT is committed to
increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and in the profession through
education, advocacy, and partnerships to collaboratively preserve the built environment.
APT was co-founded by Canadian and American preservation professionals. APT members,
who hail from nearly 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators,
consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape
architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of
methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future
use and appreciation.
The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications,
conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical
committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the technical
aspects of historic preservation.