Posted on February 15, 2013
Foundation for the National Archives
Foundation for the National Archives - Executive Director
The Foundation for the National Archives is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Foundation into a new era of success and innovation. The Executive Director is responsible for increasing the financial resources, visibility, relevance, and impact of the Foundation. S/he will work with staff from the Foundation, the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Archivist of the United States, staff from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and other partners to provide fundraising leadership, strategic vision, administrative management, and operational oversight for the Foundation.
As the nation’s official record keeper, NARA is charged with the monumental responsibility of safeguarding and making accessible to the American people billions of our nation’s most treasured records, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. As NARA’s private partner, the Foundation for the National Archives is charged with generating financial and creative support to increase public awareness of the National Archives and encourage active citizen engagement. Among their initiatives are exhibitions, student and family programs, lectures, publications, electronic applications, and other learning tools that are designed to improve civic literacy and appreciation for the historical records of the federal government.
Since its founding in 1992, the Foundation for the National Archives has contributed approximately $50 million towards National Archives educational programming and initiatives. In 2011, the Foundation experienced its most successful fundraising year, raising nearly $20 million. In order to build on this powerful momentum, the Foundation is seeking a new Executive Director whose creative vision will expand the Foundation’s impact nationwide and enhance the programs and initiatives of the National Archives Experience museum in Washington, DC, including the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the Public Vaults, the William G. McGowan Theater, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, the Boeing Learning Center, and the new David M. Rubenstein Gallery.
This is an exciting opportunity for a proven leader who knows how to raise charitable dollars, direct earned income operations, and effectively manage the business functions of a non-profit. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 15 years in a leadership role in a public institution or not-for-profit organization. S/he must have a proven track record in leading revenue generation, identifying alternative revenue streams, managing financial operations, and building a network of internal and external partners. In addition, s/he must be a proven fundraiser, as well as a charismatic, passionate, and decisive team builder. The Executive Director reports to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and manages a team of approximately 37 professionals spanning administration, marketing, development, membership, publications, special events, finance, special projects, human resources, and retail operations (museum store).
The Foundation for the National Archives is being assisted by Development Resources, inc. in this search. A full position overview can be found at www.driconsulting.com. Please email all questions and resumes to email@example.com.
The Foundation for the National Archives is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants.