Preservation New Jersey Seeks Executive Director

Preservation New Jersey
Executive Director – Position Description

Preservation New Jersey seeks an Executive Director with significant management experience preferably in the non-profit sector with a strong understanding of historic preservation principles. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the overall management of Preservation New Jersey, including but not limited to the following:

General Management
• Development (e.g. membership growth, fundraising appeals, grant management, etc.)
• Website and Social Media content management
• Communications, including quarterly newsletter, and intermittent information emails,
coordinating online meetings, internal and external written correspondence
• Board meeting agenda and materials (6 per year)

Program coordination
• Coordination with and attending meetings of allied organizations
• Experience working with diverse communities, heritage tourism, and maintenance of historic
• Annual Preservation Awards (ceremony in October)
• 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in NJ (announcement in May)
• Educational tours and workshops
• Delegating and organizing various duties and assignments with the Office Manager
• Coordinating grant applications with the Development Director

The role of Executive Director will be structured as an independent contractor, with acknowledgement and understanding that all taxes including but not limited to federal, state, and federal self- employment taxes will be the responsibility of the successful candidate. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and is structured as a part time role based upon an expectation of 700 hours annually. It is also acknowledged that as an independent contractor no medical coverage, unemployment or other benefits that may be applicable in an employer-employee relationship will be available. Most work can be completed remote with occasional visits to Trenton, New Jersey.

To apply please email cover letter, resume and optional writing sample to the Preservation New Jersey Board President, Paul Muir, at