The Historic Chattahoochee Commission seeks a full-time Executive Director. A state agency of both Alabama and Georgia, the HCC was founded by Alabama in 1970 and became a bi-state agency by Congressional compact in 1978. It promotes historical preservation and heritage tourism in an 18-county service area bordering the lower Chattahoochee River from Troup County, Georgia, and Chambers County, Alabama, to the Florida line. The HCC is run by a 28-member board of directors and managed by a staff consisting of the Executive Director, an Administrative Assistant, and a part-time clerk. It is headquartered in Eufaula, Alabama, with a satellite office in LaGrange, Georgia.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Securing state appropriations, running the daily operation of the HCC, engaging in all the usual activities associated with a membership non-profit organization, meeting reporting requirements of a state agency, promoting heritage tourism, historical preservation, and historical/heritage education. The HCC also has a robust publishing program and holds 5 board meetings and a membership dinner annually. The job requires that the Executive Director travel extensively within the region, be accessible to the public and the board of directors, and create genuine rapport with the community and Commission.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, experience managing budgets and personnel, excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent ability to manage multiple on-going projects.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in history (or related field), business administration, public administration, or tourism; experience working in not-for-profit sector and with boards of directors; experience working with legislative or similar public bodies; contacts with Alabama and/or Georgia Legislators; grant-writing and fund-raising experience; experience in marketing, public relations, and membership development; experience in historic/heritage education and heritage tourism.
Position available May 1, 2011. Salary commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Please send resume with references and salary history to the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, PO Box 33, Eufaula, Alabama 36027-0033.