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🔗Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Macon, GA
  • 115,000-128,000 USD / Year
  • June 23, 2023
  • Job Qualifications:

    A graduate level degree in history, preservation, cultural heritage management or a related field is preferred, and a bachelor’s degree is required. Extensive computer, media and web literacy is required.  Five years of relevant professional experience required.

    Preferred Skills:

    The successful candidate will demonstrate competency from past work experience and education in the following skills:

    • Securing and managing grants
    • Creating and managing budgets
    • Raising funds for preservation projects
    • Public speaking
    • Nonprofit management
    • Personnel recruitment, retention and management
    • Board management and training
    • Construction management
    • Special and fundraising event management
    • Strategic planning and visioning

    Necessary Traits:

    The successful candidate will exhibit the following traits:

    • Builds and sustains strong relationships, both professional and personal
    • A passionate historic preservationist with a thorough knowledge of practice and theory
    • A savvy financial planner and manager, used to addressing and solving complex budgeting issues
    • Interest and ability to revitalize neighborhoods and communities
    • Advanced organizational skills, able to think through problems creatively, identify options and present solutions with a clear vision
    • A real estate professional, or experience in analyzing, designing, projecting and executing real estate deals
    • A political advocate, with experience in community organizing and activism
    • Ability to not only understand their work, but can easily teach others to understand and appreciate preservation
    • A servant leader who cares, and believes in, the HMF staff, mission, volunteers, donors, Macon, and the HMF legacy.
  • How to Apply:

    To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Applications are due by June 23, 2023, at noon.  Please do not call about the position.  The position is not remote and the preference is for the Executive Director to reside in Macon-Bibb County.

  • Job benefits: 10 paid holidays, 18 vacation days, bonus paid time off during July Fourth week or at calendar year end, flexible work schedule, eligible for health insurance after three-month probationary period (75% of premiums paid by employer), employer will match 3% retirement contribution after six months, monthly cell phone stipend, Down Payment Assistance (up to $10K for an eligible house in Beall’s Hill), quarterly and annual performances bonuses, continuing education opportunities, discretionary expense account.
  • Application Email:

Website Historic Macon Foundation, Inc

Historic Macon Foundation (HMF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is one of the nation’s largest, most productive, and most innovative local preservation organizations, with over 800 members and 6,000 listed historic buildings in its stewardship. The mission of HMF is to revitalize communities by preserving architecture and sharing history. Since its founding in 1964, HMF has served as a leader in the nonprofit historic preservation industry. Historic Macon boasts total net assets of over $6 million, 2022 revenue of over $2.3 million, and access to $2 million in revolving funds. Just in the past seven years its annual operating budget has tripled and its staff has doubled.

Reporting to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director provides strategic vision and creative leadership, developing resources and managing business operations of the organization. He or she also develops policies and plans and implements activities and programs that support the Foundation’s mission and vision. She or he serves as public spokesperson, preservation advocate and coalition builder for preservation programs. In addition, the Executive Director leads, guides and directs staff and supports the volunteer board, committees and task forces. Furthermore, the individual oversees and manages all construction of Historic Macon Rehabs, LLC, a state licensed general contractor company.  Finally, he or she increases the national stature and recognition of Historic Macon Foundation.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • With the staff and board, lead strategic planning process on a regular basis using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), which is a tool typically used by for-profit businesses, but HMF has used successfully
  •  Manage, implement, update and report progress on current Vision Traction Organizer (VTO), which is the organization’s strategic plan

Public Relations and Image

  • Be the face of HMF, representing the organization through public speaking and written communications
  • Represent HMF at national events and on the national scale

Preservation and Policy

  • Develop and implement public policy and advocacy campaigns, including the annual Fading Five list of endangered places
  • Pursue preservation agreements and formal Memoranda of Understanding and Agreement with major institutional parties in Middle Georgia
  • Use innovative and entrepreneurial programs to save historic places


  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with funders and donors
  • Create real estate pro formas in conjunction with construction staff
  • Monitor the planning and budgeting for events
  • Raise major donations from individuals, corporations and foundations
  • With the Finance Committee and board, develop and oversee the annual budget
  • Diversify revenue sources to ensure long-term growth and sustainability

Human Resources

  • Supervise, hire and fire staff
  • Develop an organizational chart and staffing plan to support HMF’s goals and objectives
  • Supervise outside consulting work performed by staff
  • Create and promote ongoing educational opportunities for the staff and the board
  • Serve as liaison between the board and the staff


  • Oversee the financial status of the organization
  • Determine the necessary policy and procedure manuals and supervise their production, participate in their creation as appropriate
  • Provide oversight for significant contractual agreements of HMF
  • Travel and research best practices in other communities for possible use in Macon
  • Be available for meetings and events on nights and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee
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