Website Linda Ridge Partners for Pasadena Heritage
About Pasadena Heritage Pasadena Heritage recognizes and celebrates the rich history of all current and former residents, particularly as expressed through the built environment. Pasadena Heritage has profoundly impacted the region’s ability to protect its historical resources in the face of growth and change. Pasadena Heritage has a 45-year track record of success in historic preservation advocacy, public education, and community building. The organization’s staff works in one of Pasadena’s most recognized historic buildings, the Blinn House, using it as a resource to connect with the community and to demonstrate actual restoration. Pasadena Heritage has a dedicated Board of Directors whose current and former members give generously of their diverse talents, experience, time and financial resources. We are proud of our past, and we believe it is merely the foundation for the future.
- Provide direction and leadership for the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategies, and annual and long-range goals and objectives.
- Manage the operations of the organization, including hiring and managing all other staff positions, financial management, and other general operational responsibilities.
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for significant positions, initiatives, and advocacy efforts for the organization.
- Serve as the primary liaison with the Board of Directors.
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the organization.
- Develop and manage the budget, including the annual operating budget and individual project budgets, that reflect the strategic goals.
- Provide sound financial management according to the policies and procedures established by the State of California, the Treasurer and Board of Directors, including providing timely income and expense reports, tax filings, insurance, investments and other financial matters.
- Human Resources Management – manage the staff of the organization. Hire, train, supervise, mentor, evaluate, and develop the performance of the staff.
- Oversee the planning and execution of all activities and projects that further the goals of the organization (with the Board, staff, volunteers, and others, including public programs events and internal meetings and activities.
Board of Directors:
- Serve as the primary staff to the Board of Directors, working closely with officers and others to prepare for meetings, provide background and training, and foster collaboration among Board members, committees, and staff to accomplish organizational goals.
- Assist with Board member recruitment, nomination, election, and training.
- Provide leadership for fundraising initiatives and contacts, and work closely with the Board, Development Director and other staff to implement fundraising strategies and track annual progress toward goals.
- Direct or Initiate contact with potential and current individual, foundation, and corporate donors and cultivate these relationships.
- In partnership with the board, provide leadership and/or oversight in the development of new or changing fundraising activities and opportunities, include grant proposals and new funding programs.
- Provide leadership and participate in direct solicitation of major gifts and capital campaign contributions (Blinn House Campaign, Planned Giving).
- Represent the organization and the precepts of historic preservation effectively in the community and at the regional, state and national levels.
- Serve as the primary public spokesperson for the organization when needed.
- Establish and maintain appropriate partnerships with the City, other governmental agencies, and other organizations to increase awareness and further preservation goals.
- Assure that all written and public communications are accurate, articulate and express the views of the organization as an authority and the support the goals of historic preservation appropriately.
Programs and Education:
- Oversee educational programs as to content, scheduling, and effectiveness.
- Work closely with the Education Director to initiate new programs and evaluate and update continuing programs to serve members and the greater community.
- Assist Education Director as needed with presentations where the presence of the Exec. Director is important.
- Work closely with the Preservation Director, Advocacy Committee and Board to evaluate issues and initiatives that the organization should address and guide the development of positions and the presentation of arguments.
- Provide relevant background, expertise and consultation for proposed preservation projects and programs, including easements and projects involving historic buildings or cultural resources.
- Determine the appropriate approach and help marshal the appropriate resources and allies to address major threats or challenges to historic resources.