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🔗Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Napa, CA
  • 125000 USD / Year
  • July 31, 2023
  • Job Summary: NCL is looking for an Executive Director to lead the organization through its next phase of growth and evolution as it enters its 49th year of operation. This full-time, salaried position reports directly to the Board of Directors based at Napa, CA.
  • Job Qualifications:

    REQUIRED: At least five years of leadership/ management experience in Nonprofit sector. Proven track record in fundraising and organizational development. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills. Established proficiency in program development/execution, financial management and community relations with the desire and ability to relate to diverse constituencies.

    PREFERRED: Experience in Historic preservation and nonprofit sector. Achievement in philanthropy, grantmaking, conservation, advocacy, policy, law, and related fields is a plus. Basic understanding of community development, and property management. An advanced academic and/or professional degree, preferably in the field of Architecture, Architectural History, Art History, Engineering, Heritage Conservation, Urban Planning, etc.

    · Broad-gauged interests, and the energy, enthusiasm, desire, and ability to manage multiple and multi-faceted projects simultaneously.

    · Knowledge or serious interest in historic preservation.

  • How to Apply:

    Hiring Timeline: Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2023, seeking to fill the position by fall 2023. Please email your resume and cover letter to Gaurav Arora at

  • Contact Name: Gaurav Arora
  • Application Email:
  • Application URL:
  • Application Address: 1 McInnis Pkwy Suite 175 San Rafael, CA 94903

Website Napa County Landmarks

"CVNL is proud to be retained by Napa County Landmarks for leading the search efforts for their Executive Director."

“CVNL is proud to be retained by Napa County Landmarks for leading the search efforts for their Executive Director.”


Board – Executive Partnership: In collaboration with the Board and several Committees, develop, maintain, and support a strong and engaged Board of Directors; seek and build Board involvement with strategic plan implementation, relationship-building, and development; contribute to the creation of policy consistent with the organization’s values, vision, mission, and strategic goals, and ensure policy implementation.
Community Engagement and outreach: The Executive Director must be creative and passionate in his/her approach to preservation and be highly regarded by his/her peers. S/he must be able to articulate a strategic vision for the Organization and serves as the organization’s spokesperson and ambassador to all constituencies, both external and internal, increasing awareness of NCL by clearly articulating our ambitious goals in all planning, fundraising, events and programs. Promote the profile of NCL in the local community and with local community leaders and government elected officials; develop and implement fundraising strategies; marshal public, private, foundation and corporate support for NCL operations, programs, and objectives. Promote inclusivity within and outside the organization; inspire and facilitate informed discourse, research, and scholarship.
Preservation and Advocacy (P & A): The Executive Director will help define the future of this unique and exciting organization by creating multiple partnerships with Preservation and Historic organizations in the Napa Valley. Oversee and expand high-quality, innovative educational and advocacy programs for multiple audiences. Advocate for legislation and monitor governmental affairs affecting historic preservation and formulate positions, evaluate and respond on preservation issues of importance in collaboration with community organizations. Cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with community preservation groups, historic preservation organizations, agencies and tribes. Develop, coordinate and market NCL and its programs, projects, and events to promote historic preservation throughout the county of Napa, CA.
Fundraising and Development programs: Work with the Board of Directors to develop and ensure implementation of long range and annual programs. To shape annual objectives, programs and long-term strategies, and lead their implementation; Create and administer programs that identify, protect, preserve and promote sites, buildings and structures that portray the history.
Finance and Investment: Develop and implement budgets approved by the Board of Directors and monitor financial performance. Oversee the overall operation and maintenance of NCL’s real assets. Ensures high quality financial management, presenting accountant’s financial reports to board and Finance Committee, maintaining internal controls, and ensuring that organization follows all financial policies.

  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


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