the Trustees of Reservations /Ipswich, MA
The mission of the Trustees of Reservations is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The organization cares for over 100 properties that comprise more than 24,000 acres and monitor 285 Conservation Restrictions protecting another 16,700 acres. In 1891, the Trustees of Reservations was founded by a small band of visionary volunteers. Over the past ten years, the organization has evolved into a dynamic $20M operation with 180 year-round employees who are led by a volunteer governance structure and supported by over 45,000 member households. A recent strategic planning process strengthened the core organizational goals and set an ambitious plan in motion to increase the organization’s impact and visibility through 2017.
The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR) is currently seeking a dynamic leader to serve in the newly created role of Director, Strategic Programs and Enterprise to provide overall strategic and operational leadership over the organization’s two flagship properties, the Crane Estate and Appleton Farms. These properties are visited by over 300,000 people annually and currently generate 60% of the $5+ million of earned income that TTOR generates on an annual basis. The Director will report to the Executive Vice President, serve on a senior leadership team, work closely with the CFO and several board committees and directly supervise up to 10 full-time employees in addition to overseeing the work of 150 additional seasonal staff members. Responsible for developing and implementing new initiatives to maximize the revenue potential of these two highly visible properties, while also evaluating new business opportunities for the organization, this is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced manager to support the growth of an entrepreneurial and results-oriented organization.
â€¢ Develop and manage the strategic vision for the two flagship properties: the Crane Estate and Appleton Farms
â€¢ Provide overall leadership, building and sustaining a high performing team that includes 32 year-round staff and up to 150 seasonal staff
â€¢ Lead the financial management of all activities on the properties, including: developing long and short-range financial plans; creating and monitoring operating and special project budgets; ensuring that sound financial controls are in place; and setting financial priorities that support the needs of enterprises, programs and staff.
â€¢ Oversee the stewardship, preservation and maintenance of the properties’ historic, cultural and ecological resources in accordance with organizational guidelines
â€¢ Build, expand, and diversify effective coalitions with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including staff, local communities, partners, donors and volunteers
â€¢ Develop programs and strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals to engage broader audiences
â€¢ Work closely with the CFO and the Business Development Task Force to optimize existing revenue sources and identify, plan and implement new income-producing activities
â€¢ Collaborate with the Advancement and Communications & Marketing departments towards integrating visitor engagement and enterprise efforts with fundraising and membership objectives
â€¢ 10-plus years of management experience preferably in the nonprofit sector or the hospitality, visitor service, recreation or tourism industries
â€¢ Demonstrated business, financial and marketing expertise and a proven track record building and managing operational systems for a dynamic, entrepreneurial, results-oriented organization
â€¢ Strong commitment to staff development and a successful track record of recruiting, retaining and leading a diverse team; experience managing programs that utilize part-time or seasonal employees a plus
â€¢ Demonstrated success implementing new programs to increase and/or diversify revenue streams and engage broad, diverse audiences
â€¢ Outstanding communication and presentation skills;
â€¢ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree in business, non-profit management or related field strongly preferred
To Apply: Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, addressed to Kathy Abbott outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to http://jobs.cgcareers.org/application.aspx?id=1656. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Trustees of Reservations is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and makes a particular effort to recruit candidates from all backgrounds.
About Commongood Careers: The Trustees of Reservations has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Director, Strategic Programs and Enterprise. Commongood Careers is a nonprofit search service that connects talented individuals to organizations that are dedicated to creating positive social change. Founded and staffed by nonprofit professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged services to jobseekers and organizations throughout the hiring process, as well as access to a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit careers. Learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.
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