The historic Thomas Viaduct is in the Patapsco Heritage Area.

Job Opening: Maryland State Heritage Area Executive Director

10/05/2017
By Preservation Maryland

As Maryland’s statewide historic preservation organization, Preservation Maryland works very closely with the 13 state heritage areas that promote our cultural and historical resources through heritage tourism. One of those Heritage Areas, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, is currently hiring for an Executive Director.

FROM THE PATAPSCO HERITAGE GREENWAY

Patapsco Heritage Greenway Seeks Applicants for Executive Director Position

The Patapsco Heritage Greenway is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history and culture of Maryland’s Patapsco Valley between Daniels and Elkridge. The organization seeks an experienced, goal-oriented individual to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will have proven leadership abilities and strong communication skills, and assist the Board of Directors to develop and implement initiatives, working under the approved Management Plan for the Patapsco Heritage Area.

Community outreach is of paramount importance and the selected individual will be expected to cultivate, develop and maintain strong, positive, collaborative community relations among a broad scope of stakeholders including representatives from key advisory organizations, community and corporate partners, government entities, grantors and grantees, and volunteers.

This is a fulltime, salaried position, salary range $53,000-$63,000, which requires some weekend and evening hours. The work schedule is flexible and some duties may be performed from a home. The Executive Director reports to the Patapsco Heritage Board of Directors and immediately to the Board chair.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Minimum Qualifications

Five years of experience in a leadership position. Past responsibilities should include a combination of organizational development and experience with fundraising, grant writing, fiscal management, government and community relations, and marketing and promotional planning.  Knowledge of cultural heritage, historic preservation, environmental sustainability and stewardship, land use, planning, and State and other grants is desired.  A familiarity with Howard County and southwest Baltimore County will be considered beneficial.

To Apply

Interested individuals should email a resume along with a cover letter to Patapsco Heritage Greenway Director Selection co-chair Kathy Younkin at secretary@patapsco.orgAll applications must be emailed by October 25, 2017. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

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