Executive Director Position Announcement

The Crossroads of the American Revolution Association is seeking an Executive Director to build broad-based support for the organization and its mission to promote public awareness of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area (NHA).

The Association is dedicated to “Connecting the people and places of New Jersey’s rich Revolutionary heritage to inspire community pride, stewardship and civic engagement.”  The Executive Director will develop partnerships with a variety of stakeholders to raise the visibility of the historic region and sustain the Association as a valued resource in promoting the National Heritage Area.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about and creative in engaging the public to experience and support New Jersey’s unique historic role in the American Revolution.

The Executive Director is a full-time position with access to health care.  The primary office is located in the Old Barracks Museum historic site in Trenton, NJ.

Key tasks of the Executive Director include:

  • Develop and implement long-term plans to advance the Crossroads mission;
  • Continue and complete a clear and consistent Crossroads branding and marketing program, with special attention to signage;
  • Plan and coordinate the activities of many diverse partners to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War;
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies that include a diversity of sources and support the activities of the organization;
  • Develop collaborative working agreements with key partners, including historic site managers, to undertake activities that further the Heritage Area mission;
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to represent relevant interests within the Heritage Area and to strengthen the board’s capacity to govern strategically and effectively;
  • Manage staff effectively and maintain an office with appropriate technological infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in an executive or senior level position in management, development, marketing or communications
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple long-term projects while supervising daily staff activities
  • Skill in fundraising and attracting resources from a diversity of sources
  • Knowledge of non-profit financial management and budgeting practices
  • Familiarity with relevant federal and state programs
  • Interest in and commitment to the history and mission of the National Heritage Area
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of heritage, tourism, interpretation and economic development related to historical sites and areas

Interested applicants should submit a professional resume to the address below with a cover letter that includes salary requirements and contact information for three references. 

Search Committee
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
101 Barracks Street
Trenton, NJ  08608

email: [email protected]

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