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Executive Director: Preservation Utah

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Executive Director: Preservation Utah


Job Summary: Preservation Utah is a state-wide not-for-profit organization based in Salt Lake City UT whose mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provide a more creative present and sustainable future. This is achieved through the advocacy and education of historic architectural preservation and/or adaptive re-use of the state’s-built environment.
Preservation Utah is seeking an entrepreneurial, strategic, and experienced leader to serve as its next Executive Director.
Primary Responsibilities: The Executive Director, under the direction of the organization’s Bylaws and Board of Directors:
Creates the organization’s direction, strategy, and overall structure and development.
Sets objectives and delivers their results
Adheres to the organization’s Bylaws
Manages the organization’s operations through budget preparation and management, audit and tax filings, set and maintains internal financial controls, building and leasing maintenance.
Hires, trains, disciplines/terminates staff in accordance with the organization’s policies. Fosters creativity among staff to deliver efficiency and team dynamics to the organization’s mission.
Build a strong internal culture with a positive work environment for full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff through team building and effective office management.
Develops and maintains a sustainable fundraising campaign to ensure revenue growth through cultivating major gifts, grant writing and management/reporting, event coordination, and membership development.
Has an affinity for history and historical preservation and advocates the mission to the public, foundations, and governmental bodies.
Will interface with other local, state, and national organizations to further the mission of Preservation Utah.
Desired Qualifications: The ideal candidate will display excellent written and oral communication, time management skills, and a positive and collaborative attitude. Knowledge of historical preservation practice is preferred, and experience in not-for-profit fiscal, board, and personnel management is required, specifically in reference to trustee management for the purpose of short- and long-term planning. A track-record with fundraising, strategic planning, and organizational development, as well as experience with historic preservation easements and covenants, real estate transactions, preservation advocacy, and programs and events will distinguish candidates. Experience with Salt Lake County’s Zoo Arts and Parks (ZAP) funding applications is a plus. Ideal candidates will also have a working knowledge of Utah and the organizations that support not-for-profits in Utah.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Established in 1966, Utah Heritage Foundation — now Preservation Utah — was the first statewide historic preservation organization in the western United States. Preservation Utah’s mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future. We preserve, promote and protect Utah’s historic built environment through public awareness, advocacy and active preservation.
Preservation Utah advocates preservation-oriented public policies by drafting legislation, testifying before legislative committees, and lobbying for the passage of bills that preserve Utah’s historic resources.
Among Preservation Utah’s most significant advocacy successes are the passage of bills establishing the Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which allows a 20% reinvestment tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic residential properties, and the Utah Main Street Program, which promotes economic development through the revitalization of historic downtowns.
How to Apply: Please apply at
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Salary/Wage: Negotiable based on experience
Closing Date: TBD

Status: Full Time
Location: 375 N. Canyon Road | Salt Lake City, Utah 84103


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