Executive Director

Job title: Executive Director
Organization: Cincinnati Preservation Assocation
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

A competitive nationwide search is underway for an Executive Director of Cincinnati Preservation Association in
Cincinnati, Ohio.

Organization: Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) is Cincinnati’s leading nonprofit organization for historic
preservation. CPA was founded in 1964, comprises more than 300 members, and has an annual operating budget of
approximately $500,000.

Mission: Cincinnati Preservation Association promotes the city’s diverse cultural heritage through the preservation of
historic places.

Job Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the professional management of CPA and will foster the
organization’s role as Cincinnati’s leading advocate for the preservation of historic places.


  • Public Policy and Advocacy
    • Positions Cincinnati Preservation Association as an effective, vital, historic preservation organization.
    • Ensures the representation of CPA’s concerns to local, state, and federal policymakers, task forces, advisory committees, planners and funding bodies.
    • Assures professional relationships with individuals and organizations, which share a stake in historic
      preservation in Cincinnati.
    • Serves as spokesperson for the organization.
  • Fiscal Management
    • Directs financial activities (bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) and makes decisions based on plans and
      policies developed in concert with the Board of Directors.
    • Engages with the Treasurer and Board of Directors in financial planning, diversification, accounting,
      banking and an annual audit. Presents annual budget, quarterly financial reports for Board of Directors.
  • Staff Management
    • Recruits, manages, inspires, motivates and empowers a strong staff.
    • Prepares for the anticipated growth of the organization; develops and implements appropriate human resource policies and procedures, including training, career development, hiring and firing, succession planning, and performance management for all staff.
    • Oversees an appropriate organizational structure and ensures that the programmatic objectives are
      supported internally: facilities, technology, finances, communication, and functional needs.
    • Supports inclusive annual strategic planning process and ensures planning decisions are used in setting
      annual program/project goals.
  • Board Development
    • Serves as the primary staff person for the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
    • Assists in recruiting and training Board of Directors and committees.
  • Fundraising, Membership Development and Volunteer Management
    • Sustains and grows a diverse funding base.
    • Raises the visibility of the organization through the continued implementation of events.
    • Oversees volunteer management for committees and coordination of public events.
    • Develops and implements educational and membership programs.
    • Implements creative strategies to increase membership and expand public awareness of the CPA’s work and organization value.
  • Program Planning
    • Gains consensus for goals and objectives and obtains the Board of Directors’ assistance in
      implementation; provides leadership in choosing which tasks to undertake to achieve the goals and
      objectives and assigns priorities to those tasks.
  • Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
    • Leads public relations efforts and oversees the development of promotional and communication strategies.
  • Property Management
    • Oversee the management of three CPA properties.

Major Qualifications:

  • Education and/or Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university, with major work in field related to historic
      preservation, public administration, planning, preferred.
    • Experience in nonprofit management, public relations, public administration, business, organizational
      development, and/or team-oriented work. Nonprofit leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Application Process:
Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume by email to CincinnatiPreservationAssn@gmail.com.

All inquiries should include Executive Director in the subject line and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or
PDF format.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. The compensation package for this position is mid $90s annually.

Application deadline: January 31, 2022

This job posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required.
It does not represent a contract of employment. Cincinnati Preservation Association reserves the right to change the job
posting at any time without advance notice.

Cincinnati Preservation Association is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive
culture. Cincinnati Preservation Association encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship,
disability, or veteran status.