The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation seeks an Executive Director, starting on February 1, 2013, or sooner. At present, the position is part-time, approximately 15 hours per week, with a goal that the Executive Director will assist in seeking funding to grow the position to be a full-time position. Candidates for the Executive Director position should have the following experience and abilities:
- Fundraising experience
- Non-profit/NGO management experience, including financial planning
- Membership development and management; networking skills
- Event/conference planning
- Website management
- Strong writing skills
- Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, accounting, graphic design, and web design software
- Background/interest in cultural heritage preservation
- Public relations experience helpful, but not required
- J.D. degree or legal experience strongly preferred, but not required
Duties of the Executive Director
Under the direction of the Board of Directors (“Board”), the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director is expected to provide the following services:
a. Program Development and Administration:
1. Coordinate LCCHP activities
2. Work flexible hours, to accommodate needs of LCCHP, averaging 15 hours per week.
3. Maintain and update web site with upcoming events, special announcements, advocacy efforts, resources, etc.
4. Track memberships and renewals; send reminder messages to and follow up with those who do not renew.
5. Maintain and update the LCCHP blog and social media websites.
6. Respond to inquiries concerning LCCHP and the field of cultural heritage law.
7. Refer inquiries concerning LCCHP and the field of cultural heritage law to LCCHP Board members, where appropriate.
8. Keep the Board fully informed on the financial condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it.
9. Plan annual conference and membership meeting.
10. Plan additional regional conferences and events.
11. Establish relationships with other organizations and pursue additional professional outreach opportunities.
12. Assist in developing the national reputation of LCCHP.
13. Assist in identifying potential Board members for LCCHP.
14. Participate, either in person or by phone, in all board meetings scheduled by the President and the LCCHP Board.
b. Committee Responsibilities:
1. Assist the Chair of the Students and New Professionals Committee in coordinating with student and other volunteers and in reaching out to law school student groups.
2. Coordinate and review litigation and advocacy opportunities with the Advocacy Committee, assist with the launching of campaigns, and coordinate drafting of amicus briefs.
3. Coordinate and assist the Education and Outreach Committee with the student writing competition, the moot court competition, and efforts to publish proceedings of LCCHP conferences and other projects.
4. Assist the Education and Outreach Committee with conferences, events and other activities.
c. Budget and Finance:
1. Assist in fundraising, especially with development of grant opportunities and CLE programs.
2. Reconcile income and expenditures; work with the Treasurer to create the annual budget.
3. Assist the Treasurer in developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
4. Monitor compliance with applicable not-for-profit law and prepare filings as needed.
The salary for this position is to be determined. Interested persons should send cover letter, curriculum vitae and references by e-mail by December 21, 2012 to:
Diane Penneys Edelman
President, Board of Directors
Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation