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Executive Director

Posted on Sep 18, 2019 by Oxmoor Farm Foundation

Louisville, KY 40222
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Oxmoor Farm Foundation seeks an Executive Director to lead the
fundraising and programs that will preserve, promote and protect
this remarkable national historic treasure.
About Oxmoor Farm and the Foundation: First
settled in 1787, Oxmoor Farm sits just eight miles south of
Downtown Louisville and was the family home of six generations of
Kentucky's early pioneer families - the Christians and Bullitts.
Oxmoor gives the visitor a glimpse into Kentucky's past with a rare
collection of intact buildings and original furnishings and
artworks that span three centuries of American life. The Christian
and Bullitt families were influential in the formation of Kentucky.
Their homes, the original log cabin built in 1785, and the original
frontier colonial section built in 1791 to the federal style
addition in 1829 and the 2 additions in the early 1900s, are a
literal testament to the state's history from colonial times
through the 20th century. In 1991, the house, the 13 outbuildings,
and 79 surrounding acres were put on a preservation easement with
the Kentucky Heritage Council, which will perpetually protect the
historical integrity of the house and grounds. The protected site
is managed in perpetuity under the Thomas Bullitt Perpetual Trust,
whose directors created a non-profit organization (now called
Oxmoor Farm Foundation) in 2017 with a mission to preserve and
protect Oxmoor Farm and the 79-acre historical easement. A
strategic plan was completed in 2018 to put in place long-term
goals and objectives for Oxmoor Farm. The Foundation is building
its first board of directors and carefully opening the site for the
enjoyment of the public. At present, the annual operating budget to
maintain and staff Oxmoor Farm and the Foundation is approximately
$600,000, and the new Executive Director will be expected to grow
net revenue substantially over the next two years.
More information here:
About the Executive Director: The Executive
Director reports to the Foundation's Board of Directors and works
closely with both the Board in the daily operations of Oxmoor. The
primary role of the Executive Director is to execute the strategic
plan, with particular emphasis on creating and managing new
programs that will educate and engage the public in order to raise
funds that will ensure the future of Oxmoor. It is critical that
the Foundation demonstrate self-sufficiency through the growth of
net revenue streams coming from its programs, philanthropy, grants
and private rentals; this is the fundamental responsibility of the
Executive Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

Leadership: The position
requires someone who will provide passion, direction and guidance
to three full-time staff members and interact positively with the
members of the Foundation Board.
Fund Development: Develop and
execute plans, in consultation with members of the Board, to
generate comprehensive fund development programs, including gifts
from individuals, corporations and foundations. This effort
includes cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for annual
operations and capital projects.
Venue Sales and Program
Creation: Work closely and thoughtfully
with the staff t to market the site for rentals and to create and
execute daily programs that educate and engage the public with a
goal of creating long-term support via donations and rentals.
Financial Management: Manage the Conservancy's
financial affairs and administrative functions, including help in
developing and in implementing the annual Operating and Capital
budgets, establishing appropriate financial controls and routines,
assuring adherence to appropriate fiscal, accounting, and operating
policies and procedures.
Board Development: Recruit
and engage the Board of Directors in projects and activities to
accomplish the fundraising and program goals.
Project Management: Work with
the staff and Board of Directors to ensure that essential capital
projects are developed, scheduled, staffed and appropriately
funded, and that standards and plans are established to maintain
completed projects.
Communications & Public
Relations: Develop the means and
materials to keep donors, renters, community, and other key
stakeholders apprised of the Foundation's activities and
accomplishments and to enhance Oxmoor Farm's profile at the local,
regional and national levels.

Qualifications: We seek candidates with at
least 10 years experience in management positions in non-profit
organizations, preferably those with compatible missions similar to
Oxmoor Farm. Ideal candidates will have a proven track record as a
successful fundraising leader, a thoughtful manager of staff and
volunteers, and a passionate advocate for the history of Kentucky
and the American South. Demonstrated ability to work collaborative
with board members. Strong organizational abilities including
planning, delegating and program development.
The job is full-time, with very flexible hours; competitive
compensation coupled with a stipend provided for purchase of health
insurance.
Resumés and cover letter are requested until such time as the
Search Committee determines satisfactory finalists are found.
Please include your salary requirements. Contact our Search Counsel
by mail or email only: and
include Oxmoor Farm Foundation in the subject line.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Reference: 758471862

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