The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. Commercial and institutional members include those who provide services to the heritage interpretation industry.
NAI’s Mission is to inspire leadership and excellence to advance heritage interpretation as a profession.
Reporting to the 15-member volunteer Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for all aspects of business management for NAI including business planning, strategic planning, member relations, personnel management, data management, communications, marketing, promotions, external communications, fund raising, grant writing, business development, and public/media relations. He or she serves as an ex officio member of the Board providing monthly updates to the Board regarding financial performance and progress toward achieving goals and objectives laid out in an annual work plan.
NAI’s national headquarters is located in Ft. Collins, CO, which is situated approximately 65 miles north of Denver on the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins is one of America’s most vibrant and livable communities and home to Colorado State University (approximately 28,000 students), the nation’s second-ranked research university among those without a medical school. The community is innovative, entrepreneurial, active, and smart.
Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An advanced degree and/or a record of continuous professional development is strongly preferred. The competitive candidate will have seven (7) or more years of professional experience with a meaningful number of years serving in significant leadership and management roles running a similarly sized organization, department, or division.
Candidates must possess direct knowledge of budget development, financial management and reporting, personnel management, and, ideally, hands-on experience with fund development. Finally, the competitive candidate will have reported directly to a Board or will be able to demonstrate significant Board relations experience.
NAI is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply. Please address a resume and cover letter to Ed Rogan, use the reference code OK240 in the subject line and email your materials as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
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