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DIRECTOR, WORLD MONUMENTS INSTITUTE


World Monuments Fund, founded in 1965, is dedicated to the preservation of historic sites around the world. Although WMF's work focuses on site-specific conservation, throughout its history WMF has also engaged in advocacy, education, and training through its field project activities. These activities have included publications, seminars, training activities, planning, and documentation work in conjunction with field projects. WMF has also developed a high-school-level curriculum in historic preservation and continues to steward its implementation. In 1996 WMF founded World Monuments Watch, which gave shape to its advocacy through a biennial call to action. Inclusion on the Watch has regularly been a springboard for robust advocacy and public education activities initiated by WMF, and many Watch sites have ultimately become WMF field projects. WMF’s website serves as a portal for WMF to communicate its work to the field and to the general public, and to provide access to a rich archive of WMF's projects and publications. As a result of the completion of a strategic plan in early 2014, WMF is consolidating its education, outreach, and advocacy work through the creation of World Monuments Institute as a department within the organization. WMF will create a new staff position to oversee this department: Director, World Monuments Institute.

THE POSITION

The Director of World Monuments Institute will guide, oversee, and initiate WMF's education, advocacy, and outreach activities at a global level and will be responsible for developing engagement with universities, research centers, and other institutions. The Director, World Monuments Institute will manage staff who are involved with ongoing educational, documentation, and advocacy activities and will work closely with the President to development a meaningful strategy for the Institute. The Director will work with the President and Executive Vice President to define objectives and to plan and execute international collaborations. The Director, World Monuments Institute will collaborate with WMF senior staff, including the VP for Development to ensure that programs adopted under the Institute's purview are adequately funded.

The Director will oversee the World Monuments Watch, as well as supervise staff assigned to WMF's thematic programs such as the Jewish Heritage Program and Modernism at Risk. The position will also work closely with WMF's communications director and manager of digital media to develop content for the website, promote WMF’s educational activities, and generate blogs, field dispatches, slide shows, videos and other web features to highlight the work of the organization. The Director, World Monuments Institute will represent WMF internationally at conferences and other events relating to WMF’s educational activities and relationships within the field of heritage conservation. The Director of World Monuments Institute will report to the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, who oversees all WMF program activities.

QUALIFICATIONS

A final degree in historic preservation, planning, education, art history, public policy, or other relevant area of study is required. A minimum of 10 years professional experience in historic preservation, a related field, or at an academic institution active in the field is required. Foreign-language fluency is a plus. Proficiency in MS Office and other standard business software is essential. Strong research and writing skills are necessary. Ease with public speaking and ability to make formal presentations to board members, government officials, and peers in the field are required, as is comfort with cultivating donors and supporters of World Monuments Fund’s activities.

WMF is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Salary: Range commensurate with experience

Work Schedule: 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. However, given WMF’s international activities and schedule of events, the successful candidate should be prepared to undertake international travel, attend evening and weekend events, and be available for conference calls and meetings that may take place before 9am or after 5pm to accommodate international partners.

TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and CV to Lisa Ackerman, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at careers@wmf.org

Final candidate is subject to background check.


DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT


World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Director of Institutional Development.

This individual will be responsible for building the organization’s foundation, corporate and government portfolios including researching, writing, and submitting proposals, acknowledgements, and reports to both existing and new donors. In this newly created position the individual will be expected to hit the ground running and be accountable for achieving an institutional giving goal of $5 million+. As a representative of WMF, this individual will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include:

  • Develop and implement a plan to increase giving from corporations, foundations, and government organizations
  • Proactively research and prepare thoughtful reports on prospective donors and prioritize WMF’S efforts with new foundations and corporations
  • Work collaboratively with WMF staff to gather materials such as images and program plans in support of proposals, corporate presentations, and donor updates
  • Write compelling grant proposals and prepare corporate presentations that match prospective donor interests with the mission and strategic vision of WMF
  • Continually build and secure relationships with prospective and new donors while maintaining excellent relationships with existing donors
  • Collaborate with WMF staff on projects and events in support of corporate requests
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to track report deadlines
  • Communicate updates to senior staff on a regular basis
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

REPORTS TO

  • VP of Development and works closely with the VP of Strategic and International Affairs

DIRECT REPORTS

  • None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (prefer major in English, Art History, or Architecture)
  • 5+ years of institutional development experience with a record of closing $100K+ gifts

SKILLS

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in researching and preparing successful proposals for corporations and foundations
  • Poised and confident
  • Results oriented
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office Suite

SALARY

  • Commensurate with experience

ORGANIZATION

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs2014@wmf.org
  • Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.