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Executive Director, WMF India


Background

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent (non-governmental) organization working globally for the protection of the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. WMF’s mission is to protect against loss of architectural heritage by building partnerships to conserve key sites and by building public understanding about the central importance of cultural heritage in contemporary life. WMF’s work makes historic places accessible and sustainable, builds and replenishes skills needed to care for these places, and communicates the benefits of this work to the global public.

After working for approximately 20 years as a foreign NGO in India, WMF has recently registered as a not-for-profit organization in India and is expecting final approval of this status by late 2015. It now seeks to create a position of Executive Director, WMF India. (See WMF’s work in India. )

The Executive Director, India, will lead the future development of WMF in India by managing operations, communications and programs, acting as WMF’s spokesperson in India, and serving as a liaison between the WMF headquarters staff in New York and the Board of Directors of its Indian affiliate. Operating within a flexible office framework, the Executive Director will provide a key point of coordination between members of the Board, donors and partners, and the WMF headquarters in New York.

WMF Operations in India

Program Management

  • Act as a liaison between the WMF Headquarters and WMF India Board and program advisors concerning the selection and management of field projects;
  • Coordinate contact and relation with projects teams, as directed including meetings and periodic reports;
  • Act as a resource for the World Monuments Watch and collaborate with NY program staff to solicit nominations and disseminate information on the Watch program, and work with NY staff and Watch sites to develop Watch Day activities;
  • Track project budgeting and payments to ensure timely release of funds for work in progress and compliance with budgets; and
  • Develop, from time to time, special programs such as conferences, lectures and seminars that interpret WMF’s work to the field and engage with other local organizations in India.

Communications

  • In coordination with Headquarters, organize communications activities in India relating to WMF programs, including press releases, press conferences, marketing and promotional activities, and events that focus public attention on WMF work;
  • Communicate project status reports to WMF headquarters for maintenance and updating of the WMF website and archives; and
  • Act as a spokesperson for WMF India in public forums and represent the organization at events and in meetings pertaining to WMF or WMF India’s participation in the field of heritage conservation.

Development and Fundraising

  • Develop a fundraising strategy for WMF India that generates support for general expenses and conservation projects and ensures the long-term sustainability of WMF India;
  • Develop funding prospects and make presentations about WMF’s work in India in order to generate support for current programs and activities; and
  • Support the organization of such events as are planned by the Board and WMF Headquarters to generate funds and recognition for WMF in India.

General Management

  • Develop, implement and monitor a Five-Year action plan for WMF India.
  • Manage all activities related to WMF India operations, including the organization of quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, as directed by WMF Headquarters.
  • Ensure and oversee any tasks required to complete non-profit registration and FCRA exemption
  • Be responsible to the Board of Directors of WMF India and WMF Headquarters for the overall financial health of the organization, ensuring that expenditures are controlled in line with budgets as approved by the Board;
  • Recommend a yearly budget for the approval of the Board of Directors of WMF India the WMF Headquarters and prudently manage the organization’s yearly budget within those budget guidelines;
  • Oversee keeping the books and coordination with external accountant;
  • Oversee the compliance of internal legal procedures included in the Articles of Association;
  • Take responsibility for complying with the periodic submission of documents required to maintained tax benefits and status;
  • Ensure compliance with all the obligations related to receiving local or foreign donations and transferring them to the projects (according to the approved structure for money transfer);
  • Prepare information and documentation to be presented to WMF India chairman and Board meetings;
  • Provide monthly report on activities to WMF India and WMF Headquarters;

Reporting

The Executive Director reports to the Board of WMF India. Because WMF Headquarters is a substantial shareholder, the Executive Director has a responsibility to liaise with WMF Headquarters, including the President, Executive Vice President, and the Vice President for International Affairs, concerning all program, development, communications, and general office activities and to communicate the priorities and strategies set by WMF Headquarters to the WMF India board.

The Executive Director will be the only staff person at WMF India. This position will be located in Mumbai.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in non-governmental management, preferably in the field of heritage conservation or a related cultural field, in India;
  • Good financial management skills and financial literacy, including creating and managing budgets;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Evidence of team management experience;
  • Evidence of fundraising experience; and
  • Fluency in Hindi and English languages required.

Remuneration

Compensation is commensurate with experience, including benefits and service taxes for a 12-month renewable contract, plus travel and other related expenses.

How to Apply

  • Initial inquiries and applications should be emailed to wmfindiareply@wmf.org
  • All applications must be no longer than four pages. The document should include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and demonstrating your experience as related to the key priorities in this job description. Please include the names and contact details of two people who would provide references. Note: those people would only be contacted upon receiving consent from the applicant.
  • All applicants will receive a receipt of application and qualified applicants will be notified regarding interview status. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

Acting Executive Director, WMF Peru


Background


World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent (non-governmental) organization working globally for the protection of cultural heritage.

WMF Peru is a registered not-for-profit organization in Peru and has been approved to receive tax-exempt donations in Peru.

The Executive Director of WMF Peru has recently stepped out of that position to take a one to two-year leave of absence and thus we are seeking an Acting Executive Director on a full or part-time basis for up to two years.

The Vice President of the Board of WMF Peru is responsible for overall supervision of all aspects of WMF Peru’s activities and the Acting Executive Director will report to the Board of WMF Peru through the Vice President for all fiscal, project, and external affairs matters. The Acting Executive Director will also report into WMF Headquarters to the extent that WMF Peru is an affiliate of WMF.

WMF Peru Operations

Program Management

  • Act as a liaison between the WMF Headquarters and WMF Peru’s Board of Directors and program advisors concerning the selection and management of field projects;
  • Coordinate contact and relation with projects teams, as directed including meetings and periodic reports;
  • Act as a resource for the World Monuments Watch and the forwarding of nominations and communications to WMF Headquarters;
  • Track project budgeting and payments to ensure timely release of funds for work in progress and compliance with budgets; and
  • Develop, from time to time, special programs such as conferences, lectures and seminars that interpret WMF’s work to the field and engage with other local organizations in Peru.

Communications

  • Together with Vice President, act as a spokesperson for WMF Peru in public forums and represent the organization at events and in meetings pertaining to WMF’s participation in the field of heritage conservation;
  • In coordination with WMF Headquarters, organize communications activities in Peru relating to WMF programs, including press releases, press conferences, marketing and promotional activities, and events that focus public attention on WMF work;
  • Communicate project status reports to WMF Headquarters for maintenance and updating of the WMF website and archives.

Development and Fundraising

In collaboration with WMF Headquarters and the Board of Directors of WMF Peru:

  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy for WMF Peru that generates support for general expenses and conservation projects and ensures long-term sustainability of WMF Peru;
  • Develop funding prospects and make presentations about WMF’s work in Peru in order to generate support for current programs and activities;
  • Suggest and organize periodic events in Peru that will support these goals.

General Management

  • Be responsible to the Board of Directors of WMF Peru and WMF Board of Trustees for the overall financial health of the organization, ensuring that expenditures are controlled in line with budgets as approved by the Board.
  • Recommend a yearly budget for Board of Directors’ and Board of Associates’ approval and prudently manage the organization’s yearly budget within those budget guidelines;
  • Oversee keeping the books and coordination with external accountant;
  • Oversee the compliance of internal legal procedures included in the Articles of Association;
  • Take responsibility for complying with the periodical submissions required to maintained tax benefits and status;
  • Ensure compliance with all the obligations related to receiving local or foreign donations and transferring them to the projects (according to the approved structure for money transfer);
  • Prepare information and documentation to be presented to WMF Peru chairman, Board and Association meetings;
  • Provide monthly report on activities to the Board of Directors of WMF Peru and Headquarters; and
  • Manage other activities related to WMF Peru operations, as directed by Headquarters.

Reporting

The Acting Executive Director reports to the Board of WMF Peru through the Vice President of the Board of WMF Peru for all fiscal, project, and external affairs matters. WMF Headquarters is a substantial shareholder, and the Acting Executive Director has a responsibility also to directly liaise with WMF Headquarters, including the President, Executive Vice President, the Program Director for Latin America, and the Vice President for International Affairs, concerning all program, development, communications, and general office activities and to communicate the priorities and strategies set by WMF Headquarters to the WMF Peru board.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Minimum of five years of executive management and/or legal experience;
  • Experience in the fields of cultural management and/or Peruvian non-governmental management desired;
  • Good financial management skills and financial literacy, including creating and managing budgets;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English languages required;
  • Evidence of fundraising experience;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Highly organized, detail and results oriented; and
  • Creative, aspiring, congenial.

Remuneration

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

  • Initial inquiries and applications to wmfperureply@wmf.org
  • All applications must be no longer than four pages. The document should include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and demonstrating your experience as related to the key priorities in this job description. Please include the names and contact details of two people who would provide references. Note: those people would only be contacted upon receiving consent from the applicant.
  • All applicants will receive a receipt of application and qualified applicants will be notified regarding interview status. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.