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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 12:04 AM


Company Name: Shawnee Tribe

Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years
Job Function: Directors/Administrators

The Shawnee Tribe seeks its inaugural executive director to lead the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center. This leader will successfully direct the center with passion for and in alignment with the mission, while anticipating, conceptualizing and expressing ideas that are acted upon to create opportunities to tell the story of the Shawnee people. The executive director will collaborate to represent the center and its mission to relevant audiences, leverage and foster innovative partnerships to promote the mission.

The executive director will assure that the building and exhibitions are of the highest quality and that the visitor experience is exceptional, that the tribal community is engaged and a plan is developed toward sustained earned and contributed revenue.
The successful candidate will bring leadership experience in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, financial management, operations, program and service development, as well as an ability to work cooperatively with community leaders, board members, staff and volunteers. Working closely with the board, this leader will understand, support and promote the mission, financial plans and programs.

Reporting Relationships
The executive director will report directly to a board. Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center staff, to be determined by the executive director and board through the planning process, will report to this position.

Key Responsibilities

Organization Administration and Leadership
• Provide overall leadership in the development and implementation of short and long range plans, policies and activities.
• Manage the financial strength and integrity of the center and prudent use of its resources.
• Develop the center’s strategic operating plan for pre-opening, and 3-5 years beyond.
• Oversee processes and procedures to support a solid infrastructure for operations.
Program Oversight and Evaluation
• Design, implement and maintain a structured education program; develop strategies for and direct all education and exhibit activities in keeping with the goals of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center.
• Oversee the coordination, integration and delivery of all programs and related services, promoting collaborative relationships and ensuring that the expectations of the board, Shawnee Tribe, funders, partners, and other stakeholders are consistently met.
• Manage and ensure financial sustainability related to the budgets, ensure cost-effective staff hiring/scheduling to support strategic goals; analyze data regarding visitation, programming and expenses.
• Develop an assessment protocol to determine the feasibility and sustainability of programs, as well as lead to more effective and efficient service delivery.
Advocacy and Relationship Building
• Build relationships with tribal members to understand and tell the story of the Shawnee people; seek to understand the history and key issues for important impact.
• Promote the center through effective messaging in alignment with its objective to serve as a place of honor, remembrance and learning.
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other related history organizations and partner with these organizations to advocate for issues of mutual benefit.
• Define creative strategies to secure funding to increase the revenue base; steward donors to foster loyalty and cultivate additional giving.
• Serve as the primary spokesperson and “face” for the organization.

Visitor Experience
• Design and develop exhibits; create a long-range plan to continually refresh and enrich the center’s exhibits.
• Ensure an understanding of the needs of people who will interact with the space so that the center is welcoming, effortless and can be leveraged in ways that deepen the visitors’ experience and inspire return visits.
• Oversee the preservation and high-quality maintenance of the center’s physical assets (the exhibits, the building and infrastructure).

Board Partnership
• Work collaboratively with the board to identify needs, opportunities and challenges that foster the achievement of near-term and long-range goals.
• Provide the board with timely and accurate reports and communication to ensure the flow of appropriate information regarding opportunities and challenges of the center.
• In conjunction with the board, develop a strategic plan to accomplish the vision and future aspirations of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center while honoring and respecting tribal heritage .
• With the board, set agendas and prepare meeting packets and maintain board records.

Key Qualifications and Competencies
• A minimum of 5 (five) years leadership experience in a museum, cultural center, academia or other applicable non-profit setting, overseeing multiple programs, exhibits and educational efforts.
• Passion for the mission and purpose and an ability to communicate this passion to others.
• Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, education, budgeting, administrative operations and fundraising.
• Expertise in education and program development in a museum setting, preferably in the historical context.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning and reporting purposes.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.
• Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration.
• Strong community awareness and astuteness.
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in reflecting relevant training/preparation (e.g. history, museum) is preferred.
• Demonstrated development and oversight of budgets and finances.

Contact Person:
Carrie Crockett
Email Address:
Fax: 614-939-4250

• Location: Joplin, Miami, Oklahoma

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