WANTED: Executive Director for historic preservation / revitalization non-profit

The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans seeks an Executive Director to replace one who is retiring after almost 40 years in the position.

Reporting to the board of trustees, the executive director is the chief executive of a 27-person staff in its mission of advancing the preservation and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods while offering preservation as a key driver of economic development in the region.


  • Ability to inspire.
  • A college degree. A masters’ degree is preferred but not required.
  • Experience managing a complicated organization, whether for-profit or non-profit.
  • Experience in identifying sources of financial support (individuals, corporations, foundations and government) and asking for it.
  • Accomplishment in writing and speaking.
  • Ability to communicate and maintain relationships with both supporters adversaries in public discussion.
  • Experience and passion for preservation and urban development.
  • A grasp of the economics of construction, restoration and real estate development.
  • Fluency in the economics and politics of preservation tax credits.
  • Familiarity with the New Orleans physical, cultural and political landscape, or an ability to learn it quickly.
  • Ability to work altered and non-traditional work schedule necessary to meet deadlines and the demands of the position including frequent weeknight and weekend social and community activities. Minimum requirement: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus competitive benefits.

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See PRCNO website.

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