The Friends of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park seeks a full time Executive Director with the capacity to envision and strategically plan the direction of the organization.
The Friends group works in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve, protect, and expand awareness of the significant resources and influences associated with the lives and heritage of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson.
About the Friends of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Since forming in 2007 as a 501(c)3 organization, the Friends group has raised over $1 million in contributions and dedicated funds to support events, education, and historic preservation projects in the Park.
Led by an eight-member Board of Directors, the purpose of the Friends group is to:
Serve as advocates for the Park, promoting public support for care, preservation, and educational opportunities related to the Park
Develop and implement programs and activities that will broaden the public’s knowledge of the Park, its resources, and future needs
Plan and co-sponsor special events to raise funds for worthy Park projects, and
Foster partnerships between the Park and regional businesses, organizations, and institutions that will support the economic vitality common to all.
Recent Park projects supported with funds from the Friends group include:
Recent fundraisers and other events co-sponsored by the Friends group include:
About the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Initially established in 1969 as the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Site, the Park was designated as a national historical park in 1980. The current authorized boundary encompasses 1,570 acres, of which 674 acres are federally managed. Two separate districts make up the Park. The Johnson City district in Johnson City, Texas, includes the Boyhood Home area and the Johnson Settlement, and reflects President Johnson’s humble origins and the importance of community that influenced his policy agenda as president. The LBJ Ranch district in Stonewall, Texas, where the focal point is the Texas White House, is a physical manifestation of the President’s personal and political life, the site of his ancestral home place, as well as a key aspect of his personal and public image.
Executive Director Candidate Profile
The Executive Director of the Friends group will report to the Board of Directors, provide overall leadership, and serve as the chief executive officer of this dynamic and expanding nonprofit organization.
A bachelor’s degree in related area of study preferred
Minimum of 3 years related experience in administration of volunteer, nonprofit, or public service agency
At least 3 years of nonprofit experience in budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting to a volunteer board
Strong organizational abilities including grant writing, planning, program development, and project facilitation
Pleasant personality and ability to convey the FLBJ’s strategic future, interface and engage with Board, members, volunteers, LBJNHP staff, donors, and other audiences
Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
Experience in establishing and maintaining endowments preferred
Strong written, verbal, and social media communication skills
Hands-on knowledge of technology needed to perform duties efficiently
Persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
Salary: $50,000 with bonuses based on meeting goals set by the Board. This is a contract position.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, with specific direction being provided by the Board President who shall provide such supervision and oversight as shall be necessary. A yearly list of goals will be mutually agreed upon by the Executive Director and the Board President, with oversight from the Board. These goals will reflect the FLBJ’s Work Plan with LBJ National Historical Park.
The Executive Director shall provide the workspace and equipment, such as computer, printer, and cellular telephone, necessary to perform his or her duties and responsibilities, as well as utilities and wireless access.
The Executive Director will maintain regular communication with the Board President, reporting on the status of FLBJ projects, specific goals, communications with Park staff and others in performing job duties, and other information regarding the daily operations of the organization.
The Friends of the LBJ National Historical Park is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
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