Operations Director

Operations Director

 Friends of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park


This full-time position will have a salary commensurate with experience; state per diem for gas costs will be provided along with a healthcare stipend.

Job type
Location, travel, and start date

Much of the job may be conducted remotely; roughly 75% remote work and 25% in-person around Central Texas. In-person work includes attending Board meetings, monitoring the organization P.O. box in Johnson City, and helping with tours and other events at the Park’s sites in Johnson City and Stonewall. Must have a personal vehicle.


We aim to have this hire start on September 15th in order to allow for overlap with the existing employee.


Founded in 2007, the Friends of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (Friends) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the National Park Service to support the park in three key areas: education, preservation, and restoration. Learn more at friendsoflbjnationalpark.org.


The Operations Director is responsible for all the day-to-day management functions of the Friend’s activities and is the sole employee. Major responsibilities include the following:


Administrative Responsibilities: 35%

  • Assists the Board of Trustees in strategic planning and to complete work plans, budget, programs, and projects

  • Supports the Board Trustees by coordinating Board work sessions and meetings, preparing meeting materials, and conducting follow-up action items

  • Maintains member database, ensuring that renewals, payments, and acknowledgements are properly processed and works with Board Treasurer to produce financial reports

  • Assists in recruiting new Trustees and their orientation to the organization

  • Maintains the Friends’ calendars of activities and cloud-based records

  • Other activities may include intern supervision

Event Planning and Management: 25%

  • Manages event planning, coordination, promotion, logistics, and post-event thank-you's and other correspondence for fundraising events; this includes the annual LBJ 100 Bike Ride and the newly created Cabinet Oak Project art auction and event

  • Creates event collateral, and supports Board with their sponsorship / donation requests for a wide range of events

  • Coordinates with project contractors and event volunteers

Fundraising: 20%

  • Coordinates fundraising strategy, including grant management and membership coordination

  • Helps Board identify, cultivate, and solicit financial and in-kind support

  • Researches grants, draft applications, and gather other necessary materials for grant applications

  • Develops relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, National Park Service staff, and other groups

Marketing and Communications: 20%

  • Drafts member quarterly newsletters and conducts e-blasts

  • Manages social media activities and maintains the Friends websites

  • Monitors and replies to communication requests from our Friends email inboxes

  • Experience in leadership and/or administration of non-profit, volunteer, or public service agency; grant writing; project and program planning, event management, and proven ability to work effectively with diverse groups

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills

  • Able to collaborate with and support Trustees and others with varying backgrounds and interests

  • Ability to work with and/or willingness to learn how to manage an array of cross-functional technology platforms

  • A bachelor’s degree in related area of study preferred

Professional Qualifications

Please send a resume and cover letter addressed to “Hiring Committee” to friendsoflbj@gmail.com.

How to apply

Updated July 9, 2021