Job Listing: Executive Director, VPHA

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Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association - Middleburg, VA

Closes - November 30, 2021

Position Title – Executive Director

Salary - $60,000+ depending on skills/experience

Job Type - Full-Time

For more info and to apply: Submit Cover Letter and Resume no later than November 30th to Dulany Morison, Board Chair, at

The Board of Directors of the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association (VPHA) is seeking an Executive Director to start no later than January 3, 2022.  VPHA is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the extraordinary historic landscape of Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Warren counties.  By educating residents and visitors about the incredible and varied history of the northern Piedmont and lower Shenandoah Valley, VPHA encourages appreciation, stewardship, and preservation of the remarkable cultural and historic landscape.

VPHA seeks a creative and motivated person as its new Executive Director who will further its goals with professionalism, enthusiasm, and initiative.  In addition to having a passion for the history of the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area, a background of working with government or non-profits involved with history, preservation, and education would be a strong asset.  Experience in development and fundraising, the management of historical properties, public speaking, and writing position letters are also important for the position.


The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the association and oversees the work of the Director of Education and the Public Programs Coordinator.  The E.D. is responsible for directing and administering the daily activities of VPHA and for implementing the plans, duties and objectives established by the Board.  The E.D. will work closely with the Chair of the Board for these purposes. 


  1. Serve as a leader and figurehead for the organization: Public speaking at events, workshops, and before the Board of Supervisors, cultivating partnerships with appropriate organizations and meeting regularly with their leadership, and maintaining communications with the public via email and mail.
  2. Execute the policies and projects as determined by the Board of Directors and work closely with the Chair on all association policy statements, public comments, letters, press releases, principal communications to membership, and the Annual Report.
  3. Fundraise: Develop membership and donor base, write and obtain grants, and research and solicit sponsors for special events.
  4. Participate in all Board and committee meetings: Responsible for scheduling, setting agendas, conducting research, and providing information.
  5. Provide administrative supervision over the Director of Education and work with the Education Committee and Director of Education on the development and implementation of Education Programs.
  6. Provide administrative supervision over the Public Programs Coordinator and work with the Special Events Committee to oversee the development and implementation of programming.
  7. Property Management: Schedule, find, and manage vendors for repairs and maintenance, and work with the Property Committee for restoration and renovation plans for historic Rector House.
  8. Budget and Annual Review: Draft annual budget with the Finance Committee, obtaining input from all committee chairs. Work with outside firm to conduct an annual financial review and get Board approval of 990.  
  9. Banking: Manage online banking, transferring funds as needed, signing checks, coding transactions in QuickBooks, making deposits.  Act as point of main contact with the accountant who handles Board financial reports, bank reconciliation, and tax filings.
  10. Office Management: Maintain stationery and related office supplies; keep files for the Board and staff, and consistently updating institutional knowledge database. 
  11. Team Player: Help at special events with setup/cleanup, stuff mailings with staff and volunteers; set up the office for events, meetings, and tourist visits; serve as a docent for work field trip programs; and other duties as assigned.
  12. Flexibility: Ability to have a flexible schedule, with advanced notice, for special events and programs, many of which take place in the evenings or on weekends.

SALARY:  $60,000+ depending on skills/experience

BENEFITS:  Health insurance, 2% contribution to IRA or similar retirement, three weeks paid vacation, five days sick leave, all federal holidays off, a private office in the historic 1801 Caleb Rector House.

SUBMIT:   Cover Letter and Resume no later than November 30th to Dulany Morison, Board Chair, at