President | Dallas, TX

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Frontiers of Flight Museum


Position: President

Report to: Board of Directors

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time

Annual Salary Range: $90,000+

Date originally issued: 7/14/2021

Revision: 1 10/5/21

Museum Mission

The mission of the Frontiers of Flight Museum is to educate, motivate and inspire all ages in North Texas by presenting aviation and space flight history and innovation through our comprehensive exhibits, collections, programming and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum.

General Function

Major activities, typical duties, and responsibilities

General Responsibilities

• Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President is responsible for the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s consistent and effective achievement of its mission and financial objectives, and for the leadership and management of the organization within the policies established by the Board of Directors. Responsibilities include Human Resources, Operations, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Collections, and Marketing and Outreach

• Conceptualize and implement annual fundraising goals and annual fundraising plan, including the development of strategies to ensure financial stability.

• Actively lead all fundraising efforts, and identify, cultivate, and solicit. Work with the Board to secure and expand fundraising events and strengthen individual giving, foundation grants, government support and strengthen legacy and planned-giving to ensure long-term financial. Work to achieve major long-range objectives that include growing operating reserves.

• Responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies and results; maintaining accurate and effective online and print marketing tools.

• Ensure compliance with all licenses and documentation for Frontiers of Flight Museum’s 501c3 status and other legal requirements for operations.

• Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Museum and increase local, statewide, national, and international awareness and prominence.

• Serve as chief spokesperson, representing the Museum to a broad constituency of local and regional governmental and elected officials, staff, and commissions; funders; community groups; individual donors; and the media.

• Manages, secures, and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in public trust.

Skills, abilities, and other requirements

• Minimum education requires a bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree preferred. Ten years of experience in a museum, nonprofit organization, or business. At least five years at a senior managerial level preferred.

• Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget and cashflow. Strong business management skills.

• Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.

• The President should have a strong commitment to a culture of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion not just among Museum staff, but also for Museum guests and artists.

• Extensive fundraising experience, particularly in cultivating and soliciting major gifts and capital campaigns

• Excellent communications skills

• In depth knowledge of the Dallas community and its donors is preferred

• Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for the operation and financial management of museums, cultural/educational non-profits, or similar organizations.

• Financially literate and highly sensitive and cognizant of ratios and amounts needed for operational sustainment, growth, and development as well as ability to do realistic financial projections

• Competence in managing museum operations, including personnel matters. Demonstrated ability to supervise, as well as to work successfully with, museum staff, volunteers, and diverse public constituencies.

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