Indiana Historical Society

Executive Nonprofit Opportunity: Details





Indiana Historical Society

Indianapolis, IN

President & CEO

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS), one of the premier historical societies in the country, maintains the largest collection of materials on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest. IHS serves Hoosiers in all 92 Indiana counties and reaches 1.4 million people every year through programming, visitation, outreach and services.

The President and CEO works with the Board and staff to provide institutional vision, strategic direction, fiscal strength, and active engagement of stakeholders, IHS members, and the public in order to serve all of Indiana’s local communities.

IHS seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership at organizations engaging in collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing local, state, and national history. This person has an appreciation for Midwestern history and its cultural ethos and experience being a visible local and/or state leader. Success as a fundraiser and the ability to forge personal relationships with donors and stakeholders is a key requirement. The ideal candidate is committed to stewardship of historical collections, calibrated with the importance of education, outreach, and public engagement.

The successful candidate is a strong motivational leader of a diverse professional staff, with experience and understanding of Board governance and development and demonstrated instincts for choosing successful paths for institutional growth, development, and sustainability.

This person is a dynamic, energetic communicator who can influence others to action, be they staff, trustees, donors, elected officials, corporate executives, members, volunteers and other supporters. A leadership style that promotes creativity, accountability, resourcefulness and excellence is highly valued as is demonstrated leadership in change and talent management. A Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of senior management experience is required; a Master’s degree is highly preferred.

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