Executive Director

Posted on 08/16/2022

Executive Director
General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum – Application Deadline: Open until filled

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership and to direct policymaking, planning, organization, staffing, and operations.  The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to refine, develop, and implement a progressive program for the Museum’s fundraising, exhibitions, collections management, educational activities, and community outreach, particularly in organization and execution of student leadership programs, Four Star Leadership and Midland Young Leaders Challenge.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Works in conjunction with the Board to develop the strategic direction and establish initiatives to fulfill the mission of the Institute and Museum and increase local, statewide, national and international awareness and prominence.
  • Directs the museum's operations, to include development, education and public programming, finance, external communications, and staffing.
  • Manages and leads the full-time staff of three, part-time staff, volunteers, and consultants.
  • Leads and participates in all fundraising and development activities, including grant writing and developing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
  • Serves as spokesperson and chief advocate for the Institute and Museum. Establishes strong partnerships in the community. Enhances the Museum’s public image to expand interest and support.
  • Directs the overall development of public relations and marketing initiatives.  Develops an effective communications plan to raise the profile of the museum.
  • Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the Museum, as well as the collections held in trust.
  • Plans and oversees all events and programs.
  • Develops relationships, plans and works closely with the National Board of Advisors to advance the organization.
  • Oversees, maintains and develops the Museum property, including five historic buildings.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum education requires a Bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Five years of experience in a leadership position within a museum, nonprofit organization, or business. At least three years at a senior managerial level preferred.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership, vision and strategic direction.  Experience developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices for museums, non-profits, or similar organizations, as well as a history of involvement in relevant professional organizations.
  • Strong record of success in fundraising and audience development.
  • Strong record of community involvement.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and public speaking.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively with Boards, volunteers, and in community relations and outreach capacities.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of success in developing, managing, and growing an annual operating budget. Strong business management skills.
  • Excellent planning, time management, and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of Quickbooks, spreadsheet, database, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing software.
  • Willingness to work a variable schedule, including weekends and evenings when needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email, in PDF format, your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: admin@tommyfranksmuseum.org

AND send a hard copy to:
General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum
PO Box 222
Hobart, OK 73651