|Specific job responsibilities include the following: |
• Leads the Institute, and works collaboratively with institute members (including the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian, the Senior Director of History and Research, the Director of Conference and Symposia, and other historians and research assistants) to develop public history and research priorities.
• Directs long-range planning related to research, publications, conference, symposia, online degree programs, and other initiatives.
• Oversees content development and management of the Institute’s multiple initiatives, including research, publications, speaking engagements, conference and symposia, and online courses, and works closely with the Director of the Museum’s WWII Media and Education Center and other professional staff to ensure the successful implementation of these initiatives.
• Brings entrepreneurial practices to providing broad access to the best WWII scholarship and learning opportunities for Museum visitors, education and travel participants, as well as online audiences on all delivery platforms and channels.
• Works proactively to develop partnerships with institutes, universities, museums, and research centers that share similar missions with The National WWII Museum.
• Collaborates with Institute staff, the President and CEO, the Board of Trustees, and Presidential Counselors in ensuring historical accuracy and the integrity of content as it is delivered through exhibits, programs, media productions, publications, and public history.
• Helps to ensure the integrity of historical content for the Institutional Advancement department for use in proposals to sponsors, foundations, granting agencies, and other potential donors as well as for the Marketing and Communications Department for use in public and media relations.
• Oversees Museum committees and work teams responsible for the planning and execution of Institute publications, conferences, symposia, and other key initiatives.
• Has management responsibility for Institute budget, operations, staff, departmental policies, and planning.
• Participates in the President’s Council on Education and Research, chaired by the President and CEO, which advises the Museum's leadership on its long-range planning and research initiatives for education, exhibits, and programs on World War II.
• Participates in the preparation of presentations and reports for the Museum’s National Board of Trustees, the Board’s Committees, and the Presidential Counselors, an advisory body comprised of respected historians, museum leaders, and other scholars.
• Participates in task forces and projects as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD (Masters degree required) in a discipline of the 20th Century, related to American history, politics, diplomacy, or military studies, and a minimum of 7 years of leadership and management experience in higher education, military, government, research, or history institutions. In addition, success in publishing and knowledge of publication standards and processes as well as experience in the planning and execution of conferences and large-scale formal discussions are essential.
Finally, experience in providing strategic direction to staff and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are a must. The Executive Director must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings.
Letter of application with resume / CV requested by March 17, 2017 but will be accepted until position is filled.
The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, 401k and paid vacation and sick leave.
Interested candidates should apply by email to NWWIIMsearch@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter addressed to Dr. Brent Glass, c/o Bryan and Jordan Consulting LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.