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Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

The Chief Executive Officer reports to and collaborates with the Board to set the budget, vision, and strategic direction of the organization, and is responsible to the Board to manage all aspects of CHS activities in accordance with Board-approved policies and decisions. To fulfill that role, they should be talented at leading both the Board of Trustees and staff in new challenges and endeavors.

As CHS's primary public face and spokesperson, they must be an accomplished public speaker, able comfortably and effectively to engage members of the heritage community, and the general public. Working with the chief development officer, the CEO is the organization's ultimate fundraiser and works closely with the Board of Trustees and staff to cultivate new and established donors and to continue to develop productive partnerships with businesses and cultural and academic organizations. The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic and energetic leader with a solid knowledge of history organizations and a vision for their engagement with audiences, learners, and funders in the future - on-site, off-site, and digitally.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of institutional experience in a senior leadership position, demonstrating success in fundraising, financial and staff management, and obtaining resources necessary to move the institution forward.

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SALARY RANGE: $140,000 - $170,000 depending on qualifications and experience

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