Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Jackson Foundation

Job Description


The Andrew Jackson Foundation Board of Trustees seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial and dynamic President and Chief Executive Officer to lead The Hermitage, one of the nation’s leading presidential homes.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is inspiring, truthful and beautiful. It tells the story of America through presidential leadership, westward expansion and the complex stories of enslaved people and America’s native population. The Hermitage, home of our seventh president, is where leadership and entrepreneurship took root, where Andrew and Rachel Jackson were devoted to each other and where the only period in American history named for a president, the Age of Jackson, is told. The beauty of The Hermitage grounds provides its own inspiration.

A successful CEO will:

  • Provide visionary leadership that serves as a model to inspire history organizations nationwide.
  • Attract and retain a first-rate staff through professional development and collaborative leadership.
  • Manage a solid, diversified and thriving nonprofit business.
  • Actively engage with private, foundation and corporate philanthropy to significantly increase private funding, grow the endowment and ensure financial sustainability.
  • Continue to expand inclusive stories and strategic partnerships.
  • Expand audiences through diverse programs, events and educational opportunities.
  • Provide strategic collaboration with the Board of Trustees in its continuing growth to national leadership.
  • Collaborate with Tennessee and national historic sites to develop mutual strategies for increasing impact, building audiences and generating shared programming at regional and national levels.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess impeccable integrity.
  • Understand and appreciate the contributions and controversies of Andrew Jackson, his times and his legacy.
  • Bring entrepreneurial savvy for managing a complex organization of multiple functions.
  • Provide demonstrated success in leading private and public fundraising efforts at a significant level.
  • Have documented success in creating and implementing concrete strategies that achieve strategic goals.
  • Have provided leadership in a significant capital campaign.
  • Document success in recruiting, motivating, organizing and productively working with an active board of directors/trustees to achieve mutually agreed-upon goals.
  • Demonstrate success in recruiting, supporting, empowering and retaining a talented team.
  • Possess a genuine affability and treat everyone with respect.
  • Demonstrate the ability to raise an organization’s public profile effectively and inspirationally, including through innovative programs and technologies.
  • Demonstrate the skills and personality to serve as an organization’s public face that actively builds friends and increases audiences.
  • Possess a natural appetite for decision-making and a willingness to make tough, reasonable decisions.

Desired Education and Experience

  • Education: Undergraduate degree related to the competencies listed. A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Professional Background: At least 10 years of successful and progressively responsible experience, with five years or more in senior management; relevant executive experience working with a board, fundraising and leading staff; and professional history of innovative business leadership.

*Please mention you saw this ad on JobsInNonprofit.*

Apply Now

Be Seen By Recruiters at the Best Nonprofits

Create a FREE Profile to be Seen!

Want to stand

Nonprofit Hiring Begins Here.