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OrganizationNeil Fitzgerald
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJuly 29, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeAnnual salary $36, 400


Position Title: Executive Director

Reports To: AMAAF Board of Trustees

FLSA: Exempt



Under the direction of The Board of Trustees, the executive director is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Augusta Military Academy Museum and the protection of the organization’s financial assets while complying with The Chairman of The BOT directives, applicable grantor, federal and state requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The executive director is responsible for overall operations, asset protection and marketing/public relations for the Augusta Military Academy Alumni Museum. The Augusta Military Academy Alumni Foundation, a 501 (C) (3) operates the museum to ensure the life and legacy of AMA Alumni. The incumbent also:

Oversees accounting functions under the direction of the AMAAF Treasurer.

Functions include those necessary for budgeting, financial analysis, property management and payroll in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and applicable rules and guidelines.

Handles all aspects of human resource management for up to 5 employees including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, working with employees and applying BOT approved policies in accordance with federal and state requirements.

Interacts with other personnel and organizations such as The Stonewall Brigade Museum, Stonewall Jackson House, The George Marshall Museum at VMI and others that may affect our museum.

Is responsible for grants and grant management.

Assists in the development of current and long-term museum goals. Established plans to achieve goals set by the BOT and implements policies, subject to approval by the BOT.

Analyzes and evaluates vendor services to determine programs and providers that best meets the needs of AMAAF and makes recommendations to the BOT as appropriate.


Core Competencies

Management: Maintains effective systems of internal controls to account for all receipts and expenditures of funds. Develops options available to the BOT for using corporate resources to support AMA research and education of secondary military schools to the public.

Job Knowledge: Understands the technical aspects of managing a nonprofit organization; provides advice to staff and solicits guidance from experts. Understands the duties and responsibilities of the position and keeps job knowledge up-to-date. Clearly understands the research and education mission of the organization and continuously works to promote AMA and achieve its goals.

Initiative in fulfilling the goals of the organization: from interactions with the nonprofit sector, the executive director recognizes and brings to the attention of the chair of the board issues that affect the organization, and implements plans to reach organizational goals as determined by the BOT. Displays initiative in developing action plans and resolving problems as they occur, in consultation with the chairman and other members of the BOT.

Communication: Communicates effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats.

Dependability: Seeks increased responsibility while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate and reliable with respect to achieving the organization’s goals, and the needs of staff.


Education and/or experience

No specific education required. However, the executive director must possess the above skills, knowledge and qualities which may result from formal education or at least three years’ experience in business, nonprofit operational and financial management, or related areas.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the executive director is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, speak and hear. The position requires extensive computer use so the employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and capable of reading a computer screen. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The executive director must be able to travel to attend conferences, training and other events as required to acquire and maintain proficiency in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position.


Work Environment

The work environment is a small, sometimes busy museum located in Fort defiance, Virginia. The noise level is low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.