LeMay — America’s Car Museum Seeks National Education Director

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LeMay — America’s Car Museum is seeking a National Education Director for the Hagerty Education Program. Interested parties should read the job description below and respond to Human Resources Manager Mark Schindler.

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR FOR THE HAGERTY EDUCATION PROGRAM
REFERENCE JOB#: EP6000
UPDATED POSTING: 01/24/14
CLOSES: When Filled
APPLICATION PROCESS: See bottom of ad
AMERICA’S CAR MUSEUM is an Equal Opportunity Employer
HIRE STATUS: Regular Employee CORPORATION: HEP
FTE STATUS: 1.0 Full – Time DRIVING CLASS: Required
FLSA CLASS: Exempt SUPERVISES: 1 FTE
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
BENEFITS: Eligible STARTING yr

The National Director of the Hagerty Education Program (HEP) will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to lead the corporation in developing and implementing national educational initiatives designed to preserve vocational skills necessary for the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles—cars, motorcycles, boats, and airplanes—and to promote interest in such careers among our nation’s youth. This position reports directly to the President and CEO of America’s Car Museum and works under the broad direction of the HEP Board of Directors.

 

The National Education Director will create long-term strategic and annual operating plans and budgets for the HEP program and implement the same. Such plans will, through collaboration with the Marketing and Development Departments of ACM, provide for the marketing and fundraising necessary to sustain a thriving program.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Strategic planning; Budget development and oversight; National education initiative design; Program development and implementation; Fundraising; Grant writing; Public Speaking; Grant and scholarship award selection; Reporting; and Promoting the National Education Program and its diverse initiatives.

 

This position requires strategic planning and discretion to make decisions in support of the organization’s objectives and educational goals and an ability to work independently to fulfill the responsibilities described herein, while maintaining a team-oriented approach and attitude.

 

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by jobholders within this role. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job. The requisites described within this position description are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. To perform the job successfully, an employee must perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

1. Develop and implement national educational initiatives to preserve the vocational skills necessary for the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles—cars, motorcycles, boats, and airplanes—and to promote interest in such careers among our nation’s youth;
2. Create sustainable long-term strategic and annual operating plans and budgets for the National Education Program (HEP) and implement the same;
3. Support and promote the mission of America’s Car Museum, particularly the vision to promote America’s automotive heritage;
4. Collaborate with the Marketing and Development Departments of ACM to provide for the marketing and fundraising necessary for the National Education Program to thrive;
5. Submit scholarship and educational grant recipient recommendations to the HEP Board of Directors to promote and facilitate the training of high school and college level students for careers pertinent to classic vehicle preservation and restoration and to support organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of young people through the provision of hands-on educational opportunities surrounding the appeal and preservation of historic vehicles.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Providing strategic vision and leadership in the development and implementation of HEP’s strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, programming, and priorities are aligned with the mission of ACM and the HEP;
2. Building national awareness of the HEP through the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing, branding, and communication strategies, in collaboration with ACM’s Marketing Department, including print and broadcast advertising, PSAs, product placement, social media, promotional events, and speaking engagements;
3. Developing, implementing, and overseeing the HEP’s budget, including short and long-range financial plans, and working with the ACM’s Development Department to enhance its efforts in cultivating donors, developing grant opportunities, and raising funds needed to sustain a thriving program;
4. Designing, developing, and implementing national grants, scholarships, and educational initiatives to: Preserve vocational skills necessary for the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles; Promote interest in vehicle preservation and restoration careers among our nation’s youth; Establish a network and database of professionals in the field as a resource for the collector community; and Provide seminars and educational resources for the collector community designed to enhance their knowledge and cultivate their interest and support of HEP and ACM.
5. Establishing and building relationships, on a national basis, with organizations that support HEPs vision and mission and are committed to making a difference in the lives of young people through the provision of hands-on educational opportunities surrounding the appeal and preservation of historic vehicles.

The incumbent for this position must possess a Master’s Degree and 6-years of relevant business leadership experience, or a BA degree and 8 years of relevant business leadership experience. Experience should be at the executive or director level. Desired degrees include: Business Administration, Finance, Business Development, Education Administration, and Education Leadership. Other degrees may be considered based on relevance.

Additionally, the incumbent must possess:

1. The ability to pass an in-depth background investigation including criminal history, employment records, and personal references;
2. A valid driver license with the ability to drive a personal vehicle for business purposes;
3. A demonstrated ability to lead development of a program and staff for the accomplishment of strategic and operational goals and objectives;
4. Acumen of non-profit management and board leadership;
5. A demonstrated record of collaboration with others –board members, staff, volunteers, and donors—around accomplishment of strategic objectives;
6. Effective project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to drive projects toward successful completion;
7. A solid proficiency in the English language with strong professional communication skills including: Grant writing, reporting, public speaking, and prior effective media experience; The ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; and Persuasive negotiation abilities to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions;
8. Outstanding presentation skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser;
9. The skill and ability to work independently with general instruction and minimal supervision while maintaining a team oriented approach and attitude;
10. The interpersonal skills, sensitivity, and ability to professionally interact with a diverse range of people of all ages, socio-economic groups, and personality types;
11. Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to manage a wide range of tasks with competing timelines and interests;
12. An ability to effectively multi-task and coordinate between different projects and/or departments and agencies while remaining organized and solution focused;
13. An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with high expectations for professional outcomes;
14. A familiarity and appreciation for historic and collectible vehicles;
15. Proficient skills in the use of MS. Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Web browsers;
16. The ability to critically analyze and resolve quantitative, logistical, and spatial problems;
17. The ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time, bend stoop, and twist regularly, manipulate items with fingers frequently, operate a computer regularly, visually inspect displays/monitors, read and interpret manuals and instructions, and effectively communicate verbally, and in written format, with guests, contractors,

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

 

1. A demonstrated record of success within a high school or vocational educational environment;

2. Experience in an executive role within a nonprofit organization.
3. Experience within the automotive collector community

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

1. Exposure to a combination of office, shop, commercial retail, commercial food, and outside environments;
2. Minimal exposure to cleaners and various other chemicals;
3. Minimal exposure to dust, gases, and fumes.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

STRATEGIC VISION AND LEADERSHIP:

1. Works with the President and CEO of ACM toward proper Board development and engagement;
2. Collaborates with the HEP’s Board to implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, programming, and priorities are aligned with the mission of ACM and the HEP;
3. Provides inspirational leadership and builds successful relationships with major donors;
4. Supports and motivates the organization’s staff and ensures professional management and efficiency within the staff functions;
5. Establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable HEP the ability to achieve its long and short-term goals and objectives.

ADVANCEMENT:


1. Provides the information and support necessary to ACM’s Development Department to enhance HEP’s efforts to generate funds needed to sustain a thriving program;
2. Collaborates with ACM’s Development staff in cultivating major donors;
3. Participates in grant-writing and develops program grant ideas and drafts for ACM’s Development Team’s use in seek organizational grants for funding of HEP;
4. Collaborates with the ACM’s Marketing Department to ensure that HEP has comprehensive marketing, branding, and communication strategies that will ensure consistency and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, and business partners;
5. Collaborates with ACM’s Marketing Department to create an annual communications and marketing plan to include newsletters, mailings, print and broadcast advertising, social media activities, PSAs, promotional events, speaking engagements, etc.;
6. Attends events strategically for the purposes of sharing HEP’s mission and initiatives, such as Concours, car shows, tours, auctions, Bring Back Shop Class presentations, and the Great Race;
7. Develops a national educational event plan to include “Bring Back Shop Class”;
8. Collaborates with ACM’s Marketing Team to effectively engage in opportunities to build awareness of the HEP’s vision and mission within various media outlets and hobby events.

BUDGET:

1. Creates, implements, and maintains long-term strategic and annual operating plans and budgets for the HEP;
2. Oversees the financial status of the HEP including developing long and short-range financial plans, monitoring the budget, etc.;
3. Creates the budget and tracking systems for scholarship and grant funds;
4. Produces financial reports in collaboration with ACM’s Finance Department.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

1. Continues building on existing collector vehicle programs and implements processes to evaluate and measure outcomes;
2. Designs and implements grant programs to assist organizations that are committed to making a difference in the lives of young people through the provision of hands-on educational opportunities surrounding the appeal and preservation of historic vehicles;
3. Designs and implements national scholarship programs to promote and facilitate the training of high school and college level students for careers pertaining to classic vehicle preservation and restoration;
4. Creates and implements national educational initiatives and automotive seminars designed to enhance the collector community’s knowledge and to cultivate their interest in and support of the HEP and ACM;
5. Travels nationally, as needed, to promote and build the HEP’s educational programs, grant and scholarship initiatives, mission awareness, and financial support;
6. Designs internship programs to place worthy young people into automotive specific educational programs;
7. Identifies additional program opportunities to perpetuate the mission of the HEP and ACM.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, include all of the following:
NOTE: All application materials must be received to be considered for this position.
1. Cover letter (include specific job reference # EP6000)
2. Resume
3. Professional references (minimum of three)
4. Salary History (Must be incorporated into resume, email or attachment)


Email all application materials tohr@lemaymuseum.orgor fax to 253-779-8499.
NOTE: All application materials must be received to be considered for this position.

 

 

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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