Executive Director Application

About Historic Routt County

For over 20 years, Historic Routt County (HRC) has been the leader in protecting historic places and landscapes throughout Routt County, Colorado. Since the initial grassroots group of driven community members organized in 1997, Historic Routt County has grown in size and scope. The organization directly protects historic places through its programs: Preservation Projects, Historic Designation and Documentation, Advocacy, Education and Community Engagement, and Stewardship. Historic Routt County is a highly collaborative organization and partners with local, state and federal governments, as well as local heritage, economic development, sustainability, and education organizations to accomplish its mission. Historic Routt County is funded through a county mill levy, grants, project management revenue, and an active donor base. 

About the Executive Director Position

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The ED will have overall operational responsibility for the strategic implementation of HRC’s mission, through management of the organization’s programs, administration, fundraising, and staff.  They will cultivate knowledge of historic preservation policy and practices, will develop opportunities and partnerships, refine procedures, and develop a sustainable business plan to lead the organization’s growth. This is an interesting and dynamic position with numerous intangible benefits including opportunities to visit historic places around the County, explore local history, initiate projects, and collaborate across sectors.

Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years of leadership experience with non-profit organizations or government agencies and experience with grant writing, fiscal management, human resource management, public relations and knowledge of current challenges and opportunities in historic preservation. They will possess integrity, a positive attitude, be mission-driven and self-directed. A full position description outlining the primary duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director is attached.

Details: 40 hours per week (FT) with flexibility and the occasional requirement to work evenings or weekends to accommodate special events. Exempt/salaried position; reports to Board of Directors. Position located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Salary and Benefits: $50,000 – $65,000 annually, dependent on experience. 12 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick leave days, and 9 paid holidays.

Application packages should include the following information:

  • A cover letter addressing:
    • Why you are interested in Historic Routt County;
    • Your familiarity with rural historic preservation; 
    • Your experience with business, grant, volunteer, board, staff and project management; 
    • Your vision for solidifying and expanding Historic Routt County’s current programs and projects; and
    • Why you are the best person to lead this organization into the future.
  • Resume or CV, including educational background.
  • Three professional references. We will contact candidates prior to conducting reference checks.

Application packages should be in one of the following formats (.docx, or .pdf) and emailed to the Board of Directors at info@historicrouttcounty.org. Submissions will be accepted until October 15, 2021. All applicants will be notified of their status before the end of October 2021.  Final candidates will be willing to undergo a comprehensive background check. A downloadable copy of the application requirements and Executive Director Position Description is below.