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Executive Director

Washington, D.C. (Open to Hybrid Employment)

The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is the nation’s largest 501(c)6 membership organization for conservation professionals, with more than 3,000 members in the United States and across the globe. AIC’s foundation, the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC), is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit which supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase the understanding of global cultural heritage. Together, AIC and FAIC (F/AIC) advance cultural heritage preservation through education, publications, and events.

AIC and FAIC (F/AIC) seek an engaging, visionary, and collaborative Executive Director (ED) to serve AIC’s members and ensure the continued protection and appreciation of cultural heritage. The ED will have the opportunity to partner with the Boards and AIC membership to lead AIC and FAIC’s strategic plans to further enhance and expand the organizations’ vision and impact. The successful candidate will have commitment and passion for cultural heritage and its preservation, with the knowledge and expertise required to create and build partnerships with internal and external constituencies. S/he/they will develop and lead policies and procedures to ensure F/AIC’s continued operational and financial success.

The ED will serve as the organization’s chief spokesperson and advocate with a fluent passion and commitment for F/AIC’s organizational priorities, including conservation, preservation, advocacy, and equity and inclusion. As a passionate leader, s/he/they will inspire support and promote F/AIC’s achievements to the conservation community, allied professionals, and general public. The ED will partner and collaborate with AIC membership to enrich and support the profession of conservation. The ideal candidate will lead effective and inventive communications to increase F/AIC’s national and international visibility and brand recognition.

The Executive Director will report to the AIC and FAIC Board of Directors. S/he/they will have five direct reports and oversee a team of 12 professionals, in addition to contractors and volunteers. The ideal candidate will recruit and foster a highly effective and diverse leadership team, ensuring a collaborative organizational culture with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access initiatives.

For additional information, please review the full position profile. The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $140,000 annually, and compensation includes a generous benefits package.

The American Institute for Conservation / Foundation for Advancement in Conservation has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at