Job Opportunity: Arthurdale Heritage Seeking Executive Director

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

Arthurdale Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic Arthurdale, WV. The United States government established Arthurdale in 1933 and it was the nation’s first New Deal Homestead Community. Created through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation, the community provided a new chance at life for residents of West Virginia who were suffering from the Great Depression. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt served as the empathetic force behind the community, which became known as “Eleanor’s Little Village” because of her interest. Today, Arthurdale is a National Historic District that features 160 of the 165 original homesteads.

The Board of Directors seeks a candidate with the vision and energy necessary to lead our organization with the goal of expanding recognition of the Arthurdale “brand” and enhancing the organization’s overall fiscal strength through operational and fund-raising success. In addition to the role of leadership of Arthurdale Heritage, this executive is expected to network with all related organizations within the region and throughout the US while working toward an overall goal of making Arthurdale a national historic landmark. Read the rest of this entry »