The President has overall responsibility for maintaining and
enhancing a positive and respected internal and external image of
the Gettysburg Foundation, serving as the principal representative
to Gettysburg National Military Park and key external stakeholders
with the goal of expanding the organization’s donor base,
relationships, partnerships and networks. The Foundation employs a
staff of 35 full-time employees and approximately 50 part-time and
seasonal employees, with a budget exceeding $14.5 million.
Operational funding is generated from several revenue streams; the
Foundation does not rely on public funding for operations.
A major role of the President will be expanding relationships with existing and potential donors to achieve the mission and goals of the Foundation. The Foundation President reports to the Board of Directors.
The President provides overall leadership of the Foundation and direction to the senior staff by formulating the strategic direction of key departments to ensure program growth, high quality processes and sustainable infrastructure to meet the goals and mission of the Foundation. The President also maintains overall responsibility for delivering a high-quality visitor experience that provides interactive and innovative educational programs.
The President is responsible to meet regularly with the Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent, and to communicate on all matters of importance impacting Gettysburg National Military Park and/or the Gettysburg Foundation. Establishing a transparency and trust between the two leaders of our organizations is imperative and expected.
The President works on-site at the Museum & Visitor Center and resides locally.