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Executive Vice President

World Monuments Fund
New York, United States
$220,000.00 - $240,000.00
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
International, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title: Executive Vice President

Department: Office of the President

Classification: Exempt, Full Time

Reports to: President and CEO

Direct Reports: Affiliate Executive Directors, Regional Representatives, and International Network Managers

Location: New York Headquarters


Position Summary

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking to hire an Executive Vice President to support, grow, and sustain our international presence through our Affiliates and regional offices. This dynamic leader will report directly to the President and CEO of WMF and serve as a deputy and strategic advisor. This leader will play a central role in helping WMF expand our strategic vision and reinforce our global structure with the New York Headquarters, Affiliates and Regional Offices working seamlessly together. This position’s overarching goal is to safeguard the irreplaceable through identifying high priority heritage projects worldwide, growing and leveraging an international network of funders and partners, and magnifying our global efforts by providing Affiliates with the tools to build strong local audiences and to amplify WMF as a recognizable and consistent brand around the globe.


This is a full-time, exempt position based at WMF’s global headquarters in New York.


About World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and Affiliates in Cambodia, France, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Since 1965, our global team of experts has preserved the world’s diverse cultural heritage using the highest international standards at more than 700 sites in 112 countries. Partnering with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF draws on heritage to address some of today’s most pressing challenges: climate change, underrepresentation, imbalanced tourism, and post-crisis recovery. With a commitment to the people who bring places to life, WMF embraces the potential of the past to create a more resilient and inclusive society.



  • Serve as deputy and strategic advisor to the President and CEO and work collaboratively with the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer as well as the President and CEO to lead and manage the organization.
  • Develop and advance the strategy to strengthen the WMF international network, including the establishment of Regional Offices in the Arab countries, Asia and, in the future, Africa.
  • Define, communicate, and manage the operating model for new WMF Regional Offices in the Arab countries and Asia which will support fundraising and communication in these geographies and reinforce how they will collaboratively work with the WMF HQ staff to achieve their goals.
  • Directly manage the Regional Representatives. Establish guiding principles for the Regional Office Advisory Councils.
  • Manage the Affiliate Executive Directors collaboratively with the local Affiliate Board Chairs setting up goals and ensuring the implementation of local strategic plans and adherence to the principles of the global operating agreements with HQ.
  • Oversee VPs of Development, Programs, and Communications’ efforts to support the Affiliate and Regional Offices.
  • The EVP will work closely with the Trustee who is the Chair of the International Relations Committee of the Board as well as shared trustees between the global board and Affiliate boards.
  • The EVP will establish a close relationship with Affiliate boards, work collaboratively with them, represent the President and CEO in Affiliate board meetings and Affiliate events when the President and CEO cannot participate.
  • The EVP will work collaboratively with the CFAO to define the vision for technology and data for the global operations and work across the organization to implement and manage.
  • Advocate for Affiliate and Regional office integration into communications, programs, and development initiatives.
  • Protect and enhance the reputation of the organization around the world.




  • An energetic, collaborative leader and manager who is comfortable leading through influence and working across different stakeholders to reach agreement on important decisions.
  • Strong internal communications and change management skills. Skilled at building collective ownership and delivering joint accountability.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours and travel due to the global scope.
  • Motivation and passion to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in English required; facility with multiple other languages preferred.
  • In-depth understanding of multiple cultural contexts.
  • 15+ years of demonstrated professional global experience in managing across geographies.
  • Experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and international affairs or equivalent experience. Knowledge of the preservation field is preferred.
  • Graduate degree in international affairs, nonprofit management, historic preservation, or related field is preferred.


EEO Statement

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


Compensation and Benefits

The World Monuments Fund offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid time off, wellness and sick time off, holiday time off, and a multitude of other insurance benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a fully comprehensive retirement plan.


The salary range for this position will be $220,000 to $240,000, dependent upon experience.


Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (up to 10 pages) to by 5 pm (Eastern Time) on February 16, 2024.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No Phone Calls.

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