Now Accepting Resumés for New Executive Director

as of April 2024

The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation was established in 1989 to support professionals in the field of historic preservation. The Foundation awards mid-career grants to individuals working in preservation, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, decorative arts, architectural design and architectural history. Other grant opportunities are offered periodically.

The Fitch Foundation seeks proposals from motivated, self-directed individuals with interest and experience in historic preservation and non-profit management to provide services in the capacity of Executive Director on a consulting basis (“Director”). The Director will report to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and will manage all activities of the Foundation.


This is a part-time consultancy averaging 8 hours/week, or 20% of a full-time equivalency. Most work can be completed virtually, but attendance at events and four in-person board meetings annually is required. Use of a desk at an architecture firm in Lower Manhattan is available. The main responsibilities of the position include:


The Foundation seeks a motivated, self-directed individual with nonprofit management experience and excellent written and oral communication skills. A degree in Historic Preservation or other related discipline(s), and a minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in the field, is preferred. Excellent writing skills, knowledge of nonprofit bookkeeping, and proficiency with digital technology are required, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Submittable, MailChimp, WordPress, and social media. Residency within the New York City metropolitan region is strongly preferred.


The per annum fee for the Director will be $22,000 to $25,000, commensurate with experience, and with potential for a year-end bonus. The contract will be renewed annually upon mutual agreement. No benefits (such as healthcare insurance or paid time off) are offered for this consultancy.

How to Apply

Interested parties should submit to [email protected] a cover letter expressing interest and describing how they are a good match for this position, along with a resume.

Deadline for submission: May 15, 2024.

The Fitch Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, marital status or domestic violence victim status.