Executive Director

Become part of a vibrant Greater Philadelphia region, the noteworthy and sought-after Chester County, Kennett Township, and Kennett Square Borough in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Board of Directors of Historic Kennett Square is seeking an executive director, a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional, ready to lead an organization committed to collaboration, community, legacy, commerce, and quality of life.

Historic Kennett Square is a 501C3 organization which directly supports the borough of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, a thriving, beautiful town with a rich history and a bright future, known to many as the Mushroom Capital of the World and home to one of the great gardens of the world, Longwood Gardens.

The Executive Director of Historic Kennett Square will be transforming the organization from a Main Street operation to an all-encompassing economic development organization to best support the needs of a growing community and economy. The Executive Director will lead, manage, plan, implement and monitor all aspects of the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, merchants, community leaders, funders, and developers providing both vision and effective oversight to align with its mission, values, and culture. The Executive Director’s core responsibilities include non-profit management and governance, human relations, strategic planning, fundraising, strategic communications, economic development, community engagement, and fiscal acumen and responsibility.

Underlying the role and mission of Historic Kennett Square is a firm belief in the dignity of all people. We reaffirm this belief in our policies, which guide and direct our employment practices, program funding, volunteer recruitment, and service delivery. The intent of this policy is to reflect the positive value of diversity in the community.

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