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Hamilton House

Location: ProvidenceRI 02906 Document ID: AD455-5TBU Posted on: 2019-11-2011/20/2019 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Salary: $50000 -- $55000
Minimum Education: Bachelors2019-12-20

Executive Director

Hamilton House is a non-profit community committed to providing intellectual, creative, physical, and social enhancement in the form of classes, events, travel, and social interaction for adults aged 55+. It is housed in an 1896 French Chateau on Providence’s historic East Side whose members and staff are open, warm, and inviting.

One of the founders described us best: “The reality that is Hamilton House will, like all important human endeavors escape definition. We can discuss, tell stories, paint pictures, share our enthusiasm, and do these things in ways that point to what we want to express. It is finally, I believe a rare combination of place, people, and program, held together by a spirit that helps us all toward human fulfillment.” 

The Executive Director is selected by, hired by, and reports directly to the Hamilton House Board of Directors. The Executive Director sits ex officio on the Hamilton House Board of Directors and serves to uphold its vision, mission, and goals.

The Executive Director works with the Board’s Standing Committees and ensures that each committee is provided with the support needed to carry out its functions.

The Executive Director oversees day-to-day operations, fosters a positive and supportive community for its members and staff, and articulates the mission and programs to the community. The Executive Director’s performance is reviewed annually by the Personnel Committee, which makes its recommendations about performance and compensation to the Board

-Fundraising and Finances

Play an active role in fundraising activities; cultivate relationships with prospective donors; and network with current donors.

Manage all capital campaigns, gifts, planned giving, endowments and the membership dues structure.

Pursue funding through grant writing and other external sources–government, companies, foundations and trusts–that will best serve Hamilton House.

Work with the Board’s Finance Committee in developing the Annual Budget and monitor the organization’s financial practices.

Manage all fiscal operations, including revenue and expenditures, tax filings, and insurance coverage.


Work with the Program Committee to ensure creative and appropriate offerings: informative educational lectures, classes and workshops. Develop a talent pool of speakers and instructors.

Foster intergenerational programs with schools and other community organizations that will mutually benefit Hamilton House as well as other organizations.

Encourage, through surveys and evaluations, Hamilton House members’ involvement in the development of classes and programs.

-Office Management

Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and training of all personnel. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are observed.

Encourage and develop volunteer positions. Build intern relationships with area colleges and universities. Maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and keeps a diverse staff of top quality people.

Supervise Hamilton House staff and volunteers.


Assure the day-to-day maintenance of the physical building and grounds and facilitate routine repairs. Negotiate contracts with vendors.

Work with the Property Committee in planning for the long term structural needs of the building and grounds.

Meet the requirements of food safety for a certified kitchen.


Work with the Membership Committee in the recruitment of new members. Enhance publicity and promotion for Hamilton House, its offerings and its services.