Employment Opportunity



Czech Center Museum Houston
4920 San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas 77004, Telephone 713-528-2060


Position Description: Director of Development/Operations (DOD)


Organization: Established in 1995, the Czech Center Museum Houston (CCMH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts educational organization, with no political or religious affiliation. The Center is based in Houston and was created to celebrate, share and promote the rich cultural abundance of a major Slavic ethnic group and their history. With a worldwide membership composed of members with multiple heritages, its museum and cultural center are considered essential resources for learning about one of our nation's diverse cultures and interwoven histories with others.


The goal of the Center is to continue to offer presentations of non-biased, non-political and non-religious events, resulting in a blend of harmonious experiences for people of all ethnicities interested in the culture of a group of Slavs that settled in the central region of Europe and in particular their connection with the Austro-Hungarian Empire out of which multiple nations have derived. For the past nineteen years, thanks to the thousands of volunteer hours and community support, the CCMH has continued to succeed with highly acclaimed programs to highlight 1,500 years of a group of people settling in central Europe, many immigrating to the United States with a large part settling in the State of Texas.


Revenues: $0 to $300K


Position: Reporting to and in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and the Vice President of Administration, the Director of Development/Operations (DOD) will have strategic and operational responsibility for CCMH nonprofit's staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of core programs; operations (meaning all building maintenance, improvements, operational components, etc.); and business plans for use in a Development program to pursue Grants to underwrite programs, events and capital improvement of the facility.


Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize CCMH Nonprofit volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing local operations.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Fundraising & Communications:
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring debt.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications - from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger presence in the community.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
Planning & New Business:
  • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders and political and community leaders.


The DOD will be thoroughly committed to CCMH Nonprofit's mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • BA or BS with at least 4 years of working with a 501(c)(3) organization or similar with management experience; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing and new board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.


Compensation: Starting 30K to 35K


Your reply should be directed to:
Effie M. Rosene
Czech Center Museum Houston