Summary The Governors Mansion Administrator (MA) will act as the administrator of the Governors Mansion Complex (Mansion), overseeing the finances, staff of eight personnel and day-to-day operations of the Mansion, and coordinating tours and other special events at the Mansion. In addition, the MA will act as the primary liaison between the Mansion staff and the Office of the First Lady of Arkansas (First Lady), the Office of the Governor of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Governors Mansion Commission. The MA is responsible for the promotion of special events held at the Mansion to include television appearances and managing the Mansions social media posts. The MA will work with the Governors Chief of Staff and Deputy Chiefs of Staff in determining allotted staff positions and salary recommendations. This position coordinates closely with the First Lady and reports to the Governor of Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical Functions Supervises the staff assigned to the Mansion.
Manages all expenditures made for the property and holds the Financial Officer of the Mansion accountable for record keeping and budget oversight.
Manages the property at the Mansion, including preservation of the historic structures, maintaining all structures and grounds of the Mansion, as well as manages any state property assigned to the Mansion, including various historic collections.
Acts as Administrator for all duties required of a state agency, including preparing an annual budget for the Mansion (in coordination with the Governors Office), managing Mansion spending, and acting as property manager for the Mansion.
Acts as a liaison between the Mansion staff and the First Lady and coordinates the daily operations of the Mansion with the First Lady.
Coordinates meetings and prepares agendas for the Governors Mansion Commission.
Maintains communication with the Governors Mansion Commission about the operations and activities of the Mansion.
Coordinates requests and activities of affiliated entities that support the purpose of the Mansion for the historic preservation and operation of the Mansion.
Coordinates and schedules group tours, as well as events hosted at the Mansion by the Governor and First Lady.
Coordinates the schedule for the Janet Huckabee Grand Hall.
Provides continuity between gubernatorial administrations including the coordination of all transitions, accounting of property during transitions, introducing and orienting new administration staff, and maintenance and cleaning between transitions
Insures healthy relations with both residential and business neighbors.
Implements the policies and procedures adopted by the Governors Mansion Commission.
Insures healthy relations with both residential and business neighbors of the Mansion.
May serve as an ambassador for the Mansion at approved public functions such as before civic clubs and other community events and/or in approved television and radio appearances.
Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Occasional in-state travel will be required, as well as overseeing scheduled evening and weekend events at the Mansion. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of agency policy and procedures.
Knowledge of organizational management with an emphasis in strategic planning and execution.
Knowledge of state and federal finance and human resources management laws, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
Ability to direct, organize, and manage people in the planning and execution of strategies to meet agency needs.
Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and to assign and direct the work of subordinate supervisors.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships.
Ability to organize large and small-scale events, including directing and supervising staff.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written format.
Ability to coordinate activities and ideas with other education partners. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in history, communication, hospitality, or a related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience with managing historical facilities, historical preservation, museum management, or hospitality.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred Qualifications Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.
Veteran Preference: A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official, at time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.
DFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.
A criminal background check is required for all DFA positions; an FBI background check may be required.