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Preservation Services Director Position, Colorado Preservation, Inc (Denver, CO)
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Contributed By: Jennifer Orrigo Charles

Preservation Services Director Position, Colorado Preservation, Inc (Denver, CO)
ORGANIZATION TYPE: Nonprofit, Historic Preservation Organization

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

DURATION: Permanent, Full Time

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $50,000

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1984, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit that promotes historic preservation by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy. We achieve this mission by partnering with historic property owners, non-profit organizations, educators, and local governments throughout the state. Our signature initiatives include Endangered Places Program, the annual  Saving  Places  Preservation Conference and the Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards.

Our nonprofit organization provides technical assistance to communities, other non-profit organizations and individuals with grant and preservation project management through the Preservation Services Department

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Preservation Services Program
Director serves as preservation advocate and expert, project manager; provides technical assistance; and writes and manages grants for projects throughout the state.  The position cultivates, develops, and manages projects for CPI participation with an emphasis on state-wide impact, resource significance, etc.  This position manages CPI’s Easements Program including resource monitoring and project oversight.  The position provides grant writing, review, and administration services for-profit, non-profit, and private development entities seeking to preserve their historic resources. 

  • Seek, develop, manage, and support preservation projects statewide including those involved with CPI’s Endangered Places Program.  
  • Write grants on behalf of CPI for funding prospective projects.
  • Manage community outreach initiatives that involve future project cultivation.  
  • Maintain permanent and organized records on existing preservation projects and supporting grants, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities, and partner organizations. 
  • Work with individuals as a professional preservation advocate and advisor and provide guidance on preservation strategy and approach.  Connect parties (partners, government entities, contractors, owners, etc.) to facilitate preservation efforts and understanding throughout the state.
  • Provide Section 106 guidance on project review requests and refer to appropriate contacts. 
  • Provide grant writing services for new projects that meet CPI’s project guidelines.
  • Review, prepare, and submit grant applications to appropriate organizations/foundations; develop project budgets and scopes of work; produce financial reports; complete all submittals and deliverables, as necessary.
  • Coordinate grant proposals on behalf of the organization or partner institutions, as necessary. 
  • Manage CPI’s Preservation Easements program, which currently holds five easements statewide. 
  • Manage CPI’s existing projects/grants through completion.
  • Pursue, secure, and manage project administrative fees, matching grants/funds for CPI’s Preservation Services program.  Keep an on-going, multi-year budget projection for department. Develop and update contracts and other business forms as necessary.
  • Track monthly financials and invoicing for each project
  • General responsibilities related to the organization include attending and potentially presenting at events such as the annual Dana Crawford Awards and Saving Places Conference, quarterly board meeting, and other meetings/events as necessary.
  • Collaboration with staff and organizational initiatives as required to include assistance in planning CPI’s preservation trainings, preparing articles for the organizational newsletter and representing the organization at outreach meetings as well as relevant TV, Radio, and media outlets.
  • Willingness to travel including frequent overnights and varied work schedules; access to transportation, and a valid State of Colorado driver’s license required. 

  • BA in Historic Preservation, History, Public History or related field required
  • Desired Skill – MA in Historic Preservation
  • Architectural and/or construction experience preferred
  • Grant writing experience or the equivalent/excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures, and governmental policies governing historic resources is required and the ability to interpret and implement the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation.  Knowledge of Colorado history and/or historic preservation preferred
  • Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without direct supervision.
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going, revolving deadlines and shifting priorities under time and financial constraints.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop creative solutions in difficult and complex situations, assemble innovative partnerships and communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, especially written, required.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office environment.
  • Experience in facilitation, mediation and contract negotiation preferred
  • Computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint – familiarity with Vertical Response and Wordpress


Holidays – 12 paid holidays

Vacation – 12 days (96 hours) earned per year (accrued at eight hours for each full
month worked). 

Flex Time – To be used within the month earned –
based on additional hours put in for the position over the month.

Sick leave – Six days (48 hours) earned per year
(accrued at four hours for each full month worked).

$200/month stipend for a full-time employee to help defray the cost of health insurance. 

$750 per year funding for skills training of your choice, related directly to your position

 ** Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base.  Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do
not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, references, and a writing sample to  Enter Preservation Services Program Director in subject line.  Please, no phone inquiries.  For more information on
Colorado Preservation, Inc. and our existing projects visit our website at

Posted: December 13, 2021
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