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Position Description - Executive Director, Save Harlem Now! (Harlem, NY)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - harlem, preservation, landmarks
Contributed By: Lynn Kilgore Hendy
Website: http://saveharlemnow.org

Position Description - Executive Director, Save Harlem Now! (Harlem, NY)
Position Description

Executive Director, Save Harlem Now!
 

About Save Harlem Now!

Save Harlem Now! (SHN!), founded in 2015, is an independent nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and celebrating Harlem’s irreplaceable built heritage, livability, and sense of place.

Position Summary:  The Executive Director will be responsible for creating and implementing strategy that will safeguard Harlem’s existing historic districts and individual landmarks; be an advocate for greatly expanded landmarks protection through additional designations and contextual zoning; and be an educated voice for sound preservation policies in Harlem and New York City.

Reports to: President of Save Harlem Now!

Duties and Tasks

A. Preservation Activities

a. Review all publicly proposed applications affecting historic properties in Harlem, including both individual projects and proposed land-use plans and polices

b. Write testimony based on Board review of
proposals

c. Communicate and consult with constituent groups
and stakeholders about projects in Harlem or areas of interest and concern

d. Regularly attend and speak before the Community
Boards 9, 10, and 11

e. Attend public hearings of city agencies and
deliver testimony on behalf of SHN!

f.  Monitor and report on public meetings and
hearings of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission


B. Advocacy

a. Provide strategic support for Harlem preservation campaigns such as landmark designations, historic resource surveys, re-zonings, and legislation

b. Educate the community about the importance of
historic preservation and the neighborhood’s built environment

c. Work with Harlem community to connect with
decision-makers to achieve SHN!’s goals

d. Organize within the Harlem community and with
other New York City preservation community groups to achieve widespread support
for common goals

C. Fundraising, Events and Outreach

a.  Develop, implement, and coordinate regular fundraising
appeals and advance individual cultivation opportunities  

b.  Support all aspects of planning, outreach, and
execution of SHN!’s public programs such as walking tours, written materials,
candidate forums, and special events

c. Devise communications strategy for outreach and
create appealing content

d. Collaborate with Board of Directors to craft
appropriate messaging and social media opportunities


Qualifications

· One to three years of experience working  for a nonprofit preservation organization, or in a related field

· Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

· Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills

· Experience with advocacy groups and an understanding and appreciation of the public policy, city building, architecture, design, and preservation that drives the work of SHN!

· An entrepreneurial spirit

· Knowledge of New York City architecture and
history; familiarity with historic preservation policies, best practices,
emerging tools, and trends strongly recommended

· Experience with New York City government
agencies such as City Council, City Planning and Landmarks Preservation
Commission is beneficial

· Ability to work both independently and with SHN!’s
President and Board

· Experience in fundraising and knowledge of the
administrative aspects of running a nonprofit is essential

· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Historic
Preservation, Architecture, Public Policy or related field is strongly
preferred

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office

·  Web, graphic design, and social media skills are a plus

·  Proof of COVID vaccination required


This is a paid full-time position with regular business hours. This position will be operating initially in a remote work environment however in-office work may be required in the future. The position will include some evening and weekend hours. Applicant must be a resident of New York City.

Starting salary: $62,500

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to info@saveharlemnow.org with the subject line “Executive Director.”

No phone calls please. Save Harlem Now! Is an equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without
discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex,
age, disability, or sexual orientation.


Keywords: harlem, preservation, landmarks

Posted: December 20, 2021
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