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Endangered Places Program Director, Colorado Preservation, Inc (Denver, CO)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Endangered Places Program Position, Colorado, Historic Preservation Specialist
Contributed By: Jennifer Orrigo Charles
Website: http://coloradopreservation.org

Endangered Places Program Director, Colorado Preservation, Inc (Denver, CO)

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Nonprofit, Historic Preservation Organization
LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, hybrid office environment
POSITION TITLE: Endangered Places Program Director
DURATION: Permanent, Full Time or potential part-time
SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $50,000

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1984, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit that promotes historic preservation in Colorado 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 Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program, the annual Saving Places Preservation Conference, our Preservation Services Program, 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. We also undertake rehabilitation and adaptive use projects to ensure Colorado continues to build its future with historic places.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Colorado Preservation, Inc started Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program in 1998 as a way to advocate for significant, threatened historic resources throughout the state.  The Endangered Places Program Director manages the Endangered Places Program by assisting a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues within the state. The position works to provide support, administration, publicity, and assistance to threatened sites while serving as a preservation advocate, expert and project manager. The position provides consolation to property owners, contractors, and advocates explaining best preservation practices. The position requires a large percentage of travel (especially during the summer) to visit with the communities of endangered resources. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs the solicitation, development, selection and announcement of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places on an annual program cycle.

Establishes work plans for listed sites that are supported by advocates and professionals within the community that will serve as the guidelines on how to achieve a SAVE for the site

Works directly with the 69 resources currently listed on alert and in progress to assess and address their challenges and provide necessary technical assistance to ensure the places are moving forward.

Develops and manages financial support for the Endangered Places Program with the Executive Director to include: managing existing grants and submitting program grants annually, identifying potential program sponsors, submitting deliverables to the grant funder, and managing grant financials and reports.
Responds daily to inquiries regarding guidelines, regulations, and acceptable practices from community advocates, property owners, and professionals.

Plans, develops, and implements with the Executive Director a Weekend Workshop with architectural or contractor consultants and volunteer participants at a selected listed Endangered Places Program resource.

Helps coordinate and implement a “mothballing” workshop to help secure and temporarily stabilize a selected Endangered Places Program resource.

Maintains permanent files on threatened resources, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities and partner organizations.

Establishes priorities, works independently and proceeds with objectives without direct supervision.

Supports and assists Colorado Preservation, Inc co-workers in achieving organizational goals

Works directly with the Colorado Preservation, Inc. Board of Directors, and Colorado’s Most Endangered Places committees in the advancement of the program.

Assists with the planning of the Saving Places Conference with respect to Endangered Places Program components (in regard to the annual announcement of newly listed Endangered Places).

Contributes editorial content to the monthly newsletter.

Coordinates website development, graphic design, and maintenance for Endangered Places

Public speaking required with media requests throughout the year.

Willingness to travel (including overnight) and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Colorado driver’s license are required

Maintain working familiarity with CPI’s programs and positions; represent CPI in public gatherings as needed, contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office.

Perform other related duties as requested.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required; M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, Geography, Business/Project Management, Public Policy or related field preferred.

Minimum two years work-related experience in related field preferred.

Basic knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures, and governmental policies governing historic resource is required and the ability to interpret and implement the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation is 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 pressures.

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.

Public Speaking experience preferred


Superb written and verbal communication skills required; good with people.

Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office environment.

Detail oriented as the position involves financial tracking for a grant

A passion for or background in Colorado history or historic preservation.

Basic computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint

Willingness to travel including frequent overnights and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, and a valid State of Colorado driver’s license required.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

Holidays – 12 paid holidays
Vacation – 12 days (96 hours) earned per year (accrued at eight hours for each full month worked) with carryover year to year, potential for additional benefits.
Flex Time – To be used as vacation 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, and writing sample to jorrigocharles@coloradopreservation.org.  Enter Endangered Places Program Director in subject line.  The position remains open until filled. Please, no phone inquiries.  For more information on Colorado Preservation, Inc. and the Endangered Places Program visit our website at www.coloradopreservation.org

 


Keywords: Endangered Places Program Position, Colorado, Historic Preservation Specialist

Posted: September 12, 2022
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