Manager, Historic Properties Redevelopment Program
Posted November 22, 2013
|Offered By||National Trust for Historic Preservation |
Preservation Resources Department
Washington , District of Columbia
The National Trust, in partnership with the 1772 Foundation, will establish a Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) Office at the Trust, with a full-time staff person hired to manage this work. A multi-disciplinary advisory board will provide guidance and direction to the program, and the 1772 Foundation will be a collaborating partner with the Trust in this effort. The HPRP will serve and support non-profit preservation organizations, revolving fund managers, housing and planning officials, foundation leaders, and students in related graduate and professional programs. Unless otherwise arranged, the coordinator will be located at National Trust headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will work within the Preservation Resources Department (PRD). PRD has a strong track record of providing services in this area including hosting the revolving fund convening’s at the National Preservation Conference, creating high-level real estate development conference sessions, and partnering with the National Development Council on the advanced historic real estate training workshop series—all of which have been funded by 1772.
This position is currently grant funded for a period of up to three years. Extension of the position beyond that period will be subject to success of the program and continued availability of funding. The position is full time and eligible for full benefits. including afforadable health, dental and life insurance, 3.5 weeks of vacation, and a defined contribution retirement savings benefit equal to 5% of salary.
- Identify and connect with all organizations and institutions involved in HPRP and develop a deep understanding of their programs, the issues they face and the training and resources they need to become more effective.
- Pull together the best information, trainings, tools, models, best practices and sources of support i.e. training and mentoring grants, and serve as a clearinghouse for this information. Facilitate the delivery of these resources.
- Identify gaps in these resources and find ways to address them through research, pilot projects, training, etc.
- Answer questions and provide technical assistance and/or connect HPRPs to the answers and assistance they need.
- Thoroughly understand and gather outstanding examples of the use of Program Related Investments for real estate initiatives and build and increase their use nationwide.
- Convene these organizations in meaningful ways to build the community of HPRPs and offer networking.
- Grow the community of HPRPs through partnerships with university programs, the development community and others.
- Identify emerging trends in the HPRP movement, anticipate changes in the field, and captive on opportunities to create new programs and/or better support existing ones.
- Develop appropriate metrics for determining the success and impact of HPRPs.
- Maintain a web site, blog and social media sites to engage the HPRP network;
- Coordinate opportunities for directors of graduate programs in Preservation, Planning and Development;
- Market all HPRP related programs and services;
- Publicize grant-making/funding opportunities within the field;
- Publish tear sheets and other print and online materials on key issues to educate the HPRP network, especially in the area of PRIs;
- Act as an information clearinghouse, including relaying success stories within the network;
- Assist with publicity surrounding HPRP successes;
- Leverage the National Trust’s expertise and outlets –such as the Preservation Leadership Forum website, the Forum Reference Desk, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, and the Preservation Network -- to expand the reach of the HPRP office.
- Promote the National Trust, 1772 Foundation, and National Development Council activities and opportunities within the network;
- Proactively work in an entrepreneurial way to identify gaps and opportunities to grow and strengthen the network;
- Participate in site visits and serve as a consultant to the 1772 regarding grant funding.
- Minimum 5 years professional level experience, including experience relevant to building a national network of organizations and individuals able to apply sophisticated and effective real estate financing and redevelopment techniques to save historic buildings.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and leverage existing networks and to build new and unexpected partnerships and be able to set goals, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Direct experience in organizing individuals and organizations as well as marketing programs and services desired.
- Advanced analytical skills and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
- Intermediate project-management skills, including project budgeting and planning, with ability to achieve results with only moderate supervision.
- Experience successfully managing internal stakeholders and relationships.
- Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion, along with ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
- Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with effective presentation skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Demonstrated success in marketing to and engaging culturally diverse audiences and partners.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint required. Familiarity with other software, including databases, design and social media engagement tools, a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of experience) required, advanced degree preferred, in real estate, finance, economic development, design, historic preservation, or planning.
How to Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 153445-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.