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Posted: 09/02/2009

Employer
Utah Heritage Foundation

Preserving, protecting and promoting Utahs historic built environment.


Position
Central and Southern Utah Field Representative
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Details
$37500
 

Status

Full-time. Employment is at the will of the Executive Director and may be terminated for just cause at any time. The Field Representative will report directly to the Utah Heritage Foundation Executive Director.

Starting: $37,500. Benefits plan includes medical and dental plan, annual paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and matching 401(k) retirement plan.

Performance Evaluation

End of training and orientation period (six months) and annually thereafter.

Position Funding

The field representative position has been made possible by a National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) challenge grant intended to expand field services across the nation. Utah Heritage Foundation is providing funds to match the challenge grant to hire a field representative for three years. This new position will be a shared field representative between the NTHP and Utah Heritage Foundation. This is considered a three-year, temporary position with the possibility of creating a permanent position based on available funding.

Description

The Field Representative will be responsible for providing direct technical assistance, expertise, and leadership for historic preservation across central and southern Utah. The region includes Carbon, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, Washington, and Wayne Counties.

The southern half of Utah has a rich history and unique style of planning and architecture that is displayed in the built environment. Utah Heritage Foundation has had preservation success in this region which we endeavor to build upon with Partners in the Field. However, without any local, nonprofit historic preservation organizations in the region, a modest amount of proactive preservation planning from the local preservation committees (CLGs), and the lack of a statewide Main Street Program, communities in these counties have been challenged to effectively move preservation forward in a substantial way.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, preservation techniques and approaches, the availability of preservation resources, fundraising, organizational development, capacity building, community relations and politics, community development, conservation, and public relations.
  • Represent and promote Utah Heritage Foundation and the NTHP and their respective programs to communities throughout Utah and provide mission-driven services in and out of the field.
  • Expand and foster the network of preservation stakeholders across Utah who are willing and able to assist one another with preservation knowledge and experience. Serve as their link through individualized communication, electronic communication tools, and programs such as workshops, conferences, and events.
  • Participate in and contribute to key Utah Heritage Foundation and NTHP activities including direct support to the UHF Statewide Advocacy Committee, staff meetings, Board meetings, educational sessions, webinars, planning meetings, conferences, and special events. Coordinate with local, state, and national organizations and agencies to address preservation needs in the state.
  • Maintain an inquiry and response log to track preservation activity, identify needed preservation tools, address existing and emerging policy issues. The information will also be used to aid in preparing required quarterly reports to NTHP, prepare key success stories with photographs for publication in UHF and NTHP publications.
  • Identify and encourage potential participation or candidates for Utah Heritage Foundation, NTHP, and Utah Division of State History (Utah SHPO) programs, specifically grant/loan/easement programs, annual award programs, public relations stories, and participation in special events.
  • Work actively to build the long-term financial stability of the Shared Field Services program and Utah Heritage Foundation by maintaining records of contacts made, photographs taken, and identifying and soliciting members and donor prospects.
  • Work as a team member with Utah Heritage Foundation staff to maintain a respectful, cooperative environment.
  • Work Environment

    Forty (40) hour work week, however, night and weekend meetings are an expectation with the position. Balance between fieldwork and office responsibilities. Extensive driving will be required to reach community meetings and conduct public outreach across the region. Requirements of the job will include a home office within the region that provides an adequate daytime working environment and frequent travel to the primary office located in Salt Lake City. Willingness to travel for up to five (5) consecutive days at a time overnight. Occasional difficult terrain will be encountered. The position requires walking, hiking, and occasional minor climbing in remote locations, entering construction sites or uninhabited locations, and unimproved areas.

    Qualifications

    Two years working in historic preservation, non-profit, and/or community organizing. Bachelor's degree in historic preservation or related field. Strong desire and ability to work with the public. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including one-to-one interaction, presentations to large groups, and facilitating discussions. Computing skills and technology skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs are required. Flexibility, ability to prioritize quickly, self-directed and motivated, goal-oriented, with the ability to work independently as well as a team. Residence in any county listed in the Central or Southern Utah region above.

    In addition to the primary minimum qualifications, experience in any of the following areas will strengthen a candidacy: urban and regional planning, architecture, community development, real estate development, governmental relations, advocacy, environmental or land use law, communications, information technology, and/or fundraising.

    OPen until
    none given

    How to apply
    Send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a short writing sample to email or address listed below.
    Kirk Huffaker
    ADDRESS
    PO Box 28
    Salt Lake City, UT 84110

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