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Posted: 10/08/2009

Preservation Action

Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

National historic preservation lobbying organization seeks dynamic, motivated president with ability to promote sound policy and programs and influence Washington, D.C., decision makers. The right candidate will manage tight budgets while he or she informs and inspires members and expands the organization's reach.

Ideal Profile:

The ideal candidate will come to the position with 7 to 10 years professional experience and will exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work with and motivate a small staff. The position requires a passionate work ethic; keen time-management; writing, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to fundraise; and experience developing and implementing a budget. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with institutional partners is a priority. Familiarity with people in the preservation community is considered a plus but not a requirement.

Comparable Experience:

Although there are many aspects of a candidates experience that will influence the selection, listed here are attributes that the selection committee will be especially interested in:

  • Fundraising
  • Lobbying and/or Hill experience preferred.
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Familiarity with not-for-profit management and board relations preferred.
  • Background in communications - both print and electronic
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Marketing
  • Staff/volunteer relations and leadership
  • Education:

    Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred

    What we offer:

    We offer salary and benefits and an opportunity to provide leadership to a nationally respected organization providing for professional growth paralleling that of the organization. In addition, the successful applicant enjoys the prospect of developing a strong professional network with a national reach and the chance to work with a passionate membership of preservation leaders in virtually every state.

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    How to apply
    Submit resumes and salary history to: will.preservationaction@gmail.com

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