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Posted: 12/28/2009

National Trust for Historic Preservation
Public Policy

The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of Americas stories.

Sustainable Communities Policy Manager
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks an experienced policy manager to coordinate its relationships and programmatic involvement with federal agencies and Congress on Sustainable and Livable Communities legislation and programs. The National Trust is a non-profit organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy places that matter, including promoting environmental and neighborhood sustainability by reusing and revitalizing existing infrastructure and buildings. The Policy Manager serves as liaison to federal agencies on selected priority policies, programs and funding related to sustainable/livable communities. HUD, DOT, EPA and Department of Agriculture  Rural Development are priorities. Researches, develops positions, tracks and advocates for changes or additions to selected federal agency policies and selected bills in Congress related to sustainable/livable communities and historic preservation. Develops advocacy and outreach campaigns and materials, including web-based and social media materials and messages to members of Congress, Statewide and Local Partners, Advisors, Main Street partners, membership and the public. Prepares and coordinates Congressional briefings, Hill testimony, one-page leave behinds and other materials as needed and participates in planning Lobby Day activities. Participates in appropriate coalitions and partnerships to advance the historic preservation and cultural resource stewardship efforts of federal agencies. Coordinates meetings or symposia on sustainable/livable communities and participates in planning sessions at the annual conference. Attends and gives presentations at national and/or statewide conferences as requested. Assists with grant writing or other proposals for fundraising, as requested.

Qualifications include 8 years experience in historic preservation or community development, sustainable communities, smart growth or related public policy; previous experience in development of and advocacy for preservation-related legislation, basic knowledge of preservation regulations/policies at the federal and/or state level; and previous experience with Congress and/or federal agencies related to community development, neighborhood revitalization, sustainable communities or related issues. Ability to think strategically about overall priority policy issues. Excellent organization, interpersonal, writing, research, public speaking and communication skills. Graduate degree in historic preservation, law, public policy or related field  or a minimum of 10 years experience in public policy. Fundraising/grant writing experience preferred.

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How to apply
To apply, please include your cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to 46003-CS-1121@nthp.hrmdirect.com

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