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Posted: 12/28/2009

Employer
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.


Position
Program Associate, State & Local Policy
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Washington, DC
Details
 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks some with knowledge of preservation and experience in advocacy to provide research, analysis of state and local policy issues, education, and advocacy outreach and training to meet the needs of our Regional Offices, State and Local Partners, Main Street communities and others interested in preservation policies in their states and communities. The National Trust 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.

Duties

  • Track and research for priority state and local preservation policies and issues;
  • Work with Communications Department to coordinate outreach and media plans;
  • Oversee the internal advocacy process for state and local issues including distribution of e-alerts and content for the advocacy center;
  • Research, write and publish white papers, articles, contributions to Weekly Bulletins, and monthly updates for State and Local Partner, Main Street News, Forum and Preservation Magazine, as appropriate;
  • Act as policy representative on issue-based NTHP special initiatives and task forces and participate in Cross-Trust activities;
  • Represent the NTHP at external coalitions, such as the Smart Growth Network and National Vacant Properties Campaign;
  • Support activities with the Preservation Green Lab in Seattle to collect, synthesize and disseminate information on policies that encourage the reuse and retrofit of older buildings and reinvestment in older communities, including best practices and case studies.
  • Provide advocacy training by refining, enhancing and marketing an advocacy training program for advocacy networks focused on Statewide and Local Partners and Main Street communities for both web-based technology and in the field.
  • Provide direct technical advocacy assistance to statewide and local and Main Street preservation organizations on NTHP priority preservation issues;
  • Represent Center for State and Local Policy program at meetings and conferences; coordinate NTHP conference sessions and other activities relevant to state and local policy and issues;
  • Represent the National Trust at conferences, meetings and other appropriate venues;
  • Organize meetings including Internal Advocacy Task Force, State and Local Partners Policy Task Force, Main Street Advocacy Task Forces and Advisors Public Policy Task Force, and others as necessary;
  • Work with Regional Offices on priority issues and follow up on 11-Most Endangered Places policy actions related to state and local issues;
  • Develop and foster cooperative relationships and partnerships with other organizations with similar or related missions, i.e. NCSHPO, National Alliance of Preservation Commissions, APA, AIA, in coordination with other Department and NTHP programs.
  • Qualifications

  • Degree in Historic Preservation or related field,
  • Preference will be given to candidates with 5 or more years experience working with local, state or regional organization (s);
  • Excellent writing and oral communication abilities, including public speaking;
  • Proven ability to conduct policy research and synthesize information for different constituencies;
  • Familiarity with preservation policies and laws;
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be a team player
  • Familiarity with database, PowerPoint, internet advocacy and web communication tools.
  • OPen until
    none given

    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 45984-CS-1105@nthp.hrmdirect.com

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