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Posted: 01/25/2010

The Landmark Society of WNY, INC.
Preservation Division

Preservation Planner
Professional Opportunity
Rochester, NY

Preservation Planner Job Posting 1.26.10

The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc.

The Landmark Society of Western New York, a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization, is hiring a Preservation Planner. This position will coordinate its efforts with Preservation Division staff under the leadership of the Executive Director. The Preservation Division offers a full array of preservation planning services to municipalities, developers, property owners, organizations, etc., in a nine-county area. As the regions experts on preservation and advocacy strategies, techniques, and resources, division staff provides targeted assistance in response to inquiries and preservation issues. In addition, the division works proactively to identify opportunities for revenue-generating, mission-oriented projects as well as emerging preservation issues where we can be influential.

Founded in 1937, The Landmark Society is headquartered in Rochester, New York, located in the state's Finger Lakes region, along the Erie Canal and Lake Ontario. Rochester offers a vibrant cultural community.


" Masters degree in historic preservation, planning, architectural history, or related field; or comparable combination of bachelors degree plus practical experience in the field. Professional expertise in preservation planning is strongly desired.

" Familiarity with preservation planning principles, standards, and terminology.

" Accomplished writing and presentation skills.

" Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

" Diplomacy, attention to detail, and organizational skills are essential.

" Entrepreneurial initiative required. Contract management expertise.

" Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others.


" Achieve goals outlined in Strategic Plan: manage covenants program; develop and fulfill division protocols relating to boards and commissions and advocacy work while staffing these respective subcommittees; package technical assistance advisories, and define organizational position on preservation planning and the concept of sustainability.

" Develop, attract and complete contract/fee-for-service activities and additional revenue-generating opportunities. Manage sub-contracting consultants.

" Respond to inquiries by providing preservation services and information to homeowners, government officials, developers, community activists, and others.

" Work with VP for Preservation, staff and coordinate activities of Preservation Issues committee and provide advisory support to its subcommittees.

" Develop and produce all communications pertinent to LSWNY positions/strategies regarding specific preservation issues.

" Establish internship program.

" Improve preservation section of web site.

" Assist with organization of Annual Preservation Conference.

" Represent LSWNY at City of Rochester Preservation Board and other city agency meetings: review applications in advance; submit written comments as appropriate and/or attend meetings to provide professional guidance.

" Write articles on preservation issues and topics for newsletter and blog; with Director of Marketing, seek opportunities to reach a broader audience; pursue public speaking opportunities.

" Contractor list: manage/delegate management of list; provide referrals.

" Support staff-wide event/tour planning activities.

" Stay up-to-date with state/national preservation issues and the activities of other preservation organizations. Monitor and attempt to influence policy regarding preservation at the local, state, and federal level; represent The Landmark Society with the Preservation League of NYS Lobby Partners and Preservation Colleagues groups (state), Preservation Action/NTHP (federal).

This is a full-time position with benefits as outlined in The Landmark Societys personnel policy. The Landmark Society reserves the right to conduct a background check as a part of its candidate selection process.

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How to apply
To apply, submit cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: Joanne Arany, Executive Director; The Landmark Society, 133 Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14608. No phone calls. Link to our web site to learn more about us www.landmarksociety.org. The Landmark Society is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a work environment that welcomes diversity.
Joanne Arany
Phone: (585) 546-7029
133 S. Fitzhugh St.
Rochester, NY 14608

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