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Posted: 03/11/2011

The New York Landmarks Conservancy
The New York City Historic Properties Fund

The New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc. is seeking a program coordinator to provide essential project-management assistance for restoration projects financed through a revolving loan fund and to perform public outreach for the loan program. Program coordinators help ensure that Fund loans are used appropriately and that the financed work -- often specialized restoration -- is of high quality. The New York City Historic Properties Fund, Inc. is one of the largest, private revolving loan funds for historic preservation in the country. Since 1982, it has advanced more than $20 million for restoration work on more than 220 buildings within the five boroughs of New York City. The nonprofit New York Landmarks Conservancy administers the Historic Properties Fund.

Program Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY


• Outreach & Promotion: responding to public inquiries; overseeing direct mail campaigns; organizing and making site visits to properties; attending and making presentations at community meetings.

• Loan Applications: coordinating and reviewing loan applications; developing scopes of work and project budgets; performing traditional loan underwriting and due diligence; evaluating applicant creditworthiness; determining financing structures and project feasibility.

• Board Materials & Administrative Reporting: preparing loan analyses and other reports for presentation to the Board; creating PowerPoint presentations; drafting quarterly, annual, and other reports.

• Loan Closings: gathering information for closing attorney and working closely with applicants to ensure that all documents are complete and correct.

• Project Management Services: coordinate with architects, contractors, and borrowers to ensure smooth administration and progress of project; review and process loan advances.

• Research: about properties, neighborhoods, and trends using traditional and web-based methods. May include managing interns undertaking neighborhood surveys or special research projects; coordinating with private groups and public agencies to locate new potential historic districts.

Ideal Candidates Will Have the Following:

• Education: Degree in the fields of historic preservation, real-estate finance, community development, architectural history, urban planning, or a related field required. Graduate-level education preferred.

• Experience: At least two years work experience in related field (eg. preservation, real estate, housing)

• Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written, and graphic communication skills required. Must have the ability to communicate well with the public, from owners of historic properties to representatives of city agencies and nonprofit groups. Strong public speaking and presentation skills are necessary.

• Financial Skills: Ability to perform financial analysis of loan applicants, develop and track project budgets. Experience with real-estate development projects preferable.

• Digital Media: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and Adobe Photoshop essential. Ability to organize, analyze, manage, and present data. Solid digital photography and editing skills. Experience using web content management systems and various social media platforms desirable.

• Key Competencies: Ability to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team; capacity to balance and manage a variety of projects at once; an intrepid and positive attitude are important.

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How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements by regular mail to Karen Ansis, Fund Manager. Salary shall be commensurate with an applicant’s education and experience. No telephone inquiries please. Only those candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.
Karen Ansis
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
One Whitehall Street, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10004

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