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Posted: 08/26/2012

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and revitalization of the Philadelphia regionís historic buildings, communities, and landscapes. A 501c3 non-profit membership organization, the Alliance leads in setting the agenda for preservation issues of regional importance and advocates strong public preservation policies.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Philadelphia, PA

The Board looks forward to hearing from a range of energetic, visionary, accomplished candidates from across the country and from a variety of professions and fields connected to historic preservation. A complete job description with instructions for applicants can be found at http://www.preservationalliance.com/files/PreservationAlliance_ExecDir_Job_description.pdf

Candidates must possess the following qualities:
Leadership: Ability to work collaboratively with Board and staff, and to foster collaboration among various organizations in the city and region, while providing visionary leadership and inspiration, including leadership in fundraising strategies and campaigns.
Management: Ability to recognize new and innovative opportunities and approaches to enhance program impact; demonstrated senior level management experience with organizations of similar size; commitment to staff development and operating efficiency.
Preservation Perspective: Knowledge of historic preservation practice, with a special emphasis on the relationship of historic preservation to community development, urban planning and real estate development.
Commitment to Diversity: Strong support for making historic preservation relevant to the diverse population of Philadelphia through an emphasis on the cultural heritage of African American, Latino, Asian and other populations.
Strong Interpersonal Skills: The ability to nurture relationships with organizations, foundations, individual donors, and with public agencies and political leaders.
Development: The ability to formulate, manage and lead successful development and grant-writing initiatives.
Judgment: Track record of experienced-based sound judgment; confidence and ability to make and communicate decisions and keep the organization focused.
Professional Education and Experience: Appropriate academic and/or professional experience in the areas of historic preservation, community development, city planning or real estate economics.

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How to apply
Send a letter of interest and a resume in PDF format to the Preservation Alliance Search Committee, at PAGPsearch[@]gmail.com.

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