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Posted: 01/24/2013

Preservation Action

Preservation Action is a 501c4 nonprofit organization created in 1974 to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation. Preservation Action seeks to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs through a grassroots constituency empowered with information and training and through direct contact with elected representatives.

Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

National historic preservation lobbying organization seeks dynamic, motivated president with ability to promote sound policy and programs and influence Washington, D.C., decision makers. The right candidate will manage tight budgets while he or she informs and inspires members and expands the organization's reach.

Ideal Profile:  

The ideal candidate will come to the position with 7 to 10 years professional experience and will exhibit strong leadership skills and the ability to work with and motivate a small staff.  The position requires a passionate work ethic; keen time-management; writing, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to fundraise; and experience developing and implementing a budget.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with institutional partners is a priority.  Familiarity with people in the preservation community is considered a plus but not a requirement. 

Comparable Experience

Although there are many aspects of a candidates experience that will influence the selection, listed here are attributes that the selection committee will be especially interested in:

  • Fundraising
  • Strong and Innovative Communications Skills
  • Lobbying and/or Hill experience preferred.
  • Grassroots organizing
  • Familiarity with not-for-profit management and board relations preferred.
  • Consensus bilding
  • Financial management and budgeting
  • Program planning and implementation
  • Marketing
  • Staff/volunteer management and leadership


Bachelors degree required, Masters preferred

What we offer:

We offer salary and benefits and an opportunity to provide leadership to a nationally respected organization providing for professional growth paralleling that of the organization.  In addition, the successful applicant enjoys the prospect of developing a strong professional network with a national reach and the chance to work with a passionate membership of preservation leaders in virtually every state

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Submit resumes and salary history to: shanon@shanonshea.com Open until filled. First review of applicants will begin February 8th, 2013.
Erik Hein
Phone: 202-637-7873
401 F Street NW
Suite 331
Washington, DC 20009

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