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Posted: 03/06/2013

Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation

The Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 membership-based historic preservation advocacy and education non-profit located in Tallahassee, Florida, that is contracted by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to serve as the staff for the Certified Local Government and Architectural Review Board.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Tallahassee, FL
$Dependent on Experience
Open Until

The Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors, the City of Tallahassee, and Leon County, is responsible for managing the Trusts daily activities, including supervising the City and Countys Certified Local Government (CLG) activities. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, results driven individual who will fulfill the duties of the CLGs Historic Preservation Officer; coordinate with local, state, and national agencies to maximize the efficiency and quality of the City and Countys CLG activities and benefits; educate the public about historic preservation and increase community engagement with the preservation planning process; elevate the Trusts profile in the community and region as a leader in historic preservation advocacy; and supervise the financial and legal operations of the Trust utilizing best practices for non-profit management. A masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Public History, or a related field from an accredited college or university with at least 5 years of experience supervising the activities of a historic preservation program preferred.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties:
Serves as Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County CLG;

  *   Acts as the primary staff member for the Architectural Review Board (ARB)
  *   Evaluates, reviews, and processes Certificate of Appropriateness applications
  *   Facilitates monthly ARB meetings and prepares all related materials
  *   Prepares staff reports for ARB reviewed projects and develops recommendations for the monthly Board meetings
  *   Provides technical assistance to historic property owners
  *   Serves as a local expert on historic preservation principles and practices as well as case law related to historic preservation activities
  *   Provides input and guidance to the Planning Department on preservation related issues
  *   Assists with local Section 106 reviews, local and National Register nominations, and the City and Countys compliance with federal preservation regulations
  *   Files quarterly reports on activities and finances to the City and the County
  *   Files annual report on activities and finances to State of Florida CLG Coordinator
  *   Sits on the City of Tallahassee Historic Property Grant and Loan Committee
  *   Oversees applications for, and administration of, CLG grants and other funding opportunities from the State of Florida

·         Manages all daily operating activities of the Trust, including the supervision of a small staff consisting of
a Program Coordinator; part-time Office and Research Assistant; and a rotating staff of interns
·         Reports to and implements the directions of the Board of Directors and facilitates monthly Board
meetings by preparing agendas, staff reports, and supplementary materials
·         Oversees the financial operations of the Trust and ensures that all licensing, insurance, and tax
requirements are fulfilled
·         Establishes an annual budget that draws upon a variety of funding streams, including the Trusts
government contract, membership fees, and grants
·         Develops and implements an annual fundraising plan that focuses on the cultivation of individual and
corporate donations
·         Works with the Board of Directors to update the Trusts Strategic Plan, mission, and goals, then
implements those updates
·         Cultivates new and existing relationships with other local non-profits, preservation architects, contractors,
and consultants to establish a network of preservation professionals that the Trust, its members, and
historic property owners can draw upon
·         Maintains a high-level of engagement with the best practices in the field through professional
development opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and training sessions and encouraging the
participation of other staff and board members
·         Engages the community through speaking engagements, media interviews, and participation in local
·         Manages the Trusts historic James T. Perkins house and property including oversight of a rental contract for a two-room office suite

Knowledge and Skills
·         Masters degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, Public History, or a related field from an accredited college or university with at least 5 years of experience supervising the activities of a historic preservation program
·         Qualifications that fulfill the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for Historic Preservation
·         Skilled at working collaboratively with local government and planning officials
·         Demonstrated expertise and experience in historic preservation law
·         Extensive experience in the evaluation of historic properties, architectural      styles, and preservation
·         methods
·         Effective communication skills, including experience coordinating with media outlets and utilizing web based social media
·         Senior management experience with organizations of a similar size
·         Strong interpersonal skills
·         Success in grant writing and administration
·         Knowledge of the best practices for non-profit management
·         Demonstrated success in fundraising and development
·         Software skills including experience with: Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, website Content Management
·         Software, listservs, and database systems

How to apply
This is an open-call for applications; the deadline for submission is March 15th, 2013. If interested please submit resume and salary requirements no later than March15, 2013 to: Susan Marston, Office & Research Assistant Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation 423 East Virginia Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 susantaltrust@comcast.net You will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your submission.

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