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Posted: 03/14/2013

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting stewardship and awareness of the historic, cultural, and economic value of Milwaukee’s built heritage. MPA aims to strengthen Milwaukee’s neighborhoods by advocating for and promoting their unique cultural spaces and architectural assets in order to foster a strong and vibrant community as well as demonstrating the link between historic preservation and viable economic development.

MPA - Milwaukee Soldiers Home Project Manager
Professional Opportunity
Milwaukee, WI


Milwaukee Preservation Alliance has an immediate need for a qualified individual to serve as part-time limited term (12 months) Project Manager to administer the organizations preservation work at the Milwaukee Soldiers Home in coordination with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, federal and state agency representatives, veteran organizations, interested preservationists, and other community organizations to seek a common solution the rehabilitation and reuse of vacant buildings and grounds to meet veterans needs.

The Project Manager reports directly to the President of MPA and will work daily on the goal that the Soldiers Home buildings are rehabilitated and restored and put to use in service to veterans in a way that is long term and sustainable. This will be accomplished by spreading the word through veteran and community outreach, social media, and working with volunteers to raise local awareness of and support for efforts to save, restore and rehabilitate the endangered buildings in the historic district.

The Project Manager will meet quantifiable goals in partner collaboration, public outreach, and social media.


  • Act as a consulting party to the Section 106/110 consultations for any Soldiers Home projects that might have an adverse effect on historic resources there.
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and follow up with Local Work Group (LWG) meetings and Community Advisory Council (CAC) meetings.
  • Support social media and online communications: contribute to website and e-mail content/campaigns; investigate, evaluate, and embrace new tools/technology to enhance messaging (video, maps, slideshows, etc.).
  • Solicit, track and respond to emails and phone calls requesting information and offers to volunteer.
  • Work with veteran and community organizations to recruit volunteers. Organize and supervise volunteers.
  • Participate in conference calls to plan, invite, and create agendas for LWG and CAC meetings.
  • Conduct outreach activities including speaking to and presenting to veteran and community organizations.
  • Participate in conference calls with federal and national stakeholders to strategize community, state and federal efforts.


  • Skill to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of agencies and organizations.
  • Leadership skills and the ability to implement creative ideas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in community outreach and organizing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with historic preservation process and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and experience with historic resources and state and federal programs and policies.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
  • Flexibility; willingness to pitch in on other projects.
  • Collaborative work style.
  • Ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Self-motivating – Project Manager will work from home and in the field (Milwaukee).
  • An undergraduate degree is required, with a degree in preservation or a related field preferred.


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How to apply
Submit via email a cover letter, a brief writing sample, resume, and three professional references to Dawn McCarthy, President/Board of Directors, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance at milwaukeepreservation@yahoo.com.

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