As part of the Los Angeles Conservancys Advocacy team, assist the Director of Advocacy in the organizations advocacy work to preserve and revitalize the built heritage of Los Angeles County.
· Prepare responses to Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) and other documents on preservation issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
· Monitor and track relevant public hearings and schedules for Conservancy issues.
· Oversee the Conservancys preservation easement program, including the management and monitoring of properties.
· Coordinate periodic Conservancy public workshops on preservation topics (local landmark designation, Realtor trainings, etc.), and training workshops for Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) boards.
· Write and regularly update materials on Conservancy issues for website and newsletter outlets.
· Represent the Conservancy at public hearings and meetings on preservation issues.
· Assist in the Conservancys legislative initiatives on historic preservation policy in the City of Los Angeles and around Los Angeles County.
· Provide assistance to neighborhoods seeking designation as historic districts, or City of Los Angeles Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), and to existing HPOZs
· Give presentations to community organizations on historic preservation and the work of the Conservancy.
· Provide technical assistance and responses to telephone inquiries on preservation issues.
· Help provide support for the Conservancys Advocacy Committee and its all-volunteer Modern Committee (ModCom), focused on the preservation of Modern architectural resources.
· Manage advocacy interns and oversee projects.
· Occasionally, research and prepare nominations for City, State and National designations of historic properties.
· Provide support, when needed, on general office administration and with special Conservancy events throughout the year.
· At least three years of relevant professional experience in historic preservation, or a Masters degree in historic preservation or a related field.
· Good working knowledge of historic preservation, urban planning, public policy, and architectural history.
· Politically savvy and familiarity with government decision-making on historic preservation and planning issues in the City of Los Angeles, other local governments, and state and national levels.
· Excellent writing, editing, research and analytical skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
· Self-starter with good teamwork and organizational skills.