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Posted: 03/06/2014

Historic Districts Council

The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for all of New York City’s historic neighborhoods. HDC is the only organization in New York that works directly with people who care about our city’s historic neighborhoods and buildings. We represent a constituency of over 500 local community organizations. HDC provides technical and strategic support to groups and individuals to help save historic buildings. Since 1971, HDC has been a vital force helping to preserve historic neighborhoods and buildings throughout the five boroughs. HDC has been involved in the creation of almost all of the 110 officially designated historic districts in New York, which encompass almost 30,000 individual buildings. We have organized residents, secured funding for studies, given public testimony, worked with city agencies, and held people’s hands for over 40 years. Each year, HDC offers over two-dozen public programs, conferences, workshops, and talks related to New York City history, preservation practices like restoration, and community organizing. We also offer walking and bicycle tours of distinct neighborhoods that embody the city’s history, vibrancy and cultural backbone. HDC is the only group which regularly reviews every single public proposal affecting a historic building and historic districts in New York, and when needed, we comment on them. We monitor the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and work with elected officials on historic preservation and development issues. We have negotiated agreements between developers and community residents on projects affecting historic neighborhoods.

Director of Preservation & Community Outreach
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY
$commensurate with experience

The Historic Districts Council, the citywide advocate for New Yorks historic neighborhoods, is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Preservation & Community Outreach. This is a full-time position who will work to maintain and further develop HDCs neighborhood-based historic preservation advocacy programs and to represent HDC to both the general public and our neighborhood constituency constituency through frequent communications.


Applicant should have experience in community organizing and providing support services to community groups and individuals. Knowledge of New York City architecture and history preferred; familiarity with historic preservation policies and practices strongly recommended. Experience with New York City  government agencies (such as the City Council, City Planning and Landmarks Preservation Commission) is beneficial.  Applicant must have strong communication skills and be comfortable representing HDC and its mission to the public, press, and before government agencies in person and through writing.   



Fulltime position, flexible schedule but some evening hours required. Full benefits include paid vacation and health coverage.  Salary commensurate with experience.  NYC-area residency required. 

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How to apply
Please respond with resume and a cover letter of approximately 300 words to: Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director Historic Districts Council 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 hdc@hdc.org Fax: 212 614-9127 NO PHONE CALLS
Simeon Bankoff
Phone: 2126149107
Fax: 212 614-9127
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

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