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Posted: 02/05/2015


HistoriCorps®, a 591(c)3 nonprofit organization, promotes hands-on public involvement in the restoration and preservation of historic places and structures on our public lands through the engagement of volunteers, students, veterans, youth training programs and organizations interested in historic preservation. HistoriCorps partners with federal, state and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities, fostering in our participants a lifelong commitment to the stewardship of our historic resources and public lands. From our Denver, CO headquarters, we coordinate and instruct projects on public lands throughout the United States.

Operations Manager
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$ salary


The Operations Manager position is responsible for and oversees all functions of HistoriCorps field operations. This individual will plan, manage, and report on multiple concurrent construction projects. The Operations Manager facilitates all aspects of HistoriCorps projects that involve the maintenance, repair and preservation of historic structures.  The Operations Manager will at times fill in or lead preservation projects.

 The Operations Manager is responsible for: preparing estimates and proposals; scheduling traveling teams and jobs; planning job logistics; hiring, training and supervising field staff; ordering, procuring and ensuring delivery of materials to sites; tracking jobs and drafting and submitting job reports in close collaboration with finance manager; maintaining and repairing vehicles, trailers, tools and equipment; supporting field staff. This individual collaborates with the Management Team1 to match the appropriate work force with projects, e.g., volunteers, corps members, students, veterans, Passport in Time volunteers (PIT) or a combination of the foregoing.

 Duties include but are not limited to:

 1.       The overall construction and project management functions of HistoriCorps:

  a.       Work with Project Development staff and project sponsors to create a volunteer-, student-, veteran-, and/or youth- appropriate scope of work and corresponding budget for projects. This relationship will continue through project execution and successful completion;

 b.      Make site visits when necessary to gather the information required to estimate project costs and mount proposals;

c.       Develop estimates and proposals in collaboration with Project Development and Executive Director;

d.      When 3rd party contractors are utilized, manage communications and scheduling;

e.      Ensure that all construction operations on each project site comply with the applicable Safety Manuals and HistoriCorps and Sponsors job site safety programs and policies. Foster a safe work environment for field staff and volunteers through training and protocols;

f.        Material ordering, procurement, and delivery to project sites;

g.       Projects and Field Crew scheduling and travel logistics in collaboration with Management Team, including specific instruction as to proper allocation of crew lodging, per diem, and travel costs.

h.      Projects progress and expense tracking and invoicing in collaboration with Business Manager and Executive Director;

i.         Support Project Supervisors and Crew Leaders;

j.        Enforce organization policies regarding field staff conduct, field reporting, and accountability to home office;

k.       Trouble Shooting and client relations during project execution;

2.       Develop inventory system and database for tools and equipment and keep up-to-date;

3.       Prepare vehicles and trailers, tools and equipment, and camp kitchen inventory for seasonal deployment;


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Until Filled

How to apply
How to Apply: For your application to be considered, it must include: 1) Submit a cover letter (400 words maximum) that describes the reasons for your interest and includes your email address, physical street address, and daytime phone number. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted (by email or phone) if you are selected for an interview; 2) A descriptive resume Submit all materials electronically to: Towny Anderson, Executive Director of HistoriCorps®, tanderson@historicorps.org . Subject line: Operations Manager Position.
Towny Anderson
Phone: 303-893-4260 x235
1420 Ogden St, Suite 103
Denver, CO 80218

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