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Posted: 02/26/2016

Restore Oregon

Historic preservation non-profit working statewide to preserve, reuse, and pass forward our historic resources to create livable, sustainable communities.

Preservation Programs Manager
Professional Opportunity
Portland, OR
$45,000 - $52,000

Hours: Full time, exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Restore Oregon office

Salary range: $45,000 - $52,000

Restore Oregon is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregons historic resources to ensure livable, sustainable communities. We expect all employees to display creativity, professionalism, warmth, respect, flexibility, and integrity in all aspects of the organization and its activities.


Manage Restore Oregons statewide advocacy and education programs; provide leadership on preservation-related regulatory policy, legal, and legislative issues throughout the state; build strong relationships with regional constituents; identify and support opportunities to make the organization economically sustainable; manage programs staff.

Education & background requirements:

Must meet Secretary of Interiors Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61).

Minimum two years experience working with the public providing technical assistance and a demonstrated proficiency in all facets of preservation including historic designation, Section 106, financial incentives, conservation easements, review and regulatory processes.

Demonstrated understanding of state and local land use policies and regulations pertaining to preservation.

Responsibilities: include, but are not limited to:


Develop and implement an annual Programs Plan to include curriculum, delivery (in person and virtual), tools, budget and schedule.

Provide technical assistance on preservation approaches, policies, planning, regulations, and financial incentives.

Contribute to Restore Oregon Field Notes Newsletter and educational content on the Restore Oregon website and social media.

Advocacy & Policy

Direct the Oregon Most Endangered Places program.

Track, interpret, and advance public policies, land use and planning issues, and legislative campaigns pertinent to historic preservation at the local and state levels.

Function as lead staff for Restore Oregon Advocacy Committee, Preservation Roundtable, and Heritage Barn Taskforce.

Maintain a working knowledge of current preservation issues and a network of local preservation advocates across the state.

Represent Restore Oregon to communities across Oregon and advocate for preservation on behalf of the organization.

General Organizational Welfare

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How to apply
Email resume and cover letter to Peggy Moretti, Executive Director, at peggym@RestoreOregon.org. No calls please.
Peggy Moretti
Phone: 503 946-6446
Restore Oregon
1130 SW Morrison Street, Suite 318
Portland, OR 97205

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