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Posted: 09/16/2016

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.

Manager, Historic Properties Redevelopment Program
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC

Job Summary

The National Trust, in partnership with the 1772 Foundation, has established a Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) Office at the Trust. The HPRP serves and supports non-profit preservation organizations, revolving fund managers, housing and planning officials, foundation leaders, and students in related graduate and professional programs. Unless otherwise arranged, the manager will be located at National Trust headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will work within the Preservation Resources Department (PRD).   PRD has a strong track record of providing services in this area including hosting the revolving fund convenings at the National Preservation Conference, creating high-level real estate development conference sessions, and partnering with the National Development Council on the advanced historic real estate training workshop seriesall of which have been funded by 1772. 

This position is currently offered as a long term temporary position for 9 months - but full time, with full benefits.  Continuation of the position beyond 9 months is expected, contingent upon availability of funding, success of the work, and the needs of the organization.   


  •  Manage an established network of organizations and institutions involved in HPRP and connect network members to the training and resources they need to become more effective.
  •  Continue to expand this network and identify additional training and resources that may be of use to network members.
  •  Serve as a clearinghouse for information, trainings, tools, models, best practices and sources of support i.e. training and mentoring grants.
  •  Answer questions and provide technical assistance and/or connect HPRPs to the answers and assistance they need.
  •  Convene these organizations in meaningful ways to build the community of HPRPs and offer networking especially as part of PastFoward.
  •  Monitor emerging trends in the HPRP movement and where possible capitalize on opportunities to create new programs and/or better support existing ones.
  •  Maintain a web site, blog and social media sites to engage the HPRP network;
  •  Market all HPRP related programs and services;
  •  Publicize grant-making/funding opportunities within the field;
  •  Publish tear sheets and other print and online materials on key issues to educate the HPRP network, especially in the area of Program Related Investments;
  •  Act as an information clearinghouse, including relaying success stories within the network;
  •  Assist with publicity surrounding HPRP successes;
  •  Leverage the National Trusts expertise and outlets such as the Preservation Leadership Forum website, the Forum Reference Desk, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, and the Preservation Network -- to expand the reach of the HPRP office.
  •  Promote the National Trust, 1772 Foundation, and National Development Council activities and opportunities within the network;
  •  Participate in site visits and serve as a consultant to the 1772 regarding grant funding as requested by 1772 and approved by NTHP.


  • Minimum 5 years professional level experience, including experience relevant to building a national network of organizations and individuals able to apply sophisticated and effective real estate financing and redevelopment techniques to save historic buildings.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and leverage existing networks and be able to set goals, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Direct experience in organizing individuals and organizations as well as marketing programs and services desired.
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
  • Ability to achieve results with general supervision.
  • Experience successfully managing internal stakeholders and relationships.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion, along with ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with effective presentation skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
  • Regular and reliable attendance required.
  • Demonstrated success in marketing to and engaging culturally diverse audiences and partners.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint required. Familiarity with other software, including databases, design and social media engagement tools, a plus.
  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent years of experience) required, advanced degree preferred, in real estate, finance, economic development, design, historic preservation, or planning. 
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How to apply
Please email cover letter and resume to 413146-CS-1121@nthp.hrmdirect.com

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