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Posted: 11/10/2016

Colorado Preservation, Inc
Endangered Places Program

BACKGROUND: Founded in 1984, Colorado Preservation, Inc. is a statewide nonprofit that promotes historic preservation in Colorado by providing information, education, training, expertise, and advocacy. We achieve this mission by partnering with historic property owners, non-profit organizations, educators, and local governments throughout the state. Our signature initiatives include Colorado’s Most Endangered Places Program, the annual Saving Places Preservation Conference, our Preservation Services Program, and the Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards. Our nonprofit organization provides technical assistance to communities, other non-profit organizations and individuals with grant and preservation project management. We also undertake rehabilitation and adaptive use projects to ensure Colorado continues to build its future with historic places.

Endangered Places Program Director
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO
$38,000 to 42,000

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:The Endangered Places Program Director focuses on managing the Endangered Places Program by assisting a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and problems within the state. The position works to provide support, administration, publicity, and assistance to threatened sites while serving as a preservation advocate, expert and project manager. The position provides consolation to property owners, contractors, and advocates explaining best preservation practices. The position requires a large percentage of travel (especially during the summer) to visit with the communities of endangered sites.  In order to secure the longevity of the program, the position is responsible for applying for and manage State Historical Fund grant funding and work to secure matching grant support.


·         Direct the solicitation, development, selection and announcement of Colorados Most Endangered Places.

·         Work to establish work plans for listed sites that are supported by advocates and professionals within the community that will serve as the guidelines on how to achieve a SAVE for the site

·         Develop and manage financial support for the Endangered Places Program, including: securing grants to fund the program, securing grant match funding, submitting deliverables to the grant funder, and managing grant financials and reports. 

  • Serve as preservation advocate, expert and project manager to assist over 65 sites statewide.

·         Respond daily to inquiries regarding guidelines, regulations, and acceptable practices from community advocates, property owners, and professionals.

·         Maintain permanent files on threatened sites, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities and partner organizations.

·         Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision

  • Support and assist CPI co-workers in achieving organizational goals

·         Work directly with the Colorado Preservation, Inc. Board of Directors, and Colorados Most Endangered Places committees in the advancement of the program.

·         Assist with and guide the planning of the Saving Places Conference in respect to Endangered Places components (for example planning panel sessions at the conference, program orientation packet, and arrange/speak at the Endangered Places Program luncheon)

  • Contribute editorial content to the monthly newsletter.

·         Coordinate website development, graphic design, and maintenance for Endangered Places

  • Willingness to travel (including overnight) and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Colorado drivers license are required

·         Maintain working familiarity with CPIs programs and positions; represent CPI in public gatherings as needed, contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office.

·         Understand and help to implement the 2020 Colorado Statewide Preservation Plan

·         Perform other related duties as requested



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How to apply
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jorrigocharles@coloradopreservation.org by December 1, 2016. Enter Endangered Places Program Director in subject line. Please, no phone inquiries. For more information on Colorado Preservation, Inc. and the Endangered Places Program visit our website at www.coloradopreservation.org ** Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.
Jennifer Orrigo Charles

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