Historic Denver, Inc.
Historic Denver, Inc. seeks an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual for the full-time position of Preservation Coordinator. The Preservation Coordinator will play an integral role in implementing the organizations proactive advocacy agenda, providing resources to owners of historic properties and supporting existing preservation programs. The Preservation Coordinator will work closely with both the Director of Preservation Programs and the Executive Director. Specific responsibilities include:
Historic Property Research & Writing
The Preservation Coordinator is the lead researched for the Historic Denver team, regularly conducting property research related to potential demolitions, potential designations, and neighborhood history. In some cases, the Preservation Coordinator will be responsible for producing complete historic designation applications for individual properties, sometimes on a short timeline. Other research is used to produce newsletter articles, reports for board use and public use, and advocacy efforts. The Preservation Coordinator is the lead author of such materials, which need to be clear, concise and written for a general audience.
Managing Historic Denvers Action Fund
In 2015 Historic Denver launched a new Action Fund, designed to encourage proactive preservation efforts at the grassroots level. Each year, community groups can submit applications for funding and technical assistance. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Preservation Coordinator will be responsible for preparing program outreach materials, spreading the word about the Action Fund, and managing the selection process. The Preservation Coordinator will also serve as the lead liaison to all Action Fund projects, ensuring that partners have resources and support, project finances are in order, and project leads are meeting agreed-upon goals. This involves frequent communication with a broad range of partners, including formal and informal neighborhood organizations and committees. Starting in late 2017, the Action Fund will also include a Design Competition. This position will assist in that program in the form of helping to prepare competition materials, reviewing guidelines, and coordinating the jury process.
Grant Writing & Grant Management
Historic Denver operates a robust program that provides technical assistance, grant writing and grant management to partner agencies and owners of historic buildings. This most often involves seeking grant funds from the Colorado State Historical Fund. The Preservation Coordinator will assist the Director of Preservation Programs in preparing project concepts, writing grant applications, and ultimately managing grant projects, which involves strong organizational skills to monitor and report financial progress, oversee contractors, review proposed work, and communicate with the funder and property owner.
Historic Denver holds more than 60 preservation easements, and is responsible for communicating with the owners of all easement properties at least once every other year. Easement management also includes supervising a bi-annual easement inspection intern and easement inspection volunteers charged with visiting each property and preparing condition reports. The Preservation Coordinator will serve as the primary conduit for easement communications, including receiving and channeling requests for alteration to easement properties.
As part of the duties described above, as well as through other assignments, the Preservation Coordinator will be involved with the organizations advocacy agenda, serving as a spokesperson and representative for specific efforts as needed by the Director of Preservation Programs or Executive Director. This involves working with community members, presenting preservation information, providing advice and assistance, and interfacing with elected officials.
· Managing and updating the organizations Contractor Resource List
· Providing content for the organizations newsletter and electronic communications