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Posted: 12/18/2017


Restore Oregon's mission is to preserve, reuse, and pass forward the historic places that make our communities livable and sustainable. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating statewide, and a partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Preservation Programs Manager
Professional Opportunity
Portland, OR


Manage Restore Oregons program to successfully save and repurpose an annual list of Oregons Most Endangered Places; identify, prioritize and lead the organizations response to key advocacy issues; efficiently manage field requests for technical support; build strong relationships with regional constituents; identify and support opportunities to make the organization sustainable; manage programs staff.

Education & background requirements:

Graduate degree in Historic Preservation or equivalent.

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

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

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Advocacy & Policy

Direct the Oregons Most Endangered Places program, ensure an effective, efficient strategy is enacted for each MEP to develop and execute a preservation plan.

Serve as staff liaison with the Policy and Advocacy Committees work to advance preservation policy, land use and planning issues, and legislative campaigns pertinent to Restore Oregons mission.

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.

Education & Programs:

Lead staff and volunteer committees to develop content for programs such as the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour and other programs as specified in an annual programs calendar.

Initiate and coordinate with the Marketing Manager to ensure Restore Oregons work is publicized and communicated to the field. Contribute articles to the Field Notes Newsletter, content on the Restore Oregon website, and posts on social media.

Manage and/or provide response to field requests for technical assistance on preservation approaches, policies, planning, regulations, and financial incentives.

Organizational Welfare

Compile and provide reports, minutes, and agendas. Manage to budget and adhere to Policies and Procedures.

Manage special projects as requested.

Participate in Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other committee meetings.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to peggym@RestoreOregon.org.
Peggy Moretti
Phone: 503 946-6446
1130 SW Morrison, Suite 318
Portland, OR 97205

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