Preservation Programs Manager, Colorado Preservation, Inc., Denver CO

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include managing Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program which identifies, advocates for, and assists threatened or endangered historic sites around the state by proving direct technical support, advocacy, outreach, and education to a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues to advance preservation best practices in Colorado.



  • Direct the annual development, selection and announcement of Colorado's Most Endangered Places List
  • Maintain permanent files on threatened sites, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities and partner organizations
  • Work directly with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Colorado's Most Endangered Places committee to implement a comprehensive, strategic, goal-based fundraising plan for the Endangered Places Program
  • Develop and manage financial support for the Endangered Places Program including: securing grants to fund the program, securing grant match funding such as through the annual Silent Auction at the Saving Places Conference, submitting deliverables to the grant funder, and managing grant financials and reports
  • Establish work plans supported by community stakeholders for each Listed sites to achieve a SAVE
  • Respond daily to inquiries regarding historic preservation guidelines, regulations, and acceptable practices from community advocates, property owners, and professionals
  • Develop and maintain a system of volunteer site reviewers
  • Manage seasonal assistants and interns
  • Contribute editorial content to the monthly newsletter, Annual Report, and other organizational publications
  • Coordinate website development, graphic design, and maintenance for the Endangered Places Program
  • Support and assist CPI co-workers in achieving overall organizational goals
  • Represent organization at events, meetings and speaking engagements including through public media, and contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office
  • Understand and help implement the 2020 Colorado Statewide Preservation Plan
  • Perform other related duties as requested.



  • Bachelor's degree required; M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, Geography, Business/Project Management, Public Policy or related field preferred
  • Minimum two years work-related experience in related field preferred
  • A basic knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures and governmental policies governing historic resources is required, and the ability to interpret and implement the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation is preferred
  • Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going, revolving deadlines and shifting priorities under time and financial pressures
  • Ability to develop creative solutions in difficult and complex situations, assemble innovative partnerships and communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing
  • Experience in marketing and public relations is preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills; good with people
  • Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office atmosphere
  • A passion for or background in Colorado history or historic preservation a plus
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Vertical Response, Wordpress, and Media Temple
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop preferred
  • Willingness to travel (including often overnight) and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Colorado driver's license are required.

How to Apply

** 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 assure 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. HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to by March 7, 2014. Enter Preservation Programs Manager in subject line. Please, no phone inquiries. For more information about Colorado Preservation, Inc. and its programs, visit our website at:

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