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🔗Endangered Places Program Director

  • Full Time
  • Denver, CO
  • $45,000-$50,000 USD / Year
  • October 13, 2022
  • Job Summary: Colorado Preservation, Inc introduced Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program in 1998. Since that time, CPI has provided advocacy, outreach, technical assistance & education to communities with listed resources through the program.
  • Job Qualifications:

    ·         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.

    ·         Basic knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures, and governmental policies governing historic resource 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.

    ·         Demonstrate an 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 communication skills required; good with people.

    ·         Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office environment.

    ·         Detail oriented as the position involves financial tracking for a grant

    ·         A passion for or background in Colorado history or historic preservation.

    ·         Basic computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint

    ·         Willingness to travel including frequent overnights and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, and a valid State of Colorado driver’s license required.

  • How to Apply:

    Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to  Enter Endangered Places Program Director in subject line.  The position remains open until filled. Please, no phone inquiries.  For more information on Colorado Preservation, Inc. and the Endangered Places Program visit our website at

  • Job benefits: Holidays – 12 paid holidays Vacation – 12 days (96 hours) earned per year (accrued at eight hours for each full month worked), additional vacation benefits to be discussed. Flex Time – Based on additional hours put in for the position over the month. Sick leave – Six days (48 hours) earned per year (accrued at four hours for each full month worked). $200/month stipend for a full-time employee to help defray the cost of health insurance. $750 per year funding for skills training of your choice, related directly to your position
  • Contact Name: Jennifer Orrigo Charles
  • Application Email:

Website Colorado Preservation, Inc

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.

The Endangered Places Program Director focuses on managing the Endangered Places Program by assisting a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues 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.  The position is responsible for applying for and managing the State Historical Fund Grant and other funding for the position.

Colorado Preservation, Inc’s offices are located in Denver CO, but the organization is currently working on a hybrid work from home and in-person schedule.


·         Direct the solicitation, development, selection and announcement of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places on an annual program cycle.

·         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

·         Work directly with the 69 resources currently listed on alert and in progress to assess and address their challenges and provide necessary technical assistance to ensure the places are moving forward.

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

·         Plan, develop and implement a 1 ½ day Weekend Workshop with architectural or contractor consultants and volunteer participants at an Endangered Places site.

·         Help coordinate and implement a “Mothballing” exercise to help secure and temporarily stabilize a selected Endangered Places site.

·         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 Colorado’s Most Endangered Places committees in the advancement of the program.

·         Assist with and guide the planning of the Saving Places Conference with 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 driver’s license are required
·         Maintain working familiarity with CPI’s programs and positions; represent CPI in public gatherings as needed, contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office.

·         Perform other related duties as requested.

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