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  • Full Time
  • Columbia, SC
  • Salary ($): $50,000 - $60,000
  • Job Summary: The president of Preservation South Carolina manages the organization's revolving fund, advocacy, fundraising, and consulting efforts
  • Job Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will demonstrate a combination of some of the following:

    >Three to five years of experience in non-profit organizations.
    >Strategic business sense and success in fundraising and networking.
    >Familiarity with real estate and historic preservation revolving funds.
    >Education and/or professional experience that encompasses current historic preservation philosophy and practice, including advocacy and the economics of preservation.
    >Experience with both urban and rural historic sites and African American heritage preservation.
    >Strong management skills and a collaborative approach to working with the board, staff, and stakeholders.
    >Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with South Carolinians from all walks of life.
    >Political acumen and familiarity with local and state government.
    >Proficiency with current technology for programs and communication.

  • How to Apply:

    Candidates should submit via email ( a letter that briefly describes their interest and relevant educational and professional background, together with a resume and three references, addressed to Carter Hudgins, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Preservation South Carolina 117 Grace Street, Prosperity, South Carolina 29127.  Preservation South Carolina strongly encourages applications from candidates of backgrounds that have been underrepresented in the field of historic preservation. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021, but applications accepted until the position is filled.

  • Application Email:
  • Application Address: 117 Grace Street, Prosperity, SC 29127 USA

Website Preservation South Carolina

Founded in 1990 as the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, today Preservation South Carolina manages a successful revolving fund and holds thirty-six protective easements in twenty-one counties. Its new Sacred Places initiative is bringing much-needed attention to the challenges facing historic rural congregations. It is currently leading the development of a major preservation n plan for the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island and a $2 million restoration of the Gothic Revival Trinity Church in Abbeville. For more information on current programs, candidates are invited to review the organization’s website.




MISSION: Preservation South Carolina is a non-profit organization operating in South Carolina since 1990 dedicated to preserving and protecting South Carolina’s irreplaceable architectural heritage.

Preservation South Carolina’s President carries out policies and programs set by the Board of Trustees, manages day-to-day operations, assists the Board in program development, and manages the work of all staff members.


1.      Fundraising

a.      Develop and implement fundraising campaigns, including membership drives and special events.

b.      Research, write, submit, follow, and implement grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

c.      Identify and assist in the solicitation of prospects for donations and bequests.

d.      Provide staff support at all fundraising events and activities.

2.      Revolving Fund

a.      Identify potential properties.

b.      Negotiate for donation, option, or purchase of properties.

c.      Market properties for resale.

d.      Coordinate necessary stabilization, maintenance, insurance, and security of properties prior to resale.

e.      Arrange for the preparation of legal documents for closing.

f.       Write, revise, and refine protective covenants as needed.

g.      Maintain ongoing contact with Revolving Fund homeowners, carrying annual inspection of covenant properties and enforcing Protective Covenants as needed.

h.      Serve as a resource for technical assistance for building owners.

3.      Communications and Public Relations

a.      Develop and maintain an effective communications plan that engages both print and social media outlets.

b.      Expand Preservation South Carolina’s reputation and public image, providing content to media outlets and programs for civic clubs, book and garden clubs, and other organizations.

c.      Assist in the development of materials promoting and publicizing the public and economic benefits of historic preservation.

d.      Serve as the public spokesperson for Preservation South Carolina before boards, commissions, and groups across the state.

4.      Advocacy and Education

a.      Coordinate Board-directed efforts to support the development of local and state historic preservation policy, serving as liaison with local and state political bodies and boards.

b.      Initiate cooperative participation in historic preservation-related conferences, symposiums, and events.

c.      Develop historic preservation education materials as needed.

5.      Planning

a.      Develop, implement, and revises with the Board the strategic plan and long-range goals and objectives for the organization.

b.      Develops with the Board and maintains measures of the effectiveness of Preservation South Carolina’s programs.

c.      Provide quarterly reports to the Board on the organization’s programs and their effectiveness.

6.      Budget

a.      Assist Preservation South Carolina’s Treasurer in developing an annual budget for Board approval.

b.      Monitor budget and provide quarterly reports to President, Treasurer, and  Board.

c.      Implement yearly financial goals.

7.      Events

a.      Develop and implement events that promote historic preservation.

b.      Develop and implement events that promote revolving fund properties.

8.      Operations

a.      Manage day-to-day operation of the organization including its office and supervision of its employees.

b.      Carry out administrative duties including correspondence and financial accounting.

c.      Maintain personnel records of all employees and implement the organization’s personnel policy.

9.      Board and Committee Responsibilities

a.      Prepare and distribute materials for Board and Committee meetings.

b.      Attend all meetings of the Board and Executive Committee.

10.   Terms

a.      The President is responsible to the Board of Trustees who shall be responsible for hiring and termination, as well as regular review.

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