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🔗Executive Director

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • 70,000-90,000 + performance-based incentives USD / Year
  • May 1, 2023
  • Job Qualifications:

    The Ideal Candidate Will Be Able To:

    •  Develop and execute a vision for Preservation Utah
    • Build and strengthen community relationships
    • Seek innovative ways to increase organizational relevancy, partnerships and funding
    • Be a collaborative and confident leader

    REQUIRED: At least five years of management experience. Proven track record in fundraising and organizational development. Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, and administrative skills. Established proficiency in community relations, program development/execution, and financial management.

  • How to Apply:

    Applications will be reviewed the first week of every month by the hiring committee and interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

    Materials to Submit:
    Resume, list of three references, and in lieu of a traditional cover letter we would like to request a two minute video introducing yourself and sharing why you are excited about this role.

    Interested applicants must email all materials by May 1, 2023. Preservation Utah intends to onboard the new Executive Director by July 15, 2023.

    Please submit application materials to

    If you have any questions regarding the position or the application process email Kristian Kallaker at

  • Job benefits: Preservation Utah pays 100% of employee's premium for medical and dental insurance, offers a Simple IRA with a 3% match, and a continuing education budget. Preservation Utah’s board is open to exploring benefits that would be useful and would support our staff as a part of the strategic planning process.
  • Application URL:

Website Preservation Utah

Preservation Utah, formerly the Utah Heritage Foundation, is the oldest statewide nonprofit preservation organization in the West and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1966, Preservation Utah works to preserve, protect, and promote Utah’s historic built environment through proactive preservation strategies. This includes public education and outreach, school programs, a 20-year old Revolving Loan Fund program, technical assistance, statewide advocacy, and managing the historic Memorial House. The organization has: - An energetic board - 6+ active committees comprised of more than 30 volunteers - 4 full time staff members (including Executive Director), 5+ part time staff, 1-2 interns - $1 million+ in assets

Preservation Utah seeks an Executive Director to serve as the chief executive and operating officer of the organization with overall responsibility for organizational strategy, planning, and development, fundraising, administration, and management of staff. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with the staff, board, and its sub-committees in developing and executing annual objectives, strategies, and goals.

For the next Executive Director of Preservation Utah, the board seeks the following leadership qualities:

  • Ability to develop and articulate an organizational vision. Preservation Utah has an active board and committees, who look forward to supporting an individual who wants to strategically lead the organization’s growth for the next 5-10+ years.
  • A strong collaborative approach to work. For over 50-years Preservation Utah has led statewide efforts to preserve Utah’s historic built environment and the organization sees value in an Executive Director being capable of collaborating with staff, volunteers, and other organizations (grassroots/established) to achieve goals.
  • Enthusiasm to further develop one’s toolkit. Proven leadership/development skills are more critical in this role than experience in historic preservation. The Preservation Utah board recognizes the merit of having staff with a range of expertise and wants to ensure its Executive Director is eager to fill knowledge gaps and learn next/best practices as nonprofit management and preservation strategies evolve.

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  • NCPE Internships: Eligibility & How to Apply


    All NCPE interns received an hourly stipend, the rate is listed at each position description. Additionally, interns receive paid time off (PTO), paid Federal holidays if working full-time, and access to NCPE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for career and personal counseling, coaching, and referrals. Project sites may also offer a housing allowance and/or commuting stipend; this information is also listed in the description or offered during the interview.

    As an organization operating under Public Land Corps Act (PLC) authority, many NCPE positions qualify the intern for Federal Hiring Preference if (1) they complete a minimum of 640 hours at one or more qualifying conservation project(s); (2) are between the ages of 16 and 30 years (35 if a veteran); and (3) apply for a Federal position at USAJOBS with PLC noted in the announcement within two years of completing the internship. Find out more about this hiring preference during the interview or contact for details.


    To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking academic program or recently graduated (within the past 12 months) and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours total in the program; previous interns must stay within this overall limit. The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full time (40 hours per week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. If selected, the exact starting date will be determined by you and the NPS supervisor. The stipend rate is $17.00 per hour unless otherwise listed.

    The successful candidate is responsible for finding and paying for travel to and housing at the internship location; some exceptions apply. The supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodation.

    The National Council requires all interns working in-person at Federal facilities and/or with Federal employees receive the Covid-19 vaccination. Please be advised that you may also be required to wear a mask, depending on the protocols adopted by your work site. Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required if you are selected for a position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about these requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. You may direct any questions to NCPE's Internship Program Director, Julee Johnson, at

    Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees. Stipends are academic awards and taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.

    How to Apply

    You may review NCPE's internship opportunities during the Summer and Winter application rounds without registering. Use the search function to find listings by location, keyword, or area of interest/category. Once you identify one or more positions of interest, there is a 3-step application process.

    Step 1: Click on the Apply for Job button, then select Universal Application. Click on Register to create a User Account, which requires a username and email. A link will be sent to you from to create a password. We suggest that you add this email to your safe senders list so you don't miss receiving this important link. You will be instructed to Log In to Preservenet using your user name or email and password, which will take you back to the Universal Application.

    Step 2: The Universal Application is required to apply for all NCPE internships. You fill out this form only once. In addition to contact information, educational status, work history, and experience, it requires two attachments: (1) the 2 most recent years of academic transcripts. These may be unofficial transcripts if official versions are unavailable. PDF only, labeled Your Last Name_Your First Name_Transcript. (2) a resume or CV (curriculum vitae). Please limit to a maximum of 4 pages; 2 pages preferred. May be .doc, .docx or PDF. Label Your Last Name_Your First Name_Resume. This form may be saved as a draft and completed later. Use the link provided to return to the form.

    Step 3: Once you submit the Universal Application, you may browse and apply for NCPE internships using the link provided. Complete the application process by clicking on the Apply for job button found at each internship listing and upload the required Essay. Use the essay to explain why you are applying for an internship, including how your interest areas will benefit the National Park Service (NPS) and how the internship will further your studies and career goals. Be as specific as possible; there is a 400-word maximum length. Submit the essay to finish the application for that position. You may apply for a maximum of 6 internships during this application round. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

    Once the deadline for submission has passed, NPS supervisors will review the applications and may contact candidates for a phone interview. Candidates who are not selected will be notified. Please allow about 4 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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