Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) seeks a self-motivated individual with excellent communication and organizational skills and a strong work ethic to join the organization as a Manager within the Preservation Department.
The Advocacy Manager manages the advocacy and outreach initiatives of HCF, working directly with the Chief Preservation Officer. Advocacy initiatives include the review and analysis of development projects in the Charleston region that impact historic resources and landscapes, as well as broader community issues related to smart growth, livability and transportation. The critical outreach component of this position entails direct communication with the development community, governmental entities, and the general public. Attendance at public hearings, particularly the city of Charlestons Board of Architectural Review, Planning Commission, and zoning boards, is paramount.
Minimum qualifications are a Bachelors degree in historic preservation, urban planning, public policy or related field, coupled with 4 years of professional experience. An advanced degree is preferred,coupled with at least 2 years of professional experience. The successful candidate should have a strong knowledge base in preservation, land use, urban policy, and community development. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency from past work experience and education in the following skills: the analysis of land use/development projects, writing position statements, public speaking, community engagement, creating and managing budgets, as well as writing and managing grants. Excellent written and oral communication skills and proficiency with basic computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point is a necessity. Experience with GIS mapping software, Google Sketch-up, and Adobe Photoshop preferred.