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Posted: 09/03/2015

Historic Neighbor Hood Preservation

HNP is a 30-year-old 501-(c) (3) non-profit that works to promote historic preservation in Connecticut’s sixth oldest settlement, mow a suburb within the New York metropolitan area. Stamford’s historic built environment is varied, consisting of remnant survivals within an incomplete urban renewal area abutting three National Register districts. Stamford’s historic resource inventory is incomplete but in process to include historic neighborhoods dating from the late-nineteenth through early twentieth century beyond the National Register districts and relict nineteenth century hamlets infilled with late twentieth century development in North Stamford. HNP’s program objectives include increasing architectural literacy and awareness of historic resources and historic preservation through walking tours and publications and advocacy to bring neighborhood associations, developers and municipal government together in preserving resources. HNP’s operations are supported in part by a State matching funds and membership dues, and projects in some neighborhoods, including environmental review, are supported by CDBG funds.

Executive Director
Professional Opportunity
Stamford, CT
$ negotiable


The Executive Director should understand historic preservation, non-profit management and development, grant administration, membership solicitation and contact, public and media relations, and the development and management of projects supporting historic preservation awareness.  The Executive Director should have strong communication skills to effectively promote HNPs  message to the public, government, private developers, and Board.




Baseline responsibilities include:


Project development and management of educational programs and publications


Managing project consultants and contracts.  


Coordinating activities for and communicating with Board of Directors and members


Media and government contact


Grant administration and project fundraising




The position is offered on a contract basis through April 2016 with an opportunity for renewal.  The position works closely with and reports to the executive committee of the board and is subject to renewal contingent upon performance and funding.   Previous experience in historic preservation, urban planning, or architecture is desired but not required.


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How to apply
Your selection as a candidate for interview will be based upon your resume and your brief explanation of why you are the best person for the job (in 1,500 characters maximum) submitted by email to admin@hnppinc.org by September 15, 2015.
Wes Haynes
Phone: 203-314-3808
Box 368, 65 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902

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