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Posted: 06/01/2016

DC Preservation League

The DC Preservation League (DCPL) Washington, DCís citywide nonprofit dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the historic and built environment of our nationís capital. Founded in 1971 as Donít Tear It Down to save the Old Post Office on Pennsylvania Avenue, DCPL has worked diligently to ensure that preservation remains an economic force for the cityís neighborhoods and historic downtown.

Community Outreach and Grants Manager
Professional Opportunity
Washington, DC
Commensurate with Experience


With guidance from DCPLs Executive Director, the Community Outreach and Grants Manager coordinates the development and implementation of the three main programmatic components: (1) core mission/advocacy (2) community outreach; and (3) the Historic Preservation Grants Fund.


To meet the organizations mission of protecting DCs historic resources, the Community Outreach and Grants Manager will play an important role in DCPLs advocacy efforts.

†††††††† Serve as staff liaison for DCPL Landmarks Committee; coordinate with Executive Director and Committee Chair to prepare monthly agendas and report meeting outcomes, coordinate with the DC Historic Preservation Office on landmark nomination submissions; present information on landmark nominations to community groups and the Historic Preservation Review Board

†††††††† Assist Executive Director with Section 106 Consulting Party responsibilities; provide meeting summaries and prepare comments as needed

†††††††† Prepare testimony for DC Council, DC Historic Preservation Review Board, and other governmental agency hearings on historic preservation cases and policies affecting historic landmarks and districts


Cultivates and maintains productive and positive relationships with citizens, community groups, schools, and governmental agencies to identify needs, assists in planning educational programs, and answer questions about community/neighborhood preservation priorities and activities.

†††††††† Assists Events Manager with planning and presenting educational programs designed to engage more citizens in preservation activities and to increase overall community support for preservation as a basic community value

†††††††† Coordinate with Events Manager to plan regular workshops to share information on preservation tools and incentives

†††††††† Assist in preservation advocacy activities designed to spur the preservation of endangered historic structures and open spaces

†††††††† Assist neighborhood groups with the preparation of DC Landmark nominations and other activities to raise awareness

†††††††† Provide technical assistance for existing neighborhood preservation organizations to make them more effective advocates and to increase the level of services they provide to their communities

†††††††† Promote DCPLs programs to communities throughout the city and prepare content for monthly e-newsletter


Provide management and oversight for all aspects of grant programs offered by the DC Preservation League. Work as part of a team to ensure funding goals are in line with larger DCPL priorities. Facilitate the smooth operation of all grant application processing and manage tracking and reporting for all grant programs.

†††††††† Assist in developing grant applications, guidelines, and reporting forms for new/future funding programs

†††††††† Identify requirements for grantee reporting and the development of reporting materials that will allow DCPL to track the impact of its funding over time. Compile this information and determine the best way to highlight this impact for key constituents and the general public

†††††††† Work with applicants to determine eligibility for specific funds and provide pre- and post-decision making assistance to grant seekers as needed

†††††††† Organize and manage grant selection committee to identify successful grant applications

†††††††† Serve as a primary point of contact for both grant seekers and grantees

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How to apply
Interested candidates should provide the following: Resume Contact list for four professional references Salary Requirement A summary of your Community Outreach and Grant Administration Experience Any support materials you deem appropriate. Questions regarding the position description and/or application process may be directed to the Executive Director at rebecca@dcpreservation.org. The DC Preservation League is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking a diverse slate of candidates for consideration.
Rebecca Miller
Phone: 2027835144
Fax: 2027835596
1221 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 5A
Washington, DC 20036

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