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Job Opportunity: Workforce Development Manager

05/02/2019
By Preservation Maryland

Preservation Maryland is currently recruiting for a full-time Workforce Development Manager to join our growing organization.

Update: The Workforce Development Manager position for The Campaign for Historic Trades has been filled.

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Organization Background

Preservation Maryland is the first and foremost historic preservation organization in the state.  Founded in 1931, it has been a leader in the preservation movement of our state and nation ever since.  Our mission is the preservation of Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.

Preservation Maryland achieves its mission through an expanding group of core programs.  We provide leadership to a large coalition of individuals and organizations at the state, county, city, and community level that advocate for the causes we support.  We organize more than a dozen events, large and small, which provide information, training, award recognition and professional development to urban and rural historic communities and their leaders.  Each year we select six at-risk historic properties or programs for focused assistance.  We lead Maryland’s Smart Growth program which advocates for state and local policy priorities that direct new public and private investment in housing, commercial development, transportation and public services which will benefit Maryland’s historic and traditional core communities.  We partner with Maryland’s leading historic preservation, environmental conservation and land preservation agencies and organizations to help achieve our Smart Growth mission. We make flexible grants to support the preservation of Maryland history and historic properties in partnership with local nonprofit organizations, community groups and churches.  We are the national partner for the advancement of craftsmanship training in the historic trades which can open pathways to successful careers for disadvantaged youth and returning veterans. To learn more, visit: presmd.org.

Position Description

This is a full-time position which will lead Preservation Maryland’s new Campaign for Historic Trades. The Campaign for Historic Trades is the new charitable partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Preservation Training Center. The goal of the new Campaign to help to advance the mission of the Center and to expand the Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP). TTAP is a six-month pre-apprenticeship program which provides young adults (18-30) and post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to gain valuable trades skills on historic preservation projects in National Parks around the nation.

This is a full-time, 12-month (with opportunity for continued employment dependent on future funding) exempt position that requires previous professional experience. Demonstrated practical experience in workforce development or the preservation of historic buildings is a plus. The position will be primarily based in Preservation Maryland’s Baltimore, Maryland headquarters with regular travel to the HPTC headquarters in Frederick, Maryland.

Preservation Maryland provides a generous benefits package including health insurance, retirement fund contributions, vacations, holidays and a flexible work schedule.  Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.

Responsibilities

The Workforce Development Manager will be the primary liaison between Preservation Maryland and the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center. Additionally, the position will often represent Preservation Maryland/The Campaign for Historic Trades in public meetings as well as in front of potential funders and partners.

Specific responsibilities will include:

To Apply

Preservation Maryland is an inclusive workplace that affirmatively values diversity in all its forms.  We strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Send your resume, a cover letter summarizing your professional skills, relevant work experience, and interest in workforce development to: submit@presmd.org with the subject line: WORKFORCE.

Please no phone calls.

Selected candidates will be contacted by Preservation Maryland to set up an interview.

The deadline to apply for the position is June 3, 2019.

Funding for this position was generously provided by the 1772 Foundation and Driehaus Foundation

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Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.

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