The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans seeks a part-time administrator for its new Revival Grants program, which will provide free historic district compliance repairs for low- to moderate-income homeowners. This individual will need to wear many hats to manage these home repairs while also ensuring grant compliance to keep the program going.
An understanding of common local building issues, HDLC guidelines and city processes is necessary, and previous work with construction professionals is preferred. The ideal applicant will also be personable and able to clearly communicate with homeowners who we will serve through this program.
The Revival Grants Administrator must be dynamic, versatile and organized, and represent the PRC with a spirit of respect and collaboration.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage all aspects of the program, including:
- Project identification
- Homeowner income verification
- Homeowner document preparation
- Site visits and assessments
- Work scope preparation
- Contractor coordination
- City coordination to ensure project compliance
- Homeowner participation in PRC wraparound services
- Work with other PRC departments to create a comprehensive toolkit for historic home and building owners in New Orleans, and wraparound services for homeowners;
- Attend neighborhood meetings and meet with residents of historic districts to impart information on the program and intake information to help us tweak the program to best meet the neighborhood’s needs;
- Provide materials and information as needed to PRC’s communications team for public outreach;
- Assist PRC’s development and finance teams with grant report preparation;
- Manage interns and/or research fellows as needed;
- Participate in organization-wide endeavors as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- A Bachelor’s degree is required
- Experience in construction, development, and/or historic preservation work is preferred
- Experience with non-profit administration or grant compliance is preferred; keen attention to record keeping required
- Knowledge of historic architecture and neighborhoods, and New Orleans’ vernacular types
- Ability to work with others and to show leadership
- Ability to collaborate well and be professional, thoughtful and respectful as a teammate, and as a representative of the organization
- Self-starter who is able to work well independently and is goal-oriented
- Strong organizational and time management skills; Ability to set and follow a timeline
- Sensitivity to the needs of diverse constituencies
- Must embrace the mission of the Preservation Resource Center
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and GoogleDocs
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- This job may require evening or weekend work.
- This job will require work in off-site locations including construction sites.
- Applicants should be able to walk or stand for long periods of time and lift 25 lbs. or more.
This is a six-month contract with potential for extension. The Revival Grants Project Manager is expected to work part-time, between 10 and 20 hours per week.
Please send resume and cover letter to Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 30, 2019.