A great opportunity is available for a preservation advocate at the Chicago Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Chicago Field Office of the National Trust plays an important and active leadership role in the protection and preservation of Chicago’s historic architecture. reservation Chicago is thrilled that it is increasing its capacity to achieve its mission. The requirements of the position are included below.
“The Field Officer is a persuasive public-interest advocate who tenaciously pursues strategic opportunities, in public forums and private settings, to protect and preserve important historic places for the benefit of human communities.
The Field Officer advocates to save historic places by applying specialized areas of professional expertise for the protection of nationally significant historic places through our National Treasures Program, assisting in the raising of funds for National Treasure projects, and consulting as needed on related programs within the Preservation Division.
The Field Officer spends approximately 70% of their time on National Treasures work, including: identifying potential National Treasure projects, crafting and implementing strategic advocacy plans, and ensuring the success of selected multi-year Treasure projects as a project manager or team member.
The Field Officer also is responsible for applying the National Trust’s intervention criteria to non-National Treasure projects to recommend if it is appropriate for the organization to take action. When approved, the Field Officer takes direct action to save historic places outside of the National Treasures program.” From the National Trust job posting.