About the Role
This is a temporary position supported by grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities in Place Program, with a 22-month appointment. The selected candidate will contribute to help solidify the resources needed to continue the position as a permanent, ongoing position in our organization.
Founded in 2014, Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) is celebrated as the leading organization preserving Latinx places, stories, and cultural heritage in the United States. We are a diverse network of intergenerational advocates conserving Latinx sites and living cultures in the fabric of American society, affirming the value of our history in the hemispheric struggle for social justice. LHC is transforming the preservation movement at a national scale through innovative projects and capacity-building efforts to amplify Latinx communities and heritage.
Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) seeks a Project Manager to join a dynamic team and is willing to play a critical role in groundbreaking work to support Latinx heritage throughout the U.S. The Project Manager will join us in our deep commitment to equity and inclusion, value intersectionality, and prioritize telling and protecting these unknown stories in our day-to-day work.
This position will be vital in planning and developing LHC’s primary program areas, including the Abuela’s Project and the Latinx Preservation Toolkit, among other public programs. The Project Manager will also serve as a liaison between staff, hired consultants, committees, and community members. The ideal candidate will be skilled at working with Latinx and BIPOC communities, managing projects, and working collaboratively with multiple levels of stakeholders.
Oversee the Abuelas Project, a multi-year GIS preservation initiative to collect, curate, and amplify stories about places that matter to Latinx communities, as well as be a co-lead in the creation of the Latinx Advocacy Preservation Toolkit, a digital and video toolkit to help Latinx communities preserve and protect their historic sites.
Manage assigned projects; develop project workflows, timelines, and plans. Define deliverables and resources required for successful and seamless execution to ensure deadlines and milestones are met.
Work directly and collaboratively on programs with Executive Director, hired GIS, marketing, and video consultants, LHC committees, partners, stakeholders, and vendors.
Assist Executive Director and staff with fundraising efforts as requested.
Research stories and images, and content creation for online use, blogs, newspaper and print.
Participate in campaign planning where appropriate.
Manage internal and external partners, respond to project inquiries, lead project meeting agendas, and ensures meeting goals are accomplished.
Completes pre-contract and project activities by writing scope of work, formulating RFPs; negotiating and preparing agreements with consultants as needed.
Work and supervise program fellows.
Represent the organization at community meetings and events.
Assist with the logistics for virtual events, meetings, programmatic content, and convenings.
Organize project files and ensures that data is readily available to the Executive Director as needed.
Perform other administative duties and special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or any combination of education, training, and experience provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job's essential functions.
Working knowledge of historic preservation practice and policies, or an interest and ability to learn.
Experience managing multi-year projects or multiple projects at once. Experience managing projects in historic preservation, public interpretation, education, or digital humanities is a plus.
Must be enthusiastic about our mission and committed to equity and inclusion in every aspect of your work.
Experience working collaboratively in team environments that require strong interpersonal skills.
Must be able to discuss racial equity, have experience working with BIPOC organizations, and most importantly, and demonstrate cultural competency.
Ability to speak, read, and/or write in Spanish a plus.
Proficient in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and internet research skills, with the ability to learn new applications quickly. Geographic Information System (GIS), video, or digital development experience is a plus.
Must have experience building and communicating with target audiences and promoting related content. Digital content and development is a plus.
Has excellent interpersonal abilities including strong listening, writing, editing, presentation, and verbal skills.
Must have experience supervising and managing teams. Demonstrated experience in team-building and motivating teams.
Flexible attitude with the ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
Has the ability to identify, prioritize and manage agendas, employee communications, high-level presentations, and documents and is comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
Excels in working independently. Remote work experience is a plus.
Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
Experience facilitating community meetings that achieve stated outcomes.
Join Our Team
This full-time, remote, non-exempt position, is eligible for a benefits package, that includes health, vision, and dental coverage; professional development opportunities; paid time off, and holiday policy. This is a remote position with benefits including a remote work equipment allowance and generous paid time off. Some travel and occasional weekends will be expected for in-person partner meetings, conferences, retreats, etc.
Annual Salary: $55,000 - $62,000
Email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Project Manager” no later than 5 pm CST on August 26, 2022.