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We are hiring! Looking for our next Executive director! Apply by July 5, 2023

Position: Executive Director

Anticipated Dates of Service: August 2023-December 2025 (Possible extensions determined by funding)

Location: Remote/In-Person

Asian Pacific Islanders in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) is a national organization that was established in 2007 to address a gap in APIA representation in the historic preservation field. Through its advocacy of local and national preservation issues and the biennial forum that it has hosted since 2010, APIAHiP is considered a leader in the field of historic preservation and heritage conservation.

With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, APIAHiP is seeking its first full-time Executive Director, who will continue to define their role and work closely with the board of directors to develop a vision for the organization that advances APIAHiP’s mission to protect historic places and cultural resources significant to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through historic preservation and heritage conservation by:

1) Creating an information-sharing network that can provide support for established and emerging historic preservation programs.

2) Establishing educational programs for raising public awareness and impacting historic preservation policy on local, state, and national levels

3) Increasing public and private resources for building historic preservation capacity.

Compensation: $100,000 (apx. 2.5% yearly increase) + Benefits

Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the entire operation of the organization, ranging from maintaining and developing relationships with new and existing donors and community members, program development and implementation, historic preservation (e.g. landmark designation assistance) deliverable preparation and technical assistance skills, grant writing, representing the organization at events and conferences, and delegation of various administrative tasks. Working closely with the Senior Advisor and the Board of Directors, the incoming Executive Director will lead the strategic planning process to ensure existing connections, programs, and scheduled events are maintained while spearheading new initiatives, workflows, and networking opportunities. In addition, the Executive Director is expected to coordinate and lead the planning efforts of APIAHiP’s National Forum, a biennial event that gathers APIA and allied preservationists to share ideas, uplift successes, and raise awareness of endangered APIA historic sites.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Education: ● Master’s degree in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, or an equivalent combination of education and experience ● At least 4 (four) years’ experience in supervisor or management roles ● At least 2 (two) years’ experience of Nonprofit management experience ● At least 2 (two) years’ experience in the Historic Preservation field, as a planner, consultant, or architectural historian ● At least 2 (two) years’ experience working with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and possess extensive knowledge and experience working with the APIA communities ● Strong organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to details ● Interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communication ● Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills. Knowledge of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOI Standards) (36 CFR Part 68) and the Section 106 process.

APIAHiP's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: APIAHiP strives to promote and uplift not only the Asian American community but underserved populations and communities within the Asian American diaspora. To ensure APIAHiP continues our efforts in diversifying the historic preservation field, we are seeking candidates who understand the historical and contemporary barriers that prevent marginalized communities from accessing and understanding resources related to the historic preservation process, including but not limited to women, underrepresented communities, indigenous communities, bi-racial communities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation immigrants, undocumented individuals, or individuals with any intersections in between.

Please submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/cv, and (3) list of three professional references to by Wednesday July 5, 2023 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

APIAHiP is a project of Community Partners, a nonprofit fiscal sponsor and intermediary organization.

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