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  • Regional Director, North America
  • Executive Assistant to the CEO
  • Grants Administrator

POSITION SUMMARY

Since World Monuments Fund (WMF) was founded over half a century ago, it has been a groundbreaking organization conserving in an innovative way the world's irreplaceable treasures — architectural and cultural sites that span the history of human civilization.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking an established preservation professional for the role of Regional Director, North America to develop and implement a rich portfolio of community-led preservation projects across the US and Canada. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Regional Director will oversee a group of existing projects and work to develop a series of new efforts with particular relevance to the organization’s global priorities: underrepresented heritage, climate change, and imbalanced tourism. The successful candidate will have a broad base of professional cultural heritage experience across North America and strong familiarity with American architecture, both stylistic and vernacular.  Critical is proven experience working closely with diverse communities to promote, manage, and safeguard their heritage places.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage a thriving portfolio of heritage projects across the United States and Canada that reflect organizational priorities and engage meaningfully with local partners
  • Design and implement a U.S.-based Underrepresented Heritage program that builds on WMF networks and experience resulting from collaboration with communities around Civil Rights sites and Native American heritage places
  • Assume leadership of the Bridge to Crafts Careers (B2CC) program and shepherd its expansion to multiple cities within the United States, in close coordination with the International Masonry Institute, historic cemeteries, and social service organizations
  • Play an active role in the World Monuments Watch by encouraging nominations for each cycle and advocating for strong North American entries
  • Represent WMF at conferences, meetings, and other events as appropriate and especially as relates to discussions focused on the North American context
  • Identify and cultivate an extensive network of community, professional, and funding resources necessary to support the implementation of a North American program
  • Work effectively and collaboratively across the organization to support the objectives of the North American portfolio
  • Contribute to the preparation of professional reports and publications, as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate degree in Historic Preservation / Cultural Resource Management or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience in cultural heritage project management
  • Experience developing historic structure reports, conservation management plans, protected status nomination files, or other documents that compile historical research, documentation, condition assessments and conservation and management recommendations
  • Familiarity with political structure of preservation in the US at local, state, and national levels
  • Demonstrated experience giving professional lectures and running formal meetings
  • Computer fluency in Microsoft environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and familiarity with one or more technical data management platforms (e.g. GIS, CAD, Arches)

SKILLS

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with international colleagues and develop effective working relationships with colleagues within the organization and beyond
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver projects according to deadlines and within approved budgets
  • Ability to work gracefully under pressure
  • Comfort working in an international environment and with a broad and diverse range of people
  • Proficiency in another language desirable, but not required

REPORTS TO

  • Vice President of Programs

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, 403B and more.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ORGANIZATION

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

POSITION SUMMARY

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading private organization dedicated to saving cultural heritage sites and empowering the communities around them. We believe that when we come together to protect historic places, we're also standing up for unheard voices, forgotten stories, and untapped potential. Since our founding more than 55 years ago, WMF has helped conserve more than 700 sites and advocated for the protection of more than 800 treasured places.

WMF is seeking an Executive Assistant to the CEO to provide a high level of support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The EA will have high visibility and high touch interactions with a wide range of internal and external partners, board members, committees and WMF Executive leadership that require highly polished and professional interactions.  The position is also responsible for project management and complex scheduling and coordination around organization-wide initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the main touchpoint to coordinate meetings with CEO, including contact maintenance.
  • Maintains extremely detailed calendars and prioritizes meeting requests and related logistics.
  • Takes the time to understand CEO’s preferences and proactively manages schedules; approaches executive time management with a thoughtful and strategic mindset.
  • Handles a high volume of phones calls, emails and interacts with global donors, business leaders in a professional, polite, and effective manner.
  • Coordinates complex, senior-level internal/external meetings and conference/zoom calls.
  • Attends meetings as needed and keeping/recording notes in files and Raiser’s Edge, distributing when helpful. Coordinating closely with the Development Team as needed.
  • Track meeting agenda items and circulating ahead of time. Specifically for weekly all-staff and executive team meetings.
  • Coordinates domestic and international travel arrangements and processes expense reports for the CEO.
  • Prepares and distributes organizational correspondence, memos, letters, reports or other documents as requested.
  • Partner with VP of Communications and VP of Development to execute logistics for organization-wide communications, events, and meetings.
  • Responsible for participation in general administrative duties (CEO expense processing, sending gifts, flowers, personal notes on behalf of the CEO).
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by the CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of related experience supporting senior executives.
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically PowerPoint), Zoom and demonstrated use of technology, software, and other digital tools.
  • Ability to take initiative and interface with all levels of staff and senior executives both internal and external to the organization while maintaining tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to build relationships with individuals with diverse personalities and styles and at different levels of seniority.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work independently, handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, time-management, oral, and written communication skills; ability to compose, edit, and proof correspondence and documents.
  • Keen attention to detail, flexibility in high-pressure situations, and the willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of the development team.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes some evening commitments.
  • Bonus: Proficiency in French.

This is a full-time position based in New York City.

Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2021. Position start date: May 2021.

REPORTS TO

  • Chief Executive Officer

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes, medical, dental, life, 403B and more.

ORGANIZATION

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wmf.org. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.

Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquiries regarding the status of an application; applicants will only be notified if they have been selected for an interview.

POSITION SUMMARY

World Monuments Fund (WMF) seeks a qualified professional for the role of Grants Administrator to contribute to our global, creative, and inclusive organization. The Grants Administrator supports and reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.

The Grants Administrator will help sustain and grow the organization’s institutional portfolio (government, foundation, and corporate), with particular focus on government funders. Major areas of responsibility include: drafting and proofreading written materials; maintaining the institutional giving calendar; recording information in the development database; and conducting prospect research.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Draft grant reports, grant proposals, pitch decks, funder presentations, cover letters, funding inquiries, acknowledgment letters, email and other correspondence; proofread materials prepared by Director of Institutional Giving and other development team members
  • Monitor and update institutional giving calendar, planning ahead and ensuring adherence to deadlines for applications and reports
  • Work collaboratively with WMF staff (programs, finance, communications, etc.) to gather information and materials for proposals, funder updates, and grant reports and to ensure grant compliance and delivery of expected grant outcomes
  • Assist in the preparation of grant budgets and financial reporting
  • Assist with the stewardship of existing institutional funders and suggest meaningful ways for them to engage with the work of WMF
  • Research and build pipelines of prospective funders, matching their interests with WMF’s mission and strategic vision to support our highest priorities
  • Prepare background research and other materials for senior leadership in preparation for donor/prospect meetings
  • Maintain orderly, centralized, and current files and records of key institutional giving materials
  • Use Raisers Edge database to enter action items and funder correspondence; track application and report deadlines; monitor stewardship activities; and create reports in conjunction with the Database Administrator
  • Other responsibilities as agreed upon

We envision this as a growth-oriented position to eventually assist with developing and implementing high-level fundraising strategies to increase giving from foundations, corporations, and government agencies; cultivate new funders; and expand our global fundraising reach.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree; Major in English, Art History, Architecture, International Relations, History, or other relevant area preferred
  • 3–4  years of experience in institutional (government, foundation, and/or corporate) fundraising, grant writing, and prospect research

SKILLS

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with colleagues at all organizational levels
  • Experience in researching and preparing successful proposals for foundations, corporate, and particularly government funders
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with a demonstrated ability to manage and track multiple priorities and projects, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to compile, analyze, and report information succinctly
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite; general database knowledge required, familiarity with Raisers Edge a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience, including excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, retirement plan, and more.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and grant-writing sample of no more than 1,000 words to jobs@wmf.org. Candidates must have authorization to work in the United States. World Monuments Fund’s headquarters are in New York City; most staff are working remotely at the time of this job posting. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

ORGANIZATION

World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at-will employer.

World Monuments Fund’s mission is to preserve the world’s architectural heritage of significant monuments, buildings, and sites. In partnership with local communities, funders, and governments, WMF seeks to inspire an enduring commitment to stewardship for future generations.