Manager of Programmatic Diversity

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the development, implementation and reporting for diversity-related program content across all Preservation Resources programs including conferences, trainings, website and publications. The Manger will establish connections to and develop resources for communities under-represented in the work of the National Trust and the preservation movement and oversee outreach programs such as the Diversity Scholarship Program. It monitors and helps ensure that the Preservation Resource’s education, training and outreach programs are progressing toward the organization’s diversity goals. This position reports to the Director of Publications and Programs.


  • Connect with diverse constituencies and others to identify and build a more diverse and inclusive audience for trainings and programs.
  • Recommend criteria for integrating diversity into conference and training programs and ensure progress is continued each year. Assess current programming from a diverse-audience perspective, identify gaps, and seek out and manage implementation of solutions.
  • Develop diversity-related content targeted at external stakeholders, including conference sessions, trainings, webinars, journal and blog articles, and similar programs/initiatives, either generating content or working with outside trainers and resources to develop content, as appropriate. Identify and reach out to diverse speakers and panel members.
  • As appropriate, serve on National Treasures teams that have diversity and inclusion related themes or constituencies and act as advisor and advocate for these issues.
  • Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of content on the Preservation Leadership Forum website and on Forum Connect.
  • Ensure that education and training programs offered to external audiences meet the diversity goals of the National Trust.
  • Benchmark Preservation Resources diversity programming’s effectiveness with key audiences against comparable organizations.
  • Manage the Diversity Scholars Program (DSP), which supports attendance of the National Trust’s annual conference, PastForward, by 20-25 leaders per year from underrepresented communities new to preservation.
  • Develop and manage the approximately $40,000 annual budget for DSP, determining use of National Trust funds and assets, and assist with fundraising by working with Advancement and other staff to identify prospects, develop requests and steward donors. 
  • Manage and communicate DSP selection criteria, evaluation and selection plan for diversity scholarship applicants. Manage conference arrangements for chosen scholars, including registration and hotel arrangements. Ensure appropriate program preparation, including program content, materials, venue arrangements and mentor placement.
  • Maintain systems to track diversity scholars and facilitate ongoing engagement with DSP alumni.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least 5 years of professional level experience, particularly in a matrixed and geographically dispersed non-profit.
  • Demonstrated experience managing large or complex projects.
  • Experience in diversity programming and initiatives, including experience cultivating and working with culturally diverse audiences and partners. Preservation background strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in planning conferences and events, and providing service to internal and external customers. Proven track record of developing schedules, successfully managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines is essential.
  • Advanced organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization..
  • Intermediate project-management skills, including project budgeting and planning. Ability to achieve results with moderate supervision.
  • Experience successfully managing internal stakeholders and relationships.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
  • Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Effective presentation skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bi-lingual language skills, especially English/Spanish, a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment required, including working effectively with frequent interruptions and handling changing and/or unscheduled tasks with accuracy.  Public contact and ability to work successfully in close proximity to others required.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, presentation software and project management tools. Familiarity with other software, including databases, a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of experience) in a field related to diversity & inclusion practice, education & training, marketing & outreach, or other relevant topic required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Regular and reliable attendance required.
  • Some travel required.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to


Washington DC
Due Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on February 27, 2018 - 10:44am