The National Trust for Canada is seeking a Project Leader, Regeneration Projects, to build the organization’s capacity in regenerating historic places. This is a new full-time position, based in Ottawa. The National Trust is offering an initial two-year full-time contract with full benefits, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. The National Trust is a registered charity that leads and inspires action to save historic places. Through projects and partnerships, the National Trust aspires to create tangible results in communities through the renewal, repurposing and regeneration of heritage buildings, communities and regions. In addition to the preservation of cultural and heritage values, our regeneration strategies seek to integrate a range of allied goals, including but not limited to economic self-sufficiency and sustainability, environmental responsibility and cultural vitality. For more information about the National Trust: www.nationaltrustcanada.ca.
The Project Leader will play an important role in implementing the National Trust’s vision to offer effective property regeneration strategies across Canada, with an emphasis on individual buildings and sites – for example, working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to assess an endangered property’s development potential, coaching local project leaders in the acquisition and development of historic places, and finding creative new uses and revenue streams for under-used or vacant heritage structures. Property types may range from urban to rural, institutional to commercial to residential. The emerging issue of places of faith being closed, offered for sale and at risk of demolition will be an immediate area of focus.
While the role will include leading and participating in projects with National Trust staff and consultants, a key focus and responsibility will be to design and coordinate a national network of regeneration volunteers with skills in real estate, architecture, engineering, business planning, strategic planning and facilitation. The goal is to dramatically expand the capacity of the National Trust to respond to property issues, crises and opportunities across the country, and support a widespread national movement of heritage regeneration.
1. Designing, implementing and expanding a national regeneration network of volunteers with skills in real estate, architecture, engineering, business planning, strategic planning and facilitation.
2. Assembling, coaching, and managing project teams (may include volunteer professionals, consultants and/or the National Trust’s own forces) and preparing service-offer proposals and budgets.
3. Managing projects and stakeholder relations to ensure successful completion within schedule and budget.
4. Delivering consulting services including training and coaching to individuals, organizations and municipalities.
5. Preparing case studies and resource material.
6. Delivering training and presentations on regeneration strategies and projects and facilitating group meetings with clients and community stakeholders.
7. Identifying opportunities for revenue generation through fee-for-service, and through grant funding, fundraising, corporate sponsorship, in collaboration with the National Trust’s fund development personnel. Qualifications & Skills a. Experience in the fields of real estate, property management, property development, training delivery, and/or community economic development, with an emphasis on heritage projects. b. Sound knowledge of heritage buildings and heritage conservation theory and practice. c. Project management experience at an intermediate level. d. Persuasive interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal effectively and professionally with contractors, regulatory bodies, stakeholders, etc. e. The ability to communicate in both official languages is essential.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The National Trust provides a very attractive benefits package. To Apply Please submit a CV as well as a statement of qualifications that responds directly to itemized points 1-7 and a-e above. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 613-237-5987, addressed to the attention of Eliot McRae. Submissions will be received until A