[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2017-12-21

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Thu Dec 21 13:51:44 PST 2017

In this issue:
1. Happy Holidays from Oregon Heritage!
2. Nonprofit Accounting for Non-Accountants training Jan. 24
3. Grants Now Available: African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund
4. Restore Oregon seeks Preservation Programs Manager


The Oregon  Heritage staff would like to wish all of you happy holidays! We are very excited for the new year and all of the exciting things that will be happening. Keep your eyes out for more information after the first of the year on the following:

2018 Oregon Heritage Conference, Bend, April 11-13<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx>
Grant updates including museums grants, diamonds in the rough grants, and historic cemetery grants<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/FINASST/Pages/grants.aspx>

One last thing, if you are doing any traveling around the state this holiday season and are interested in Oregon's heritage, be sure to check out the Historic Sites Database<http://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/> to find historic resources in the areas you are visiting.


The Nonprofit Fiscal Managers Association has the following training coming up:

Nonprofit Accounting for Non-Accountants: Why Does the Balance Sheet Balance, and Why Should I Care?
January 24 in Portland
Cost: $35 NAO (Nonprofit Association of Oregon) Members, $65 Nonmembers

Presenter: Abby Farber, Principal Consultant, FarberWorks

During this training, participants will develop the skills and confidence to interpret the financial information contained in their organizations' financial records. We will review how to use the information in these reports to make sound financial decisions and manage an organization's finances. This is also a great opportunity for participants to become more familiar with key terms used in accounting, bookkeeping and financial management.

Learn more about this session<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001REuJb2i9GMbEdzFjMdDMnOLSF43mydVc3tEWgYqKBvdPya5LC4Aq6gHNwjBJtgl76XhBLqKU74SclRi4sMzPjgMTHPSyQ4U0dkTONfgPidVPQfjHvifVx2NUKODlpOpT_afEOM07YZStvPfLiUOgQPG1TR2hgSEv6c_buRu7gMkBWpiwedQ1tqN-P5AL0ajiRQofPz_zm5GupEOdTQgsi_-5_rSx_Akg7w7OlGbiebwiEWC01G0Igw==&c=lrXVB7RNYF7zHYdgHEWgNV-1YGc6zQin2S153GTSCGw_NjSDMyEAdg==&ch=5xhxkZ3Bi_CZk7QcdlWHzOrfHFXgiOoPKJBoOrpDdhh8OApUbwe05A==>


The African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is a new initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation providing grants in the range from $50,000 to $150,000. These grants are designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscape projects representing African-American cultural heritage through grants to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The Action Fund supports projects focused on African-American cultural heritage, and can include: Capital Projects, Organizational Capacity Building, Project Planning, and Programming and Interpretation. You can read more about eligible activities and expenses, grant conditions, and other information on the program by visiting Forum.SavingPlaces.org/aachactionfund<http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/funding/grant-seekers/specialprograms/aachactionfund>.

There is a two-step process to receive a grant from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The first step, a Letter of Intent (LOI), must be submitted by Tuesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59 local time, through our online grants<https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=nthp> portal. If the LOI is accepted, a full application will be requested of the applicant. Grant awards will be announced in May 2018.

National Trust funding is available exclusively to nonprofits and government agencies, and any applicants who are invited to submit a full application will be required to also be Forum<http://forum.savingplaces.org/join> members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation at the Organizational level. The National Trust has many grant programs that may be of interest to you. You can read more about other funding opportunities on our website<http://forum.savingplaces.org/build/find-funding>. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email the National Trust Grants Department at grants at savingplaces.org<mailto:grants at savingplaces.org>.


Hours:               Full time, exempt
Reports to:         Executive Director
Location:           Restore Oregon office, Portland
Salary range:      $48,000 - $54,000

Restore Oregon is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to preserve, reuse, and pass forward the  historic resources to ensure livable, sustainable communities.  We expect all employees to display creativity, professionalism, warmth, respect, flexibility, and integrity in all aspects of the organization and its activities.

Manage Restore Oregon's program to successfully save and repurpose an annual list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places; identify, prioritize and lead the organization's response to key advocacy issues; efficiently manage field requests for technical support; build strong relationships with regional constituents; identify and support opportunities to make the organization economically sustainable; manage programs staff.

Education & background requirements:

  *   Graduate degree in Historic Preservation or equivalent.
  *   Must meet Secretary of Interior's Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61).
  *   Minimum three years' experience working with the public providing technical assistance and a demonstrated proficiency in all facets of preservation including historic designation, preservation policy, statutes, and regulatory processes, Section 106, financial incentives, and historic conservation easements.
  *   Demonstrated understanding of state and local land use policies and regulations pertaining to preservation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Advocacy & Policy

  *   Direct the Oregon's Most Endangered Places program, ensure an effective, efficient strategy is enacted for each MEP to develop and execute a preservation plan.
  *   Serve as staff liaison with the Policy and Advocacy Committee's work to advance preservation policy, land use and planning issues, and legislative campaigns pertinent to Restore Oregon's mission.
  *   Maintain a working knowledge of current preservation issues and a network of local preservation advocates across the state.
  *   Represent Restore Oregon to communities across Oregon and advocate for preservation on behalf of the organization.
Education & Programs:

  *   Lead staff and volunteer committees to develop content for programs such as the Mid-Century Modern Home Tour and other programs as specified in an annual programs calendar.
  *   Initiate and coordinate with the Marketing Manager to ensure Restore Oregon's work is publicized and communicated to the field.  Contribute articles to the Field Notes Newsletter, content on the Restore Oregon website, and posts on social media.
  *   Manage and/or provide response to field requests for technical assistance on preservation approaches, policies, planning, regulations, and financial incentives.
Organizational Welfare

  *   Compile and provide reports, minutes, and agendas. Manage to budget and adhere to Policies and Procedures.
  *   Manage special projects as requested.
  *   Participate in Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other committee meetings.
  *   Support fundraising by promoting R.O. membership; identifying potential donors; and capturing information in the database.

  *   Support Restore Oregon Executive Director and achievement of the overall goals of the organization.

Skills required:

  *   Articulate verbal communication skills including public speaking before elected officials, and the ability to talk to the public in their "own language" about preservation concepts.
  *   Compelling writing skills to tell the story of preservation to the general public and its impact in communities.
  *   Project planning and management
  *   Ability to build relationships and networks statewide.
  *   Proficiency in developing compelling program content and presentations.
  *   Familiarity with and/or a willingness to become well-informed about Oregon's people, architectural history and geo-political landscape.
  *   Ability to work in a self-directed environment using strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  *   Proficient in Microsoft Office software (word processing, powerpoint, excel, email)
  *   Comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; flexibility to adapt as situations change.
  *   Positive, entrepreneurial spirit and contagious enthusiasm for historic preservation.

Physical requirements:
Work is accomplished in an office setting. This requires the ability to manage information in electronic formats and to accomplish the work in a sedentary setting.  Periodic travel to various locations around the state of Oregon is required. Such travel can require extended time in cars and occasional overnight stays. Ability to work with electronic display of information.

Applications are due January 15, 2018.  Email resume and cover letter to peggym at RestoreOregon.org<mailto:peggym at RestoreOregon.org>.

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.

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