Administrative and Membership Assistant

Department: National Main Street Center
Location: Chicago, IL


Over the past 37 years, the National Main Street Center (NMSC) – a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation – has led a transformational movement, working with 2000+ communities around the country to revitalize and re-energize their older and historic downtown commercial districts. The NMSC’s two core programs for supporting community revitalization efforts are Main Street America and UrbanMain.

Through these programs, we are dedicated to helping communities understand the connection between creating quality places and economic competitiveness and equipping them with the tools to make that connection a reality. Since its inception, the NMSC’s approach has earned a reputation as one of the most powerful community-based economic development tools in the nation, generating over $74 billion in reinvestment in downtown areas.

NMSC is a small, geographically dispersed team of approximately 15 FTEs. This dynamic group is passionate about Main Street’s mission, with ambitions to significantly scale and deepen our impact in communities across the country. We are results-driven, high-performing, and exceptionally team-oriented. Several of our staff have young children or elder care responsibilities, and we strive to make our organization one in which team members can thrive in both their professional and personal lives by offering flexible work arrangements, including telecommuting.

The Administrative and Membership Assistant position will provide executive assistant support to the President and CEO, and work closely with the Associate Manager of Membership Engagement and the membership team on administrative and programmatic functions.


Membership (50%)

Executive and Program Support (50%) 




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The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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