Senior Field Director

Department: Preservation
Location: New York, NY


This position has responsibility for collaborating across the department and working with the Senior Vice President (SVP) to set strategic plans for individual National Treasure campaigns and the portfolio as a whole. S/he plays a key role in building Field Services into one cohesive and effective department. Senior Field Directors (SFDs) also have increased fundraising responsibilities, working closely with the SVP and Resources Development. SFDs generally bring a key skill set to the Trust to broaden the capacity of the organization to work in preservation’s complex 21st century environment with a growing number of partners and issues outside the traditional preservation context. The SFD is asked to represent the Trust with partner groups (both traditional and nontraditional). SFDs also sit on the Leadership Team at the National Trust. 



National Treasures – Work with the SVP and Chief Preservation Officer to help set and implement portfolio-wide strategies for National Treasures, including through the use of data analysis and metrics to address issues such as capacity and timing. Each SFD will be asked to bring his/her specific skill set to help shape and lead work nationally as identified by the SVP and the CPO.

Fundraising & Budgeting – Achieve fundraising goals for Field Services and general National Trust support. Involved with cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Help in the development and monitoring of Field Service/National Treasure budgets.

Strategic Planning – Assist the SVP in developing and organizing Field staff retreats as well as program-specific retreats as requested by the SVP and CPO.

Personnel Management –Provide direct management and supervision of at least three Field staff. Ensure collaboration between project managers and Regional Business Managers in developing National Treasure budgets. Provide oversight of National Treasure projects and project managers. Responsible for recruiting, supervising and retaining well-qualified and culturally diverse staff:  hire and train new employees; help to develop workplans, organizes workflow and delegates assignments; monitor employee productivity and performance, provide constructive feedback and coaching, and conducts annual performance reviews; work with management, direct reports and Office of Human Resources as needed to identify, respond to, and resolve problems or performance issues as they arise. Approve and monitor time reporting by field staff.

Project Management – Ensure that project plans with stated goals and objectives are created that ensure successful outcomes for National Treasure projects. Lead and participate on multiple project teams to ensure collaboration with National Trust staff, outside partners, National Trust Advisors and other interested parties to undertake these projects. SFDs also:

Integration of programs in the work of the National Trust — Lead and work collaboratively with cross-Trust project teams to ensure successful outcomes for National Treasure campaigns, and contribute to work undertaken on Preservation Priorities when appropriate. This integration will be reflected in strategic plans, the annual work plan, and performance metrics, and will be part of evaluation cycles.

Other — Continuously enhance skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and utilize communications best practices. Are responsible for achieving high quality results with general supervision. Additional duties as assigned.



Leadership and Management Skills

Hands-On Experience

Non-Profit Experience

Academic and Related Qualifications


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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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