Employment Opportunities

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Western Regional Director

The Regional Director of Preservation North Carolina’s (PNC) Western Office is the principal administrator of the organization’s Endangered Properties Program (EPP) activities in the western region of the state, with primary responsibility for buying and selling (with covenants) historic properties in the region, obtaining easements, generating donations of properties for resale, promoting historic preservation and PNC in the region, tracking the existing protected properties in the region, and managing the administrative aspects of the PNC Western Office.

Work includes identifying significant historic properties in need of protection; acquiring such properties or obtaining an easement; providing the headquarters staff with the marketing information for revolving fund properties; securing buyers for revolving fund properties; ensuring that appropriate and adequate covenants protect the properties; promoting historic preservation and PNC through speaking engagements and active involvement in preservation issues; promoting membership in PNC in the region; managing the Western Office and maintaining financial, property, and general administrative records.  The Regional Director of the PNC Western Office supervises any staff, interns, or volunteers assigned to the Western Office.

The Regional Director of the PNC Western Office reports to the President and works closely with the President on budgeting and administrative matters; the Properties Director and HQ staff on property acquisition, easements and planned giving, marketing, and sales; and the President on property protection and development projects.

Essential Functions:

  1. Protect historic resources in the western region of North Carolina.
  2. Obtain donations of real estate to the organization.
  3. Promote historic preservation and PNC within the region.
  4. Manage the PNC Western Office.

This is a full-time salaried position at the PNC Western Office, currently located in Shelby.  (The location of the office is subject to change upon agreement of the President and the Regional Director.)  With the exception of field work and meetings, presence at the Western Office during office hours is generally expected with the flexibility to work remotely as agreed upon.  Due to the nature of property work, some evening and weekend work may be required.

Qualifications:  A degree in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American History, Law, Business, City Planning, or a related field and at least two years of experience in preservation or real estate work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; a North Carolina real estate broker’s license (or ability to obtain within six months of employment); strong oral and written communications skills; the ability to work with a variety of people from different backgrounds; willingness and ability to travel within the state; willingness and ability to work occasionally on weekends and/or evenings as needed; and adept knowledge of computer systems and data and word processing software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Office365).

Review the full description for this position here.

All submissions should be emailed to dwilliams@presnc.org and must include a cover letter, resume with three professional references and salary expectations for consideration.

Equal opportunity employer.


Volunteers Needed!

Our Regional Offices are in need of volunteers!

Are you interested in historic preservation and have some time to help out at one of our Regional Offices?  We are searching for volunteers who are available to dedicate a few hours every week, bi-weekly or monthly to help with the following tasks:

  • Take photos of historic properties within the region, specifically properties currently available for purchase.
  • Respond to property inquiries, including scheduling showings and answering basic questions.
  • Show properties to prospective buyers.
  • Schedule and conduct inspections of protected properties.
  • Assist with filing and other organizational needs.
  • Research information about historic properties (for newly acquired option or donated properties).
  • Create floor plans for properties currently available for purchase (volunteers would need AutoCAD or similar for this task).
Eastern Office
210 E. Church Street, Tarboro
Piedmont Office
735 9th Street, Durham
Western Office
2 ½ E. Warren Street, Suite 8

If interested, please complete and return a Volunteer Interest Questionnaire (download the file to your computer and then open it using Adobe Reader rather than a web browser) to Marilyn Drath at volunteers@presnc.org.  Please include the days of the week/month and hours you are available (office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm).

For a list of counties within each region, go to www.presnc.org/about/regional-offices.