Regional Program Manager
Regional Program Manager

Regional Program Manager

Regional Program Manager – Now Accepting Applications

Position:  Regional Program Manager (RMP)

Position Type:  Full time, salaried

Salary: Pay range is $60,000 – $65,000 annually

Reports to:  Director of Operations

Work location: This remote position will be based anywhere within in the Pacific Region or Four Corners region of HistoriCorps’ operations (map). Due to the nature of project locations, RMPs should anticipate traveling regular travel to remote locations, including camping in remote (e.g. backcountry) and frontcountry locations.

Posted: December 13, 2022

Anticipated Start Date: February 2022


HistoriCorps®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to foster a preservation ethic in all through training volunteers, students, and youth in historic preservation skills, and then puts those skills to work to save historic places for generations to come. HistoriCorps partners with federal, state, and local land management agencies to provide educational and outdoor opportunities and preserve historic resources. From our Morrison, CO headquarters, we coordinate and instruct projects on public lands throughout the United States.


The Regional Program Manager is responsible for and oversees most functions of HistoriCorps field operations. This individual will develop, plan, manage, and write and submit reports on multiple concurrent preservation projects. The Projects Manager facilitates all aspects of HistoriCorps projects that involve the maintenance, repair, and preservation of historic structures. The Projects Manager may at times fill in for field staff on, or lead, preservation projects.

The Projects Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Operations and in close association with all members of HistoriCorps administrative team especially the Operations Manager, the Workforce Engagement and Communications Team, and Finance. In all aspects of their role, the Project Manager upholds and advances HistoriCorps’ commitment to its core values.

Duties include but are not limited to:

1.  Program Management  

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with regional partners to identify mission- appropriate projects and workforces
  • Ensure HistoriCorps financial success by aligning regional operating expenses with project revenue and supporting organizational regional and national fundraising efforts 
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement new regional and national programs to engage a larger audience in support of HistoriCorps’ mission
  • Supervise additional regional staff including seasonal and full-time project coordinator(s) 

2.  Develop and Manage Projects 

  • Establish and cultivate relationships with project partners
  • Develop and submit project scopes of work and budgets in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (SOIS)
  • Make site visit(s) and develop condition assessments, project scopes of work and estimates as requested by partner
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to Field Staff and partner during project execution
  • Coordinate travel logistics for Field Staff 
  • Procure materials and arrange deliveries to site in advance of Field Staff arrival
  • Identify, vet, and hire subcontractors when needed. Prepare and make available to Field Staff pre-project files such as Work Plan, Safety Plan, and Emergency Action Plan
  • Coordinate and facilitate communications between?Field Staff, suppliers, subcontractor(s) (if any), and project partner 
  • Monitor budgets during project
  • Ensure that all construction complies with?HistoriCorps’ and Sponsors’ site safety programs and policies, SOIS, and construction industry standards and practices
  • Prepare and submit final performance reports
  • Maintain constant contact with project partners and Director of Operations from project inception to final report
  • Actively seek Quality Control Management (QCM) measures to improve internal outcomes. 
  • Assist with migrating all project planning into appropriate, chosen project management software
  • Assist in the development and continual improvement of accountable, fail-safe planning and tracking documents, covering partnership contact through pre-construction planning to final performance report and project closeout
  • Represent?HistoriCorps?with partner, supplier, and sponsor relationships, and at workshops, conferences, and informal gatherings of preservation professionals, volunteers, donors, and friends of HistoriCorps

3. Managing Field Staff  

  • Support Director of Workforce Engagement and Communications in the hiring of Field Staff as necessary
  • Support Field Staff on projects including but not limited to project emergencies, vehicle breakdowns, equipment and materials procurement, relationships with partners, construction issues, conflict management and/or any other issues that arise which may impact project success
  • Be available to Field Staff at all times during project season. When not available, ensure another PM is available and Field Staff have their contact information.  
  • Assist in annual Field Staff Training and project specific training as needed

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation, Architecture, Architectural History, Construction Management or closely related field, or equivalent construction management/ technical preservation experience
  • Minimum of ten years of experience on-site in preservation or related construction field
  • OSHA 10 or higher Construction Training certification
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties (SOIS), with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, restoring, & Reconstructing Historic Buildings
  • Ability to fully comprehend construction documents, architectural drawings and specifications
  • Skilled with project management tools, e.g. Gantt charts, Critical Path Scheduling and Management,Salesforce TaskRay, Microsoft Office
  • Advanced understanding of project methods, processes and supervision of construction crews
  • Exhibit clear, proven leadership and conflict management skills, with an emphasis on resolving conflicting approaches and competing priorities in a given situation
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, interpersonal and management skills
  • Experience managing vendors, contractors, and clients
  • Ability to analyze operational performance and produce reports that outline areas of improvement
  • Ability to work to deadlines and handle multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet critical business requirements and support seasonal staff as needed. This may include working outside of normal office hours
  • Willingness and ability to travel state and nationwide (valid driver’s license and insurance required). Experience traveling and camping in remote locations, including frontcountry and backcountry locations 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ability to work out of project region one is managing (Pacific Region or Four Corners)
  • Strong people skills, customer service orientation, and commitment to increasing diversity in HistoriCorps’ community
  • Team-oriented work style with initiative, determination, flexibility, resiliency, and a sense of humor
  • Familiarity with CRM systems, especially Salesforce 
  • Personal interest and enthusiasm for both teaching and learning from colleagues in different departments
  • Previous experience with nonprofits and/or service organizations, especially those that perform work on public lands, as a volunteer or staff member
  • Be willing to step out of one’s position description to support organizational functions as needed


In addition to salary listed above, this position offers benefits such as access to health insurance, a flexible work schedule, and PTO. The office closes in recognition of most Federal holidays.  

How to Apply:

For your application to be considered, it must include: 

  1. A cover letter (one page maximum) that describes the reasons for your interest in the Regional Program Manager position
  2. A descriptive resume tailored to the position description and requirements 

Submit all materials via email to Jason Whitehead at, Subject line: Regional Program Manager Position. 

 HistoriCorps is an equal opportunity employer. HistoriCorps’ values include Community: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Diversity. We value and respect all members of our community and embrace the unique contributions every person gives to support our shared success. We are at our best when we support diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences at all levels of this organization. We ask for, listen to, and consider diverse points of view. We recruit and support individuals and groups who are underrepresented in our organization and profession. We strive to make historic preservation projects accessible and inclusive. We work to minimize physical, financial, and social barriers. We work to help our preservation community grow, diversify, and evolve.  

This job posting does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment.  We will accept applications until we have filled the position.