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The National Trust does occasionally accept student interns and offer work term placements that support National Trust initiatives.  For more information, contact us. 

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Current Opportunities

Project Leader, Regeneration Projects, National Trust for Canada, Ottawa, ON - Closing August 4, 2015

Manager, National Trust Networks, National Trust for Canada, Ottawa, ON - Closing August 4, 2015


Project Leader, Regeneration Projects, National Trust for Canada

The National Trust for Canada is seeking a Project Leader, Regeneration Projects, to build the organization’s capacity in regenerating historic places. This is a new full-time position, based in Ottawa. The National Trust is offering an initial two-year full-time contract with full benefits, with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

The National Trust is a registered charity that leads and inspires action to save historic places. Through projects and partnerships, the National Trust aspires to create tangible results in communities through the renewal, repurposing and regeneration of heritage buildings, communities and regions. In addition to the preservation of cultural and heritage values, our regeneration strategies seek to integrate a range of allied goals, including but not limited to economic self-sufficiency and sustainability, environmental responsibility and cultural vitality. For more information about the National Trust: www.nationaltrustcanada.ca.

Major Responsibilities

The Project Leader will play an important role in implementing the National Trust’s vision to offer effective property regeneration strategies across Canada, with an emphasis on individual buildings and sites – for example, working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to assess an endangered property’s development potential, coaching local project leaders in the acquisition and development of historic places, and finding creative new uses and revenue streams for under-used or vacant heritage structures. Property types may range from urban to rural, institutional to commercial to residential. The emerging issue of places of faith being closed, offered for sale and at risk of demolition will be an immediate area of focus. 

While the role will include leading and participating in projects with National Trust staff and consultants, a key focus and responsibility will be to design and coordinate a national network of regeneration volunteers with skills in real estate, architecture, engineering, business planning, strategic planning and facilitation.  The goal is to dramatically expand the capacity of the National Trust to respond to property issues, crises and opportunities across the country, and support a widespread national movement of heritage regeneration.

Specific Responsibilities:

1.  Designing, implementing and expanding a national regeneration network of volunteers with skills in real estate, architecture, engineering, business planning, strategic planning and facilitation.

2. Assembling, coaching, and managing project teams (may include volunteer professionals, consultants and/or the National Trust’s own forces) and preparing service-offer proposals and budgets.  

3. Managing projects and stakeholder relations to ensure successful completion within schedule and budget.

4. Delivering consulting services including training and coaching to individuals, organizations and municipalities.  

5. Preparing case studies and resource material.  

6.  Delivering training and presentations on regeneration strategies and projects and facilitating group meetings with clients and community stakeholders.  

7. Identifying opportunities for revenue generation through fee-for-service, and through grant funding, fundraising, corporate sponsorship, in collaboration with the National Trust’s fund development personnel.

Qualifications & Skills

a. Experience in the fields of real estate, property management, property development, training delivery, and/or community economic development, with an emphasis on heritage projects.

b. Sound knowledge of heritage buildings and heritage conservation theory and practice. 

c. Project management experience at an intermediate level.

d. Persuasive interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal effectively and professionally with contractors, regulatory bodies, stakeholders, etc.

e. The ability to communicate in both official languages is essential.  

Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The National Trust provides a very attractive benefits package.

To Apply

Please submit a CV as well as a statement of qualifications that responds directly to itemized points 1-7 and a-e above. Submissions should be sent to emcrae@nationaltrustcanada.ca or fax to 613-237-5987, addressed to the attention of Eliot McRae. Submissions will be received until August 4, 2015.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   

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MANAGER, NATIONAL TRUST NETWORKS, NATIONAL TRUST FOR CANADA

The National Trust for Canada is seeking an entrepreneurial individual with skills in marketing and promotion to build the organization’s profile, with a focus on expanding its national network of historic places and its constituency of partners, members and supporters. This is a new full-time position, based in Ottawa.  The National Trust is offering an initial two-year full-time contract with full benefits, with the possibility of renewal based on performance.

The National Trust is a registered charity that leads and inspires action to save historic places.  We envision a future where heritage buildings, landscapes, natural areas and communities are widely valued as cornerstones of our identity, memory and sense of place and recognized as essential to a vibrant economy and a sustainable future for all Canadians. For more information about the National Trust: www.nationaltrustcanada.ca.

The Manager, National Trust Networks is a new position which will be located in Ottawa. The Manager’s primary role is to take the lead in developing new revenue-generating, marketing and membership strategies for new and existing National Trust programs. This person will build upon and create key relationships, identify opportunities, and make strategic connections with sites, programs, partners, members and sponsors.  

Major Responsibilities

1. Create a high-profile pan-Canadian National Trust network of sites: Build on existing relationships with partner sites in Canada and abroad; develop creative new approaches to building the network of sites in Canada; secure new partner sites across the country; optimize the potential of sites owned by the National Trust; and market and promote the network of sites to attract members, supporters and business opportunities.

2.  Build an engaged and inspired membership constituency for the National Trust: Build on existing membership partnerships with provincial partner organizations; negotiate new member benefits; and identify new opportunities to expand the National Trust’s connection with members and supporters.

3. Develop new business lines related to site and member networks: Explore new partnerships, business relationships and marketing opportunities that build the National Trust’s member offering, profile and revenue generation opportunities.

4. Develop viable Business Plans and marketing strategies and implement cost-neutral and profitable initiatives.

5. Develop and deliver compelling presentations and proposals to existing and potential partners in the heritage sector, as well as corporate Canada, in collaboration with National Trust fund development staff.

Qualifications & Skills

a. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience and demonstrated results in marketing, promotion, and negotiating productive partnerships.

b. Education or experience in tourism, membership development, and business development are desirable. 

c. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, creative thinking, self-motivation, outstanding ability to sell ideas, and strong writing and presentation skills.

d. The ability to communicate in both official languages is essential.   

e. Knowledge of the heritage sector and/or the non-profit sector would be an asset.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The National Trust provides a very attractive benefits package.

To Apply

Please submit a CV as well as a statement of qualifications that responds directly to itemized points 1-5 and a-e above. Submissions should be sent to emcrae@nationaltrustcanada.ca or fax to 613-237-5987, addressed to the attention of Eliot McRae. Submissions will be received until close of business on August 4.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.   

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