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Now Hiring! Grant Programs Manager

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Grant Programs Manager

Application deadline: Wednesday July 15 at midnight

Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) is seeking a Grant Programs Manager to join our staff team. Providing grants to support heritage conservation of buildings and places in Vancouver is a core activity for VHF. With new funding, expanded programs were launched in 2019 with a dedicated staff position to manage granting programs. The successful candidate will lead the management of new and established grant programs and provide support to homeowners, building owners and site stewards about heritage conservation including maintaining information resources for the public. Technical heritage conservation knowledge, experience in program management and a genuine interest in historic places and their conservation will be essential.

Information about VHF’s grant programs is provided on the VHF website including the two programs currently managed by the Grant Programs Manager:

Heritage Conservation Grants Program
Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant program

The position will report to the Executive Director and be based in our office in downtown Vancouver. At the current time, the position will involve some working from home due to the special circumstance and measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience:

- Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent post-secondary education and experience, preferably in history, heritage conservation, built environment fields, or related discipline.
- Technical knowledge of historic buildings and places, their construction and conservation.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to build relationships with stakeholders, the public, and partners.
- Project management experience including strong organizational skills, developing and managing multiple project timelines, and effective record keeping.
- Initiative and ability to generate new ideas and put them into action.
- Ability to work collaboratively with others including colleagues, volunteers, board members and partner organizations.
- Strong content writing skills for the purpose of conveying information to the general public.
- Computer fluency with at a minimum Microsoft Office suite.

Valuable qualifications, skills and experience:

- Formal training and professional accreditation in heritage conservation.
- Familiarity with Vancouver’s history and development.
- Knowledge of environmental sustainability and building retrofits.

The full-time position is 37.5 hours per week, currently for a term of up to three years (based on program funding). Some flexibility in work hours may be available. The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $70,000. The Grant Programs Manager will be eligible for VHF’s group benefits program.

To apply in confidence, please send a resume and cover letter to Judith Mosley, Executive Director, at Please include “Grant Programs Manager” and your name in the subject line of the email. Applications close Wednesday July 15, 2020 at midnight. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation promotes the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations. VHF does this by creating opportunities and resources to learn about Vancouver’s history and heritage places, and providing practical support for the successful conservation of historic buildings and sites.

VHF recognizes the diverse history and cultural heritage of Vancouver and that the city is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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