PAWV is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Danielle Parker, has received a 2022 WVU Eberly College Rising Star Alumni Award! This recognition program honors Eberly College alumni who graduated within the last 10 years and who show great promise in their careers. An awardee’s professional contributions mirror the values of WVU and the Eberly College, including leadership, innovation and dedication.
Shortly after graduating from the Eberly College in 2011, Danielle began serving as director of the Preservation Alliance and has accomplished some important milestones in the years since. Under her leadership, the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program was started in 2013 and has deployed over 193 AmeriCorps service members across 176 sites in West Virginia to support sites that attract heritage tourism to the state.
Over the years, Danielle has prioritized advocacy efforts to increase the State Historic Tax Credit. These efforts paid off in 2017 when the HTC was increased to 25%, and again in 2021 when this increase was made permanent, making preservation a more attractive option for West Virginia homeowners and investors.
One of Danielle’s biggest accomplishments in the past year was securing a $550,000 Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant administered by the National Park Service. This grant will allow PAWV to expand its Saving Historic Places Grant program, which works to save historical buildings by funding stabilization work and jump-starting preservation projects by providing pre-development funds.
Danielle has worked tirelessly both behind the scenes and in the spotlight during webinars, workshops, and site visits, and we, PAWV staff, Members of the Board of Directors, and Preserve WV AmeriCorps members are proud of and grateful for her dedication to preservation in the Mountain State. Congratulations on your award!
The Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) is seeking a Preservation Manager willing to travel the entire state of West Virginia to assist with the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program and develop team-based, hands-on historic trades training opportunities.
Who are we?
Formed in 1982, PAWV is the grassroots, statewide nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation in the Mountain State. PAWV and its members work to preserve West Virginia’s unique cultural heritage for current and future generations. PAWV maintains its mission through a variety of services, including advocacy and education, as well as through its Saving Historic Places Grants, microloan fund, and the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program.
Preserve WV AmeriCorps is PAWV’s statewide, national service initiative where AmeriCorps members support grassroots efforts to help main streets thrive, help communities develop cultural heritage tourism, and preserve beloved West Virginia landmarks. The program currently involves 23 AmeriCorps members in a combination of full-time and half-time slots that are assigned to nonprofit organizations and government agencies with history-based missions or services.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking a full-time Preservation Manager with a positive mindset who enjoys helping people and can fulfill the duties the organization needs while exemplifying competence, communication, integrity, and responsibility. Commitment to our non-profit mission and ability to travel the entire state of West Virginia are important. The Preservation Manager will work very closely with the executive director but with considerable independence, self-direction, and accountability.
An office at the PAWV Headquarters in Elkins will be provided. As a statewide organization, we will consider a remote home office in a different part of West Virginia for the right applicant. This position will require statewide and overnight travel for the Preservation Manager to be on-site for hands-on projects and other duties.
Preservation Manager Duties
The Preservation Manager will focus primarily on the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program and work closely with the executive director to ensure its smooth operation. The Preservation Manager will have some administrative responsibilities and will also be responsible for hands-on historic preservation project development and coordination.
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Compensation/Benefits: Compensation is $33,000/year, two weeks paid vacation each year and federal holidays are included. FICA and Workers Compensation Insurance is paid by PAWV. Mileage and travel reimbursement will be provided at the U.S. General Service Administration’s approved rates.
Timeline: We expect to start interviewing in July and will accept applications until the position is filled. The goal is for this position to start by late August prior to the start of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps service year.
To apply: If you are interested in this staff position, please email a resume, along with a cover letter that indicates why you are interested and your availability situation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Executive Director - Danielle (LaPresta) Parker, email@example.com, 304-642-0693
This job is supported by a three-year AmeriCorps grant (2022 – 2025) for Preserve WV AmeriCorps and is contingent upon renewal of grant funding annually.
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