The Team

You will be working with LPC’s Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP), which awards grants primarily for façade restoration to not-for-profit organizations and income-eligible owners of buildings located in historic districts or are designated individual landmarks. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

Your Impact

As the Grant Program Assistant, you will help administer grants targeted for low and moderate-income homeowners and 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations to help restore or repair the facades of their landmarked buildings.

Your Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Grant Program Administrator and Coordinator, the Grant Program Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with review of grant applications from homeowners and nonprofit organizations
  • Conducting site visits to grantee projects with program staff
  • Gathering, tracking, and analyzing data on low- and moderate-income neighborhoods/historic districts in New York City
  • Conducting research on Community Development – eligible census tracts within historic districts in New York City
  • Assisting with the development of a targeted outreach plan based on data analysis
  • Retrieving current and archival information from LPC’s files
  • Assisting with other program tasks as needed

Qualification Requirements

  1. There are no formal education or experience requirements for this position. However, the ability to understand and carry out simple instructions is required.
  2. Candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English.

Preferred Skills

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Some experience or interest in historic preservation, urban planning, research, grants administration, community outreach, statistics, GIS or a related field.
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach
  • Excellent research and data analysis skills
  • Proficiency in graphic design, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • The ability to learn quickly and work independently

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to: NYC Careers at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

Current City employees must apply through Employee Self Service (ESS) at http://cityshare.nycnet/ess , under Recruiting Activities/Careers/136-2022-485647

About Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is the largest municipal preservation agency in the nation. It is responsible for protecting New York City's architecturally, historically, and culturally significant buildings and sites by granting them landmark or historic district status, and regulating them after designation.