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Land Preservation Assistant

The American Battlefield Trust, the nation’s premier historic land preservation nonprofit, seeks an administrative professional with an interest in land preservation or real estate. The Land Preservation Assistant will be responsible for administrative support for the Land Preservation Department.
Location: Washington, DC
Job Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Department: Land Preservation
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Filing, scanning, organizing, researching, and reconciling digital and physical land transaction files
  • Maintaining up-to-date and accurate records for complex real estate transactions 
  • Coordinating data requests and departmental review of materials
  • Managing the departmental calendar, including scheduling meetings and drafting agendas
  • Writing and compiling internal and external communications regarding land preservation efforts, such as presentations or newsletters

The Assistant will be expected to manage additional tasks, as required for real estate transactions, fundraising, events, and partner outreach. The Assistant may also provide support to the Grants Managers, as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • B.A./B.S. degree is required
  • At least two (2) years of experience in office administrative support, data management, or related work is preferred
  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships, be detail-oriented, have superior data management and presentation/public speaking skills
  • Experience working with Adobe Acrobat and the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness to work a hybrid remote/in-person schedule
  • Interest in the preservation of American historic battlefield sites
  • Real estate and/or database experience is a plus
  • Salary is commensurate with experience
To apply for the position, please send your resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to No calls, please.
At the American Battlefield Trust, we build parks and tell stories — the narrative threads that make up the rich tapestry of our nation. Our culture calls for hardworking, entrepreneurial individuals that take calculated, intelligent risks and are always looking for opportunities to learn and improve. Our staff is united by a commitment to excellence and a passion for keeping American history alive. Find out more about our staff and benefits here.
Since 1987, the Trust has saved more than 54,000 acres of hallowed battlefield land from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. We have reached millions of students and other life-long learners through our education programs. As our nation heads towards its 250th anniversary in 2026, we are looking to grow even more and build upon our previous successes. 
The American Battlefield Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.