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Position Description

Job Title: Program Officer


To assist in the program development, management and oversight of special projects and programs of the Guam Preservation Trust.


  1. Assist in the planning and development of policies for the Trust;
  2. Assist in the process for all projects/programs;
  3. Other related duties as needed to ensure effective planning for all areas of the Trust.
  1. Assist in the management of the Trust’s grant programs;
  2. Participate in reviewing grant proposals for recommendation(s) to the Trust’s Grants Committee;
  3. Monitors grantee budget and program progress;
  4. Reviews grantee reports and make recommendations to the Chief Program Officer as necessary;
  5. Works with the Chief Program Officer to develop and submit grant proposals to fund the Trust’s programs and projects;
  6. Other related duties as needed to ensure program effectiveness.
Community Outreach
  1. Develops and implements outreach strategies to promote the Trust’s programs and projects;
  2. Develops and revises program publications, including the Trust’s website, as necessary;
  3. Identifies other promotional opportunities, and engages in other promotional outreach efforts as requested.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience in the area of historic preservation
  • Experience in a professional environment, including program management;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills including word processing, spread sheets, and databases;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; and
  • Ability to organize and process large volumes of work under tight deadlines.
Decision making

Uses judgment and discretion in assessing and scheduling work priorities; able to operate independently and structure own work.

Supervision Exercised

Contractors, grantees, volunteers, and interns.

Supervision Received

Works under the general supervision of the Senior Program Officer.

Internal/External Contacts

Internal contacts as staff level with Chief Program Officer, Administrative Services Coordinator, Program Officer, contract employees, volunteers & interns, and GPT Board Members.

External contacts include Historic Resource Division, Department of Parks and Recreation and stakeholders.