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Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator


The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway has recently been awarded the designation of national scenic byway. The Coordinator for this national program will develop and lead efforts to expand this dynamic program along 460 miles in Iowa through 13 counties and 43 communities. The Lincoln Highway is Iowa’s longest designated roadway, an historic Iowa and National byway and the state’s portion of the original Lincoln Highway, the first coast-to-coast improved highway in the United States.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC&D (PRI) contracts with the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) to manage the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway (LHHB), one of 14 scenic byways in Iowa. The work requires a talented multitasking-oriented leader who is enthusiastic about history, preservation, heritage tourism and community development in relationship to the Lincoln Highway.

Major Duties

The following duties shall be performed by the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator:

1) Facilitate information and build relationships with a wide variety of project partners within the LHHB corridor, including maintaining contacts with local stakeholders in 43 communities across Iowa, IDOT, Iowa Department of Economic Development and Iowa Tourism.

2) Raise public awareness of the Byway and its historical and cultural relevance by publicizing and promoting the LHHB through social media, at community events, a quarterly newsletter, and other promotional venues.

3) Review, implement and conduct projects identified through the LHHB Corridor Management Plan to maintain, educate, and promote resources along the Byway. This includes protecting historic resources such as buildings, bridges and the road.

4) Sustain and support the byway and economic development, including writing grants to educate, interpret and preserve historic resources.

5) Collaborate and network with other Iowa Byway coordinators, especially for statewide projects.

6) Participate in state and/or national Byway training as appropriate or feasible.

7) Maintain project files with complete documentation.

8) Perform duties as determined by the Director, as necessary.

  • Qualifications

    ◼ Requires at least a four year degree from an accredited university or college in non-profit management, community planning, public administration, history, natural resources, or related fields
    ◼ Prefer 6 to 10 years work experience
    ◼ Good communication and writing skills, and the ability to inspire people

    ◼ Ability to work in teams or groups to get projects done
    ◼ Ability to listen and solve problems at the community level
    ◼ Self-motivated and able to manage work time efficiently
    ◼ Good with details, well organized and can manage multiple tasks at one time
    ◼ Preferred fundraising experience, membership programming and/or experience developing sponsorships
    ◼ Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to attend evening and weekend meetings
    ◼ Able to understand and support technology, such as social media and website
    ◼ Competent word processing, Excel and Adobe skills

This position will report to the Executive Director.

Starting Salary Range: $18-$20/hour based on 20 hours a week. Benefits for this position: one week paid vacation and travel will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Prairie Rivers of Iowa does not discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or political beliefs in carrying duties associated with the position.

Application Instructions
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Penny Brown Huber at Position will remain open until it is filled. Anticipated start date September 1, 2022.

Prairie Rivers of Iowa
Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a not-for-profit organization based in Ames, Iowa. We are a community-based organization dedicated to creating a better environment and community for the citizens of Iowa. Our mission is to promote economic development through the restoration and conservation of Iowa’s cultural and natural resources.

Learn more about Prairie Rivers of Iowa here at

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