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Posted: 12/28/2015

San Francisco Heritage

San Francisco Heritage is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve and enhance San Francisco’s unique architectural and cultural identity. Heritage is also the owner and operator of the Haas Lilienthal House, a city landmark. Heritage envisions an inclusive historic preservation movement that reflects the city’s diversity and aims to raise the profile of sites and stories that have historically been underrepresented in the city’s landmarks and historic districts.

Communications and Programs Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
San Francisco, CA
$42,000 - $48,000



San Francisco Heritage, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving the citys architectural, cultural, and historic assets, is seeking a Communications and Programs Coordinator to produce educational programs and conduct community outreach. S/he is responsible for the production of website content, email marketing, and social media, and also coordinates the design and publication of Heritages quarterly print newsletter. Working closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, the Communications and Programs Coordinator will help develop and implement educational programs and special events, including Heritages annual lecture series and Discover SF! Summer Youth Program. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and creative, and will be expected to assist in the development of new educational programs that relate to Heritages mission.

The Communications and Programs Coordinator will work across department areas, the Board of Directors, and with diverse internal and external stakeholders. S/he will manage media outreach and inquiries, working with senior staff to formulate messaging for advocacy issues, events, and educational programming. S/he is responsible for promoting Heritage events and programs, working proactively to raise the profile of the organization, and ensuring that all internal and external materials are consistent with established design guidelines. The position works collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors Education Committee to develop programs reflective of the organizations citywide advocacy efforts, neighborhood projects, and current initiatives at the Haas Lilienthal House.

The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience in program and event coordination, and strong computer skills. Heritage is looking for a self-motivated individual and team-player who seeks to make a lasting contribution to San Franciscos heritage conservation movement. Flexibility and a good sense of humor are required!


  • Maintain the Heritage website, managing day-to-day updates.
  • Manage the development, editing, quarterly publication, and mailing of Heritage News using Adobe InDesign.
  • Write monthly Heritage E-News and other campaigns using Constant Contact.
  • Oversee Heritage Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and develop creative engagement concepts using a range of media.
  • Design creative collateral, including event postcards, flyers, banners, and reports.
  • Coordinate flash sale deals for Heritage membership and tours through Living Social, Google Offers, and other deal sites; maintain relationships with deal site representatives.
  • Develop media strategies, draft press releases, and respond to media enquiries; follow-up with media contacts to ensure coverage for maximum event attendance and organizational awareness, and develop creative ways to pitch the media.
  • Develop fact sheets, talking points, and presentations for organization leadership.
  • Liaise with partner organizations and like-minded Bay Area nonprofits to identify cross-promotion and co-sponsorship opportunities.
  • Develop and review collateral materials and social media strategies to promote the Haas Lilienthal House, walking tours, and events.
  • Review all internal and external content developed by Heritage staff and Board members, and review partner materials that include the Heritage brand.



  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, develop a two-year Program and Outreach Plan within the first six months of employment. This includes pitching ideas for new programs that align with organizational priorities.
  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, coordinate educational events, including Heritages annual Lecture Series (fall) and the Discover SF! Summer Youth Program. Event coordination includes: working with partner organizations; securing venues; confirming speakers and consultants; managing online and on-site registration; tracking budgets; coordinating publicity and community outreach; managing volunteers, interns, consultants, and staff; and coordinating day-of logistics.
  • Provide supportive assistance for additional Heritage events including: Mayhem Mansion, membership meetings, Holiday Open House at the Haas Lilienthal House, Free Community Day, and other special events.
  • Manage event registration through Constant Contact and e-commerce functions through PayPal.



  • Identify grant opportunities
OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Heritage Deputy Director, Desiree Smith, at dsmith@sfheritage.org. Please write “Communications and Programs Coordinator” in the subject line of the email. Open until filled. Review of applications will begin Monday, January 18, 2016.
Desiree Smith
Phone: 415-441-3000 x11
2007 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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