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Posted: 07/05/2016

Landmark West

LANDMARK WEST! (LW!) is a highly effective, grassroots organization working to preserve the architectural heritage and neighborhood character of Manhattan's Upper West Side from 59th to 110th Street, Riverside Park to Central Park. Since 1985, our efforts have focused on a broad program of advocacy, educational outreach and community engagement, making LW! a recognized leader in New York's preservation advocacy community.

Programs Director
Professional Opportunity
New York, NY

Job Title: Programs Director, full-time (40+ hours per week, plus evening and weekend flexibility)

Compensation:   Commensurate with experience, includes health + dental coverage (after 90 days), ability to contribute towards 403(b) retirement account, 15 days vacation (prorated)

The Programs Director reports to the President and works closely with the full-time Advocacy Director to raise public awareness and engagement in LW! advocacy priorities and core values.

The responsibilities of the Programs Director include:  

Planning and coordinating a robust calendar of public programs 

Building membership across all parts of the Upper West Side

Organizing fundraising events, under the direction of a fundraising committee

Direct responsibility for grant applications and reporting

Developing strategies to raise LWs public profile

Plus other responsibilities as directed by the President

Specific tasks related to responsibilities include:

Identifying topics, recruiting speakers, securing venues and managing other public programs logistics

Convening fundraising committee regularly to discuss campaign/event strategies and timelines

Leading implementation of fundraising campaigns/events design, printing, bulk mailing, venues, catering, marketing and publicity, ticket sales, and other logistics 

Processing and tracking donations, sending acknowledgments, analyzing data, and prospecting new members

Writing, editing, and designing mass emails, blogposts, social media, web content (including events calendar), invitations, press releases and other publications

Researching, writing, editing, and following up on grants

Supervising interns and volunteers

Preparing and monitoring program and event budgets

Maintaining clear records of programs and fundraising activities

Plus other tasks as directed by the President

Candidates must have demonstrated experience and first-rate skills directly applicable to these tasks.  In addition, candidates must have a strong desire to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment among peers who are passionate about historic preservation as a force for public good.  Candidates should have a keen interest in New York City history, architecture, and politics as well as the mechanics of nonprofit administration.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suit (Photoshop, InDesign), Wordpress, mass email communication tools, USPS bulk mailing services, online donation and ticket-purchasing services.  Ability to quickly learn other programs as needed.

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Kate Wood, President, katewood@landmarkwest.org.

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