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Posted: 12/28/2016

Boston Preservation Alliance

The Boston Preservation Alliance is the city’s leading historic preservation advocacy organization. We work with a diversity of partners and constituents interested in balancing preservation of the city’s historic character with the city’s growth, evolution and vibrancy. Our supporters include individuals, organizations, other non-profits, and corporations across the spectrum of the real estate and design communities. We are continuing along a trajectory of growing support through social media outreach, a fall annual awards event, and educational programs.

Communications Manager
Professional Opportunity
Boston, MA

The Alliance seeks an enthusiastic, well-organized, and motivated individual to manage the external outreach of the organization through electronic communications (social media, web site, direct emails), mail, traditional press (newspapers, etc.), and Alliance programs and events. A major responsibility for 2017 will be managing the launch of a new web site for the Alliance.

We require excellent writing and interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment as part of a small but dedicated staff, and the flexibility to manage periodic evening and early-morning meetings and events in this non-exempt, hourly position. We will consider candidates available from twenty hours per week to full time.


While an interest in our core mission to protect places, promote vibrancy, and preserve character is helpful, this position does not require historic preservation training or experience. However, a passion for the uniqueness of a city like Boston and a desire to share that enthusiasm is preferred. A candidate with experience, ideas and enthusiasm to enhance the diverse, day-to-day operation of a small non-profit will thrive.


Experience in non-profit administration, communications, social media/website management, promotion, and marketing required. Experience in program and event logistics would also be of benefit.  Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills are essential.


We require an undergraduate degree and prefer at least two years professional or high-level internship experience in an office setting. Social media experience (beyond personal) required. Management of a new web site preferred.


Each member of our small staff reports to the Executive Director and works closely with him, the board of Directors and committees to assure the successful operation of the Alliance. This job provides many opportunities for an enthusiastic and creative thinker who successfully balances day-to-day tasks with new ideas and an eagerness to help expand the organizations network, reach, and influence. 


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How to apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to: employment@bostonpreservation.org . We seek to fill this position as soon as possible.
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

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