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Posted: 10/02/2017

Preservation Idaho

Preservation Idaho (link) (PI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve Idaho’s historic places through collaboration, education, and advocacy. Since 1972, PI has worked to protect historic places of significance to Idahoans. Under general direction and oversight from the board of directors, Preservation Idaho is seeking a Program Director to represent PI in the public realm and to grow existing strategies, programs and committees by executing the PI strategic plan.

Programs Director
Professional Opportunity
Boise, ID
$20.00 Hourly

Initial Duties and Responsibilities:
With the objective of making Idahos history and its preservation relevant to a larger audience of residences, the Program Director must demonstrate a passion for history and competence in the following areas:

     Work with the Board of Directors and committees to prepare annual strategic plans, operational budget, project action plans, and funding methodologies

     Serve as the face of the organization by responding to media and general organizational requests.

     Perform office administration duties of the day-to-day affairs of the organization

     Attend monthly Board meetings, signature events, and serve as point person on partner committees as needed

     Promote, oversee, and advocate for the activities of the organization

     Provide accurate, timely communications and reports to the board, committees, stakeholders, members, and volunteers

     Manage an active and ongoing public relations program including posting events and relevant information on website, social media, publications, brochures, news releases, and public speaking opportunities

     Research and prepare materials to support program and board activities as needed


     Maintain knowledge of preservation programs and/or initiatives by establishing a working relationship with other preservation-focused organizations. 

Desired Qualifications:
A successful candidates will possess the following:

     Strong commitment to historic preservation and/or passion for Idaho history

     At least 2 years of proven leadership experience and program development in non-profit / public sector environment

     Familiarity with Idaho people, places and culture, business environment

     Fundraising achievement

     Demonstrated aptitude to motivate and bring together staff and team

     Success in maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders

     Effective, diplomatic, and courteous public relation skills

     Strategic planning and implementation

     Event planning and promotions experience

     Creative problem-solving skills around complicated issues


     Bachelors degree in relevant field of study (Historic Preservation, History, Public Service, Planning, Non-profit Management) with an advanced degree preferred

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How to apply
Please email your application consisting of: ● Cover letter ● Resume/CV ● Three references with email and phone contact information ● 250-word statement that outlines your experience in program development and/or advancing the mission of a non-profit organization. to Jamee Fiore at jobs@preservationidaho.org. Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
PO Box 1495
Boise, ID 83701

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