Preservation Idaho (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 been an all-volunteer, statewide non-profit dedicated to saving Idaho’s historic resources. We are based in Boise, Idaho.
How to apply
Initial Duties and Responsibilities:
With the objective of improving Preservation Idaho’s services across the state the Program Director will:
● Work with the Board of Directors and committees to implement annual strategic plans, operational budgets, project action plans, and funding methodologies
● Support fundraising relative to relationship building, some grants, and some major asks. Must be comfortable developing and utilizing appropriate relationships for this effort
● Serve as the face of the organization by responding to media and general organizational requests, as needed
● Work with existing part-time administrative staff to ensure efficiency in the day-to-day affairs of the organization
● Attend monthly Board meetings, signature events, and serve as point person on partner committees as needed
● Work in conjunction with Event/Tour Coordinator to promote, oversee, and advocate for some events and activities of the organization, as needed.
● Provide accurate, timely communications and report to the board, committees, stakeholders, and members as needed.
● Assist with ongoing public relations program including posting events and relevant information on website, social media, publications, brochures, news releases, and public speaking opportunities. This will be done in conjunction with our Event/Tour Coordinator, Admin Assistant, and board members.
● Maintain knowledge of preservation programs and/or initiatives by establishing a working relationship with other preservation-focused organizations
● Travel as directed by the Board within the state to determine effectiveness of Preservation Idaho’s programs and opportunities for growth. Candidate will work from home. Phone/computer arrangements to be determined.
A successful candidate will possess the following:
● Strong commitment to historic preservation and/or passion for Idaho history
● At least 2 years of leadership experience and program development in nonprofit/public sector environment
● Familiarity with Idaho people, places and culture, business environment
● Fundraising achievement/knowledge
● 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 skills
● Creative problem-solving skills around complicated issues and stakeholders
● Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (Historic Preservation, History, Public Service, Planning, Non-profit Management) with an advanced degree preferred