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Posted: 03/02/2018


HistoriCorps®, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado, is the nationally recognized leader in mobilizing volunteers-at-large, students, veterans, and professional practitioners to save and protect places that matter. Since its founding in 2009, HistoriCorps has preserved more than 250 historic buildings and structures in 24 states and logged over 124,000 volunteer hours. HistoriCorps’ mission is to save and sustains historic places for public benefit through partnerships that foster public involvement, engage volunteers, and provide training and education.

Volunteer & Communications Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Denver, CO


HistoriCorps is seeking a Volunteer and Communications coordinator to join our Denver office team. Resourceful, curious, and creative individuals with a passion for old buildings and history and an acute eye for detail who want to start their career on a unique note are especially encouraged to apply.

HistoriCorps projects take place anywhere a historic structure is waiting to be saved - from mountain tops to island jungles, from desert floors to deep forests (and that was just last year!). If you ever wondered just how a small team manages to pull off more than 35 field-based preservation projects annually, and found yourself wanting to be part of such a team, wed like to learn more about you.

If youre looking for a job that will connect you to career paths in communications and marketing, community outreach, nonprofit management, or historic and cultural resources stewardship, we think youll like to learn more about us. And if youre not afraid to try new things, meet new people, and learn as much as you can along the way, lets get in touch. 

HistoriCorps® is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals based on individual merit and capability.  Our commitment applies without regard to race, color, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any factors identified and protected by federal, state and local law.


The Volunteer and Communications Coordinator will primarily work to build capacity and efficiency related to workforce development and recruitment for HistoriCorps preservation projects. The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Volunteer Workforce Manager. Expected tasks include:

Volunteer Coordination

  • Assisting with volunteer coordination tasks, including manual volunteer registration, registration tracking, pre-session courtesy calls, answering questions, and supporting other volunteer requests as necessary
  • Creating volunteer tourism guides for each project
  • Identifying and connecting with local volunteer and preservation interest groups to support locally-based recruitment
  • Coordinating resources for annual field staff training
  • Participating in annual field staff training
  • Copy-editing project participant recruitment pages and information packets
  • Participation in recruitment events (tabling) approximately 5 times per year
  • Processing volunteer hours and related data

Communications Coordination

  • Social media management, primarily Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Newsletter coordination and compilation
  • Sending press releases to targeted media and news outlets by project
  • Developing project-specific marketing material, including print and digital flyers
  • Contributing to the HistoriCorps blog
  • Coordinating the intake, organization, and sharing of project photos
  • Monitoring and tracking various analytics, including website traffic (Google Analytics), newsletter analytics, volunteer registration data, and more
  • Coordinate with the Eastern Regional Office on marketing and communications efforts
HistoriCorps is a dynamic organization, and each year we develop new initiatives. Special projects the coordinator will be expected to support may include:
  • Participating in a hands-on preservation project
  • Collecting and organizing workforce demographic information
  • Coordinating sales of HistoriCorps gear
  • Supporting Volunteer Ambassador outreach efforts
  • Creating various digital and print marketing materials

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Strong writing skills, especially creative, and copy-editing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills across a variety of media, especially written and verbal communication
  • Willing to learn, or already familiar with, essential nonprofit communications and marketing tools, including WordPress, Constant Contact, and other programs of these genres.
  • High degree of comfort with social media platforms
  • Participation in annual field staff training, May 13-19, 2018
  • Valid drivers license


  • Functional understanding of Adobe Creative Suite, with an interest in developing this skill
  • Experience managing a social media community
  • Skilled at working with diverse audiences and demographics
  • Demonstrated experience working as a team member on complex projects in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining high-quality output
  • Access to reliable transportation
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How to apply
For your application to be considered, it must include: A cover letter of a maximum of 300 words that a) describes the reasons for your interest and b) includes your email address, physical street address, and daytime phone number. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted (by email or phone) if you are selected for an interview. A descriptive resume. Submit all materials electronically to: Liz Rice, Volunteer Workforce Manager of HistoriCorps® lrice@historicorps.org. Subject line: Volunteer & Communications Coordinator Position. This job posting does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. We will accept applications until we have filled the position.
Liz Rice

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