We’re Hiring — Outreach Coordinator

Published in Announcements, People in Preservation.

Outreach Coordinator
Status: Full-time, salaried, exempt
Salary Range: $38,000-45,000
Reports to: Director of Education

Position Description: The Outreach Coordinator is a new position created in response to the PPS 2021 Strategic Plan, available on our website. The position will be chiefly responsible for crafting and sharing relevant messages that support, reflect, enhance, and communicate the organizational values, initiatives, and strategic plans, and communicating those messages to both targeted and general audiences. They are an integral team member and will contribute to the overall collegial atmosphere at PPS. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@ppsri.org.

Major Responsibilities – Required activities include, but are not limited to:

Community Engagement – 75% of time

*Majority of time is spent on these tasks.

Event & Meeting Support – 20%

Other – 5%

Desired Education, Skills & Experience

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the physical ability to occasionally move/lift objects that weigh as much as 30 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The successful candidate will have the ability to multi-task and take ownership of projects in a fast-paced office environment. It is essential that the candidate have outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability and willingness to work collaboratively with staff, trustees, and volunteers.

PPS welcomes your application even if you do not possess all of the attributes listed above. The organization values both life and on-the-job experience and we consider these in all hiring decisions.

Some administrative duties will be required to support the running of the office and organization.

Compensation and Benefits 

The starting annual full-time salary range is $38,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience. Remote employment will be considered for a period of time if the candidate is in the process of completing a degree program or has other extenuating circumstances. Eventually, residency in the Providence metro area is required.  

We offer a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package because it’s the right thing to do. Excellent benefits include health and dental options; Simple IRA retirement plan with 3% match; generous paid holidays and vacation; opportunities for training; and the opportunity for remote work. A relocation stipend is available. 

To Apply 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@ppsri.org. Please indicate OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and we hope to fill the position as soon as possible. 

As a small staff, we do not have a Human Resources department and cannot respond to every application. If you don’t hear from us in a reasonable time, we apologize for the inconvenience. No calls at this time, please. 

Overview of the Providence Preservation Society 

Founded in 1956, we are a non-profit membership organization with a recently reinvigorated mission to support and advocate for historic preservation, thoughtful design, and people-centered planning. Among the pioneers of the American historic preservation movement, we have had a major impact on the identity, appearance, and ethos of Providence, beginning with intervention in urban renewal efforts on historic College Hill in the 1950s and ‘60s. 

We are working to have a racially diverse staff that serves our community by advancing workforce development, fostering a community of citizen preservationists and rehabbers, and advocating for important cultural and historical resources. PPS welcomes your application even if you do not possess all of the attributes listed above. The organization values both lived and on-the-job experience, and we consider these in all hiring decisions. 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  

Currently, PPS has a 20-member Board of Trustees and a full-time staff of six. Our headquarters is in the Old Brick School House (1769) in the College Hill National Historic Landmark District. With an operating budget of approximately $700K and an endowment of approximately $1.8 million, PPS maintains a current membership of approximately 500. More information and the 2021 Strategic Plan may be found at www.pvdpreservation.org. 

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