Education Coordinator Job Opening

Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Education Coordinator Position Description

Position Objectives
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) is seeking a professional who is passionate, organized with complex logistics, energetic, a superb communicator to a wide variety of audiences for the position of Education Coordinator.  The Education Coordinator will be responsible for growing, planning, and administering the Education program of PAM.

The goal of this position is to inspire people to take action related to our built heritage, further professionalize the preservation field, develop new preservation constituencies, and promote the power and impacts of historic preservation.  The Education Coordinator will use adult education best practices and closely work with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Organizational Description
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota leads and inspires people to connect with historic places, promoting community vitality. The Education program was established in 2013 through a grant provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

The organization operates with a budget of just under $800,000 and is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors.  PAM offices are located on the 5th floor of Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th Street, in downtown St. Paul with office hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The organization has its first regional office in Rochester, MN.  Evening and weekend meetings and events take place after regularly-scheduled hours of operation.

Position Funding and Location
The Education Coordinator position has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

This is considered a full-time, at will position.  The Education Coordinator is an employee of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and reports directly to the Main Street Coordinator.

This position is based in PAM’s St. Paul office, but will require travel throughout the state of Minnesota to provide on-site training services.  This position is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with the expectation that the Education Coordinator will work 40 hours per week at a prorated salary level of $35,000 per year.  All PAM employees receive a benefits package of paid time off (PTO) and transportation / parking reimbursements.  The Education Coordinator also receives a monthly cell and data plan stipend, mileage reimbursements, and pre-paid travel arrangements.

Position Responsibilities
• Identify new opportunities, develop new programs, seek out new partnerships, and maintain community relationships.

• Create and develop curriculum, outlines, handouts, and visual aids for classes.

• Responsible for planning, tracking and reporting on deliverables.

• Teach beginning to advanced historic preservation related topics to a diverse range of people and professions.  Teaching may include hands-on demonstrations, classroom lectures, and webinars.

• Market and promote the Education program to ensure revenue goals are met on a per class and per year basis.

• Administer the Education program within the program budget and the stipulations of the Minnesota Historical Society contract.

• Develop an annual program budget, operating plan, and work plan.

• Oversee program to ensure quality; including program delivery, scheduling and curriculum development.

• Supervise up to two staff, as well as interns and volunteers.

• Perform other duties as assigned by the Main Street Coordinator of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

• Write articles for the Minnesota Preservationist, write blog posts, attend staff meetings, support events, and other duties related to being staff at the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop creative leadership solutions in difficult and complex situations is necessary, as well as the ability to model this approach for others.

• The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, written and verbal communication and presentation skills, the ability to develop and foster strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, and the ability to prioritize a large number of tasks and responsibilities.  He/she must be energetic, self-motivated, imaginative, and well-organized.

• Undergraduate degree in education, adult education, communications, design, geography, history, community development, community organizing, English, historic preservation, marketing, public administration organizational development, or a related field.

• One to two years direct working experience with adult education, or, three to four years work experience working jointly in two or more of the aforementioned fields may be substituted for undergraduate degree.

• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, effectively problem solve and proceed with objectives with limited supervision.

• General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs required.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills
• Knowledge in any of the following areas will strengthen a candidacy: community economic and real estate development; historic preservation design, planning, and law; environmental or land use law; urban and regional planning; governmental relations; business administration; finance; advocacy and community organizing; organizational development, mediation, facilitation and strategic planning; budgeting and accounting; marketing and communications; information technology; web-based learning software; and/or fundraising.

• One to two years experience with adult education, or, two to three years work experience working jointly in two or more of the aforementioned fields.

• Familiarity with other technology-based communication platforms desirable such as blogs, Facebook, and WordPress.

Transportation and Physical Requirements
The Education Coordinator may be asked to travel for up to 10 days at a time (including overnight) and work a varied schedule that includes nights and weekends.  Access to reliable transportation is necessary.  The Education Coordinator may be asked to lift and transport up to 50 pounds and stand or sit for prolonged periods of time at conferences or meetings.

Equal Opportunity
PAM does not discriminate against, or intimidate, or prevent the employment of any person or persons on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and communications sample (could be writing, infographic, personal/professional website, video, audio, ad, poster from event you led, etc…) to Doug Gasek at dgasek@mnpreservation.

All materials must be received by April 30, 2015 at NOON. We will begin considering applications as they are received.

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