Communications Committee Chair Volunteer Description

Time Commitment: Part-Time (5-10 hours per month).

To Apply: Please email your letter of interest to Communication & Programs Coordinator, Will O’Keefe at



The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota (PAM) seeks a committee chair to direct the communications and outreach activities of PAM. Through a variety of communication vehicles the organization works to engage with interested citizens and support the efforts of local advocates.

Job Summary

The Communications Committee Chair guides the committee through event-specific media initiatives, as well as on-going activities designed to increase awareness and interest in PAM. In this role, you will partner closely with PAM’s Communication & Programs Coordinator to ensure that our volunteers are adequately supported and that work meets the mission of the organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

Organize and lead monthly committee meetings. Prepare agendas and minutes for meetings.

  • Play an active role in production of the quarterly magazine, The Minnesota Preservationist.
  • Support efforts to increase volunteer involvement on the committee.
  • Assign tasks to maintain and grow current PAM communications initiatives, including:
    • Work with editor to coordinate production of quarterly magazine.
    • Create promotional print materials including brochures and postcards.
    • Use of social media.
    • Maintain PAM blog via regular and guest writers.
  • Foster creative ideas and explore new avenues to increase public awareness about the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • General computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs;
  • Pleasant, tactful, detail-oriented, knowledgeable in working with staff and other volunteers;
  • Strong writing skills including proper spelling, word choice, and correct grammar;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others through cross communication, prioritization, and timely and accurate response and delivery.

Credentials & Experience

  • Interest in online communication tools a must;
  • Experience in communications, marketing, social media, public relations  desired;
  • Familiarity with email marketing tools;
  • Interest in historic preservation.