🔗Preservation & Programs Coordinator
Website Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.
PRESERVATION & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Full-time, 40 hours per week
$41,000-49,000 commensurate with experience
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is currently searching for a passionate and energetic individual to fill the newly created full-time position of Preservation & Programs Coordinator. This position will serve as a critical member of the Foundation team to help advance the organization’s strategic goals through advocacy initiatives and educational programming.
Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Preservation Foundation is a private nonprofit that preserves and enhances the architectural, cultural, and landscape heritage of Saratoga Springs. This is accomplished through advocacy, education, technical assistance, and restoration projects. The Foundation is led by a diverse, volunteer board of active and engaged individuals dedicated to preserving Saratoga Springs. The Foundation currently employs two full-time staff, an Executive Director and a Programs and Development Director, as well as a part-time administrative assistant and bookkeeper.
The Preservation & Programs Coordinator will work under the direction of the Executive Director and Programs and Development Director. The Coordinator will assist with formulating, developing, and implementing responses, reactive and proactive, to key preservation issues as well as be responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs.
- Provide staff support to the SSPF Advocacy Committee to develop and implement preservation strategies to address key issues within Saratoga Springs. Conduct research to identify and report on identified issues.
- Prepare materials for the Advocacy Committee for review of Land Use Board applications. Draft advisory opinion letters in partnership with the committee and the executive director. Attend and represent the Foundation as needed at Land Use Board meetings, primarily Design Review Board.
- Assist property owners and/or their representative(s) with information about the architecture and history of their building, provide rehabilitation technical assistance, and/or land use board guidance.
- Provide staff support to the Race Course Committee, which is charged with reviewing proposed capital improvement plans at Saratoga Race Course, the oldest sports venue in the United States. Prepare materials and draft letters in response to the New York Racing Association plans in partnership with the committee and executive director.
- Generate written content on advocacy issues and initiatives for internal and external communications.
- Create, market and manage educational programs, events, and tours that highlight the community’s historic heritage and advance the Foundation’s strategic goals. This includes in person, virtual and hybrid models that engage with the community on topics that are diverse, relevant, and timely.
- Collaborate with historians, nonprofits (local, state, and national), the City of Saratoga Springs, and others to develop unique programs that broadens the outreach of the Foundation.
- Manage a team of volunteers to support educational program development and implementation.
- Create communication materials for educational programs and tours, including press (newspapers, radio, and TV); social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), and eblasts (Mailchimp).
- Provide research for the Historic Plaque Program, Historic Homes Tour, and local publications as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree in historic preservation or related field required – such as urban planning, public policy, or architectural history – a master’s degree is preferred.
- Excellent writing, editing, research, and analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Self-motivated with good teamwork and organizational skills.
- Strong public speaking and communication skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
- Prior experience with website editing, email communication tools and social media preferred.
- Experience working in a non-profit preservation setting preferred.
- Available to work a flexible schedule to accommodate evening and weekend programs as needed.
- New York State Driver’s License
The ideal candidate must be able to complete the physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Physical requirements include: ability to occasionally move supplies and/or equipment of up to 25 pounds, access files on elevated shelves/file cabinets, and sit for prolonged periods of time.
Job Benefits: health and dental insurance, 3% Simple IRA match, and paid time off includes holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Salary Range: $41,000-$49,000 commensurate with experience.
Saratoga Springs is nestled between the picturesque Adirondack Mountains and Albany, New York’s state capital. The area offers the perfect blend of history, arts and culture, and natural beauty. Saratoga Springs is located 30 minutes north of Albany and the Albany International Airport. New York City, Montreal and Boston are within a three-hour drive from Saratoga Springs. The broader region of Saratoga County offers an abundance of opportunities for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. The area is known for its famous venues including the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park, and the Saratoga Battlefield, a National Historical Park. Residents have easy access to the Adirondacks, Lake George, Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is committed to diversity as a core value and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation maintains a policy of non-discrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment are governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications, and will not be influenced in any manner with regard to age, race, color, national origin, marital status, gender, (including gender identity and transgender), religion, sexual orientation, military status, genetic information, disability, domestic violence victim status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Submit an electronic cover letter, resume, and references by email with the subject “Preservation & Programs Coordinator” to:
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
112 Spring Street, Suite 203
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Applications will be accepted until Monday, December 4, 2023.
Anticipated hire date is Monday, January 8, 2024.