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Job Posting - Outreach & Education Coordinator, RETHOS (Saint Paul, MN)
Historic Preservation Blog from PreservationDirectory.com - Main Street, Minnesota, rural, education, preservation, revitalization, job, coordinator, position
Contributed By: Erin Hanafin Berg
Website: https://rethos.org

Job Posting - Outreach & Education Coordinator, RETHOS (Saint Paul, MN)
Outreach & Education Coordinator

Office Location:  Saint Paul, Minnesota
Activity Areas:  Historic Preservation/Community Development/Adult and Continuing Education
Category:  Program Coordination and Support
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  $42,000-$47,000 annually
Hours:  40 hours per week/Full Time

RETHOS is a non-profit organization that leads and inspires people to connect to historic places, promoting equity, community vitality, and engagement. Through its
programs and services, RETHOS advocates for a new understanding of preservation that highlights the histories of underrepresented communities and equitably enhances community vibrancy on a broad spectrum, including activities that directly impact economic and social well-being.

RETHOS is building our team! In the coming years, RETHOS will be growing and looking to hire and promote a high-functioning, diverse team to work in an environment of inclusion, equity, collaboration, and innovation. RETHOS operates in communities in every corner of our state and across the region, and our team
members should look like and share the lived experiences of these varied communities. For us, diversity comes in various forms including race, gender affiliation, abilities, location, and socio-economic backgrounds. We welcome, cultivate, and seek out difference.   
           
This listing is for a full-time coordinator position that will work across our Rural Programs and Education divisions. This is an early-career professional position that
will work to facilitate and expand participation in established programs that have broad geographical reach, including Minnesota Main Streets, Continuing Education for Real Estate agents, and Community Education. The Outreach and Education Coordinator will ensure consistent and enthusiastic program engagement from a wide range of participants: economic and community development professionals; local Main Street organization staff, board members, and volunteers; real estate agents and developers; property owners, residents, and community members interested in home rehabilitation, maintenance, and sustainability; and other people interested in local history, cultural heritage, and building revitalization and reuse.

This position reports to the Rural Programs Manager and the Education Manager and can be located anywhere in Minnesota, although preference is for co-location with one of our established staff positions in Saint Paul, Winona, Duluth, or Little
Falls.
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Minnesota Main Streets Program Coordination
  • Coordinate and attend regular meetings of Minnesota Main Streets program participants
  • Coordinate and attend Minnesota Main Streets program annual visits; administer processes for annual review and accreditation
  • Serve as liaison between local Main Streets programs and Main Street America; convey information, promote training opportunities, and attend meetings and workshops for professional and network development
  • Support local Main Street programs in implementing program-wide and community-specific strategies
  • Track and file program reports, grant requests, and other program documents
  • Create, update, maintain, and distribute informational materials and program resources
  • Schedule, promote, and manage registrations for training workshops, webinars, and classes
  • Support Rural Programs Manager in program growth and innovation; assist Program Manager and Communications Associate with marketing and promoting the Main Streets program to established and new audiences
Education Program Coordination
  • Coordinate and host classes, webinars, hands-on workshops, tours, and other educational programs
  • Work with instructors to develop, finalize, and submit course content, including for professional Continuing Education credit
  • Share and distribute course materials including outlines, handouts, visual aids, and resource lists
  • Plan, track, and report on deliverables including attendance, evaluations, and credit certification
  • Work with Education Program Manager and Communications Associate on marketing and promoting the Education program to established and new audiences, and on identifying opportunities for new programs and partnerships
Core Competencies
  • Maintain regular communication and correspondence with program participants,
  • instructors, funders, and community and organizational partners
  • Cultivate individual and organizational relationships with program participants
  • Function effectively as a team member and problem solver in carrying out the mission of RETHOS and organizational partners

BACKGROUND AND KNOWLEDGE AREAS
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with a wide variety of people and organizations, including within communities that have historically been underrepresented in historic preservation.
  • Experience, knowledge or passion in one or more relevant fields: architecture, history, historic preservation, urban/regional planning, community development, anthropology/sociology, real estate development, building rehabilitation and/or building trades
  • Must have a valid drivers license, access to reliable personal transportation, and the ability and willingness to travel regularly within the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and throughout Greater Minnesota for up to 3-5 days at a time
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and presentation skills 
  • Excellent organization and file management skills
  • Experience using fundraising software, like Neon CRM, or similar 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or equivalent (minimum)
  • Undergraduate degree (preferred) in education, history, environmental studies, planning, geography, community development, historic preservation, public administration, or a related field
  • Three to four years paid or volunteer experience working jointly in two or more of the above fields may be substituted for undergraduate degree
  • One to two years direct working experience (paid or volunteer) with adult education, or equivalent experience coordinating public programs such as tours, workshops, and/or webinars
  • Familiarity with the geography and history of Minnesota and its ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Cultural competency and fluency in a language other than English is highly desired
Benefits include paid medical insurance with dental and vision enrollment option, generous paid time off, cellular data allowance, and parking/transportation allowance. Retirement benefits will be available later in 2021.

Anticipated start date on or before July 26, 2021 (negotiable).

Deadline for application: Friday, July 2, 2021. Applications will be evaluated as they are received and interviews will be scheduled as suitable applicants are identified. July 2 is the latest the search will close.
 
Submit a cover letter, resume, and three recent professional references in PDF format to Info@Rethos.org. Any questions can be directed to Erin Hanafin Berg, Deputy Director (erin@rethos.org); please use subject line: Outreach
& Education Coordinator Position Inquiry. No phone calls, please.


Keywords: Main Street, Minnesota, rural, education, preservation, revitalization, job, coordinator, position

Posted: June 21, 2021
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