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Diversity Scholars Program Coordinator, National Trust for Historic Preservation Office of Diversity Initiatives (Washington, DC)
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Contributed By: National Trust for Historic Preservation Office of Diversity Initiatives
Website: http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/career-opportunities/HQ-RO/diversity-scholars-program-coordinator.html

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks a creative and organized program assistant to coordinate logistics for our Diversity Scholars Program.  The Diversity Scholars Program (DSP) provides assistance to community leaders from diverse social, economic, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to attend the National Preservation Conference -- creating learning, networking and mentoring opportunities that strengthen their commitment and effectiveness in preserving historic places and revitalizing communities. The Coordinator will handle logistical duties before, during and after the conference, assisting with marketing and outreach, assisting with all aspects of the production of the DSP Alumni Newsletter, maintaining a database of contacts and applicants, coordinating selection and award process, and handling conference related logistics such as hotel and travel arrangements, meeting specifications and on-site assistance.  She/he will also coordinate an online/web-based component for marketing the program and communicating with/among alumni.

This is a part time position (approximately 20 hours per week), but is eligible for our full range of benefits and some flexibility in the schedule.

Duties:

  • Assist with marketing and community outreach for the program.  Maintain extensive database of promotional and networking contacts.
  • Coordinate the production of the Diversity Scholars Program's Alumni Newsletter and Conference Directory.
  • Track, and maintain contact with, applicants. 
  • Coordinate follow up contact and conference arrangements for chosen scholars, including travel and hotel arrangements.
  • Work with the Director to plan and execute scholars-related conference events, including assistance at the Conference site.
  • Assist Director in identifying, recruiting and communicating regularly with mentors; facilitate communication between mentors and scholars before, during and after the conference.
  • Assist with preparation of conference materials -- welcome packets, scholar directories, opening and closing event programs, evaluations, etc.
  • Assist with follow up to the conference.  Process invoices, handle follow up correspondence with scholars and on-site contacts, update contacts database. 
  • Assist Director in maintaining meaningful and fruitful engagement of scholars and contacts.  Coordinate developmental opportunities, such as mentoring, for Diversity Scholars within the organization
  • Manage a web landing page for the program; coordinate a blog and other social networking tool to facilitate communication with and among alumni of the program.  

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-5 years work experience, including strong administrative experience handling duties similar to those described above (especially scheduling, maintaining contact lists, and handling budgets), as well as experience in meeting coordination or event planning. Equivalent combination of work and school experience is acceptable. 
  • Experience with the production of newsletters; some experience in basic web design and experience utilizing social networking media for professional outreach. 
  • Excellent computer and word processing skills using MS Office products.  Intermediate to advanced experience with data management systems required (preferably Access). 
  • Ideal candidate will have experience in or personal commitment to diversity outreach and facilitation, and some knowledge of or interest in cultural heritage preservation or revitalization of diverse communities. 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written), excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and long range projects without extensive supervision.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. 
  • BA, especially in a relevant field, preferred. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel to, and for the duration of, the annual conference.  

How to Apply:
To apply, please include your cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text attachment to 30204-CS-815@nthp.hrmdirect.com.


Keywords: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington DC, Diversity Scholars Program, employment, jobs, part time, historic preservation, National Preservation Conference

Posted: February 3, 2009
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