Join Our Team!

Preservation Idaho is searching for a very unique individual that is interested in helping grow our organization. 

Program Director

Part-Time (20 – 25 hours/week) Independent Contractor position

Preservation Idaho
PO Box 1495
Boise, ID 83701


Position Type: 

Offered By:


Hourly/To Be Negotiated

Open Until Filled, with first review March 9, 2018




For questions or more Information contact Dianne Crowe at

About the Organization

Preservation Idaho (PI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve Idaho’s historic places through collaboration, education, and advocacy. Since 1972, PI has been an all-volunteer, statewide non-profit dedicated to saving Idaho’s historic resources. We are based in Boise. Under general direction and oversight from the board of directors, Preservation Idaho is seeking a Program Director to represent PI in the public realm, to grow existing programs, and implement the PI strategic plan.

Initial Duties and Responsibilities

With the objective of improving Preservation Idaho’s services across the state the Program Director will:

  • Work with the Board of Directors and committees to implement annual strategic plans, operational budgets, project action plans, and funding methodologies
  • Support fundraising relative to relationship building, some grants, and some major asks. Must be comfortable developing and utilizing appropriate relationships for this effort
  • Serve as the face of the organization by responding to media and general organizational requests, as needed
  • Work with existing part-time administrative staff to ensure efficiency in the day-to- day affairs of the organization
  • Attend monthly Board meetings, signature events, and serve as point person on partner committees as needed
  • Work in conjunction with Event/Tour Coordinator to promote, oversee, and advocate for some events and activities of the organization, as needed.
  • Provide accurate, timely communications and report to the board, committees, stakeholders, and members as needed.
  • Assist with ongoing public relations program including posting events and relevant information on website, social media, publications, brochures, news releases, and public speaking opportunities. This will be done in conjunction with our Event/Tour Coordinator, Admin Assistant, and board members.
  • Maintain knowledge of preservation programs and/or initiatives by establishing a working relationship with other preservation-focused organizations
  • Travel as directed by the Board within the state to determine effectiveness of Preservation Idaho’s programs and opportunities for growth. Candidate will work from home. Phone/computer arrangements to be determined.

Desired Qualifications

A successful candidate will possess the following:

  •  Strong commitment to historic preservation and/or passion for Idaho history
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience and program development in nonprofit/public sector environment
  • Familiarity with Idaho people, places and culture, business environment
  • Fundraising achievement/knowledge
  • Demonstrated aptitude to motivate and bring together staff and team
  • Success in maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Effective, diplomatic, and courteous public relation skills
  • Strategic planning and implementation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills around complicated issues and stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (Historic Preservation, History, Public Service, Planning, Non-profit Management) with an advanced degree preferred

How to apply:

Please email your application consisting of:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three references with email and phone contact information
  • 250-word statement that outlines your experience in program development and/or advancing the mission of a non-profit organization.

Submit to Dianne Crowe at
First Review: March 9, 2018