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Cumberland County Historical Society, Community Outreach Director

21 Sep 2020 12:07 PM | Anonymous

21 N. Pitt Street Carlisle, PA 17013  

The Cumberland County Historical Society located in Carlisle, PA seeks a highly motivated, energetic Community Outreach Director.  This multifaceted position requires experience and proficiency with working on multiple and diverse projects and having constant public interaction and engagement. Proven marketing and fundraising experience will be a key distinguishing factor in choosing a candidate. This is a salaried position with health benefits package. Range is 30-35K. 


November 2020 


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references no later than October 2, 2020  to Executive Director Prospected candidates should be prepared to interview in October and are welcome to inquire about salary information when their application materials are emailed. Attached documents must be in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. No phone calls will be accepted. 


Position:            Community Outreach Director

Classification:        Full-time (40 hrs./wk.)

Schedule:            Flex (40 hrs./week minimum)

Job Summary:  The Community Outreach Director position is directly responsible to the Executive Director with all the rights, responsibilities, and benefits as described in the Personnel Policy Manual. The Community Outreach Director takes the lead role in special initiatives including marketing, heritage tourism, historic preservation, community engagement, fundraiser coordination and program development with CCHS department heads. The position manages one part-time Events and Marketing position. 

Primary Duties:

  • Oversees community outreach and logistics for CCHS events, programs, workshops and occasional conferences in conjunction with the CVVB and other partner groups 

  • Coordinates and is responsible for CCHS’ annual programming calendar in coordination with department heads and committee chairs. 

  • Oversees logistics and marketing for the annual McLain Celtic Bash, Annual Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting, and other fundraisers for the Society. 

  • Takes the lead role on working with the Executive Director and staff in the application of grants and in the solicitation of event and fundraising sponsorships

  • Oversees outreach and logistics of CCHS’ Historic Preservation initiatives including the promotion of the County Register of Historic Places Program, in cooperation with the County Historic Register Committee and preservation tours (taverns, mills, historic properties and preservation tours etc.)

  • Oversees and promotes the Cumberland County Preservation Roundtable to facilitate dialogue and community engagement about the preservation of historical, cultural and natural resources and the interconnectedness of these resources.  

  • Represents CCHS at outreach events, table booths, professional development, and networking events (i.e. Chamber of Commerce Mixers etc.) 

  • Takes the lead role in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for CCHS and serves on the Society’s web-development leadership team 

  • Pursue business and industry in Cumberland County and surrounding counties to form alliances for contributions.

  • Investigates marketing opportunities on local and regional websites including free governmental and tourism sites

  • Works closely with the Education Curator and other Department Heads to develop and implement strategies for the advertisement and promotion of home schooling opportunities, history workshops, genealogy programs, talks, tours and museum department programs

  • Assists Education Curator in coordinating with private and public schools to advertise CCHS educational opportunities.

  • Oversees, develops and implements a marketing plan with specific “West Shore” marketing strategies and objectives 

  • Assists the Executive Director in the implementation of the Society’s Awards and Scholarships POPS Program in coordination with Awards and Scholarships Committee

  • Assists the Executive Director in the development of a county-wide and regional partnerships with simpatico organizations locally and abroad

  • Assists the Executive Director with other assigned fundraising duties and responsibilities 

  • Serves as lead liaison with assigned committees and reports work at quarterly Community Outreach Committee meetings. 

  • Delegates set up (with E&M Assistant, Historic Properties Coordinator and volunteers) for programs, tours, lectures, and events

  • Attends and/or assigns E&M Assistant to community planning meetings pertinent to CCHS mission and outreach i.e. DCA, CVVB, other arts, humanities, festival planning meetings

  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with social & print media production and marketing

  • Oversees and coordinates, with staff, membership cultivation, growth, and innovation

  • Oversees and assigns E&M Assistant with the management of the membership database and oversees with the Assistant membership renewals and special membership promotions

  • Takes the lead role on the recruitment and training of outreach and events specific volunteers including reception area visitor’s services representatives

  • Assists with outreach educational activities including special initiatives in the G.B. Stuart History Workshop

  • Assists the E&M Assistant and Historic Properties Coordinator with rental inquiries at Two Mile House, Todd Hall, or Cumberland Room

  • Delegates the E&M Assistant and volunteers with special mailing initiatives 

  • Oversees the promotion and development of CCHS’ Friends and Partners Program

Qualifications and expectations:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Proven marketing and fundraising skills and experience 

  • Ability to operate telephone system and Microsoft Office software

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Promotes the mission of the CCHS

  • BA or MA in related field minimum or commensurate work experience

  • Ability to flex schedule and work evenings and weekends

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