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Job Opportunities at The Historic Trust

The Historic Trust is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire civic pride and economic vitality through education, preservation, and celebration of our community’s history. The Trust excels in its day-to-day work to fulfill this mission, including preserving, developing, and managing properties; producing and hosting community events and ceremonies; providing educational and engaging programming; and creating fundraising and volunteer opportunities. The Trust welcomes new perspectives and commitment to community.

Education Program Manager

Through aviation, we inspire youth to pursue education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields, while instilling an appreciation for the people, events, and innovations of historic Pearson Field. The Pearson Field Education Center is a vibrant education center where through the hook of aviation, kids’ eyes are opened wide, minds are expanded and skillsets are developed. In Southwest Washington, there is no other place like it. The Education Center has proven to be a great tool for learning, fun and exploration. The Education Center engages parents, volunteers, supporters, educators and youth in hands-on STEM programs and activities that are about creativity, inspiration and flight. The Trust is looking for a strong program leader to take the Education Center to the next level while building on current and new partnerships, relationships with the school districts and collaborations with volunteers, educators and stakeholders. This is a great opportunity for someone who has an organized and creative sense of curiosity in educating our youth while grasping flight as the primary tool.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful experience working in educational settings, especially with K-12 school-aged youth.
  • Strong understanding of aviation and aviation history. Private pilot license and/or R/C or modeling experience preferred.
  • Background and understanding of STEM initiatives and curriculum, including STEM programming in locals schools.
  • Experience in developing inspirational youth education programs, including understanding of applicable curriculum design standards.
  • Successful experience working with and motivating youth of all abilities and demographics.
  • Demonstrate excellent computer, communication, public speaking, and writing skills. Conversational ASL ability preferred.
  • Ability to recruit, select, inspire, lead and manage staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to develop and implement long-range plans.
  • Ability to work under pressure and work flexible hours.
  • Undergraduate degree in education, aviation, engineering, or related field.
  • Passion for developing young people in the field of aviation, mathematics and/or engineering.
  • Minimum of three years experience directly related to duties and responsibilities specified in this job description
  • Able to provide own local transportation and ability to lift to 50 lbs.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide creative vision and leadership for the Pearson Field Education Center’s educational program activities.
  • Manage, coordinate and implement educational programs for the public.
  • Facilitate earned income activities.
  • Create a foundation of STEM based educational programs to engage a broader audience of all ages, year-round.
  • Routinely evaluate and ensure that educational programs are developed and maintained which are responsive to the needs of the community and educational partners.
  • Design, implement, evaluate and evolve a documented and repeatable curriculum that can be delivered by staff and volunteers.
  • Develop and implement operating policies as necessary or as directed by the Trust to ensure that Pearson Field Education Center is working in an efficient manner.
  • Provide an annual program review.
  • Collaborate with staff on the preparation of the annual Pearson Field Education Center financial budget and operating plans for approval by The Historic Trust and Board.
  • Manage and oversee budget and make effective financial and operational decisions to positively impact the Center.
  • Serve as the staff lead for the Pearson Field Education Center Committee, whose role is to oversee the planning, implementation, programming and operations of the Center.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Education Center.
  • Collaborate with The Historic Trust development staff facilitating fund development activities, including personal solicitations, fundraising events, grants and planned gifts.
  • Collaborate with The Historic Trust marketing staff to promote visibility and general support for the Center in the local, regional, and national community, through strategic marketing and communication activities.
  • Recruit and manage volunteers and personnel and ensure that sound human resource policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Responsible for working with The Historic Trust Facilities Department to ensure the safe and secure use and maintenance of the facility, its equipment and supplies, building and security systems and grounds and parking facilities.

Work is performed in an office, airport hangar, and local classroom environment with moderate physical activity; work week includes Tuesday through Saturday with occasional night and holidays required; Attendance at PFEC and community events required; Occasional travel and off-site work required for meetings, public speaking, outreach programs, and other PFEC-related activities.

Reports to: President & CEO

Directly employs, supervises, and manages: PFEC staff and volunteers

Pay: Salary range between $42,000 and $55,000 annually with generous healthcare coverage, life, disability and retirement contributions. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Position open until filled

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please email the following to resume@thehistorictrust.org:

  • A cover letter explaining how you meet position requirements.
  • Your resume (including at least three professional references).
  • A one-page statement of your involvement with nonprofit groups/organizations and experience in aviation, history and STEM education for youth.

The successful applicant for this position will be required to pass an Oregon/Washington State Criminal History and Child/Adult Abuse check.

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