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Engagement Director


The Engagement Director will work to increase support and engagement from CPF’s existing stakeholders, and identify new prospects for recruitment. This position will manage corporate relationships, communications, membership, and fundraising. The Engagement Director will report to the Executive Director and will oversee the Development and Communications Committees.

The ideal candidate will be:

A creative communicator who can write create compelling copy and ensure a consistent organizational voice.
A skilled fundraiser who has experience working with individual and corporate donors.
A strategic planner who is able to prepare, implement, and evaluate marketing campaigns.
Results-oriented with the goal of increasing revenue and brand awareness.
Adept at handling communications in a wide variety of formats, from email and phone conversations, to newsletters and social media.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year College or University in the humanities, marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in either communications, marketing, fundraising, or a related field.

Highly organized, able to meet deadlines, work in a lead role with committees, create and manage work plans.

The job requires periodic travel and overnight stays. Applicant must have a valid California driver’s license.

This position is located in San Francisco, but exceptional remote candidates will be considered.

Interest in historic preservation, history, architecture and design is a plus.

Work Schedule & Compensation

This is a full time, non-exempt position. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, with extended hours and weekend work to support special events twice per year. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, health and dental insurance contributions, and a competitive salary, between $60,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Submit the following information to

1. A cover letter describing your skills, experience, and interest in the position.

2. A resume.

3. 3-5 writing samples (such as published pieces like articles or blog posts, or unpublished pieces like press releases or fundraising solicitations).


California Preservation Foundation
Cindy Heitzman
San Francisco, CA