Career Opportunities

Membership Coordinator

preservation-admin , March 25, 2024


Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. Our mission is to serve as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods.


The Preservation Society of Charleston is looking to grow our Advancement Department with a full-time Membership Coordinator position. With over 4,000 members across the Lowcountry and nation, we are expanding and diversifying our reach. This position serves a critical function within the team and is a unique opportunity to see your ideas put into action.

Currently, the Advancement Department is responsible for annual giving, membership, sponsorship, and events. The team consists of a Manager of Programs, Manager of Advancement & Planned Giving, and Director of Advancement.

The Membership Coordinator’s primary responsibility is management of all administrative aspects of PSC’s membership program. The Membership Coordinator is also responsible for managing the donor/member database, Bonterra’s Every Action, and assisting with member events and programs. The Membership Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Advancement. We are looking for an energetic, detailed-oriented person to join our growing team and support our important preservation work in the community.


  • Manages the Every Action database
    • Reports, weekly gift entry, deposits, database training, website integrations
  • Coordinates donor acknowledgements and charitable gift receipts
  • Maintains a schedule of monthly renewal letters.
  • Responsible for all membership communication and collateral.
  • Develops ideas for membership recruitment and stewardship
  • Serves as main point of contact for membership inquires


  • Assists with mailings and campaigns for individual donors
  • Solicits corporate sponsors
  • Writes copy for digital and print communications
  • Develops articles for Preservation Progress magazine
  • Assists in the Planned Giving Program management
  • Prepares Board reports and finance updates
  • Attends Advancement Committee meeting and prepare materials
  • Assists in management of events: Membership Meetings, Fall Tours, Carolopolis Awards, and Preservation Month.
  • Prepares grant applications and fulfill grant requirements
  • Works with Community Outreach Coordinator on partnered events


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: Database management and data entry experience a plus. Additional training will be provided
  • Management Experience: None
  • Skills: Detail-oriented, organized, comfortable taking initiative
  • Passion and interest in historic preservation, urban planning, and history a plus


$45,000 to $55,000


15 days annual paid vacation leave
6 days annual paid sick leave
10 annual paid holidays
Company-matched retirement fund
Group health, vision, and dental insurance plans
Generous professional development opportunities

This position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with list of 3 references upon request to our Director of Finance and Operations:  Note that resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered.


Preservation Society of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees. Applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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