Outreach and Event Coordinator
2/6/18 update. This position has not been filled. We continue to accept applications but are also evaluating the possibility of splitting this position into several contract tasks, or other re-organization of the job.
This half time position is available as of 1/5/18. There is no deadline to apply but position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is identified. The Outreach and Event Coordinator position will start as a six month probationary contract and upon satisfactory completion of the probation period and mutual agreement can be converted to a half time, non-exempt position. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. No benefits are offered at this time.
Specific tasks and hours are variable, since some of the Institute’s work is conducted outdoors and is affected by weather. Other activities are affected by the schedules of project partners. Work hours must be flexible but will definitely include some evenings and weekends.
If the selected candidate is interested in full time work, the position could expand to full time in the future, as the Institute continues to grow, and depending on the interests and skills of the candidate, the position could expand in other types of responsibilities, including field work, financial work, or others.
Candidates should be:
- Currently living in or willing to relocate to Blaine County Idaho (this is the Sun Valley area of Idaho).
- Able to work from home, provide your own cell phone and have internet access. A PC is available for use.
- Have a reliable 4WD vehicle and evidence of insurance.
- Be reasonably physically fit – sufficient to hike 5 miles in hilly terrain - and capable of working outdoors on occasions.
Please read about the Institute’s mission, values and approach on the Institute’s website at www.seventh-generation.org. Candidates for these positions should be comfortable with the Institute’s values and approach, which is one approach among many in the conservation field.
The Coordinator will assist the Executive Director and Operations Director with tasks drawn from all of the Institute’s programs and activities as various needs arise during the seasons.
The selected candidate may assist in any or all of the following responsibilities.
- Design and write a wide variety of written and digital communication and outreach materials, including but not limited to: newsletters, social media, press releases, funder and donor communication, educational fact sheets, public presentations, other materials as needed. Proficiency in software necessary to accomplish the preceding and compatible with the Microsoft Office suite is required, as is the ability to communicate scientific information to a wide variety of audiences.
- Maintain records of communication using both Excel spreadsheets and Zoho Campaigns, Mail Chimp or similar.
- Organize, promote and coordinate workshops, fundraising events and public presentations.
- Occasional public speaking.
- Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers.
- Data entry and database maintenance.
- Coordination with project partners including donors, private land owners, BLM, Forest Service and others.
- Assist in developing grant proposals, and other fundraising-related tasks.
- Other tasks as may be identified.
Other desirable skills and qualifications. Candidates are not expected to have every skill desired for this position.
- Photography and videography
- Occasional travel in Idaho and other parts of the West. This is highly variable from season to season and year to year. Some travel may be required. Other travel will be optional.
- GPS mapping.
- Field monitoring of streams, wildlife, native plants or invasive plants.
- Background in a field related to environmental sciences.
How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Outreach and event coordinator.” In your cover letter please describe:
1. Your interest, qualifications, strengths, and past experience that would help you perform this role.
3. Skills, strengths or knowledges you have and wish to use that may not be on this list, but may be relevant to a nonprofit conservation organization or the Institute's goals and programs.
4. Date you are available to start work.
5. The salary range you are expecting or hoping for. Yes, we are aware that many people are uncomfortable with this. It will come up sooner or later, so do it sooner.
5. Samples of your work products that demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks.
Questions may be submitted by email. Please do not call. You email will be acknowledged and your submission reviewed. Selected candidates will then be contacted and asked for samples of previous work, references and other typical follow up. Thank you for your interest.
About Volunteering and Interning at Seventh Generation Institute
The Institute is particularly interested in "skills-based volunteers" (which typically includes interns). A skills-based volunteer is a different breed of volunteer, one who brings higher level skills to volunteering - hence the name. Skills-based volunteers contrast with "traditional volunteers" who typically work on jobs that require little skill or specialized knowledge - such as serving food in a soup kitchen or cleaning trash from roadsides. Skills-based volunteers are seeking more challenging ways to serve, to use existing knowledge and skills, or to build new skills. Skills-based volunteers may be found different phases of life and with different motivations but share a strong desire to make a difference in a nonprofit setting with work that speaks to them.
- Professionals wanting to add more meaning to their life outside of their workday.
Graduate school students kick-starting their professional careers.
Retirees wanting to find a new or different purpose in life through contributing to a better world.
If this level of volunteering sounds appealing please review the positions below and be in touch per the specific instructions.