Outreach & Membership Coordinator
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust (ACT), the regional nonprofit lands conservancy serving New Hampshire’s North Country, seeks an individual to advance its mission by developing and overseeing outreach, education, and programs in ACT’s three core areas:
- Inspiring the next generation of conservation leaders, voters, and stewards;
- Growing the region’s capacity to feed ourselves by conserving farmland and growing farm businesses;
- Protecting land for clean water, wildlife habitat, and public recreation and aesthetic enjoyment.
The successful candidate will be a resourceful, creative individual demonstrating passion about ACT’s mission and who can immediately begin to help devise and implement a marketing and strategic communications plan with the goal of building ACT’s support in the community and growing its membership base. The Outreach & Membership Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) and board committees, but must be extremely self-motivated, well organized, and flexible. She/he will be naturally outgoing and work well with people of all ages, understand how to work as a team member, and demonstrate curiosity and a desire to learn. She/he should have the ability to hike at a moderate pace over uneven terrain.
Communications and Outreach (30%)
- Identify and implement strategies and tactics to grow our membership.
- Identify need for, and participate in the design of, promotional, fundraising, and marketing materials.
- Plan and implement calendar of editorial content for external communications including e-news, Facebook, websites, and print media (through multi-application of same material);
- Write press releases and promote ACT’s events and programs through the website, Facebook, newspapers, and other outlets.
- Coordinate staff, trustees, and volunteers in fundraising and community outreach efforts.
- Working with ED and Outreach & Sustainability Committee (OSC) develop and coordinate special events, outreach events, fundraising events, and member-exclusive events.
- Seek new community partnerships that will advance ACT’s mission and values.
- Keep ACT’s social media presence fresh and vital.
- Develop and manage ACT’s library of photographs.
- Develop presentations for special events.
Membership Development and Administration (20%)
- Develop membership drive and annual appeal materials; coordinate production and mailing.
- Write appeal letters, acknowledgements, and update letters.
- Maintain member/donor tracking database.
- Research prospective donors, sponsors, members, volunteers, and other supporters.
Community Programs (30%)
- Empower, motivate and engage people with a variety of ages and backgrounds;
- Work with the ED, OSC, and partner organizations to develop and implement programs aimed at growing ACT’s community support and engaging the next generation.
- Develop partnerships with local schools and youth organizations to use ACT land for outdoor education (environmental, cultural, sciences, arts).
- Develop an annual calendar of events; coordinate and manage community programs, special events, and field trips.
- Assist the ED with grant research, writing, and reporting.
- Assist the Office Manager, ED, and committee chairs as needed in an administrative capacity, including compliance with Land Trust Alliance Standards & Practices.
- Engage and grow ACT’s cadre of volunteers, and ensure that their experience with ACT is fulfilling and recognized.
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Cheerful individual who enjoys a team environment with the ability to establish and maintain positive collaborative working relationships with others, both internally and externally.
- Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues, experience with environmental education is desirable.
- Excellent communication skills, including written, graphic/web design, verbal, and listening.
- Demonstrated marketing ability to strategically promote an organization.
- Ability to articulate the relationship between communications/marketing and fundraising effectiveness.
- Ability to relate the mission/values of ACT into interesting and memorable events and stories.
- Event planning experience.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; graphic experience or aptitude, InDesign preferred; knowledge of donor database (Donor Perfect) or ability to learn quickly.
- Knowledge of Constant Contact or ability to learn quickly.
- Photography and video skills.
ACT seeks an individual who has the desire and character to become an integral part of a small, fast-paced, innovative leader in regional land conservation. As such, we are willing to be flexible on hours and place of employment (although in some in-office as well as event/program attendance is required).
Salary & Benefits
Depending on the qualifications and salary requirements of the individual, this is a part-time or potentially full-time position, with benefits accordingly.
To apply, please send a cover letter, writing sample, resume, and three references to Executive Director Rebecca Brown, Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, 107 Glessner Road, Bethlehem, NH 03574 or e-mail email@example.com by August 18.
ACT is a nationally accredited land trust and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote and release from employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental disabilities, or veteran status.