Community Engagement Manager
Georges River Land Trust
Opening posted: 01/29/2024 | Expires: 02/29/2024
The Georges River Land Trust was founded in 1987 to conserve the ecosystems of the Georges River watershed in MidCoast Maine. To date, we have protected almost 5,000 acres of forestland, fields, farms, and waterways and maintain 60+ miles of trails. We aspire to be a guiding resource for the residents of the 19 communities who want to protect the natural resources in the Georges River watershed.
As the Community Engagement Manager, you’ll be a critical contributor to the mission of our land trust. You’ll be responsible for making our work visible, interesting and irresistible to local residents.
This is a full-time, permanent position with tremendous potential for growth and career development. You’ll report directly to the leadership of GRLT and have the opportunity to imagine, lead and implement a program to educate and involve others in the protection of nature in the watershed.
Our hard-working team respects the individual strengths of its members and shares accountability in an open, friendly culture. We leverage our strengths positively and work together to meet challenges.
The Community Engagement Manager implements environmental engagement activities and programs designed to nurture deeper awareness and participation in GRLT’s efforts and to generate revenue. Your responsibilities require nurturing a presence in the community and online, hosting in-person and online experiences, coordinating events and outreach activities and managing all social media accounts and campaigns.
1. Event Planning and Execution
Implement and improve upon GRLT’s community engagement strategy to promote awareness of protecting nature through conservation and nature-based climate solutions
Plan, convene partners and execute a variety of events, including community forums, nature walks and educational programs
2. Partner Collaboration
Build and maintain strong relationships with local communities, environmental organizations, and other relevant partners with a shared interest in GRLT’s mission to protect nature in the watershed.
Collaborate with community partners to amplify the impact of events and initiatives.
3. Educational Outreach
Develop educational materials and resources to communicate the significance of nature conservation and nature-based climate solutions
Conduct outreach programs programs to municipalities and community groups to raise awareness and inspire action
4. Social Media and Marketing
Utilize social media platforms (Meta Business Suite) and other marketing channels to promote your events and engage local communities. You’ll be in charge of the master posting schedule supported by posted content from other program managers.
Develop and implement marketing strategies to attract diverse audiences to our initiatives and widen our appeal
5. Data Collection and Analysis
Collect and analyze data on community engagement efforts to measure the impact of our programs
Generate feedback mechanisms to improve and tailor future initiatives to meet community need
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Communications, Marketing or a related field
- Proven experience in community engagement, event planning or a related field
- Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to complete projects and meet deadlines
- Reliable and resilient work ethic
- Excellent communication and public speaking skills
- Interpersonal etiquette: appropriate, considerate, timely and efficient
- Familiarity with environmental issues, nature conservation and nature-based climate solutions
- Professional, outgoing, positive, energetic and people-oriented approach, including the ability to inspire and motivate action and success in others
- Strong technical proficiencies with computer software necessary to conduct the duties of the position, including but not limited to Meta Business Suite, Microsoft Word, Excel, ChatGPT, Microsoft , G-Mail.
- Ownership of a smartphone and a car (with valid driver’s license and evidence of insurance)
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours (depending on events)
If you are passionate about community engagement and nature-based education and experiences, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Help us make a positive impact on the environment and inspire the community to protect the nature of MidCoast Maine.
Salary will be commensurate with experience, ranging from $35,000 – $40,000. Benefits package includes health insurance, vacation, sick time, paid holidays, and retirement package. Inclusion Georges River Land Trust is an equal employment opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Please submit a single PDF file by email (subject line: “Community Engagement Manager”) as an attachment to by February 29, 2024. The file should contain, in order: 1) a one-page cover letter, 2) a resume of no more than two pages, and 3) a list of three references.