Education & Community Engagement Coordinator
Greater Lovell Land Trust
Opening posted: 05/02/2023 | Expires: 06/05/2023
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Summary Description: This is a full time, salary position with benefits. The Education and Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of GLLT’s environmental and conservation engagement programs including traditional environmental education, as well as diverse year-round opportunities for our communities to engage with our conservation mission. The role also works with the organization’s Development Committee and is responsible for the coordination and management of GLLT’s communications, including website, social media, print media (e.g., press releases), and other outreach media.
$45,000 (40 hours per week, year-round. A 32-hour work-week is negotiable.)
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Hours: The variable nature of the job elements, particularly in the summer months, may require longer days or weekend work from time to time for programs and projects. Remote/hybrid work options available.
Areas of Responsibility
Community Engagement & Environmental Education:
Develop, coordinate (planning and logistics), and execute environmental education and other community engagement programs throughout the calendar year, including a variety of daytime and evening programs open to the public, as well as programs for area children, often in partnership with local schools, recreation departments, and other community partners.
Collaborate on events and programs with neighboring land trusts, other conservation related organizations, and other community resources and programs.
Maintain records of program topics, dates, and number of attendees and submit an annual report summarizing and assessing the year’s events.
Train, oversee, and nurture GLLT volunteers, summer interns, and others engaged in the work that supports GLLT’s efforts.
Communications and Outreach:
Coordinate organizational outreach by managing and maintaining the website, through social media content (Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms), produce and distribute weekly email (Mailchimp) announcements, including timely notices for events, programs, projects, news, updates, and more.
Working with the Development Committee, support the development, production, and distribution of the bi-annual newsletter, Land, Lakes & Us (annual magazine), annual report, bi-annual appeals, and project campaign materials, contributing content and design ideas.
Engage in community relations and outreach with supporters and donors, attend special events, and seek collaborative opportunities to promote the work and mission as appropriate.
Working with the Executive Director, other staff, and Board, manage submission of press releases.
Work with the Stewardship Manager to oversee the development of informational and property trail maps and signage.
Understand the mission and work of GLLT and present it accurately and persuasively in personal, local, regional and organizational settings.
Provide support for special events, such as the GLLT’s annual meeting
Other tasks as assigned.
- Key Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree or related experience in environmental education, biology, ecology, conservation or a related field.
- Enthusiasm and an outgoing nature with excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
- Experience sharing information with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, especially children.
- General working knowledge of natural systems of the Northeast, including plant, animal, insect, and other communities, as well as the physical environment.
- Capable of working with a range of social media platforms.
- Comfort working in outdoor settings year round, able to walk up to 5 miles through rough terrain, sometimes off-trail, and paddle in calm water.
- Ability to effectively work independently and as a member of a team.
- Bonus features: experience with Google Workspace and design programs, as well as a passion for taking photographs.
A valid driver’s license, vehicle, and sense of humor will also be required.
Additional Benefits: 8 paid holidays, plus 2 personal days; 10 paid vacation days (based on 40 hour work week), increasing with years of employment; 10 paid sick days; and $350 monthly towards a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA); mileage reimbursement.
To Apply Please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references (all in PDF form) to Erika Rowland, Executive Director, at . Add “Community Engagement” to the subject line. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 5, 2023. Anticipated start, mid-late August.
GLLT is an equal opportunity employer. GLLT is committed to improving its diversity and inclusiveness as a workplace. We encourage applicants to apply who may not possess all of the skills or experience requested but have an interest in, and ability to, learn them.