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Communication & Education Coordinator (C&E Coordinator)
ORGANIZATION, LOCATION & WORKING CONDITIONS
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) office is located in Bath, Maine. KELT’s mission is to conserve, restore and instill appreciation of the land and water resources of the Kennebec Estuary to benefit today’s communities and future generations. The C&E Coordinator position is office and field based, with fieldwork required throughout the nine towns in KELT’s services area (Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Georgetown, Woolwich, Bowdoinham, Dresden, Richmond, and Westport Island). KELT’s communications include print materials and digital media to communicate to a wide audience (donors, businesses, adults, families, etc.) about land trust membership, programs, events, and project progress. KELT’s Education Program provides nature-based programs for adults, families, and students to connect people of all ages to the natural wonders of the Kennebec Estuary.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
This is a full-time position with responsibilities in general communications and education work. The C&E Coordinator reports to the Program Director to implement communication campaigns and database management as well as assist with educational programming and donor and member relationship tasks. Occasional travel may be necessary outside of the KELT service area.
General communications tasks include working with staff and board to:
create and implement strategies for communicating via print, newsletters, email, media outlets (social media and the press), events, presentations, and in-person conversations
design and produce print and online communications
support event planning
track progress and results including creating reports to share with staff and the board of directors
update and maintain KELT’s database with new or changing information on donor and volunteer information
build and maintain donor and volunteer relationships
Education work includes community and/or school programming. These tasks include:
assisting the Program Director to organize, publicize, and/or lead educational programs for adults, children, and families
helping to maintain and build partnerships with community organizations, businesses, individuals, and groups supporting outreach opportunities
teaching students with KELT’s nature-based educational programs at area schools, in multiple grades, either in the classroom or outdoors
coordinating with local educators to create, redesign, or use existing programming for students both in the classroom and outdoor field trips
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in biology, conservation, education, communications, or office management
Strong speaking, writing, and listening skills
Competent with standard computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
Competent with social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram
Experience with or ability to learn Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack platform (KELT’s database program)
Able to pass a complete background check
Confident and capable of leading a group of children (ages range from pre-K to high school)
Experience organizing, leading, and/or teaching audiences of various sizes, ages, and abilities
Ability to hike (sometimes on rough terrain, on and off trail, in adverse conditions) while leading a group of people of diverse ages and abilities
Demonstrated proficiency in managing multiple projects at the same time
Access to a reliable automobile
Self-motivated professional with an attention to detail
Ability to work with diverse people and develop positive working relationships, especially with co-workers, donors, and other local stakeholders
Practical problem-solving and organizational skills for detailed record-keeping
Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
Willingness to take on work outside of the immediate job description when opportunities arise at KELT
DESIRABLE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES
Office management with database experience
Graphic design experience using the Adobe Suite software
Website design experience using WordPress or SquareSpace applications
ESRI ArcMap software experience
Familiarity with the land and waters of the Kennebec Estuary
Natural resource knowledge: plant and animal identification; natural community identification
Training or certification in public interpretation and/or environmental education
Certification in first aid or wilderness first response (please provide date of training)
Commensurate with experience (KELT is working toward meeting salary levels consistent with Land Trust Alliance (LTA) and Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) averages.) KELT offers a benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, retirement savings plan, paid vacation time, paid holidays, and somewhat flexible scheduling.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications and Education Coordinator.” Incomplete applications will not be considered. Phone calls can be directed to KELT’s Program Director, Becky Kolak, at 207-442-8400.
Wednesday, July 31 at 11:59pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interested parties are recommended to apply early.