Community Engagement Coordinator
Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator with a passion for the organization’s mission and vision, and with strong and varied communication skills to support the visibility of GWRLT programs and events. The Coordinator will contribute to the success of every other aspect of GWRLT’s work through collaboration with staff focused on stewardship, fundraising, membership, and land acquisition.
This position requires the ability to adapt to frequently changing roles and schedules with some tasks requiring more attention than others at certain times. Currently a year-round position of 28 hours per week, there is potential to grow to full time depending on the success of current and planned fundraising. This includes the intent to increase the time spent supporting teachers and students in our six communities.
The Community Engagement Coordinator manages all aspects of GWRLT’s email marketing, social media, and web site; promotional materials; press releases and packets; and newsletters.
- Plans for and manages deadlines for all communication channels
- Creates/secures content for all channels including text, photos, and video
- Maintains/supports an active flow of social media
- Drafts and distributes press materials and maintains contact with reporters
- Creates seasonal newsletter, three times per year, setting themes, assigning and collecting articles, and developing drafts
- Maintains and updates the GWRLT website, including building new pages and postings as required
The Community Engagement Coordinator creates and manages an array of programs designed to both engage and educate members of our communities as well as anyone visiting our preserves.
- Coordinates and manages a robust schedule of guided hikes and other trail-based programs
- Collaborates with the Executive Director and other staff to design and market new programming and to select and prepare for area festivals and events where GWRLT should be represented
- Collaborates with the Stewardship Director to refresh trail kiosks as needed, including new trail maps available in both print and digital formats
- Coordinates support for land acquisition projects including public campaigns, preserve and trail openings, and celebrations
- This position often involves working with the Education-Outreach Committee and coordinating volunteers drawn from the GWRLT membership and Board.
- Fosters an ongoing relationship with schools to promote students’ enthusiasm for the outdoors and an understanding of the importance of conservation.
- Actively seeks and manages partnerships with other organizations, agencies, and schools and leverages Committee and Board members to staff and support events
As a member of a small but mighty staff team, the Coordinator also contributes as needed to a wide variety of other tasks to guarantee the success of all. This ranges from occasional administrative duties to supporting strategic planning and development to helping maintain the Beach Plum Farm office and assure it is staffed during the week.
Qualifications and Skills
GWRLT is seeking an individual with strong communications credentials.
- Demonstrated understanding of social media channels, e-mail management tools such as Constant Contact, and web tools such as Word Press
- Excellent communication skills in all forms and contexts, verbal and written; demonstrated passion for delivering well-written text is a plus
- Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to take initiative to solve problems and tackle challenges
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (or equivalent job experience)
- At least 3 years work experience in a similar or related role
Other Preferred Qualifications
- Prior experience in land conservation and/or outdoor education through either work or volunteerism
- Familiarity with the flora, fauna, and natural resources of the Southern Maine area
Supervision, location and work flexibility: The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to the Executive Director. The position is based at GWRLT’s Beach Plum Farm office in Ogunquit. Some work can be done remotely. Work time is flexible and will include occasional nights and weekends.
Compensation range: $43,000-$49,000 full-time equivalent, paid time off and sick time, some health care stipend.
The review of applications will begin in late October. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Great Works Regional Land Trust (GWRLT) understands that protecting and caring for lands requires intentional commitment to inclusive practices within the conservation movement. GWRLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Disabilities will be considered only as they may relate to the candidate’s ability to fulfill job requirements.