Employment Opportunity

Position Description: Community Engagement and Office Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: N/A
Status: Exempt, full-time 40 hours per week
Salary: $17.80-$25.00 per hour
OVERVIEW: Engaging people across the watershed and beyond is a key aspect of Cannon River Watershed Partnership’s mission. The role of the Community Engagement and Office Coordinator will be to lead and manage activities that provide people with ways to be engaged in taking action for clean water and to help support CRWP.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 Coordinate CRWP’s urban stormwater education and outreach efforts to include preparing for and leading adopt-a-drain efforts, rain garden workshops, storm drain stenciling, mailings, recruit volunteers, staff booths at educational and outdoor events, and other duties as per contracts and grants.
 Coordinate CRWP’s Annual Watershed Wide Cleanup to include recruiting site leaders, volunteers, supplies, and attending the event.
 Coordinate CRWP’s Master Water Steward program including recruiting participants, coordinating with Freshwater Society and teaching evening class sessions
 Assist Executive Director to plan and carry out CRWP’s fundraising and membership recruitment events such as Downstream Environmental Film Series and pursue other opportunities for new event partnerships
 Write, develop, and coordinate production and distribution of communication pieces including newsletters, brochures, and event materials to be submitted for approval by the Executive Director prior to being released
 Maintain, update, and work with program staff to create content for the website (www.crwp.net)
 Help build the organization’s brand through marketing and communications efforts
 Work collaboratively with other staff to create effective communications strategies and plans
 Assist with creating and implementing media plans to include press releases, radio, etc.
 Develop content for and respond to social media including Facebook, blog posts, Twitter, etc.
 Collect and analyze metrics related to our marketing and outreach efforts
 Assist Executive Director as needed with fundraising activities, such as organizing mailings, setting appointments with donors, tracking fundraising appeal income, etc.
 Database maintenance: fundraising, recording, processing, and acknowledging membership renewals and gifts
 Some office maintenance (i.e. inventory and order supplies, equipment maintenance, etc.)
 Communicate with volunteers regarding available volunteer opportunities
 Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Required:
 Bachelor’s degree in water resources, environmental studies, environmental education or related field
 Volunteer Coordination  Strong organizational skills
 Project management experience
 Flexible and motivated  Strong communication skills and an ability to communicate technical information effectively, both verbally and in writing, with courtesy and tact.  Ability to meet with varied contacts, including local and regional government officials and employees, state agencies, consultants, contractors, public officials, property owners, interest groups and citizens.
 Excellent writing, editing, proofing and verbal communications skills
 Demonstrated skills in the use of social media (Facebook, Twitter), Vertical Response or other email newsletter publishing tool
 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
 Computer skills in Word and Excel  Proficient in personal computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Power Point
 Works well on a small team work environment and can stay on task when working independently
 Detail oriented; able to handle multiple projects and prioritize as needed
 Knowledge about the organization’s mission and programs
 A valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle
Preferred:
 Experience in website design/maintenance using WordPress or other website maintenance tool
 Event organizing experience
 Proficiency or ability to learn Photoshop, InDesign or other similar software
 Experience in a nonprofit communications or outreach role
 Knowledge/experience with support of fundraising activities
 Knowledge of stormwater issues and familiarity with the Master Water Steward program
 Knowledge/experience with Cannon River Watershed region and communities
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Work is primarily sedentary, although there is some walking, travel, and carrying of lightweight items such as notebooks and work papers. There may be occasional need to lift items up to 50 pounds. Most work is performed in an office building and in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Work will require intermittent travel as well as evening and weekend meetings.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Kristi Pursell, Interim Executive Director
kristi@crwp.net
Position closes 4:00pm on Friday May 26th, but priority is given to applicants who have submitted their information by Monday May 22nd, 2017.
Cannon River Watershed Partnership
400 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

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