Outreach Coordinator

Are you interested in helping connect communities to the outdoors with the potential for professional growth in a dynamic organization? This position provides ample opportunity to advance your career development through close collaborative teamwork internally and a chance to create or strengthen your connections in the region by working alongside our partners to help grow ACT’s impact in the communities we serve!

Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust is the nationally accredited, locally based, nonprofit lands conservancy serving New Hampshire's northern Grafton County and southern Coös County region. In our 20 years, we have protected 34 properties (5,500+ acres) for all who live here, now and in the future. Our presence in the communities we serve spans recreation, conservation, education, and creating ties to the natural world and each other. Our partnerships, sponsorships, collaborations, and land conservation speak to our success.

OUR HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE:
• Applications will be accepted until the job is filled or until Feb 8th, 2023.
• We hope to begin conducting virtual interviews in late January or early February.
• If invited to the next round of interviews, you will be asked for a list of references and two work samples relevant to this position, e.g., a process you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.
• Final candidates will be invited to participate in an in-person interview.
• An offer will be extended to the successful candidate shortly after that.
• Once accepted, a background check will be performed.
• We would like to have the selected candidate start by mid to late March 2023.

ACT encourages individuals currently underrepresented in the outdoor community to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, ACT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or belief, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Reports to: Outreach & Member Services Director
Collaborates with: other ACT staff as needed; supports/attends monthly meetings of ACT`s Outreach Committee.

HOURS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
• Part-time hourly wage position with a starting pay range of $18-21/hr
• 30-hour-per-week with an anticipated increase to 32-35 hours weekly following a 120-day probation period and successful evaluation
• 4 paid holidays per year
• Voluntary participation in ACT`s retirement package after one year of employment with an Employer Matching retirement contribution of up to 3%
• At 32 hours/week, 100% employer single-person medical coverage, with out-of-pocket add-ons, paid vacation/holidays
• Seasonal off-site workdays in the field for all staff
• Flexible schedule, potential partial remote work after completed onboarding
• Requires some evening and weekend availability
• Organization-wide mindfulness of work/life balance; dog-friendly office headquarters
• This position is contingent upon adequate funding

SUMMARY:
The Outreach Coordinator works collaboratively with the Outreach & Member Services Director (OMSD) and Outreach Committee volunteers to develop and run cohesive and effective event programming. They plan and implement timely communications about events and other ACT conservation news through multiple channels, including a monthly newsletter, website, social media, and press releases. The person in this position also supports ACT's fundraising efforts by seeking to increase equitable public engagement across our diverse communities through ACT events.

ACT is working on expanding its conservation efforts into Coös County, making this an exciting time for the right candidate to accept this position. The Outreach Coordinator will closely collaborate with the OSMD to share our story and create meaningful events and communications for our expanding audience. Applicants with experience in or an understanding of communities in Coos County are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate can expect to spend 35% of their time in the community, relationship building, and hosting events and programs. The remaining 65% will be spent in the office, working on communications and planning, daily email, and attending meetings. ACT supports its employees in working a hybrid schedule, both in-person and remotely.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects, schedules, and budgets.
• Ability to think critically and anticipate potential needs in event planning and implementation.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
• Enjoys meeting and getting to know new people.
• Self-motivated and creative problem solver.
• Able to work within systems, collaborate with others, and effectively communicate across teams.
• Highly competent and comfortable with technology. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Experience with website work and social media preferred.
• Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
• Physically able to hike on and off trail while leading a group of people of diverse ages and abilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Working to sustain, strengthen and grow ACTs community partnerships and donor base.
• Recruiting for and managing our Volunteer Program; disseminating and collating volunteer surveys and volunteer hours log.
• Planning and coordination of ACT's social media presence.
• Assisting OMSD in implementing a year-round events plan.
• Supporting Outreach Committee in planning and implementation of events
• Creating, evaluating, and improving the success of events alongside the Outreach Committee.
• Regularly attending staff and Outreach Committee meetings; attending other meetings as needed.
• Coordinating and implementing ACT’s high school internship program.
• Assisting OSMD in continued support of Profile Sustainability Club.
• Other duties as assigned.