Outreach Coordinator Position Opening

 

  • POSITION OPENING:
    OUTREACH COORDINATOR
     
     
    Application deadline: September 5, 2017
    Position Summary
    This is a fulltime, paid, oneyear placement through Conservation Legacy’s Environmental Stewards
    program with the potential for term extension up to another full year. The ideal candidate would have a
    bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, writing, or a related area of study and an interest in
    environmental conservation. Applicants with a degree in biological sciences or a related field and
    significant outreach experience will also be considered. This is not an internship, but an opportunity for
    someone who is prepared to take initiative and who is eager to learn about and develop communication
    strategies to increase public awareness of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conservation efforts in New York
    State.
    Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree in communications, media arts, marketing, writing, or a related area of study;
    Strong writing skills;
    Selfmotivated and enjoys working independently;
    Competency in developing content for a variety of social media outlets;
    Communicates well with people of a variety of backgrounds; and
    Brings energy and creativity to whatever they do
    Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
    Experience with photography and photo/video editing;
    Ability to translate information into writing for both scientific and lay audiences;
    Experience with website development;
    Experience with creation of a variety of outreach materials;
    Comfortable in a variety of media editing programs including Adobe Creative Suite products;
    Experience developing, organizing, and executing outreach campaigns
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Responsibilities
Supports the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) through development of
online and offline media;
Maintains office Facebook page
;
Maintains the office’s website through content updates and strategic reorganization;
Creates and staffs displays for a variety of outreach events;
Collaborates with biologists to translate field experiences into written and visual media content;
Contributes regularly to the Service’s Northeast Regional blog;
Plans and facilitates interactive children’s programs at the HandsonNature Anarchy Zone
(http://bit.ly/1FZg4az
);
Cultivates and maintains office partnerships as well as media relationships;
Edits weekly reports sent to a broader Service audience;
Serves as the outreach chair for the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance
;
Assists staff with field work (including upland, wetland, stream and open water conditions)
In addition to a living stipend, the successful candidate will receive a $5,775 Segal AmeriCorps Education
Award to pay for college loans, graduate school, or a variety of other training opportunities upon
completion of service.
If you are qualified and interested, please send your cover letter, resume, and a portfolio that includes
samples of a variety of writing/outreach materials to:
MaryEllen_VanDonsel@fws.gov
 
New York Field Office
3817 Luker Rd
Cortland, NY 13045
 
 
 
 

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