Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator

Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator

Background:

Valley Conservation Council (VCC) is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that permanently protects land with significant conservation values in the Shenandoah and Upper James River watersheds in Virginia. Currently more than 166,000 acres of land and waterways in 11 counties of this region are under protective easements facilitated or held by VCC.

The purpose of this new position is to support strategies and tactics to increase membership and public engagement with VCC’s work, and to assist with land protection activities. The Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator will report to the Associate Director for Outreach, and work closely with other staff and the Board of Directors to support membership growth, citizen engagement and communications activities, and support our land protection work.

The Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator is a full-time, wage position.

Primary Responsibilities:

Outreach:  Support strategies and tactics to grow and engage membership.

  • Provide board meeting and event support
  • Perform administrative tasks to include donor and grant management
  • Coordinate member communications to include social media, electronic and print newsletters

Stewardship:  Support VCC’s land protection activities.

  • Coordinate annual monitoring visits to VCC’s 47 conservation easements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Competence with Facebook and other social media platforms
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Organized and efficient
  • Experience coordinating events
  • Competency with Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to work in the field
  • An acquaintance with GIS would be helpful but not required
  • A passion for land conservation, farming, natural resources, and rural communities

Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits begin with two weeks paid vacation, 10 paid holidays and opportunity for professional growth in the conservation field.

To Apply:

Apply by emailing cover letter and resume to:

Natasha Skelton, Associate Director for Outreach at Natasha@valleyconservation.org.  Please place “Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator” in the subject line.

Applications are being accepted now and will be until the position is filled.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, gender expression, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, military/veteran status or disability status.

No phone calls please.



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