Full-Time Communications Coordinator
The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (HOW), led by the National Wildlife Federation, is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support strategic communications efforts of the Coalition. In this role you will be a key player in developing and implementing a strategic communications campaign to maintain the federal commitment to restore and protect the Great Lakes and to advance other priority issues and policies for the region. You will assist the Regional Communications Director and the HOW Director in planning and implementing a robust strategic communication plan that advances Coalition goals by effectively using traditional and social media channels with media, public officials, Coalition members and allies. HOW Communication goals are to tell the story of restoring the Great Lakes, be a leading voice for Great Lakes restoration and protection in Washington, D.C., and in the Great Lakes states, and to inform members of the Coalition about the latest developments through social media, blogs, and extensive media relations, polling, reports, and joint letters to the U.S. Congress.
The position will require excellent writing, speaking, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Interested candidates will need to submit three writing samples.
Your major areas of responsibility include:
Coordination: Design and implement a robust communications strategy to advance HOW Coalition goals—including the strategic integration of priorities that help advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Coordinate communications activities on day-to-day basis with Coalition staff to make sure that all aspects of the communications campaign are effectively and efficiently integrated. Coordinate as necessary with Great Lakes Regional Center staff and affiliate partners.
Writing: Craft fact sheets, press releases, success stories, mini-reports, and reports that advance Coalition campaign goals and messages throughout the year to congress, media and coalition membership with the oversight of senior management. Craft foundational content and opportunistic pieces as needed to advance Great Lakes Regional Center and NWF goals around diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.
Traditional Media: Assist Regional Communications Director in designing and implementing Coalition’s strategic media strategy, including opinion research, earned media, and paid media, as well as helping Coalition members and allies stay on message by providing materials and training as needed.
Social Media: Oversee the Coalition’s strategic use of social media (including Coalition website) by creating and implementing social media campaigns while looking for new opportunities to advance Coalition goals on social media. Oversee a robust, timely on-line presence that includes the strategic integration of the Coalition’s Website and social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. Assist Coalition staff in designing and implementing robust social media strategy, as well as helping Coalition members advance common goals on social media.
Events: Provide strategic communications advice and support to ensure the success of Coalition events such as Great Lakes Days in Washington, D.C., and the Coalition’s Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference. Attend events (as budget and time allow) to grow office knowledge, network, and work products around communications and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Excellent communication and writing skills.
Experience with media relations and social media.
Ability to coordinate various levels of staff activities to meet program goals.
Cultural competency in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
You will travel approximately 3-4 times per year, including the Coalition’s two marquee events—the annual fly-in in Washington, D.C., and the annual conference.
Compensation and Benefits:
The National Wildlife Federation offers excellent benefits, including 16 weeks of paid FMLA leave, competitive compensation, and a family-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a complementary team and strongly support candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $50,000 annually.
We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of people and wildlife in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/DEIJ.
If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we support your application. If selected, a background check will be conducted.
If you are interested you should submit a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples.
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