30 Hours – non exempt
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Building a large and diverse cross section of public support across the Pacific Northwest is critical to sustaining Friends’ efforts to preserve the Columbia Gorge for future generations. Friends’ Public Engagement team works to develop innovative and creative strategies and accompanying tools and tactics to effectively educate and engage the public in efforts to protect, preserve, and steward the Columbia Gorge. Friends’ outdoors activities (hikes, art walks, bike rides, etc.) programs and quarterly newsletter (estimated circulation: 7,000) are vital tools in building a coalition of enthusiastic Gorge stewards.
The Outdoor Programs & Communications Specialist works with Friends’ communication director—in cooperation with colleagues across Friends’ teams—to manage Friends outdoor activities and programs; edit and coordinate production of Friends quarterly newsletter, publications, and graphics; and develop effective strategies, tools, and techniques to educate the public on responsible recreation and everyday stewardship of the Columbia Gorge.
Guided Hiking & Outdoor Engagement Programs
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in education, community development, conservation, communications, or other relevant field.
Demonstrated problem solving and program evaluation experience.
Valid, insurable driver’s license.
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Salesforce, and MailChimp or other targeted email system software.
Certification in first aid, CPR, or wilderness first aid and knowledge of ecology, outdoor education, and Pacific Northwest conservation useful.
Multilingual and previous experience working with communities of color, immigrant populations, LBGTQ+ communities, and youth organizations.
Commitment to the protection, preservation, and stewardship of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary range is $18 – $20 hourly, commensurate with experience and education. Excellent benefits include generous vacation time and holidays, generous health insurance for employee and dependents along with an employer matched retirement plan.
Friends is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected status in accordance with local, state and federal law.
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This position requires sitting or standing at a desk, using a computer, talking on the phone, driving, hiking, and participating in outdoor activities. The ability to lift up to 30 pounds, work in various outdoor environmental conditions, and respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Application Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample of less than 1,000 words to email@example.com with Outdoor Programs & Communications Specialist in the subject line no later than Monday July 27, 2020.
Portland, Oregon, United States