Position Open Until Filled: Outreach Coordinator
Reports to Executive Director and Campaign Director
The Outreach Coordinator serves as the lead person responsible for recruiting and engaging grassroots activists and supporters for Cascadia Wildlands. Core duties of this position include: activist and supporter recruitment; community event participation; Cascadia recruitment event coordination; business engagement coordination; and merchandise program coordination.
Activist and Supporter Recruitment
• By a variety of means (e.g., direct contact, social media, individual networks, etc.) populate our database with willing and committed individuals
• Keep activist database updated and complete and utilize database tools to most effectively communicate with our base
Community Event Participation
• Identify appropriate concerts, street fairs, conferences and other regional public events for outreach activities
• Recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to table at community events
• Promote presence and branding at events, electronically and in other media outlets
• Lead outreach hikes to threatened areas and cultivate attendees
Cascadia Recruitment Event Coordination
• Develop and coordinate recruitment events such as house parties and corporate functions
• Help promote existing events like Pints Gone Wild and our film festivals
• Design, update and maintain presentation materials such as power point presentations and tabling materials to support organization and programmatic needs
Business Engagement Coordination
• Develop a consistent program for business engagement both as donors and recruiting employees as grassroots activists and supporters
• In coordination with other staff and board, recruit candidate businesses for program
Merchandise Program Coordination
• In coordination with other staff, develop and expand merchandise program
• Promote merchandise program through website, newsletter, social networks and events
Philosophy and Values
Cascadia Wildlands is a small, community-based organization that places huge emphasis on the wellbeing of our employees, our relationships with the community, and our role in the greater environmental movement. Candidates must have:
• A passion for wild places, wildlife, and grassroots movements
• Professional etiquette and a high standard of accountability
• An ability to form meaningful relationships with diverse constituencies, especially donors and volunteers
• A commitment to building a movement through cultivating volunteers, creating personal connections with community members, and supporting fellow staff members in their work
• A commitment to minimizing our organization’s environmental footprint
• A commitment to preventing and/or resolving conflicts and communicating openly and honestly
• A positive, solutions-oriented approach to work and a sense of humor
The Outreach Coordinator must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as an ability to prioritize tasks in often chaotic settings.
• Experience using modern office and communication systems
• Experience planning, coordinating, and executing events
• Experience engaging the public and building successful relationships
• Minimum two years of college; undergraduate or graduate degree preferred
• Basic understanding of Pacific Northwest ecology and environmental threats
• Exceptional communication skills, including efficient, error-free writing abilities and eloquent, compelling verbal communication skills
• Excellent judgment and confidence to make decisions
• Initiative to take on challenges and develop creative, resourceful solutions to problems and obstacles; a positive, can-do attitude
• Ability to work as part of a dynamic, fast-paced team and commitment to support volunteers and fellow staff members
• Efficient computer skills, including fluency in social media, internet research, email programs, Microsoft Office programs, and WordPress or other blogging/web platform
• Willingness and ability to travel for trainings and meetings
• Enthusiasm for asking for volunteer help, donations and sponsorships
• Willingness and ability to work at weekend events on occasion
• A valid driver’s license or other reliable mode of transport within the Eugene/Springfield area
• Experience using design software, designing and updating print and electronic formats
• Experience with database and/or donor management software
• Education in environmental studies, marketing, or other applicable field
*Applicants must meet all required qualifications to be considered.
Salary and Benefits
The Outreach Coordinator position will initially be a 0.5 FTE, or 20 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Health and vision benefits are available after three months of employment. Hours are flexible. Generous paid vacation time.
This position is open until filled, but due to high competition and demand, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please follow the application instructions exactly. No phone calls please. We will contact you within one week of your application submission. Thank you for your time and interest!
Email a cover letter, resume, and references to Executive Director, Bob Ferris, at firstname.lastname@example.org (pdf preferred). Please do not submit any additional materials.
Cascadia Wildlands is committed to cultivating a diverse, empowered, and respectful community in the workplace and beyond. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, parental status, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.