The position is year-round from 30 to 40 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible, although an agreed-upon schedule of deadlines will determine the workflow. Compensation is commensurate with experience, starting at $22.00/hour plus benefits. This is an at-will position hired, supervised and evaluated by OPAL’s Director of Outreach.
The Community Engagement Manager informs, educates, and engages community members in OPAL’s work through stories, publications, videos, events, and volunteer activities. Specifically, the responsibilities are:
- Storytelling: Interview people and write or edit content for written word and video essays.
- Producing Print, Digital and Video Communications: Create, write and edit content for print newsletters, impact reports, campaign updates, thank you messages, e-blast messages, website content, social media posts, and video content. Coordinate production with volunteers and independent contractors for graphic design, photography and video.
- Media and Community Relations: Manage contacts with relevant media outlets; develop and distribute timely news releases about OPAL’s activities, accomplishments and events; anticipate and pro-actively reach out to neighbors of OPAL projects when development is planned and in process.
- Events: Plan and coordinate implementation of events that engage and strengthen relationships with supporters. These include but are not limited to the annual meeting, and selected donor cultivation/stewardship gatherings.
- Planning: Work with the Outreach Committee and other staff to develop and implement annual and long-range communications plans that demonstrate the need and impact of OPAL’s work.
- C.R.M. Tracking and Analysis: Track supporter and volunteer activities in Salesforce. Create campaigns targeted to discrete audiences, and generate reports to analyze the effectiveness of communications efforts.
- Photography and Photo Archives: Take photographs and maintain relationships with photographers, and collect and maintain a searchable inventory of photos for communications and marketing purposes.
- Volunteer Program: Engage supporters to learn how they like to be involved, track volunteer time and provide proper expressions of gratitude.
- Office Support: Provide back-up for OPAL’s office manager by answering the phone, greeting visitors, and completing occasional office tasks as necessary or as assigned by supervisor.
Skills and Qualifications
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- An active listener with an ability to work well with diverse individuals and balance a variety of needs;
- A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on doing many things concurrently;
- High energy and collaborative work style that draws out the best in each member of a team including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and supporters;
- Maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels;
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
- Excellent computer and cloud computing skills. Regular use of Word, Excel, Salesforce, Word Press, Facebook. Preference for familiarity with Photoshop and design/layout software, such as InDesign;
- Spanish language capability a plus; and
- Interest in and commitment to affordable housing, sustainable economic development and a healthy island community.
- At least five years of comparable work experience with communications and publications;
- Candidates selected for interviews will be asked to provide references and a portfolio of writing samples, photography and/or graphic design products.
To Apply for the Position
Send or deliver a cover letter and resume to Judy Whiting, Outreach Manager, OPAL Community Land Trust. Email submittal with attachments preferred to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled. The initial deadline for applications is Monday, April 12 at 12:00p.m. (noon) by email or at the office of OPAL Community Land Trust, (Physical location: 286 Enchanted Forest Road, #B101, Eastsound). Mailing address: PO Box 1133, Eastsound, WA 98245.