NPSNM Hiring Outreach Coordinator

Dear Friends of NPSNM

NPSNM is seeking to hire an entry-level Outreach Coordinator with
strong communication and social media skills to expand and diversify
the membership, enhance communication within state chapters,
modernize the NPSNM website content, solicit content for a quarterly
newsletter, and initiate projects with new partners in the
conservation community.

This is an exciting opportunity for a new professional with an
interest and passion for native plants to support important
conservation issues in NM while engaging in program building,
networking, and dissemination of information using a variety of media
platforms.

The Supervisor/employer for this position will be the Institute for Applied Ecology in Santa Fe (http://appliedeco.org/southwest-program/) and the Outreach Coordinator will be subcontracted to NPSNM.

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit
organization that strives to educate the public about native plants
by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses;
fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural
habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the
appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and
wildlife.

Details can be found below.

Resumes should be sent to Deb Farson, NPSNM Administrative
Coordinator no later than midnight, Sunday January 8, 2017.

Deb Farson

Administrative Coordinator
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Native Plant Society of New Mexico
Outreach Coordinator Position Description/Announcement

Job title: Outreach Coordinator
Office location:   Santa Fe or greater Albuquerque area
Status: Regular, Part-time (80 hours/month, flexible work schedule)
Duration: 1-2 years
Compensation: $15/hr.
Supervisor: Melanie Gisler, Institute of Applied Ecology

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico (NPSNM) is a non-profit
organization that strives to educate the public about native plants
by promoting knowledge of plant identification, ecology, and uses;
fostering plant conservation and the preservation of natural
habitats; supporting botanical research; and encouraging the
appropriate use of native plants to conserve water, land, and
wildlife.

NPSNM is seeking to hire an entry-level Outreach Coordinator with
strong communication and social media skills to expand and diversify
the membership, enhance communication within state chapters,
modernize the NPSNM website content, solicit content for a quarterly
newsletter, and initiate projects with new partners in the
conservation community.  This is an exciting opportunity for a new
professional with an interest and passion for native plants to
support important conservation issues in NM while engaging in program
building, networking, and dissemination of information using a
variety of media platforms.

Duties of Outreach Coordinator:
–       Website (10%):  Regular posting of new and consistent information
(article links, stories, news releases, and events).  Produce
written, photographic, and video content for website.   Help maintain
website and links.
–       Social Media (10%):  Develop and implement an outreach plan and
social media strategy to engage people from all walks of life.
–       Newsletter (10%):  Solicit engaging content for development of
quarterly newsletter.
–       Events (20%):  Work with committees and chapters to plan and lead
public outreach events such as field tours, workshops, and
presentations and other outreach to support membership-building
strategy.
–       Collaboration and Coordination (50%):  Build relationships with
diverse partners by working with community groups to develop joint
programming.  Respond to requests from other organizations for NPSNM
participation at events and engage volunteers to support these
efforts.  Streamline communication and information sharing between
state chapters.  Regular communication with NPSNM Board of Directors.

Additional duties may include:
–       Assist or lead grant proposal preparation.
–       Occasional travel out-of-town may be needed to complete work.
Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings.
–       Attend board meetings 2 times/year.

Minimum qualifications:
–       Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written
communication skills.
–       Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Able to set
priorities and take initiative.
–       Proficient with MS Office.
–       Must have access to vehicle, computer, printer, and internet
connection.
–       Familiarity with different types of social media and willingness to
utilize these tools.
–       Commitment to and enthusiasm for conservation of native plants and
their habitats.

Preferred qualifications:
–       Botany, natural resources, communications, or social sciences
degree.
–       Familiarity with regional flora and local conservation resources.
–       Experience administering and updating websites.
–       Some fluency with Spanish.
–       Experience working in groups, networking, and engaging in public
speaking.
–       Experience and successful track record with grant writing.

How to Apply
To apply for this position, submit:
–       Letter of interest – In your letter of interest state when you
would be able to work, and state that we may contact references and
your past employer.
–       Resume
–       Contact information for 3 references (professional references
preferred if available)

Email applications to: Deb Farson, NPSNM Administrative
Coordinator, nativeplantsnm@gmail.com by Midnight January 8, 2019. Incomplete
applications will not be accepted.  Non-US residents must supply a
copy of their work visa.

 

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