Thursday, October 28, 2010

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Seeks Communications Outreach Coordinator

SGP seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of Communications & Outreach Coordinator. This position will play an important role in advocating for environmental stewardship to protect the natural resources of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. Focus areas include: web content creation and management, newsletter production, publicity, email outreach to constituents, constituent relationship management, volunteer and member recruitment, coordinating and staffing of outreach events, and fund raising.


Report to the Partnership’s Program Director and work closely with the rest of the staff in communicating about the organization’s mission, educational and technical assistance programs, awards, and grants.

Assist Program Director in developing an effective membership and volunteer recruitment program.

Work with Partnership staff, organizational partners, and external consultants to maintain schedule for print, email, and web communications.

Draft press releases, conduct media outreach and track press coverage.

Consolidate and maintain Partnership’s media and stakeholder contact database.

Manage and update Partnership’s web and social media sites.

Compose print materials, including brochures, fact sheets, annual report, and fund raising appeals.

Coordinate composition and distribution of monthly e-newsletter.

Serve as staff photographer and develop and maintain photo library of Partnership activities for outreach and promotional purposes.

Work with staff to identify, frame, and create profiles of exemplary greenway projects and community stewardship efforts.

Assist with coordination and execution of press, outreach, and fund-raising events.

Act as Partnership representative at outreach events statewide.

Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, communications, marketing, or related field.

1-3 years professional work experience in communications.

Knowledge of environment, sustainability, and community engagement issues desired.

Strong skills in writing, graphic design, media outreach, and web content production and management.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with deadlines.

Experience with web and email communications tools required; experience with new media technologies, such as blogs and online social marketing strongly preferred.

High-energy, positive, “can‐do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative required.

Strong organizational skills and ability to keep up‐to‐date records.

Strong computer literacy is essential: MS Office; Access (or similar database); Adobe (Photoshop); familiarity with website content management systems.

Experience with IT troubleshooting, photography, and videography preferred.

Some travel required, with some weekend hours.

Compensation: 35,000 - $40,000 depending on experience. This is a one-year contract position with excellent opportunities for renewal as a full-time employee with benefits.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2010

To Apply, please submit: Please email cover letter, resume, and short writing samples (preferably communications and/or PR-related related rather than academic) to and include “Communications and Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line of the email.

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