Conservation Communications Specialist
CPAWS SAB is a dynamic and successful conservation organization that works to protect parks and wilderness areas in the Southern Alberta region. Effective communications are critical in connecting, educating and engaging people in conservation issues and affecting on the ground change. The objective of this position is to strategically direct and implement all conservation communication efforts about our work to help build a body of knowledgeable, empowered citizens and raise awareness, membership and profile for our organization.
The Conservation Communications Specialist will be in charge of all communication efforts at CPAWS SAB. He or she will have a strong understanding of CPAWS SAB’s work and work closely with the Executive Director and CPAWS staff to create and deliver all communication materials including strategic targeted campaigns, effective branding and messaging, website management, social media, media releases, design and writing of newsletters, action alerts, annual reports and other marketing, promotional and advertisement materials. He or she will build strategic partnerships to better connect CPAWS SAB and bolster our reach and impact in the community. The successful candidate may spend up to 10% of their time in volunteer management and event coordination. Fund development is a significant part of this role as we are looking to bolster support and sponsorships.
The successful candidate will be an outgoing self-starter with an understanding of conservation in Alberta, superior communications (verbal and writing) skills who is highly organized, creative, able to multitask and meet deadlines. This person will be a strategic creative thinker and leader who is a quick learner, efficient at writing and design, website and social media, and able to professionally represent and promote our organization. They will have completed a post-secondary degree in communications, environmental science or a related field and or have a minimum of 3 years work experience in communications. Experience in a conservation related discipline or working in not-for-profit is an asset. Experience in conservation campaigning and fund development is an asset. They should be familiar with Adobe InDesign.
This Calgary position will be based on 37.5 hour per week in the office. Office hours are flexible and will be mutually agreed upon, occasional evening and weekend work may be required. A valid driver’s license and vehicle is an asset for this position.
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2017.