NOW HIRING: Samuels Fellow – Communications & Marketing Position

Mission: To create wilderness education and exploration experiences that develop critical behaviors needed for disadvantaged students to achieve success in school and life.

Fellowship Term: September 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017 (with the ability to attend summer program)

Job Summary: The Communications and Marketing Fellow will help to implement communications and marketing strategies through print and electronic materials with a strong focus on social media.  Administration includes content strategy, developing brand awareness, blogging, generating inbound traffic and relationship cultivation.  He or She will also serve as a Club Leader teaching TWP’s school-based club curriculum which includes projects related to outdoor skills, environmental studies and leadership training.  Students learn everything from “Leave No Trace” principles to how to work as a team to conquer everyday challenges. Fellows are also responsible for helping to lead overnight weekend trips in the fall and spring with additional responsibilities; such as alumni and volunteer relations. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated have strong communication and social media skills, previous experience with and a desire for working with youth, a passion for the outdoors and will be a team player.

Compensation: Monthly stipend of $1,750 and eligibility to receive a $4,000 education award to apply towards a student loan payment or towards future tuition upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Communications Responsibilities:

  • Assist Operations Director in developing print and electronic materials including quarterly newsletters, annual reports, marketing/collateral materials and electronic communications including TWP website and new media.
  • Serve as a spokesperson with interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization.
  • Prioritize media/marketing opportunities in conjunction with Senior Staff and prepare talking points, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
  • Actively engage, cultivate and manage relationships to ensure coverage surrounding TWP programs, special events, public announcements and other projects.

Club and Weekend Responsibilities:

  • Club instructor utilizing TWP approved curriculum at school partner weekly club programs comprised of approximately 20 high school students.
  • Recruit, build and maintain a mentor relationship with students.
  • Collaborate on curriculum development to improve current lesson plans and create new ones to further TWP’s mission.
  • Engage students in local service/stewardship projects during club.
  • Introduce students to outdoor/environmental knowledge and life and leadership skills; and any unique expertise or skills that an instructor brings to the table.
  • Promote TWP weekend and summer trips at schools to recruit new students.
  • Take part in leadership of at least three weekend events in both spring and fall.
  • Oversee logistics of weekend events.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with all TWP events, including fundraising and student centered events.
  • Develop strong relationships through frequent meetings with school leaders.
  • Insure that school partnerships proceed smoothly. Assist school’s leader with paperwork and trip sign-up.
  • Coordinate effectively with other TWP personnel.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Knowledge of and interest in outdoor education and character development.
  • Experience working with youth as a mentor.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Passionate about the TWP mission and excited about participating in overnight weekend trips

To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to katie@thewoodsproject.org and include “Communications and Marketing” in the subject line.

 

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