Communications Director

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Carbondale, CO


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Type of Job

Part Time


$65,000 - $75,000

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About the job

In support of Wilderness Workshop’s mission to protect public lands, the Communications Director is responsible for all aspects of Wilderness Workshop’s communications, branding and marketing work. The Communications Director works with program staff to implement strategic and proactive communications that advance the programmatic goals of the organization. The Communications Director builds the organization’s brand and increases public recognition to support fundraising efforts and social license. The Communications Director promotes events, builds relationships with the media and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s written communications including press releases, newsletters, e-blasts, website, social media, and fundraising materials. The Communications Director ensures the organization’s communications materials are appropriately cross-cultural in nature. 

Primary Responsibilities - Work closely with program staff to design and implement communications plans, strategies, and original content for high-priority projects and goals. - Develop and implement a branding strategy that supports the organization’s mission and fundraising goals. - Ensure our communications are inclusive of and appropriately targeted to our diverse communities. - Ensure consistency, excellency and accuracy in all of Wilderness Workshop’s external communications. - Build and maintain relationships with staff at media organizations to enable story pitching and editorial content. - Manage all of Wilderness Workshop’s communications materials and platforms including photos, videos, website and social media accounts. - Work with the director of the Defiende Nuestra Tierra program on communications, branding and marketing for both that program and to cross pollinate with other WW programs and communications. - Write and edit press releases, newsletters, action alerts, e-blasts, fundraising materials and other written material. - Promote all Wilderness Workshop events and community programs. 

Desired Qualifications - At least 3 years of direct communications experience, including experience utilizing communications to advance socio-political change. - Ability to design and implement strategic communications campaigns. - Experience working for or with media organizations. - Ability to utilize marketing and communications to raise funds, promote events and build and maintain an organization’s brand and reputation. - Knowledge of or an ability to quickly learn western public lands history and policy, ecosystem protection, resource management, conservation biology, environmental justice and advocacy. - Excellent written and verbal communication skills. - Collaborative and experience working in a team environment. - Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, professionalism, ability to meet deadlines. - Experience and comfort working with people of widely diverging backgrounds, cultures, political beliefs, and socio-economic strata. - Commitment to public lands conservation. - English fluency required; Spanish fluency or experience preferred. Technical - Strong and creative writing, editing, design and storytelling skills. - Familiarity with Adobe programs, including Photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign. � Strong proficiency with WordPress, website editing and management. - Experience using social media personally and professionally. - Photography and videography creation and editing skills desired. 

What are the Rewards: The salary range for the Communications Director is $60,000-$75,000. Compensation will reflect the applicant’s qualifications and previous experience. The benefits package includes health insurance, a retirement plan, vacation days and federal holidays, a sabbatical policy, wellness days, sick days and a family leave policy. Relocation support is also available for qualified candidates who are ready to move to our mountain community. 

Ready to Apply? Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume, salary requirements and a letter of interest describing why your qualifications and past experience make you an ideal candidate to with the subject: “Communications Director.” All applications are to be submitted electronically. To learn more about this position and the work of the Wilderness Workshop, please visit us at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to submit materials prior to September 1, 2020.