[sust-mar] Communications Coordinator, f/t contract, Nature NB, New Brunswick

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Position: Communications Coordinator
Organization: Nature NB
Location: flexible / New Brunswick

Start Date: September 2016
Duration: 6 month contract with possibility of continuation depending on interest and funding

Nature NB is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator to assist in developing and implementing a communications plans and to manage all communications, public relations, and marketing activities.


• Oversee the development and implementation of the strategic communications plan and guidelines
• Support fundraising, stewardship, and other events, as needed, including planning and promotion of events.
• Manage various education, outreach, and fundraising projects, including the annual Festival of Nature.
• Support the Executive Director, Stewardship, Species at Risk and Education coordinators as needed.
• Represent and promote Nature NB at events, such as fairs and trade shows, as opportunities arise.
• Support volunteer and staff editorial committees of The NB Naturalist and Nature Kids NB publications

Media relations:
• Develop and distribute media advisories and media releases for program and project announcements and other newsworthy events/activities.
• Coordinate media requests and facilitating interviews for staff and board members, as well as performing media interviews, as required.
• Develop positive relationships with print and online media outlets locally, regionally, and provincially and maintain media contact database
• Monitoring and tracking media coverage, compiling media scrapbook, and filing digitally on database.

Social media / online communications:
• Plan, develop, and schedule original, interesting, and relevant messages for various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to communicate mission and mandate to the public, as well as inform them about projects, activities, and events.
• Plan, develop, and distribute monthly electronic newsletter, as well as update electronic mailing list on a regular basis.
• Update website, using Wordpress content management system.
• Observe social media trends and make recommendations for new opportunities for the Nature NB, as needed.

Design and branding:
• Ensure the Nature NB brand is represented properly in all communications and outreach materials.
• Design and develop informational and promotional materials such as banners, posters, brochures, fact sheets, t-shirts, and publications.

Required skills, education, and relevant experience:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or equivalent work experience.
• Strong interest in and passion for nature and conservation.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office and desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
• Experience working in a non-profit setting.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Comfortable in leadership position and experience with public speaking.
• Independent and self-motivated.
• Resourceful and diplomatic.
• Detail-oriented, with strong proofreading abilities.
• Strong research skills.
• Valid class 5 driver’s license.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, with ability to multitask.
• Team player who works well with others and has the ability to develop and maintain positive partnerships.
• Fluent bilingualism in English and French is an asset.

Work environment:

The Communications Coordinator can expect a fast-paced work environment with the need to manage several projects and/or duties at once. Frequent in-province and some out-of-province travel is necessary. The Communications Coordinator must be willing to work on weekends at times.

About Nature NB:

We are a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to celebrate, conserve and protect New Brunswick’s natural heritage, through education, networking and collaboration. Founded in 1972 as the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists, the organization is presently comprised of a dozen naturalist clubs and hundreds of members across the province. In addition to encouraging a better understanding of the natural environment and awakening concern for our province’s natural heritage, Nature NB recognizes the importance of actions to preserve and maintain that natural heritage. We achieve both through various programs for youth and adults, and through the development of educational materials.

To Apply:

To apply, send your cover letter and resumé to: 
executive.director at naturenb.ca 
by September 11th, 2016 at 5 pm (AST). No phone calls.


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