Working at a nature connection program means supporting many different experiences outdoors - from weekly homeschool programs, to storytelling events and fundraisers, to week-long canoe trips. This could be your dream job - some office time, and professional skill development on operations, nonprofit management, organizational development and management for growth, time in the field with program participants, and more. This is where you get your foot in the door and have a tremendous opportunity to work with a super team and grow professionally.
You will get the opportunity to work closely with all LES employees building relationships that are respectful, supportive and demanding of high performance across the organization. You will have the opportunity to participate across the organization, uncovering and discovering areas of personal interest and skill. You will be in the center of the organization, empowered to drive the mission in creative, dynamic and fun ways. We love having fun, taking risks, trying new things that drive empowerment and learning. Growth is a trial and error life process. Work where we support this philosophy in daily practice.
Reporting directly to the Director of Operations you will create a marketing plan that builds on the LES Brand, a social media presence, and utilizes multi-channel media to build awareness of LES leading nature connection programs. You’ll facilitate events and support grants and fundraising efforts across the org.
Working with the Administration Director you will be trained and develop your skills on all the back office operational systems and processes that support program enrollment and operations.
A team player you will interface with the Executive Director, Website Designer, Director of Operations and our participants and community. You will bring competencies that include, not limited to; organization, collaboration, attention to details, excellent communication and writing skills.
Areas of Responsibility:
Marketing & Development Plan and schedule:
Support Executive Director in fundraising efforts
Benefits: 4 weeks paid off a year, health care stipend, paid training, year round salary, career growth opportunity in a growing organization.
Flexible hours with an estimated 20 hours per week. Remote work options, with some in-person days.
Opportunities for additional responsibilities and professional growth with Living Earth School if desired. You will be invited to all instructor training(s) and development meetings.
Qualifications and Competencies
A curious, fun, achievement oriented, creative, motivated person.
Positive attitude with growth mindset
Detail-oriented with organizational skills
Must have the capability for time-management and to manage multiple priorities and actions at once
Must possess excellent and oral, written, and interpersonal skills
Experience in art, photography, and graphic design
Skilled in branding and seeing branding opportunities
Familiarity with marketing design on social media and email platforms
Experience posting and managing content on social media platforms
Familiarity with MS Office programs, MS Excel and Google Docs, GDrive, Zoom, Canva, Mailchimp, etc.
Possess the ability to work diligently with minimal supervision
Residence in the Charlottesville area required.
Legal status to work in the USA
Beneficial skills to Possess
Bi-lingual in spanish
Love of Nature, outdoors, and a naturalist
Desire to learn all about the business
Desire to grow professionally and build a career with LES
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