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Communications Coordinator

AdkAction is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to create projects to meet unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. AdkAction’s vision is for its projects to significantly improve the social, economic, and cultural lives of local residents and enhance the long term natural resources and character of the Park. Our current projects include: Covid-19 Emergency Food Packages, Broadband-for-All, Adirondack Pollinator Project, Adirondack Compost for Good, Reducing Road Salt, The “Farmacy,” Saranac Lake Whitewater Park, Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, and Plein Air Festivals.

Job Description

The Communications Coordinator is an integral member of the AdkAction team, responsible for creating and managing digital content, marketing programs, and interfacing with AdkAction’s growing network of supporters, prospects, and project audiences.

The successful candidate will tell the story of AdkAction’s impacts across the region. He/She/They will communicate AdkAction’s work to members and the public, maintain organizational data, support development efforts, and advocate for positive change in the Adirondacks.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and dedicated person to help grow the impact of AdkAction in the Adirondack region. The right candidate will represent the organization in an authentic and positive manner and work efficiently to ensure great interactions with members, donors, partners, and the community at large.

Logistics

  • Full time equivalent as duties require, generally 40-hours per week
  • Office located at 1745 Main Street, Keeseville, NY 12944.
  • The successful applicant will be allowed to work from home up to 4 days per week.
  • The successful applicant must be a full-time resident of the Adirondacks or immediately adjacent area.

Desired Skills and Experience

Dedication to the Adirondack region and an authentic passion for improving its communities and natural resources
3 + years professional, nonprofit experience in communications or marketing preferred
4-year college degree from an accredited institution: preferably in marketing, English, communications, or journalism
Excellent verbal, writing, and digital literacy skills
Experience with social media and event promotion
Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Indesign preferred
Other graphic design experience or ability to create attractive social media posts, project campaign graphics, and blog graphics required
Experience with Microsoft Office or Google Doc’s programs including mail merge
Experience using Quickbooks Desktop Version
Experience updating websites using WordPress
Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated teamwork and experience in a collaborative setting
Ability to consistently meet deadlines
Ability to attend evening and weekend events as needed

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator will:

Communicate AdkAction’s work to members and the public

  • Create digital content such as blog posts, website page content, and social media posts.
  • Write and design a variety of different content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, and brochures and press releases.
  • Improve the member onboarding process, including a series of welcome emails for new members.
  • Develop and maintain a subscriber onboarding process that aims to graduate subscribers to new members.
  • Maintain AdkAction’s website with input from the Executive Director and marketing committee.
  • Update and improve the annual communications plan and calendar which outline email marketing strategy, social media strategy, and snail mail strategy for project-related communications.
  • Update and improve communications calendar, including a schedule for our newsletters, e-blasts, event promotion and reminders, and important updates to our network.
  • Promote and assist in the planning of AdkAction events.
  • Assist in the writing and design of materials and letters for campaigns, organize mailing lists, coordinate printing, and execute mailings.
  • Work with ED and Marketing Committee to complete an Annual Report each year.

Maintain AdkAction’s Data

  • Record donations in our donor database and record all interactions with members.
  • Assist with data processing, tracking, and gratitude systems for donors and volunteers of AdkAction, including sending donor welcome letters and thank you cards.
  • Oversee and maintain office systems, including: transactions in Quickbooks Desktop, Funraise Donor Software records, Google Drive folders, copies of checks, incoming mail, and deposits.

Support AdkAction’s Development Efforts

  • Assist in the Membership Renewal Process
  • Publish IRS Acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in the creation and promotion of membership and special project print and digital campaigns.

Advocate for Positive Change in the Adirondacks

  • Serve as a representative of the organization by cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors, partners, volunteers, and stakeholders.
  • Develop a strong understanding of AdkAction projects and be able to communicate the importance and program of each.
  • Assist with project design, implementation, and evaluation as needed.
  • Attend regional conferences and events that are related to AdkAction projects and represent the organization at such events, including setting up booths, public speaking, and general networking.
  • Write and promote articles to the media that highlight the need for and importance of AdkAction projects; keep the public informed of important milestones reached in each project area.

Salary and Benefits

Pay commiserate with experience. 
Health Savings Account contribution and retirement benefits
Paid vacation
Potential to work remotely
Mileage reimbursement at the federal mileage rate
Opportunities for growth

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Brittany Christenson, Executive Director, by June 19th, 2020 at brittany@adkaction.org. Interviews will be conducted over Zoom video conference.

Administrative Assistant

AdkAction is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to create projects to meet unmet needs, promote vibrant communities, and preserve the character of the Adirondacks. AdkAction’s vision is for its projects to significantly improve the social, economic, and cultural lives of local residents and enhance the long term natural resources and character of the Park. Our current projects include: Covid-19 Emergency Food Packages, Broadband-for-All, Adirondack Pollinator Project, Adirondack Compost for Good, Reducing Road Salt, The “Farmacy,” Saranac Lake Whitewater Park, Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival, and Plein Air Festivals.

Job Description

The Operations Assistant will be an important member of the AdkAction team, providing assistance with daily operations of the organization. This person will work directly with the Executive Director to assist with record-keeping, scheduling, and follow our gratitude protocol to help all AdkAction members and donors feel appreciated.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and dedicated person to help grow the impact of AdkAction in the Adirondack region. The right candidate will represent the organization in an authentic and positive manner and work efficiently to ensure great interactions with members, donors, partners, and the community at large.

Logistics

  • 16 hours per week (may be spread throughout the week to fit a busy schedule)
  • Temporary position, may be extended
  • The successful applicant will be able to work remotely
  • The successful applicant must be a full-time resident of the Adirondacks or immediately adjacent area

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Dedication to the Adirondack region and an authentic passion for improving its communities and natural resources
  • 5 + years professional administrative experience, nonprofit experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and digital literacy skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google Doc’s programs including mail merge
  • Experience using Quickbooks for Desktop
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated teamwork and experience in a collaborative setting
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Administrative Assistant will:

  • Manage AdkAction’s shared Google Drive folders, keeping files organized and complete.
  • Support Executive Director by responding to emails and scheduling meetings.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take meeting minutes.
  • Record donations in our donor database and record all interactions with members.
  • Thank donors for their contributions in a timely manner and include an IRS letter for each donation or membership fee received.
  • Collect mail at the Saranac Lake Post Office and make bank deposits.
  • Send donor welcome letters and packages.
  • Record transactions in Quickbooks.
  • Serve as a representative of the organization by cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors, partners, volunteers, and stakeholders.
  • Develop an understanding of AdkAction projects and be able to communicate the importance and scope of each.

Salary
$17 – $20 per hour
Potential to work remotely when it is not in conflict with AdkAction events and in-person meetings.
Mileage reimbursement at the federal mileage rate.
Opportunities for growth in a quickly growing, high-impact nonprofit

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Brittany Christenson, Executive Director by June 19th, 2020, though the position may be hired sooner if the right candidate is identified, at brittany@adkaction.org. Interviews will be conducted by Zoom video conference.

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