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Senior Communications and Special Projects Specialist

Website Salazar Center for North American Conservation

POSITION SUMMARY 
The Senior Communications and Special Projects Specialist is a member of the Salazar Center team and reports to the Salazar Center Communications and Engagement Manager. This position oversees the Center’s communications program, with a focus on implementing strategic multimedia communications campaigns that increase audience engagement, overall awareness, and content accessibility. 
 
The specialist creates and manages content for—and maintenance and growth of—a variety of communications platforms, including social media, web, email marketing, and media outreach. A key goal of this position is to help increase the Center’s communications strategies around reaching diverse audiences across North America. With support from the Communications and Engagement Manager, the specialist also develops and implements short- and long-term communication, branding, and fundraising strategies. 
 
The specialist will also provide project management support to the manager and the Center team as needed, such as scheduling, partner outreach, deadline and deliverable tracking, vendor coordination, and grant writing and reporting. 
 
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES 
Communications Strategy (35%) 
Develop and implement multi-year communications strategy that supports the Center’s strategic vision 
Support website redesign process, including content development and design template update 
Develop annual communications plan in alignment with brand strategy and target audiences 
Develop multi-channel communications campaigns that communicate key Center programs and values and drive increase audience engagement 
Work with OEE Communications team on all of the above, as appropriate 
 
 
Social Media (20%) 
Develop and implement content plan aligned with overall communications and brand strategy 
Create engaging social media posts and content for multiple channels including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; manage timeline and scheduling of posts 
Monitor channel engagement to increase connection to content; support channel reporting 
 
Website and E-News Content Management (20%) 
Manage and maintain Center website, with focus on user accessibility and cross-channel integration 
Gather, organize, and write content for informational emails and e-newsletters; manage and grow distribution lists 
 
Other Project Management Support (25%) 
Provide project management support, such as scheduling, partner outreach, deadline and deliverable tracking, vendor coordination, and grant writing and reporting, across a variety of Center programs as needed 
Provide logistical support for events and convenings 
Support the Communications and Engagement Manager in management of Center operations and administration as needed 
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
Completed bachelor’s degree in communication, English, journalism, public relations, marketing, or closely related field with at least five years of professional experience; OR completed bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, natural resources, or another discipline relevant to conservation with at least five years of professional communications-focused experience 
Interest in and willingness to learn the issues and challenges associated with conservation efforts in North America, and the intersection of these issues with social equity and global environmental change and sustainability 
Experience developing and delivering content for multiple audiences and across multiple platforms (including traditional, social, web, and email) 
Understanding of and experience with social media strategy, planning, and reporting tools and metrics 
Demonstrable understanding of different demographic and professional audiences, commitment to include diverse voices in program prioritization and planning, and a commitment to developing and delivering both inclusive and targeted programming 
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office 
Demonstrated proficiency in WordPress 
Demonstrated working knowledge Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) 
Demonstrated proficiency in MailChimp or similar email marketing platforms 
Detail-oriented, with the ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple different projects simultaneously 
Capacity to work well independently and as part of a team, often under tight deadlines. 
Fluency in English 
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 
Demonstrated initiative and creative problem-solving skills in performance of job responsibilities 
Demonstrated experience using a broad range of communications platforms to reach and engage a broad array of audiences 
Demonstrated commitment to inclusive design and language 
Understanding of the issues and challenges associated with conservation efforts in North America and global environmental change and sustainability, or a strong willingness to learn 
Experience and proficiency in developing presentations 
Experience with Google Analytics and internal reporting tools to collect and analyze relevant data, and to determine the effectiveness of communications and collateral in meeting the identified communication goals and objectives 
Fundraising and/or grant writing experience 
Fluency in Spanish 

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