Friends of Cedar Mesa seeks a full-time Communications and Campaign Coordinator whose overall responsibilities include working alongside the Communications Director on executing effective communications that advocate for the protection and preservation of Bears Ears National Monument, the culturally rich lands located between Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients, and other critical southeast Utah landscapes.
The Communications and Campaign Coordinator will place an emphasis on organization and coordination of an impactful campaign centered upon the preservation of a unique cultural landscape in Eastern San Juan County, an area currently being heavily leased for potential oil and gas development. The Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director and FCM’s Staff Archaeologist to communicate with a coalition of Tribal and conservation partners on a multi-year campaign to preserve critical cultural resources in the region while also working to carry out increased and impactful communications to grow Friends of Cedar Mesa’s overall base of support.
The Communications and Campaign Coordinator will be expected to work occasional weekends and several weeknights a month. The position will require frequent regional travel. This position is fully dependent upon Friends of Cedar Mesa’s annual funding.
Utilizing best practices to develop and execute social media campaigns and posts
Development of promotional materials including advertisements, letters, newsletters, event programs, and more
Writing, revising, and editing content for distribution on multiple channels
Assisting in maintaining up-to-date website content
Writing and sending regular e-newsletters to communicate with FCM supporters
Assistance in maintaining FCM’s branding and messaging in all external communications
Campaign Coordination (40%)
Collaborative and coordinated organization of multi-year campaign to illustrate the scientific and cultural uniqueness of the culturally rich area between Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients National Monuments
Coordinate site visits with partners
Develop campaign-specific materials
Coordinate regular phone calls with coalition partners
Assist campaign archaeologist in compilation and presentation of area-specific data
Coordinate with partner groups and agencies to work toward a collaborative goal
Assist Executive Director and Development Director in communications designed to raise funds to support the campaign
Potential Additional Responsibilities
Work with Administrative Coordinator and Program staff to assist in events and Friends of Cedar Mesa programs as needed, including Celebrate Cedar Mesa.
Attend FCM lectures and public events as needed.
The Communications and Campaign Coordinator must be committed to FCM’s mission. All candidates should have proven campaign experience plus demonstrable verbal and written communication skills. Concrete experience and other qualifications include:
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent conservation experience.
A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with partners, agency officials, and the general public.
Ability to set and meet professional goals.
A sharp eye for details; organized.
Adaptable writing skills for various platforms.
Knowledge of best practices in social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.
Ability to work positively and efficiently with a team in a hard-working, fast-paced environment.
Flexibility in working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate to the situation
Sense of humor
Proficiency in graphic designs systems including Adobe platforms such as Photoshop, InDesign, and more
Knowledge and proficiency in online communications tools including Campaign Monitor and WordPress
Knowledge of/willingness to learn database management including Salesforce
Location: Position may be based in Bluff, UT, or remotely on the Colorado Plateau. If based outside of Bluff, the position would entail travel to Bluff approximately once every six weeks for events and meetings with staff.
Status: Regular, full-time employee with benefits.
Compensation: $32,000- $37,000 depending on experience.
Friends of Cedar Mesa is an equal employment opportunity employer. We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates and strongly believe that our organization benefits from the perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, otherwise qualified handicap or disability, pregnancy, pregnancy or childbirth-related condition, genetic information, or veteran status.
Please send a resume and a cover letter to email below. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please