to preserve, protect, and enhance the scenic beauty of virginia

Join Scenic Virginia’s Team!

JOB OPENING: PROGRAM & OUTREACH COORDINATOR

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Program & Outreach Coordinator promotes the organization’s mission through a combination of marketing, communications, development, and administrative support. The position reports to — and works closely with — the Executive Director as a valued team member to grow and promote current programs, enhance the organization’s outreach, identify and develop new opportunities, and serve as the staff liaison to Board Committees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programs

  • Manages and oversees the annual Virginia Vistas Photo Contest
  • Curates the weekly Virginia Vistas photo in the Saturday Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Updates Scenic Virginia’s Sustainability Plan with a focus on ensuring our financial viability and mission impact
  • Assists with the planning and execution of events (e.g. Scenic Awards, The Richmonds Medal)
  • Identifies and monitors like-minded organizations for potential partnership opportunities

Outreach

  • Works with the Executive Director to explore new audiences and opportunities for current programs
  • Builds strategic relationships and attend relevant community meetings, councils, roundtables, committees, networking events, etc.

Development

  • Assists the Executive Director with the implementation of Scenic Virginia’s Development Plan
  • Maintains Scenic Virginia’s donor database by inputting contributions, sharing the weekly Contributions List with the Board, and processing weekly acknowledgment letters
  • Makes thank-you calls to donors
  • Maintains the database of Foundation research

Administrative

  • Serves as the staff liaison to all Board committees
  • Creates and manages the Board and Committee meeting calendar, and send timely meeting reminders
  • Oversees all Committee correspondence, including meeting minutes and approvals
  • Creates and maintains the Board Handbook
  • Updates/maintains administrative manuals and forms (conflict of interest policy, database entry guides, etc.)
  • Provides a weekly report of activities to the Executive Director and President that connects daily work and monthly projects with the larger mission of the organization
  • Assists with other general administrative support that includes preparing mailings and bank deposits, office management, and organization; drafting and editing correspondence; summarizing data and creating reports; and creating and editing program handbooks and other publications as needed

Marketing and Communications

  • Oversees/manages social media accounts on a day-to-day basis to create a consistent and engaging online presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest
  • Produces a monthly Communications Report for the Board
  • Updates and maintains the WordPress website (training available)
  • Assists in the design, development, and production of such marketing materials as Scenic Virginia’s brochure and newsletter (using programs including Photoshop, InDesign, and Publisher)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (or Bachelor’s with basic knowledge of conservation and environmental issues). Strong written and verbal communication skills plus a passion for Scenic Virginia’s mission required. Experience working with non-profits a plus, as is the desire to connect with other individuals and organizations to forge strong relationships. Candidate should be highly organized, hard-working, proficient in Microsoft Office programs and social media, and able to multi-task. Sense of humor highly valued. References required.

HOURS: 40 per week

SALARY: $30,000

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email or U.S. Mail to Executive Director Leighton Powell at [email protected] or Scenic Virginia, 4 East Main Street, Suite 2A, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Scenic Virginia will contact qualified applicants. No phone calls, please!