Title: Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
Reporting Relationship: Executive Director
Authority: Interns, volunteers, and other temporary employees
Red-tail Land Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage.
Focused on this mission, the not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999. In its first two decades, Red-tail Land Conservancy has provided land conservation options to individual landowners and partnered with local governments in restoration projects while engaging students and adult volunteers in land stewardship activities and education.
As a result, over 2,700 acres of natural areas and farm land are permanently protected. Red-tail owns 15 nature preserves and has recorded 19 conservation easements. Working to connect the residents of east central Indiana with nature, Red-tail Land Conservancy is receiving growing support and recognition for its role in conservation.
General Summary of Duties:
The Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator will serve as a community outreach and engagement professional for Red-tail Land Conservancy. This person will serve as the primary contact for Red-tail. The Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator will report to the Executive Director, and will work with the Education Committee, partner organizations, and Board of Director members on a regular basis. The Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers, coordinating events, growing our base of supporters, and communicating with the public and media. Additional roles and responsibilities are listed below.
Full-time position that requires some evening and weekend work.
Typical Working and Environmental and Physical Demands:
- Ability to occasionally work outside year-round in all temperatures
- Ability to occasionally walk in rough terrain and long distances
- Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, bend, squat, etc. in the performance of daily activities
- Ability to occasionally work in an office environment, seated at a desk for extended periods of time
Outreach Coordinator- 60% of work
- Identify community outreach opportunities and create strategies to enhance existing opportunities to promote Red-tail’s mission of land conservation and connecting people to nature.
- Coordinate, plan, and promote public events on land protected by Red-tail.
- Contribute content and assist the marketing consultant in the design, production and distribution of communication materials for external audiences including web posts, emails, social media posts, blog posts, newsletters, brochures, and the Annual Report.
- Build relationships with partner organizations, volunteers, community members, landowners and assorted professionals and consultants
- Represent Red-tail at targeted community events
- Assist the Executive Director with membership/donor/corporate sponsor retention, recruitment, relations, tracking and correspondence.
- Other duties as assigned
Volunteer Coordinator- 25% of work
- Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within Red-tail
- Manage all volunteer training, scheduling, and outreach
- Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend/ implement changes as appropriate
- Recruit, interview, and place applicants for volunteer work
- Attend volunteer recruiting events within the community to attract candidates
- Provide ongoing communication, support, guidance and recognition for volunteers
- Organize and oversee interns and other temporary paid staff
Budgeting and Reporting- 15% of work
- Develop and oversee Outreach and Volunteer program budgets
- Author grants for funding volunteer, education, outreach, and other programs to maintain a healthy budget
- Track and manage memberships and donations via our donor management system
- Write and contribute to reports for Board Members, donor organizations, and other community and agency partners
- Bachelor’s Degree in communications or relevant field preferred.
- Proven experience with managing volunteer, education, and outreach programs
- Demonstrated ability to communicate both written and orally to diverse groups of people including landowners, the public, media, professional colleges, and government entities
- Experience recruiting, training, managing, and working with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other common computer programs
- Experience writing for social media content across a variety of platforms
- Experience working with non-profits or governmental organizations
- A self-starter with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for land conservation
- Possession of a valid driver’s license
- Knowledge and training in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and other design programs
- Experience with interpretation and outdoor education