Job Title: Outreach Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Central and Southeast Oregon
Compensation: $45-50K DOE with medical/dental, retirement benefits, and generous vacation/leave.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
About Oregon Desert Land Trust
The Oregon Desert Land Trust was formed in 2017 and works with landowners, Tribes, land managers and other partners to conserve private land throughout the region. These wild and working lands are critical to ecological, economic and community health.
Oregon’s high desert is characterized by small towns and working ranches scattered amongst mountains, rivers, and canyons. Similar to other areas in the West, the region is experiencing turnover in land ownership driven in part by inter-generational shifts and increasing demand for recreational properties. With support from volunteers with decades of experience in real estate, law, ranching, business and conservation science, as well as our relationships with landowners and knowledge of the region, the Land Trust has already conserved nearly 20,000 acres.
Oregon Desert Land Trust is committed to creating an inclusive environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives and voices. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate.
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about Oregon’s high desert, committed to land conservation and community health in the region, and excited to engage with diverse partners and supporters to grow the Land Trust’s effectiveness across the region. The Outreach Coordinator works with other Land Trust staff and volunteers to strengthen our efforts by building and maintaining effective communications and organizational development systems. The position reports to the Executive Director.
1) Communications & Outreach
- Engage landowners, Tribes, land managers, state and federal agencies, and other organizations in the Land Trust’s work to grow partnerships throughout the region.
- Work with lead consultant to implement the Land Trust’s strategic communications plan and activities such as the eNewsletter, partner interviews, and website updates.
- Present Land Trust efforts to supporters, media and the general public.
- Work closely with the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts to tailor statewide communications efforts to the Land Trust’s unique rural environment and needs.
- Provide regular updates to the Land Trust board and partners.
2) Development & Fundraising
- Assist board and staff with development of a 3-year fundraising plan.
- Assist with fundraising efforts including grant-writing, reporting and development of requests for individual donations.
- Facilitate field trips on Land Trust properties with supporters and partners.
3) Conservation & Stewardship
- Assist with property monitoring, management planning, volunteer coordination, and restoration project implementation.
- Assist with review and implementation of projects carry out the organization’s mission including private lands acquisition and completion of conservation easements.
- Bachelor or Master’s degree. Background in a natural resources-related field is helpful.
- Strong organizational abilities including program coordination and development.
- Knowledge and support of land trusts and regional land conservation efforts.
- Demonstrated success developing effective working relationships with a team.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to navigate and appreciate the varied and diverse interests that influence conservation efforts in a rural community.
- Fluency with standard office software and technology. Additional familiarity with donor database (i.e., Salesforce) and/or graphic design (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) software is helpful.
- Humor, humility and diplomacy.
- Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Ability to complete projects on time with a positive attitude, flexibility and attention to detail.
- Strong initiative, enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed.
Our office is located in Bend, Oregon. We have an engaged board of directors, staff, volunteers, and consultants. We are a fun, passionate group dedicated to our corner of southeast Oregon. We encourage personal development and support opportunities for continuing education.
This position requires sitting or standing at a desk, using a computer and talking on the phone with regular travel, hiking and participating in events and activities in various outdoor environmental conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
To Apply: Please email a PDF cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Outreach Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2021.