Outreach Coordinator

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General Description:
The Outreach Coordinator is an essential part of the Appalachian Wild team and is part of the front line, helping share the stories of our wildlife patients and the mission of the organization. This position requires an enthusiasm for story telling and a passion for wildlife and the environment. Supporting ongoing needs of the organization through cultivation of supporters and followers via social media and other platforms.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Outreach Coordinator has a wide range of duties that include, but are not limited to:
Oversight of Appalachian Wild social media platforms
Monitoring and management of social media accounts, tracking analytics and trends
Drive engagement on social media platforms
Creation of content for social media platforms and other organizational usage
Maintenance of a content library for social media usage and other communications and organizational usage
Works closely with operational staff to capture and create content
Works closely with development staff to promote fundraising initiatives, donor support, partner promotions, and overall mission and work of Appalachian Wild
Contributes to written content shared via news, emails, electronic media, etc.
Works closely with development staff to develop and follow a calendar of events specific to organizational needs
Oversight of a team of volunteers assisting with social media and other outreach efforts
Overall promotion and story telling of the work happening Appalachian Wild to encourage public awareness and education as it relates to wildlife and the environment

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate:
Must have at least 2 years experience in communications, journalism, media, or related; preferably for a non-profit
Highly preferred experience with graphic design, website development, and video & audio editing
Must have a strong knowledge base of social media platforms including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tik Tok and Twitter
Must have excellent organization, time management, team management, and communication skills
Possess a strong personal work ethic, positive attitude, superior public relations skills, have a high level of integrity, and is flexible and adaptable
Possess strong computer proficiency, writing and editing skills, photography & videography experience
Possess a willingness to work, grow and evolve in a team environment and possess the skills and ability to work independently
Understanding of large fundraising initiatives and seasonal appeals is preferred
Must have a solid understanding of and dedication to fulfilling Appalachian Wild’s mission

Compensation:
This is an entry level, part-time, 20 hours per week, position receiving $11.00 per hour, paid bi-monthly. This position is required to be present in the Animal Care facility located in Candler, NC. A set weekly schedule will be established at time of hire with some flexibility on how the 20 hours is set up throughout the week. This position will occasionally require weekend, evening and holiday coverage.

To Apply:
Submit resume with letter of intent and three references with contact information via email to Savannah Trantham, Executive Director at apply@appalachianwild.org. Include ‘Outreach Coordinator’ in the subject line. Accepting resumes until 6:00pm EST May 15, 2022

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that coordinates the needs of wildlife rehabilitation in Western North Carolina providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife, support for the ​wildlife rehabilitation network and conservation education to the community.

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