Job Opportunities

Communications Coordinator

The Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, with the Communications and Outreach Manager, is responsible for coordinating the organization’s internal and external communication and outreach activities to maximize exposure in target markets. The individual manages the implementation of such strategies by assisting with external outreach, web content and exposure, social media communications, videos and other creative services. The position works closely with the organization’s Communications and Fund Development teams to educate and develop community members, legislatures, and stakeholders in support of the Rangeland Trust mission.

Position Title: Communications Coordinator

Job Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Organizational Relationships

  • Reports To:  Communications and Outreach Manager
  • Coordinates With:  Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Development Director, Communications and Outreach Manager, and Annual Giving Manager
  • Employees Directly Supervised:  N/A
  • Other:  Works with employees, Board Members, Legacy Council Members, media, area business leaders, consultants, foundations, contractors, and the general public

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and facilitate desired press exposure with state, regional, and local media including agriculture trade entities, conservation agencies and groups, broader agricultural industry, defined targeted constituents, and affinity groups;
  • Assist in the development of external messaging to ensure consistency, accuracy, and alignment with long term branding, fundraising needs, and the organization’s mission;
  • Develop of online/electronic media strategies, including website, social media presence, and e-newsletters for targeted audiences;
  • Under the over site of the Communications and Outreach Manager, develop feature articles, interviews, presentations, and appropriate activities that promote awareness of the California Rangeland Trust and its services;
  • Serve as the lead planner of communications outreach events, specifically ranch tours.
  • Work collaboratively with strategic partners in government affairs, media, and promotional opportunities to enhance the Rangeland Trust’s image;
  • Work collaboratively with conservation staff to ensure timely coverage of appropriate conservation activities;
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, culture, and values to create a positive work environment and sense of CRT purpose.

Requirements and Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing, or business. A Two-year degree with commensurate experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization, may substitute

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated success in marketing, design, and communications
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of journalism, creative writing, and/or public relations
  • Experience in web design and video production is preferred
  • Nonprofit organization experience is preferred
  • Background in agriculture, particularly livestock, is preferred

Knowledge and Ability Requirements:

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite including InDesign, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to write clear, concise articles and speak in a convincing and articulate manner.
  • Proficient photographer with good use of this product to meet defined needs
  • Effective time management skills
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Organized and proficient project manager and art director
  • Event programming experience desired but not required
  • Flexible and agile in response to changing priorities
  • High energy while focused on successful end product and maintaining a sense of humor
  • Ability to travel in and out of state and some weekends as needed
  • Professional and positive with strong degree of tact and diplomacy
  • Self-motivated

Training Requirements (Licenses, Programs, Certificates):

Must have a valid California Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and full automobile insurance coverage.

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter to Michael Delbar at jobs@rangelandtrust.org.