Senior Associate, Communications and Engagement

Job Locations
US-AK-Anchorage
Type
Regular, Part-Time
Job Category
Communications/Marketing
ID
2021-4745
City
Anchorage
State/Province
AK

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 

 

 

Position Summary

The Senior Associate, Communications and Engagement is responsible for contributing to the general communications and engagement efforts of Audubon Alaska, a state program of the National Audubon Society. They will develop, coordinate, and assist with a variety of communications campaigns for state programs, implementing a range of tactics including but not limited to social media and email engagement, earned media placements, designed collateral, community events, and internal strategies and reports. The Communications Associate will track and report engagement and results from communications campaigns. They will also work directly with staff and vendors to support the efforts of Audubon Alaska to achieve our strategic goals.

 

This position will play a key role in raising awareness of Audubon Alaska’s programs and conservation priorities through a variety of methods including, but not limited, to community and online events, such as Katchemak Bay ShoreBird Festival and the Arctic Refuge Virtual Birdfest. They will work closely with chapters to facilitate strong connections between and among chapters and Audubon Alaska staff to help further Audubon’s mission and goals.

 

This position will work a maximum of 28 hours / week and will be considered benefits eligible role reporting to the Senior Communications Manager and is based in Anchorage, AK.

Essential Functions

  • In coordination with the Senior Communications Manager, implement communications strategies that will broaden Audubon’s visibility and reach, enhance development goals, and deepen the impact of our work.
  • Work closely with the Senior Communications Manager to draft written communications materials.
  • Using our strategic communications goals as guidance, research and create a schedule of community events where Audubon Alaska should have a booth or table. Track and evaluate effectiveness of our presence at the event by establishing event objectives and measuring outcomes.
  • Engage with community members across the state at community events in order to create awareness of Audubon Alaska’s conservation issues, empower advocates, and increase membership.
  • Assist in securing local earned media for Audubon Alaska initiatives and other regional conservation priorities.
  • Assist with digital communications for Audubon Alaska including social media accounts and website. Develop creative methods for increasing engagement.
  • Assist with design, printing, and mailing of creative communications materials in support of strategic initiatives; keep Senior Communications Manager and program staff abreast of progress and key updates.
  • Ensure powerful messaging and consistency across communications vehicles, including the website, email and print newsletters, campaign collateral, reports, and social media.
  • Support development-related communications activities as needed in collaboration with NAS development staff.
  • Track monthly metrics and analytics for digital communications. Evaluate the results and make recommendations to enhance strategy.
  • Ensure Audubon’s strategic imperative of equity, diversity and inclusion is included in messaging.
  • Carry out other special project assignments determined by the Senior Communications Manager and Executive Director of Audubon Alaska.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, marketing, communications, or related field and 3+ years of professional experience required. Equivalent combination of education and experience also considered.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills; must possess excellent judgment and be comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills a must.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong editing skills.
  • A proactive, optimistic approach to work, one with superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience working with a wide variety of external audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; experience with InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator a plus.
  • Experience using media databases such as Cision strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • A flexible approach to work, with a willingness to travel, as needed, and participate in programs occurring after typical business hours.
  • Strong demonstrated interest in wildlife conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
  • A self-starter with a proactive approach to assignments, one with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, solve problems with limited supervision, and prioritize tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, manage and document processes and procedures.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission ratesmust wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. 

 

This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.

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