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18 Jul 2017

Full-Time Forests and Wildlife Outreach Coordinator

Natural Resources Council of Maine – Posted by Augusta, Maine, United States

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Helps build public support for the Council and its initiatives by providing outreach support for the Forests and Wildlife Project. Works with Forests and Wildlife Project Director to advance the goals of the Forests and Wildlife Project, and works with the Outreach Team to serve the strategic goals of the organization as a whole.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong communication skills including writing and public speaking.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups.
  • 3 to 5 years of organizing experience on electoral and/or public interest issue campaigns.
  • Ability to travel (including occasional overnights) and work evening hours (for phone banking, meetings/trainings away from the office/home both day and evening).
  • Proficiency with word processing, electronic advocacy, database management and social media.
  • Ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Maine’s political landscape and North Woods related policy issues desirable.
  • Commitment to Maine’s environment.

Supervisor:  Forests and Wildlife Project Director

Status:            Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as outreach and information contact with all activists and members, coalition members, and potential allies.
  • Recruit new activists and members through tabling at events and one on one conversations.
  • Build and strengthen coalitions in support of our environmental policies and positions, and in opposition to environmental roll-backs.
  • Write and distribute Action Alerts for our members to help generate communications and support for our positions.
  • Generate draft op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, and other media materials to build or maintain high profile of major initiatives in the news.
  • Conduct independent research and writing to create factsheets, informational and organizational materials, outreach and campaign plans, and input for periodic staff reports on outreach status.
  • Develop and deliver presentations to targeted audiences, as part of efforts to recruit activists, allies and supporters.
  • Provide content for NRCM forests and wildlife related web pages.
  • Oversee distribution of key reports and news to activists, coalitions and members of the public.
  • Track media coverage on Forests and Wildlife issues and communicate with activists on important issue developments.
  • Work with businesses and supporters in the Katahdin region in support of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, sound land use planning, and sustainable economic development.

Common NRCM Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all NRCM staff members. This includes providing and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Participate in building productive relationships with NRCM’s members, external partners, policymakers, and the general public.
  • Participate in organizational meetings and activities as requested, such as monthly staff meetings, trainings, and ad hoc planning committees.
  • Complete all administrative work on time, such as time sheets, purchase orders, project reports, and planning documents.
  • Be familiar with and follow organizational protocols and policies.

NRCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, physical/mental ability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Physical Requirements of the Job

The job requires working at a computer station for substantial lengths of time; performing office duties such as phoning, filing, and copying; the ability to lift objects up to 20 pounds; the ability to drive long distances; the ability to set up and conduct meetings and presentations in a large variety of off-site locations; and the ability to occasionally hike through rough terrain. NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Workplace Environment

NRCM strives to provide a supportive work environment through fair and competitive compensation and benefits, up-to-date equipment and IT support, adequate supervision, and ongoing professional development. The work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and very fast-paced. Staff members need to be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities.


NRCM is committed to providing fair and competitive compensation to its employees. We base our compensation decisions on:

  • A biennial market survey of comparable organizations and localities
  • High employee performance that advances our strategic plan and other organizational priorities
  • Availability of financial resources for the organization

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by Aug. 7, 2017 to Leisa Hodgkins, Advocacy Assistant and IT Coordinator

Job Categories: Environmental. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 04330.

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