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Communications Associate, Part Time

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The Mountaineers
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Seattle, WA
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Published 14 days ago

Who We Are

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to the work of generations of volunteers and our internationally recognized publishing division, we continue to enjoy an outstanding reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.


Our dedicated volunteers and staff get people outside to experience the power of the natural world. We advocate for access and protection of recreational lands so that future generations can enjoy these places too. Our core value of community reflects the belief that a diverse and inclusive outdoors inspires unity, respect, and passion for the places we love. Our 45 staff, divided between our program centers and our nonprofit publishing division, Mountaineers Books, and 3,000+ volunteers work together to achieve our mission to enrich lives by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

 

Visit mountaineers.org to learn more.

 

Position Overview

Our next Communications Associate will be a creative and collaborative communications professional who is passionately committed to The Mountaineers mission of promoting outdoor education, conservation, and recreation. Reporting to the Communications Manager, the Communications Associate will have the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s message delivery through thoughtful content development, with a particular focus on email delivery, social media, and website content support for our branches and volunteers. This person will work as part of a team to curate and deliver regular email communications and develop digital content for our emails and social media channels. The Communications Associate will also be responsible for managing our online photography portfolio, and should have a good eye for attention grabbing content.


Currently we need 15-25 hours of support per week, and are looking for someone who can be flexible based on needs.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Communications Associate will be primarily responsible for curating content to support strategic goals across multiple departments. The right candidate will use their excellent communications skills to manage our member and volunteer communications channels to support our broad needs across the organization.

 

●       Execute all outgoing communications (7-10 per month) including Conservation Currents, Routefinder, and Branch emails to engage and inspire our community. Send performance recaps to content submitters.

●       Work with organizational constituents to gather content while upholding brand standards through thoughtful editing.

●       Manage relationship with email service provider (ESP) Saleforce’s Marketing Cloud and act as company point-person for all communications delivered through ESP.

●       Create, develop, and manage content for the organization’s social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

●       Work collaboratively with volunteers to provide support across all media.

●       Copyedit and proofread web and magazine content.

 

Desired Qualifications

The right individual will play a lead role in engaging the outdoor community through excellence in communications. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently across teams with little direction and is motivated to share the impacts of The Mountaineers mission as a cohesive story to a greater audience. To be successful, this person will also enjoy learning new technology and working as part of a team.

The position requires demonstrated skill, experience, and success in the following areas:

●       Experience in writing and online communications.

●       Demonstrated emotional intelligence around online engagement, particularly through social media.

●       Demonstrated ability to synthesize stories and target messages across multiple channels.

●       Ability to use MS Office applications and Google Docs. Comfort and familiarity with online marketing and social media, and comfortable learning new applications.

●       Efficient and highly-organized with proven ability to manage processes. Strong organizational and communication skills. Good attention to detail with superior time management skills.

●       Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks as needed.

●       Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision while managing multiple projects. Can prioritize multiple tasks, organize work, and follow through independently. Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative.

●       A passion for the outdoors and conservation, and demonstrated knowledge of current outdoor trends. Personal interest in human-powered recreational activities.

●       Excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.

●       Desire to work in a small nonprofit work environment.

●       Cultural competency and demonstrated ability to work with people of all races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds.


Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Advocacy, Community, Education, and Volunteerism, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues and Mountaineers members of varied experiences and backgrounds. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered, and as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LG/BTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.



Work Environment

This role is based in Seattle, WA at The Mountaineers program center in Magnuson Park. Due to COVID-19 guidelines, this position is currently 100% remote (work from home) and we anticipate it will remain a remote role until King County enters Phase 4 of Washington’s Safe Start plan. The Mountaineers will provide a laptop computer for remote access. The Communications Associate is expected to have a suitable remote work environment, including broadband internet access, to accomplish their job duties.

 

Physical Demands

●       Ability to work very occasional evening and weekend hours, as necessary.

●       Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Who We Are

The Mountaineers is a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 14,000 members and seven branches in Western Washington…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 18, 2021

Salary

$17 - $18

Benefits

Benefits

This position is for a part-time, hourly employee. The pay range is $17.00-$18.00 to start. Additional benefits include:

●       Free Mountaineers membership

●       Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with two free Mountaineers courses per year

●       Two free tickets to most Mountaineers events

●       Access to our three ski-in, ski-out mountain lodges, and our four on-site climbing and bouldering walls

●       Bring your dog to work on Mondays and Fridays

●       Free parking for your bike or car, and an office located right on a bus line

●       In-office shower for midday run, climbing session, or morning commute

●       Flexible working hours

 

Benefits

This position is for a part-time, hourly employee. The pay range is $17.00-$18.00 to start. Additional benefits include:

●       Free Mountaineers membership

●       Opportunities to…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 pages max) online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6312467/The-Mountaineers-Communications-Associate-Part-Time-Job-Application

We are unable to sponsor H1-B Visas at this time.

To apply, please submit your cover letter (1 page max) and resume (2 pages max) online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6312467…

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