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Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Job Title: Membership Program Manager

Job Title: Development Assistant

Job Title: Bay Camp Counselor/ consejero de Bay Camp


Communications Coordinator

LOCATION: Santa Rosa, California
AVAILABILITY: June, 2017

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Sonoma Land Trust (www.sonomalandtrust.org) is an accredited, nonprofit land trust with a staff of thirty and an annual operating budget of six million. It works to keep the beautiful and varied rural landscapes of Sonoma Land Trust intact for future generations. Many properties acquired by Sonoma Land Trust are transferred to public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. To date, Sonoma Land Trust has protected over 45,000 acres. The organization works in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies and nonprofit organizations to accomplish its mission.

Position Summary
This position focuses on building Sonoma Land Trust’s online presence via the website, social media, blogs, eNewsletter and other online communications, along with supporting publication production, media relations and community outreach under the direction of the Director of Communications. The Communications Coordinator works closely with the Director of Communications in implementing and guiding Sonoma Land Trust’s overall communications strategy and supporting departmental communications programs to enhance SLT’s visibility and brand among target audiences. The ability to work collegially with staff, contractors, vendors, volunteers, board members, partners, general public, media and other relevant audiences is crucial. This position also collaborates with others in the organization to achieve brand and style consistency, promotion of a positive image, coordination of messages and the highest standards for external communications.

Essential Duties
Under the direction of the Director of Communications:

  • Coordinate the organization’s online communications, including website, social media, eNewsletter and other online outreach.
  • Develop and deliver content via blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, blogs, email and other online communications.
  • Keep website up to date and compelling.
  • Assist with the production of press releases, newsletter articles, brochures, ads, other communications materials and special events.
  • Assist with publicizing the work of Sonoma Land Trust through the media.
  • Assist other departments with communications needs.
  • Proof and copyedit communications materials.
  • Maintain organizational style guide.
  • Coordinate photo and video shoots.
  • Compile and maintain social media and website metrics.
  • Serve as primary coordinator of assigned sections of the Visual Library.
  • Assist with advertising placement in local newspapers, magazines and online outlets, and with conceptualizing promotional content for ads.
  • Create displays and table at community events.
  • Provide logos and photographs to internal and external requestors.
  • Develop and maintain news clipping archives and department reports, and keep relevant spreadsheets up to date with communications activities.
  • Solicit and secure speaking engagements.
  • Participate at key community events, including provision of logistical support.
  •  Serve as point person for general inquiries.
  • Participate as necessary as communications liaison on SLT hikes and assigned events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a Liberal Arts field.
  • At least 2–4 years demonstrated experience in public relations, writing and media relations.
  • Exceptionally strong writing talent and skills.
  •  Strong verbal skills.
  • Ability to generate, share and follow through on ideas.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Ability to provide stellar customer service.
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative and professional environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Basic design skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated social media experience, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Photoshop and InDesign (or similar program) preferred. Experience working with WordPress, a donor database system, HTML, Google AdWords, web analytics and website content management systems a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment, set priorities, work independently and adjust work habits to accommodate deadlines.
  • A demonstrated passion for conservation.
  • An insured vehicle that can be used on SLT business to travel to meetings, local vendors, etc.
  • Ability to lift items up to 20 pounds and to hike on uneven ground.
  • The ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekends and evenings.

Schedule and Salary:
This is a full time, permanent position. Sonoma Land Trust offers competitive salaries and benefits. Salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
To Apply:
Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself, a copy of your resume and two writing samples to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper.

Hiring Process:
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2017. The position is open until filled.  We will acknowledge by e-mail receipt of each application within a week of receipt.


Membership Program Manager

LOCATION: Santa Rosa, California
AVAILABILITY: May, 2017
Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) seeks a dynamic individual to play a key role in assessing, developing and managing the membership program, defining and implementing best practices and tracking their effectiveness.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Sonoma Land Trust is an accredited, nonprofit land trust with a staff of thirty and an annual operating budget of six million. It works to keep the beautiful and varied rural landscapes of Sonoma Land Trust intact for future generations. Many properties acquired by Sonoma Land Trust are transferred to public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. To date, Sonoma Land Trust has protected over 45,000 acres. The organization works in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies and nonprofit organizations to accomplish its mission.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is an exciting time to work for Sonoma Land Trust. With leadership from the board of directors and a special task force, we are creating a new five-year fundraising plan, an important part of which is re-evaluating the purpose and goals of the membership program.

Currently, SLT has approximately 2,500 individual members, all of whom contribute from $50 to $1,000 annually. We seek to at least double this within three years and create a membership program for corporations. The membership program manager is a key member of the development team, and works closely with the director of philanthropy. The priority for the first twelve to eighteen months will be to focus on retaining and re-acquiring lapsed members, as well as engage volunteers and partners already involved in our work and mission.  New individual member acquisition will be implemented strategically through acquisition mailings (hard copy and electronic) and selected community events.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Increasing individual memberships:

  • Participate in the review and re-evaluation of the purpose and goals of the membership program
  • Help set ambitious but realistic goals for numbers of individual at various levels
  • Conduct statistical analysis and reporting of membership numbers
  • Help review and refine stewardship activities at each level
  •  Take the lead on implementing agreed upon stewardship strategies
  • Promote the gift membership program with board and others
  • Help assess the member experience, including the implementation of online surveys

Launching corporate membership program:

  • Assist in the creation of the marketing program for business partners, including special marketing strategies for engaging corporate members

    Supporting major gift fundraising:
  • Help research and identify donors who can support our work at higher levels
  •  Organize work according to priorities defined in strategic plan and fundraising plan
  • Be able to work in an environment where there are metrics for staff productivity and quarterly goals for new, renewed and acquired members, as well as goals for identifying donors who can give at higher levels. Coordinate with other managers, directors and coordinators outside of the development department to achieve goals
  • Produce monthly reports and track progress. Review and report on giving trends.

    Marketing and event support:
  • Enhance our capacity to design and implement marketing campaigns to grow membership.
  • Manage our mid-level donor program, all of whom are members.
  • Plan, develop, and implement renewal and special appeal program utilizing direct mail and email campaigns.
  • Utilize volunteers in membership program, staff events, etc.
  •  Work with internal partners, such as the communications department to promote membership through various communications outlets and events
  • Review journals and periodicals for new prospects as well as for information pertinent to current prospects and donors and add information to donor database records

    Qualifications and requirements:
  • BA/BS from an accredited college or university
  •  Three years or more of related experience in non-profit fundraising preferred
  • Strong analytical skills for evaluating the effectiveness of membership strategies and adjusting when necessary
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience with donor database software such as eTapestry, Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience managing programs and working across departments
  • Able to take initiative and lead projects, as well as take direction
  •  Experience supervising staff, volunteers and/or interns
  • Ability to use good judgment, work independently and as a team, and prioritize tasks to accommodate deadlines
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and sense of humor
  •  Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours
  • Commitment to the mission of Sonoma Land Trust
  • Must have a vehicle to use for SLT business, a valid driver’s license, and personal auto insurance
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds

Schedule and Salary:
This is a full time, permanent position. Sonoma Land Trust offers competitive salaries and benefits. Salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org . Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper.

Hiring Process:
Deadline for applications is June 8, 2017. The position is open until filled.  We will acknowledge by e-mail receipt of each application within a week of receipt.


Development Assistant

LOCATION: SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
AVAILABILITY: Immediately

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) is an accredited, nonprofit land trust founded in 1976 with a staff of thirty-one. SLT’s mission is to protect the scenic, natural, agricultural, and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. To date, SLT has protected over 45,000 acres. The organization works in partnership with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and other public agencies and nonprofit organizations to accomplish its mission.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
The development assistant is a full-time position responsible for assisting the development department with its events, supporting its leadership giving program and other related fundraising efforts. The development assistant reports to the director of philanthropy, with collaboration among departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Work with the development department to pull event lists from the database for mailing invitations. Conduct research and write briefings of guests for staff and board members.
  • Design and send email templates for invitations, acknowledgments and other items within the database.
  • Work with the director of philanthropy to oversee the production and mailing of event invitations, and manage event RSVPs.
  •  Work with staff and volunteers to create event program, including talking points and timeframes
  • Oversee all event details, from creating production schedules to managing contractors, volunteers and staff, to coordinating parking and directions.
  •  Secure appropriate permits, such as liquor licenses for events.
  • Manage guest check-in when applicable, including creating check-in list and overseeing check-in table.
  • Manage event calendar, assist with scheduling, updating and sharing
  • Generate accurate name tags
  • Maintain event supply inventory (donated wine, linens, tables, etc.)
  • Work across departments to ensure coordination and accommodation of VIPs and elected officials.
  • Interact with guests as a member of the development team.
  • Participate as member of development team in planning and implementing fundraising and financial goals and strategies.
  • Assist development department with donor stewardship programs and activities.
  • Assist with entering gifts into the database and issuing thank you letters as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • AA or BA/BS from accredited college or university; or three years or more related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Event production experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector, or hospitality industry. Experience with wineries, the Slow Food movement and “farm to table” events a plus.
  • Database experience required; experience with donor software a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with special expertise in Excel.
  •  Strong research skills.
  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising or high-level customer service.
  • Valid California driver’s license, auto insurance and functioning car for use on the job.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal, service-oriented skills.
  • A commitment to supporting sustainable food systems and businesses while balancing budget and logistical constraints.
  • Dedication to accuracy and ability to maintain focus and accuracy during data processing.
  • Detail-oriented; able to prioritize work and set and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, self-directed and results-oriented.
  • Able to juggle multiple priorities and at times difficult situations with grace and a smile
  • Work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • A commitment to the mission of Sonoma Land Trust

    Schedule and Salary:
    This is a full time, permanent position. Sonoma Land Trust offers competitive salaries and benefits. Salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications.

    To Apply:
    Please e-mail a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to staffing@sonomalandtrust.org. Please: no phone calls, drop-ins or paper.

    Hiring Process:
    Deadline for applications is June 18, 2017. The position is open until filled.  We will acknowledge by e-mail receipt of each application within a week of receipt.

Bay Camp Counselor

Join Sonoma Land Trust in making a great experience for children at Bay Camp, our new bilingual day camp on the San Pablo Bay! We are seeking two creative individuals to lead children ages 7 to 10 in Spanish and English for bicycling, kayaking, and exploration of the marsh lands. The Bay Camp Counselors work under the direction of the Bay Camp Director and are each responsible for facilitating activities for a group of 10 children.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising a group of 10 children ages 7 to 10
  • Leading camp games and activities, and providing supervision during water activities
  • Providing leadership for and direction of Camp Aides
  • Supervising the children on the bus rides to and from camp each day
  • Performing other duties as requested by the Camp Director

Dates: Weekly, Monday through Friday, July 16 through August 4, plus Sunday afternoons, and two pre-camp staff training days
Hours: 8am to 4pm weekdays, 1 to 5pm on Sundays
Pay: $15/hour
Location: Sonoma (bus pickup and drop-off) and San Pablo Bay near Sonoma Raceway

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Previous experience working with children and/or classes in child development
  • Interest in the outdoors and nature activities
  • Able to work well with parents, other adults, peers and children
  • Able to ride a bicycle a minimum of two miles a day
  • Able to swim
  • Able to work outdoors in the sun during hot weather, walk up to three miles a day, and be able to lift and carry up to thirty pounds
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass the Live Scan fingerprint check to work with children

To Apply:
Please email a letter introducing yourself and a copy of your resume to ingrid@sonomalandtrust.org. The position is open until filled.

About Sonoma Land Trust:
Our mission is to protect the scenic, natural, agricultural, and open landscapes of Sonoma County for the benefit of the community and future generations. Since 1976, we have protected more than 48,000 acres of beautiful, productive, and environmentally significant land in and around Sonoma County. www.sonomalandtrust.org

consejero de Bay Camp

Sea parte junto con Sonoma Land Trust en crear una buena experiencia para niños y niñas en Bay Camp, nuestro nuevo campo de día bilingüe en la bahía de San Pablo! Estamos buscando a dos individuales creativos que dirijan a niños y niñas edades 7 a 10 en español e inglés para montar en bicicleta, kayac y explorar las tierras pantanosas. Los consejeros de Bay Camp trabajarán bajo la dirección del director de Bay Camp y son responsables de facilitar actividades para un grupo de 10 niños.

Deberes y responsabilidades

  • Supervisar un grupo de niños edades 7 a 10
  • Dirigir juegos y actividades de campo y proporcionar supervisión durante actividades de agua
  • Proporcionar liderazgo y dirección a los ayudantes de campamento
  • Supervisar a los niños en el camión durante paseos hacia y desde el campamento cada día
  • Llevar a cabo otros deberes al la solicitud del director del campamento.

Calificaciones

  • Hablar en español e inglés con fluidez
  • Tener experiencia anterior trabajando con niños y/ o tomar clases en desarrollo infantil
  • Tener interés al aire libre y actividades de la naturaleza
  • Tener la habilidad de trabajar bien con padres de familia, otros adultos, compañeros y niños
  • Tener la habilidad de andar en bicicleta un mínimo de dos millas por día
  • Tener la habilidad de nadar
  • Tener la habilidad de trabajar al aire libre en el sol durante clima caliente, caminar hasta tres millas al día, y tener la habilidad de levantar y transportar hasta 30 libras
  • Tiene que tener por lo menos 18 años de edad

Fechas: Cada semana, lunes a viernes, Julio 16 a Agosto 4, más domingos en la tarde, y dos días de entrenamiento antes de que cominsa el campamento.

Horas: 8am a 4pm entre semana, 1 a 5pm los domingos

Pago: $15/ hora

Locación: Sonoma (camión recogerá y dejará) y La bahía de San Pablo cerca de Sonoma Raceway

Para Aplicar:
Favor de enviar un una carta introduciéndose y una copia de su currículum por correo electrónico a ingrid@sonomalandtrust.org. La posición estará disponible hasta que se llene.

Sobre Sonoma Land Trust:
Nuestra misión es de proteger tierras escénicas, naturales, agriculturales y campos abiertos del condado de Sonoma para el beneficio de la comunidad y generaciones del futuro. Desde 1976 hemos protegido más de 48,000 acres de terrenos hermosos, productivos y ambientalmente significante dentro y alrededor del condado de Sonoma. www.sonomalandtrust.org

 

For 40 years, the Sonoma Land Trust has been a vehicle for people with passion, persistence and a love of the land to come together to protect forever one of the most beautiful counties in America.

 

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