Now in its second century, Company is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Companys 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 Company to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Company 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 Companys unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Company Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Company is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Reporting to the Center Director and working closely with the Company Greenwich Operations Manager, the Marketing & Communications Assistant is responsible for helping with Company Connecticuts marketing and communications initiatives as part of the overall Company Connecticut conservation strategies, including developing online and social media presence and the creating appropriate marketing materials. S/he will also support public programs at the Greenwich Center, assist visitors arriving to the center and visiting the nature store, and respond to a variety of online and phone inquiries. This is a part-time opportunity, 20 hours per week, preferably on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Assist with writing, editing, and designing communications for print, email and web;
Promote Center events using social media and paid advertisements and help distribute event signage and flyers;
Develop regular communications with the birding community through social media, list serves and programming to engage that community year-round;
Provide occasional office and administrative support for the Center;
Respond to email and phone inquiries about events and facility rentals;
Assist with coordinating setup and breakdown for events and facility rentals; and
Engage in other activities as assigned by the Center Director to support the marketing and communications team.
Qualifications And Experience
Bachelors degree and 1 year of experience working to support communications teams. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
Excellent writing and editing skills, as well as superior organizational skills. Attention to detail a must.
Polished and professional, confident in communication with executive leaders.
Demonstrated proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), as well as experience with Microsoft Office applications. Some experience designing for print (InDesign) a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to conservation and the mission of the Company.