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Outreach Coordinator

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit, membership-based land conservation organization founded, in 1985, by residents of the Blue Hill Peninsula in coastal Maine. BHHT is a leader in protecting land and water, teaching a stewardship ethic to this and future generations, all to promote ecological and community health. We work in collaboration with numerous organizations on the Blue Hill peninsula and beyond toward these ends.

We are seeking an energetic and dedicated Outreach Coordinator to manage BHHT’s community engagement programing, advance understanding and appreciation for conservation and land stewardship, and generally promote the Trust’s work. Our ideal candidate is someone who will maintain the programming that is in place, but also innovate in finding new ways to engage the public with our mission. We are looking for someone passionate about connecting land and people toward a sustainable future.

This is a full-time salaried position that requires some evening and weekend work, balanced with comp time.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three or more years of experience in environmental education. (Experiential learning experience is particularly desirable)
  • Effective communication skills – Strong oral and interpersonal skills, as well as writing proficiency
  • Good computer skills in most elements of Microsoft Office. (Graphic design skills a plus)

Pay and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills
  • Benefits include medical, 401K, paid vacation, sick and personal leave

Job duties:

  • Work with the Executive Director to set overall strategy for outreach. Work with the Development Director, Administrative Coordinator, and Outreach Committee to plan and implement programing, including events, community outreach, and school programming.
  • Develop, coordinate, and oversee media opportunities, assisted by the Administrative Coordinator, ensuring that articles and information about BHHT appear regularly in local and social media outlets. This includes Facebook, the Trust website, and electronic events calendars. Handle most “communications” like social media, website, event calendars, mocking up press releases, etc.
  • Chair the Outreach Committee.
  • Coordinate, in consultation with the Executive Director and the Development Director on all matters relating to the Trust’s public image and/or relations with local communities and people.
  • Attend conferences, workshops and other related events that help keep BHHT current with programming information, ideas, trends, and opportunities.

Respond with a cover letter and resume to: Hans M. Carlson, Executive Director, PO Box 222, Blue Hill Maine, 04614. Or send electronically – pdfs only – to hans@bluehillheritagetrust.org. Review of applications will begin in December.

Blue Hill Heritage Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,Blue Hill Heritage Trust complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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