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Communication and Outreach Coordinator

The Position:

NCAP is seeking a candidate for the position of Communications and Outreach Coordinator, with the responsibilities of leading, coordinating, and supporting communications and outreach for all program and campaign priorities. This will include creating clear, consistent and inspiring communications that reflect the shared vision of NCAP’s programs, while taking into account the unique state and regional characteristics that influence programs. This is a part-time position, working 12 hours/week (30% fte).  The Director will work closely with all NCAP staff. The position will report directly to the NCAP Executive Director.

About NCAP:  NCAP was founded 36 years ago and is a passionate leader in our region raising awareness about the harms of pesticides while we advance healthier solutions through education, outreach, technical assistance and policy change.  NCAP’s mission is to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides.  We work to protect communities and families by working in schools and low income housing to reduce pesticide exposures and create healthier approaches.  We work for healthier food and farms by working with farmers and researchers to advance alternative approaches in agriculture as well as working to change policy at the federal food and farm bill level.  Our federal policy efforts to protect wildlife and water from pesticides include a campaign to protect 27 endangered species of salmon and steelhead and to protect pollinators harmed by neonicotinoid insecticides. 

Diversity Statement: NCAP is committed to providing fair employment practices. NCAP is dedicated to diversity and inclusion and the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic organization, staff, and board committed to learning and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Location:  Eugene, Oregon office.

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field or equivalent work experience and at least two years of communications experience with direct responsibility for leading or coordinating a communication program, developing marketing campaigns and/or placing media articles; 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about communications and outreach activities;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation/public speaking skills;
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and commitment to working collaboratively with a wide range of partners;
  • Detail-oriented and well organized;
  • Hard working and dependable, ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Computer and typing proficiency with standard applications in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  • Proficiency with applications in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and knowledge of print, digital, and web design standards;
  • Ability to maintain websites using Wordpress, Plone, and similar platforms;
  • Coordinate with work-study communications associate to manage and grow social media accounts;
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends or evenings if needed;
  • Demonstrated skills in working and being productive in a non-profit or other team setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to be analytical and to solve problems; and
  • Willingness to work hard, have fun and share a good sense of humor.
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Highly preferred – past experience and interest in one or more of the following: environmental work, alternatives to pesticides, organic and sustainable agriculture, wildlife or water protection, or environmental health;
  •  Experience working with national, regional/state and local media;
  •  Ability to operate camera equipment and produce short videos for online sharing; 
  • Experience working at the community level on an issue for which you are passionate.

Salary and Benefits:  This non-exempt position begins at .30 (12 hrs/week) percent full-time equivalent (fte) at a salary of $33,500 (equaling $10,050 when pro-rated at 30%) with the prospect of more hours as funding becomes available.  This position does not include vacation, sick leave or health benefits.  For employees earning over $5,000 in a year NCAP contributes 2 percent of gross wages to a Simple IRA for retirement. Food, lodging, and mileage related to work travel are reimbursed.  NCAP provides computer and other equipment required for the job.   

Application Deadline:  

Tuesday, March 21, 2014; or until position is filled

To Apply:  Email the following: (do not send snail mail)

  • Cover letter and resume.  Please list your phone and email on the front page of your cover letter.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can include a sample graphic designed for use as an NCAP email header. Submissions should be 750 pixels wide by 200 pixels tall, and should be based on the theme of protecting bees from pesticides. Please include this image as an attachment with your resume and cover letter. NCAP will use your image for interview purposes only. Along with the email header design please send one writing sample and another sample showcasing your design and writing skills either by sending links or attaching documents as part of your application.
  • Send a list of 3 current references and for each list how you know that person including their relationship to a position you have held, and for how long you have known them.  Please include their current phone and email. 

Send your email application and direct any questions to: Kim Leval, Executive Director at kleval@pesticide.org   No phone calls please!  Incomplete applications will not be considered.