Job Notice: Outreach and Events Coordinator

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is seeking an Outreach and Events Coordinator to conduct the planning and coordination of fundraising events and spearhead the outreach and marketing of the BMWF’s boots on the ground grass roots mission.  This position is responsible for website maintenance, Facebook, and other social marketing for The Foundation.  This position will work in coordination with the Executive Director in attracting funding for The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.  The position is based out of BMWF’s office in Hungry Horse, Montana.  This is a part-time salaried position; hours fluctuate based on time of year 15 to 25 hours/week.

Qualifications

Event planning, communications or marketing experience desirable.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and follow-up for three special events annually:  Voices of the Wilderness, Telluride Mountain Film Festival, the Endowment Building Pack Trip.   This includes:   event logistics, publicity, auction, or raffle prizes, and coordination of ticket sales for each event.
  • Maintain event and donor database (some knowledge of  Salesforce beneficial).
  • Write and submit press releases and stories  to BMWF’s media firm – Outside Media.
  • Maintain BMWF ‘s website
  • Maintain and broaden social networking to benefit the organization.
  • Participate in Board meetings and committees as required and appropriate.
  • Assist the Executive Director in other fundraising programs as required.
  • An essential job duty of the outreach coordinator is to build strong relationships with supporters of the BMWF by maintaining contact via phone, email, networking etc.

Desired skills and abilities

  • A passion for wilderness and an eagerness to promote the BMWF’s boots on the ground stewardship of the world’s most spectacular place – the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to write a business letter, article, or press release.
  • Demonstrated skills in word processing, website maintenance and other computer software, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Adobe In-Design, or poses the ability to learn fund raising and web design computer software programs.
  • Comfortable in making presentations to groups.
  • Good interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
  • Organized with an eye for detail.
  • Positive outlook and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to take both initiative and direction.
  • Hold a valid Montana Driver’s License and possesses a car that can be used for work purposes. Ability to spend extended time traveling for business.

Compensation

Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers a Simple IRA matching retirement contribution, and payment into a qualified health care plan.   Salary commensurate with experience, between $12 to $15/hour.

Application

Please send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references by February 3rd to Carol Treadwell at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation or exec@bmwf.org.

The Organization

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation connects Americans with their wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of one of the world’s most spectacular places –Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the crown jewel of the Wilderness System. We help hundreds of hard-working volunteers, including youth, develop a land ethic and give back to the wilderness by opening trails, restoring heavily used areas, maintaining historic structures and fighting weeds. Active wilderness stewardship is our mission.

The BMWF was established in 1997 to foster the stewardship of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.   The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Visit www.bmwf.org for additional detail and information.

The Resource

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation (BMWF) fosters wilderness stewardship and works to ensure that all Americans have access to Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the crown jewel of the Wilderness System and one of the world’s most spectacular places.  BMWF has been serving the wilderness recreation community for over seventeen years by organizing and leading projects that clear trails and keep the wilderness wild by restoring damaged areas and removing noxious weeds.  Many of our projects introduce youth to the wilderness, and for some, it is a life changing experience.

Each year 300 to 400 BMWF volunteers, ages 12 to 80, participate in 40 to 50 trail maintenance and weed eradication projects.  Projects are accomplished in coordination and cooperation with the Forest Service on trails and land within the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  Current volunteer opportunities are trail maintenance, campsite restoration projects, Whitebark pine monitoring, and noxious weed mapping and removal.

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation is working to raise the next generation of wilderness stewards by engaging youth in projects that maintain trails and give back to wilderness.  Youth receive wilderness education while participating on trail maintenance and restoration projects.  And for some it is a life changing experience.

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