TN Wildlife Federation
Program Communications Coordinator
TN Wildlife Federation
This position will focus on the Federation’s outreach programs: Hunting and Fishing Academy, Hunters for the Hungry and Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, with particular emphasis on Hunting & Fishing Academy. The rapidly-growing Hunting and Fishing Academy provides hands-on outdoor experiences and virtual workshops to our next generation of sportsmen and women. Hunters for the Hungry provides more than a half-million servings of venison annually to hungry Tennesseans. Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program promotes the shooting sports and an outdoor lifestyle to nearly 2,000 student-athletes across the state.
Job Type: Full-time
Geographic Area of Work: Based in Nashville with a statewide reach
Reports To: Director of Communications
Duties and Responsibilities:
Key Qualifications: As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of Tennessee Wildlife Federation and be driven by the mission. The candidate will have the following experience and attributes:
- Bachelor’s degree (B. S. or B. A.) from four-year college or university preferably in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field; at least a year of experience in editorial, marketing or public relations field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Strong writing, editing, and verbal communications skills;
- Media outreach experience and ability to create relationships with media contacts;
- Experience in social media marketing/administration;
- Keen interest in public relations, social media, and digital trends;
- Ability to create connections and mine for proactive opportunities to insert Federation’s programs into online conversation;
- Strong computer skills and proficiency across Microsoft Office and Google products (Word, Powerpoint, Google Analytics, etc.);
- Basic understanding of SEO;
- Proactive, accountable, and results-oriented with an attention to detail;
- Resourceful and efficient;
- Ability to handle pressure of deadlines, juggle multiple responsibilities, maintain a professional and positive attitude, and work as a team player;
- Experience in digital photography and/or video a plus;
- Experience with online database management and email systems like Constant Contact or MailChimp a plus;
- Basic design skills and working knowledge of desktop publishing software on Macintosh-based system, Adobe Creative Suite and/or Canva a plus;
- Familiarity with WordPress website management a plus;
- Passion for and/or familiarity with outdoor sporting a plus.
- Must have a passion for Tennessee’s wildlife and Great Outdoors/the Federation’s mission;
- Professional and friendly, able to handle the day-to-day ups and downs effectively and with a positive attitude;
- Strong work ethic with the ability to reject setbacks and enthusiastically persist until goals are achieved;
- Results-oriented team player who is accountable for their performance and their team’s.
- Adept at understanding prescribed project guidelines, implement and oversee design and development, communicate with and manage stakeholders, delivering exceptional results;
- Keeps supervisor informed and up to date on all matters pertaining to his/her work;
- Participates in all staff meetings;
- Participates in all staff retreats;
- Treats all superiors and peers with respect;
- Follows all procedures and policies contained within the Federation’s Employee Manual;
- Approaches work with a balance of creativity and understanding of resources;
- Approaches work from the Federation’s point of view rather than personal.
Physical Requirements and Work Environments:
- Ability to perform physically challenging work outdoors;
- Ability to work outdoors in summer heat or inclement weather for several days;
- May be required to traverse rough terrains;
- Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds for program events and implementation;
- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
- Ability to sit, stoop, bend, climb and lift objects;
- Ability to operate a safe mode of transportation for functions/events, transportation of supplies and meetings.
Ethical Hunting Practices: Federation staff know and respect the game hunted, follow all related laws, familiarize themselves with wildlife in the area and behave accordingly. As an employee of the Federation, all employees are expected to follow all state and federal hunting and fishing guidelines and practice ethical and fair chase practices while executing or assisting with program events or in your personal outings afield.
Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.
How to Apply
- Date Posted: May 3, 2022
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
- Service Area: Environment
- Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk., M-F 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, some weekends.