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TN Wildlife Federation

Program Communications Coordinator

TN Wildlife Federation

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Job Summary

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 Responsibilities

Job Type: Full-time

Geographic Area of Work: Based in Nashville with a statewide reach

Reports To: Director of Communications

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct media outreach, monitor and manage social media for the Federation’s outreach programs;
  • Draft and proofread content including press releases, blog posts, social media content, invitations, newsletters, and other website content and related items to communicate the works and accomplishments of the Federation’s programs;
  • Liaise between programs and communications departments to optimize and drive outreach activities;
  • Coordinate with graphic designers and marketing specialists to generate creative communications materials;
  • Assist in results reporting including media coverage, website performance, and social media as it pertains to the results of the Federation’s outreach programs;
  • Represent the Federation during community projects and at public, social, and business gatherings as needed;
  • Help staff various TWF program events when needed, cover and photograph various TWF program events across the state as needed (company car and/or reimbursement provided);
  • Manage and produce special projects as needed and other duties as assigned;
  • Communicate a positive conservation voice to the general public that generates interest and appeal;
  • Valid driver’s license and occasional travel required.

Qualifications

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.

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • 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.

 

Performance Standards:

  • 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.

Additional Information

Benefits

Tennessee Wildlife Federation offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

How to Apply

Application Instructions:

  • To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@tnwf.org.
  • Candidates who auto-send LinkedIn or other automated replies using existing profiles or forms will not be considered for the position.
  • Phone calls regarding the position will not be accepted.

Details

  • 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.