Part-Time Programs and Events Coordinator
The Programs & Events Coordinator helps to convert the Fund’s vision to reality by planning and delivering educational programs, SRF sponsored events, and partner events. The workload is diverse. It includes administration, educational programming, and public outreach. Additionally, the Programs & Events Coordinator works with the Executive Director, Board of Director, and committee members to achieve the goals and mission of the Fund. Notably, the Programs & Events Coordinator supports the Snake River Fund’s flagship programs:
- the joint SRF-Teton County Parks & Recreation summer middle school program called Snake River Days, and
- the joint SRF-Teton County School District-outfitter program that gives every 5th grade student in Jackson Hole a river-floating day of “school-on-a-raft.”
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Programs & Events Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including the following:
- Plan and execute “Snake River Days” in cooperation with Teton County-Jackson Parks & Recreation Department and other key partners.
- Plan and execute the annual 5th grade float program with Teton County School District #1, Journeys School, outfitters, experts, and other key partners.
- Locate funding opportunities and draft grant application or other funding solicitation materials.
- Plan and execute the annual Summit on the Snake Speaker Series, including a carefully planned annual “Guides’ Night” and a variety of other evening or daily speaker programs for the general public.
- Fundraising Events: Develop planned itineraries, budgets, contracts, marketing for fundraising events.
- Friendraising Events: Develop programs that engage the river recreating public to become aware of the Snake River Fund, mission, projects, and objectives.
- Timely and frequently collect and process incoming and outgoing mail.
- Assist marketing and communications contractor with marketing and publicity campaigns as well as periodic website updates and improvements.
- Help meet public river user educational needs (e.g. map projects, digital river guide, distribution of AIS literature or videography).
- Stay attuned to and be a master of career-related topics ranging from the history & ecology of the Snake River watershed in Wyoming to river management best practices and regional and national river education, conservation and stewardship initiatives.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Term of Employment:
The Programs & Events Coordinator position is a non-exempt, part-time and year-round (primary focus on summer season). Schedule can be somewhat flexible (seasonally, weekly). Programs and Events are set for specific times and dates. Employment is at will and may be terminated at any time.
Compensation & Benefits:
$22/hour. Hourly pay. Payroll is issued bi-weekly. The position is covered by Wyoming Workers Compensation. The position does not offer health insurance or paid time off.
The Programs & Events Coordinator is encouraged to join professional outfitting partners and resource management partners for periodic river trips and field outings. The Snake River Fund is not responsible for any wear and tear, damage or loss that may be incurred to personal craft or other personal gear during such field trips.
Skills, Knowledge, Attributes:
Exceptional writing and editing skills, public speaking, professional office administration and management, capacity to teach river ecology in the field to a wide range of audiences, bachelor’s degree minimum, capacity to find and apply for grant money for programs, comfort with a diverse range of partners – including, for example, local governmental officials, other non-profit colleagues, schoolteachers, administrators, donors. Familiarity with the norms of the non-profit sector; flexibility as to assignments from time to time.
How to Apply:
Submit a letter of interest and qualifications, as well as a current resume including three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2019 or sooner.