Programs and Events Coordinator
The Programs & Events Coordinator helps convert the Fund’s vision to reality by planning an 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 Directors, 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:
- Snake River Days Camp (Aug 10-14, 2020), a joint Snake River Fund and Teton County Parks & Recreation camp (annually in August). This camp is for middle school aged students and is delivered as an interactive watershed immersive program.
- 5th Grade Class-on-a-Raft (September), a Snake River Fund led program that advances next generation science standards for 5th graders in Teton County. This program requires precise coordination between Teton County School District and the scenic raft industry.
- Snake River Fund Friends Float (August 3, 2020), is our organizations signature community outing held annually (August). This requires foresight in planning, communication and program execution.
- Creation of New Events & Programs, is essential for keeping the SRF in the forefront of the community’s mind. The ideal candidate will work with the Executive Director and Board to design, budget, market new and creative ideas.
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 5th grade classes, 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
- 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 (approximately 1300 hours/annually) 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 a resume including three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Anticipated start date is mid-March 2020 or sooner.