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Marketing & Communications Specialist- Michigan

Organization: The Watershed Center-Grand Traverse Bay

Position Title: Marketing & Communications Specialist

Location: Traverse City, MI

Hours and Compensation: $12-14/hour

Application Deadline: 8 January 2014



Marketing and Communications (85%)

  • Collaborate with other staff to develop and lead communication strategies that will broaden programmatic reach and deepen impact
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic communications, including eNewsletter, website, social media, and press releases
  • Coordinate website maintenance to ensure new and consistent information is posted or updated regularly
  • Create and deliver press releases and media relations content; manage all media contacts
  • Assist with the design and distribution of print advertising and newsletters Community Engagement (15%)
  • Organize and manage the public relations for fundraising events and receptions, such as Art of the Watershed, Feast of the Watershed, Freshwater Summit
  • Assist with some aspects of fundraising


Related Work Experience

  • At least two years of marketing and communications experience, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Experience organizing and marketing fundraising events
  • Experience with graphic design and production of marketing materials Formal Education or Equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance, preferably in marketing, communications, journalism, advertising, or a related field Skills
  • Experience with social media marketing, including Facebook, Twitter, and MailChimp
  • Experience in copywriting, graphic design, and public relations
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exhibits excellent social and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language
  • Strong organizations skills
  • Proficient in use of PC and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient in use of Adobe Creative Suite Other
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Working knowledge of Sage donor software preferred


The Marketing and Communications Specialist is a part-time/temporary FLSA non-exempt position with a rate of $12-14 an hour for 15-20 hours a week. The position is effective from approximately 1 February – 31 August 2014, with the possibility of extension. As a part-time/temporary employee the Marketing and Communications Specialist is not entitled to the Watershed Center’s benefit package as described in the Employee Manual.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter stating your suitability for this position to Executive Director Christine Crissman at Application materials must be received no later than 4:00pm EST, Wednesday 8 January 2014.

Please indicate in your cover letter that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board

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