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Community Outreach Assistant

The Community Outreach Assistant supports TILT trustees and staff to better serve its mission. Throughout the year TILT hosts a variety of environmental education programs including TILTreks, Kids Treks, Kids Day Camps, Wild Wednesday and In School Programs. 
These programs get people out on the land to experience the natural world in the Thousand Islands. TILT also hosts a variety of fundraising and community events that are central to building support for land conservation.
The Community Outreach Assistant performs a variety of community engagement, public outreach and administrative support duties including: program planning, implementation and assessment, grant writing support, social media outreach and office support.
The Community Outreach Coordinator is a year-round, part-time (up to 30 hours/week), paid position. Tentative start date is early March, 2023. This position is exempt and is appointed by the Executive Director and reports to the Director of Development & Communications.

Primary Responsibilities
Community Outreach:
  1. Design, implement and grow Wild Wednesday and In School Programs and plan and coordinate associated activities.
  2. Assist and support TILT’s education/outreach programs, membership activities, and events.
  3. Support the Director of Development & Communications and Education & Outreach Coordinator in community relations activities that support understanding of TILT’s conservation work.
  4. Raise awareness via social media, website and print and other community channels – support communications efforts regarding the Wild Wednesday and In School Programs.
  5. Seek professional development opportunities when relevant and funding is available.
Administration & Board Support:
1.      Assist with fundraising efforts that support TILT’s education and outreach programs.
2.      Assist Director of Development & Communications and appropriate board committee(s) in developing and carrying out TILT’s fundraising program.
3.      Develop and maintain contact with other community-based organizations and educational institutions to share resources and collaborate on programs wherever possible.
4.      Work with the Director of Development & Communications to identify and develop grant proposals for environmental education and outreach activities.
1.      Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2.      Background in marketing, outreach and/or environmental education preferred.
3.      Commitment to TILT’s mission, principles, values and longevity.
4.      Knowledge of science, outdoor skills, natural resources and the Thousand Islands a plus.
5.      Enthusiastic, inspiring personality who enjoys working with people; willingness to collaborate as a team with a wide variety of audiences, including staff, volunteers and interns.
6.      Effective public speaking skills; ability to communicate in an outdoor setting.
7.      Proficient writing and editing skills; ability to clearly convey information to the general public.
8.      Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, adapt to change and interruptions, work independently and self-manage, and to prioritize effectively for maximum efficiency.
9.      Excellent computer skills; must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Database management, social media and electronic newsletter experience preferred.
10.  Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, per TILTreks & Events schedule.
11.  Graphic design background and professional experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
12.  Valid driver’s license and good driving record are required.