March 25, 2023 3:18 pm CDT

Programs and Communications Manager

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Chestnut Hill Conservancy

nn Chestnut Hill Conservancy – JOIN OUR TEAM! nn nn POSITION: Programs & Communications Manager nn nn   nn nnThe Chestnut Hill Conservancy (CH Conservancy) is a local land trust, historic preservation advocate, archive, and educational center, concentrating on the Wissahickon watershed communities of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. Working since 1967 to sustain the green, historic character and natural resources of the area, CH Conservancy is an accredited nonprofit land trust – the first in the nation to be awarded accreditation in an urban environment.  Through programs, exhibits, tours, advocacy, and our Archives, CH Conservancy is at the forefront of a sustainable urban community development movement, balancing growth with protections such as land conservation, building preservation, archival history, and best practices in sustainable living. nn nn nn nn POSITION SUMMARY: nn nnCH Conservancy is seeking a full-time Programs and Communications Manager (PC Manager) to illustrate the importance and vulnerability of the area’s natural and built environment and share its diversity of histories, while shaping the Conservancy’s public presence and amplifying its impact. The PC Manager oversees education and engagement of the Conservancy’s audiences; extends the organization’s reach; and bolsters its credibility as the go-to resource for information on area architecture, open space, histories, and sustainable practices. The position has two main mission-critical responsibilities – creating engaging, informative, mission-related public programming (40% of job), and communicating information and Conservancy impact (60%). nn nn nn nn You will be a great fit if you are: nn n Energized by the many exciting opportunities to creatively improve communications and programming for an active, pioneering community nonprofit n n A professional with exceptional attention to detail, and strong organizational and time-management skills n n A resourceful, clear, and efficient visual and verbal communicator who fundamentally understands the art of seizing opportunities n n Skilled at storytelling, strategic communications for a diversity of audiences, and adopting the Conservancy’s effective, “high road” tone and advocacy style n n Passionate about sustaining the natural and built environment, sharing histories, and feel a sense of urgency about protecting and celebrating them n n Able to take a project and/or event from conceptualization through implementation n n Able to work collaboratively and independently when necessary, without close oversight and while maintaining Conservancy brand standards n n Genuinely interested in the work and goals of the CH Conservancy n n Already thinking of how this job description could have been improved n nn n nn nn COMPENSATION: nn nnThis is a full-time position offering health insurance, two weeks of Paid Time Off (with longevity increases), 12 paid holidays, health insurance, and a SIMPLE IRA Retirement account with employer match/contribution. Salary is commensurate with experience, and will fall in the range of $50,000-$54,000 annually.nn nn nn nn QUALIFICATIONS: nn nAt least two years of relevant professional experience required in one or more of the following areas: strategic communications, marketing, developing fun and educational public programs and/or exhibits, or nonprofit program management n nBachelor’s degree in a related fieldn nSpecific experience required with:n nn o  Strategic communications with audience engagement strategies, editorial calendars, outcomes measurement, and content management systemsnn nn o  Web and other collateral content, event promotion, email newsletter production, social media channel management, media relations, print publication, marketing/advertising, and design nn nn o  Optimal use of visual elements, particularly photography, design, typography, and videography, as well as experience collaborating with designers and a/v professionalsnn nn o  Communicating sensitive issues, and crisis communicationsnn nn o  Volunteer cultivation, management, and retention nn nn o  External relations, including establishing and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders, nonprofit partners, and the media (especially regional external relations)nn nn o  Pitching stories and events to the external news media and working with reporters and producers a plusnn n Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Zoom, live-streaming platforms, email communications platforms n n Experience with graphic design, video editing, Adobe Creative Suite is a plus n n Familiarity with the Philadelphia area, what it has to offer, and local network is a plus n nn   nn nnA hybrid (home office and Conservancy office) work setup is possible but the good chocolate will only be provided at the Conservancy office. The Programs and Communications Manager will be expected to work occasional weekends and evenings to support events.nn nn   nn nn TO APPLY: nn nnSubmit a resume, cover letter, a representative examples of previous communications work for which you were the primary creator (such as social media campaign, videos, press releases, etc.) and your role in that example to Jobs@CHConservancy.orgnn nn nn nnPlease review the position’s duties and responsibilities further detailed HERE .nn nn n nn nn See more about the organization and its work at: www.CHConservancy.orgnn nn n nn nn CH Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. The Conservancy is committed to building a culturally diverse team, fostering an inclusive working environment. nn nn n nn nn This position will remain open through March 31 or until filled. nn




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