We are seeking a full-time Associate to assist with communications and publications tasks for the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s print and web-based communications platforms and education and outreach initiatives.
What You’ll Do
As a NEIWPCC Information Officer with the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), you will maintain and update LCBP-hosted websites and other digital platforms and will write and develop content for LCBP’s e-newsletter, blogs, website, social media, press releases, and other communications channels and outreach materials. You will maintain and update the LCBP’s Pics.io photograph and creative asset catalog, and fulfill internal and external requests for photos, maps, data, and other assets. You will also prepare content for a variety of education and outreach meetings and conferences.
What You’ll Bring / Preferred Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a passion and interest in preserving and advancing water quality. Ideally the candidate will have a degree in environmental science, communications, marketing, or a related field; knowledge of web maintenance and development, including WordPress or similar web development/content management system; experience writing and producing relevant and valuable content that informs, inspires, and involves audiences in the restoration and protection of natural and cultural resources. Experience in natural and cultural resource interpretation or environmental education and knowledge of Lake Champlain or watershed issues that are transferable to Lake Champlain is highly valued. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator and Photoshop), geographic information systems, and ArcGIS StoryMaps is a plus. Candidates with alternative qualifications or who have taken a less traditional career path may be considered if an aptitude for success and a strong willingness to learn is clearly apparent.
This full-time NEIWPCC position will work 8 hours per day and is based in Grand Isle, VT. Duties will be performed largely in an office setting and will require some travel, for which a valid driver’s license and private means of transportation is required. Travel to Quebec may be requested, for which a valid passport or enhanced license will be required. After six months of employment, this position may be eligible for a partial telework schedule for office-based duties, subject to approval and determined by program and office needs. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.
NEIWPCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees. NEIWPCC pays 75% of premiums for health/dental/vision coverage, contributes 10% of annual base salary to employee retirement plans, provides 15 paid vacation days per fiscal year in addition to paid holidays and paid volunteer leave, 15 paid sick days, and offers tuition reimbursement and professional development support. NEIWPCC is a qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program.
Anticipated annual salary range is $50,000 to $65,000.
Submit cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample by email to email@example.com by September 10, 2023. Please reference #23-LCBP-004 in the email subject line. Accepting applications until the position is filled.
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