Communications and Outreach Coordinator

Hiring Organization: Oyster Recovery Partnership
Job Announcement:
Job Closing Date: 13 May 2016
Job Type: Full-Time Position

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking a Communications and Outreach Coordinator to support and expand the dozens of events that the organization supports annually.  Ideal candidates must have a background with event management or customer service and social media.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Promote the organization and educate the public through events and volunteer programs
  • Develop and grow partnerships with target Shell Recycling Alliance members
  • Assist with education and fundraising campaigns to engage stakeholder groups and the general public 
  • Utilize social media platforms to enhance ORP's brand in the marketplace and promote upcoming events 
  • Conduct website maintenance 

Essential Qualifications:

  • One year minimum experience with event planning or consumer marketing
  • Familiarity with WordPress and ability to perform website and social media updates
  • Ability to write professionally 
  • Strong commitment to environment issues
  • Preference given t those familiar working with customer relationship management (CRM) databases
  • Must have own transportation and be able to work some weekends and evenings

Job Duties:

This position is responsible to support the execution of the following programs

Outreach and Event Coordination

Manage and grow the organization's diverse outreach events throughout the region.  Tasks include: 

  1. Coordinate logistics for 80+ events per year
  2. Attend community events, create ORP displays and/or conduct presentations
  3. Take digital photographs to document events 
  4. Negotiate contracts with vendors and manage budgets for ORP events
  5. Maintain event supplies and materials 
  6. Cultivate and steward Shell Recycling Alliance network 

Social Media And Marketing Support

Assist in updating the website and social media platforms, and supporting other marketing activities.  Tasks include: 

  1. Utilize donor software programs to send out pre-registartion confirmation emails and complete backend data entry and manage event registrations
  2. Perform organizational website updates using a WordPress platform

Volunteer Coordination

Assist in the creation and management of a volunteer program for the organization.  Tasks include: 

  1. Recruit and train event volunteers
  2. Identify opportunities for volunteer activities. 
  3. Develop and maintain professional peer contacts at partner organizations

Education Requirements: 

A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or environmental education with two years of progressively increased responsibility 

Other Requirements and Desired Skills: 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Access, excel, powerpoint)
  • Experience with contact database management
  • Experience creating and editing websites using WordPress and managing social media outreach programs 

Position Status and Benefits: 

The position is a full-time permanent (40 hours) with full benefits including health, 401K, and paid time off.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  The primary duty station for this position is Annapolis, Maryland.  Regular travel to events in Maryland and Washington, DC is required. 

For more information: 

Kate Cwiek, Marketing Director
Oyster Recovery Partnership