Placer Land Trust (PLT) is a private nonprofit charitable organization based in Auburn, CA, dedicated to quality of life through the protection of wide open spaces, wild places, local farms and ranches, natural playgrounds, and the links that connect us to them.
Our mission is to work with willing landowners and conservation partners to permanently protect natural and agricultural lands in Placer County for current and future generations.
PLT is currently seeking to hire a Communications Specialist. Our commitment to the prosperity of our community is achieved through encouraging individuals, families and businesses to connect with the importance of protected landscapes. It is in the stewardship of these lands, connections, and relationships that we understand and appreciate their role in the ongoing story of our well-being, local economy, environment, culture and success. The Communications Specialist is a new position that will be instrumental in helping to raise the voice and awareness of PLT within and beyond the greater Placer County region in achieving its mission.
The Communications Specialist contributes greatly to the outreach efforts of the organization by providing support to its social media, print and electronic communications, and community outreach activities. This position works most closely with the Development & Communications Manager, and is a part of PLT’s six-person Operations Team.
The Communications Specialist is a part-time position. The position will require occasional work during evenings and weekends, and occasional travel within or outside of Placer County. Flexible work hours and limited telecommuting options may be arranged upon approval of supervisor. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The position reports to and is supervised by the Operations Director. On-going educational and professional development opportunities are encouraged and provided.
In conjunction with the Development & Communications Manager, develop and implement annual communications and marketing strategies
Support implementation of social media strategies currently including primarily Facebook, Twitter, Instagram:
Develop social media content
Manage content, posting, interaction, and tracking
Generate and analyze monthly metrics
Contribute content and oversee production and dissemination of communications tools, including but not limited to:
Wonders print newsletter (three issues per year)
Placer Steward e-bulletin (monthly)
Annual Community Report (one time per year)
Blogs (six times per year)
Photos and videos (often, as needed)
Produce and disseminate press releases as needed, and coordinate follow-up response for earned media opportunities
Assist in design, production and distribution of other fundraising and communications materials such as the Annual Community Report, brochures, flyers, and other materials as directed
Assist in creation of SEO, content and design strategies of PLT’s website
Manage PLT’s photo library and YouTube channel
Public Outreach (15%)
Provide material for and design assistance of information tables for community outreach events
Contribute to content and design of PLT presentation materials, e.g. PowerPoint, others
In conjunction with team members, research, prioritize, and identify outreach opportunities and partnerships within Placer County and the greater Sacramento region
Assist with other public outreach and events, as directed
Fundraising, Operations and Capacity Building (10%)
Contribute to membership, outreach, and fundraising activities
Support and participate in PLT’s primary fundraising events, the Big Day of Giving and the Placer Conservator dinner
Stay current on relevant conservation, communications and outreach issues and trends, and build professional skills through research, training, and networking
Contribute to monthly staff reports prior to each Board of Directors meeting
Participate in annual work planning
Other responsibilities as assigned by Operations Director
Skills and Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal); knowledge of Placer County a plus
Highly developed computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of Adobe InDesign, WordPress, Photoshop and Neon CRM a plus
Experience with website and/or newsletter production and message development
Demonstrated ability to edit and/or produce videos a plus
Ability to manage timelines effectively; capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Interest in and commitment to land conservation and environmental issues
Ability to occasionally work weekends and evenings
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or relevant field preferred
Two years’ previous experience in communications, marketing, or related position
Nonprofit experience preferred
To apply, please send the following to PLT:
Up to three references
Up to three creative samples, e.g. written piece, video, etc., that you have produced or had primary responsibility for producing, and specify the degree to which you were responsible.
If electronic, attach documents in PDF or Microsoft Word format to email and send to: email@example.com.
If by hardcopy, mail to: Placer Land Trust, Attn: Eden Rock, 11641 Blocker Drive, Suite 220, Auburn, CA 95603.
Please mention how you learned of tihs opening.
Recruitment will stay open until the position is filled.