Wallowa Resources is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Manager for a documentary film project. The film project, THE WEST IS BURNING, is a new feature-length documentary that reveals the scale of wildfire issues facing the Western United States. The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing social media strategy to align with film goals and coordinating regional community film and discussion events across the Western United States. The ideal candidate is a self-starter and has experience managing social media campaigns, enjoys interacting with new people and partners, and has experience engaging with news and media outlets to share our film messaging and updates for public relations and film promotion. Preferred candidates will be familiar with the film's key messaging around forested landscapes, fire adapted communities, forest collaborates and wildfire in general. This position will be generating monthly engagement reports throughout the project that will be a formal record of the progress regarding outreach, event coordination, and promotion of TWIB. These reports will be shared with key partners each month with event updates and public engagement throughout the life of the project.
Qualifications: The following are desired to successfully perform the Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, English, or related field or equivalent relevant experience, preferred.
• Three years of experience in communications and strategy development work within philanthropic and/or nonprofit organizations including developing marketing materials, writing and editing for business publications and newsletters, and building strong professional networks, required.
• Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining and updating business websites and social media accounts/feeds with timely, relevant information and news.
• A valid Oregon Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record according to WR’s auto liability policy requirements.
• Ability to pass pre-employment background check.
• Must consistently demonstrate teamwork and positive day-to-day work relationships and interactions with staff, board members, members of the public, and community stakeholders.
Location: Remote, part-time position that is ideally located in Oregon, Washington, or N. California.
Salary & Benefits: Up to 20 hours a week at $20/hr to $25/hr dependent on experience. Limited duration through November 30, 2021, with the potential to continue through November 2022. Wallowa Resources offers excellent benefits and flexible work policies.
Application: Applicants must submit a cover letter expressing interest and identifying relevant competencies and experiences, together with a resume, and a list of at least three professional references. Applications should be submitted to Wallowa Resources (Attn: Joni Maasdam), 401 NE 1st Street, Suite A, Enterprise, OR 97828 or email@example.com by 4:00 p.m., January 30, 2021. For more detailed information about Wallowa Resources and the project please visit www.wallowaresources.org and www.westisburning.org.