MPF Outreach and Education Coordinator Position Opening

Job description:

Outreach & Education Coordinator 
Two-year term position

Full-time (40 hours a week), salaried position. Work from a home office. Located preferably in central Missouri, Springfield, St. Louis, or Kansas City. Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) will also consider applicant(s) wishing to work part-time; hourly wage for part-time negotiable. 
Annual Full-time Salary:
$38,500, plus benefits listed below. MPF will provide computer and other items necessary to perform work. 

Under 24 hours a week, no benefits.
Over 24 hours: paid vacation, maximum two weeks pay for jury duty
Full time: $2,000 a year health care stipend; maximum two weeks pay for jury duty; paid holidays (after 30 days of service); and, after one year of employment, paid vacation and eligibility to participate in MPF’s SIMPLE IRA with an MPF 3% match.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Is supervised by Executive Director and works collaboratively with Executive Director, Administrative Operations Coordinator, Director of Prairie Management, MPF Outreach & Education Committee, Grow Native! Committee members, and volunteers to organize, produce, coordinate, and oversee outreach and education programming, events, and content for MPF and its Grow Native! program. This work may also entail recruitment of MPF members, Grow Native! professional members, and fundraising aspects of events, such as securing event sponsorships and organizing silent auctions.

Duties include: 
--Planning and coordinating events and programming to educate members and the general public about prairie and native plants.
--Writing articles, fact sheets, news releases, and other print media, as well as social media posts, website content about prairie and native plants, and assembling content for displays.
--Working with many partners to create and coordinate events. 
--Carrying out mailing of outreach materials.
--Coordinating printing and on-line updates of annual Grow Native! Resource Guide with Administrative Operations Coordinator.
--Working collaboratively with Executive Director, other staff, and Treasurer on development of outreach and education aspects of annual budget. 
--Organizing and staffing booths at events such as Earth Day, community events, etc. and securing volunteers to help at such events and prairie volunteer workdays; tracking volunteer hours.
--Taking minutes at meetings of Grow Native! committee members; many are held via conference call. 
--Identifying funding partners for events.
--Assisting with fundraising and outreach events such as annual dinner and staffing booths at conferences. 
--Occasional travel to Jefferson City, MO, Bunceton, MO, or Joplin, MO to meet with other staff, and travel to events statewide. (MPF reimburses travel expenses.) 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, biology, natural resource planning, horticulture; or, if Bachelor’s degree is in a different field, equivalent on-the-job experience. 
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Excellent writing, editing, speaking, organizational, and fact-finding skills are critical. Must express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Must have excellent and self-reliant knowledge of Word, social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and email systems. Must be willing to work within the iMIS content management system platform for website management, email marketing, and other tasks. Ability to take initiative, work autonomously, meet deadlines, and work within the organizational structure and culture of MPF is essential. Effective interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in small groups are very important. Must have ability and means to travel around the Missouri Prairie Foundation/Grow Native! region as the job requires. Must have the ability to lift objects in the normal course of completing job requirements. Proficiency in InDesign or other print/web design software a plus, as well as familiarity with cloud-based communications and document storage. Knowledge and experience with nonprofit administration, project management, sales, public relations, conservation, gardening, landscaping, photography, and proficiency in Spanish or other foreign languages are pluses.
Core Competencies and Special Ability Requirements:
Must have ability to: 
Accept all responsibilities of the job and assigned tasks. 
Accept change, new information, and carry out agreed-upon plans. 
Work independently with self-motivation.
Define a problem, analyze relevant information, and develop solutions and plans to solve the problem. 
Develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with willingness to communicate concerns. 
Demonstrate technical proficiency in areas of responsibility. 
Create and sustain an atmosphere in which timely, quality information flows between self and others, and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner whether one-on-one or within or before groups. 
Take a long-term view of the MPF’s direction and articulate a vision within daily work that integrates key program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. 
Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance and document work accomplishments.
Must be bondable.  

To apply for this position, please send the following information so it is received by September 17, 2018.

Carol Davit
Executive Director
1. Resume, including at least three references, and summary of education and work experience and salary history.
2. Examples of outreach/education programming, print materials, websites, or other documents or online resources that illustrate qualifications to carry out duties of this position.
Questions welcomed. Questions may be directed to or 573-356-7828.