Community Engagement Manager
Supervisor: Executive Director
Location: New Market, VA; partial remote work optional
Job Classification: Full-time, non-exempt
Working to ensure that the land, water, and community resources of the Shenandoah Valley will be protected for the future, Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit formed in 2018 through a merger of four long-standing Valley organizations. The Alliance serves six counties – Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page and Warren – and the cities within them. The Alliance staff, directors, and members serve as champions for clean water, thriving communities, and protected rural landscapes, and as a hub for the partnerships needed for conservation work throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The Alliance is led by a talented and engaged volunteer board of directors and a staff of five full-time and two part-time employees, with deep community connections throughout the service area.
The Community Engagement Manager will grow and maintain the constituencies who participate in the Alliance’s work to protect the land, water and community in the Shenandoah Valley. The Manager will also advance fundraising goals with responsibility for annual giving and foundation grants. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about taking on new challenges and committed to the Alliance’s conservation mission.
Areas of Responsibility
The Community Engagement Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Communications Manager and the program staff at the Alliance.
- Community Outreach (50%) Provide leadership in growing and maintaining the constituencies who participate in the Alliance’s work to protect the land, water and community in the Shenandoah Valley.
- Plan and execute strategic events to engage community members in conservation efforts, advocacy campaigns and fundraising.
- Manage the Alliance’s social media presence; Develop goals to increase engagement on social media
- Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with nonprofits, agencies and civic groups within the Shenandoah Valley to advance our mission
- Development (50%) Advance fundraising goals needed to achieve ambitious conservation mission.
- Direct the annual giving program, oversee appeal letters, acknowledgments and donor engagement
- Coordinate staff and board member responsibilities within the fundraising plan
- Manage reporting and application requirements for multiple private and federal grants
- Support the Executive Director in building a successful major donor program
Dynamic and flexible work environment, working with people who are committed to making a difference.
Salary range for most candidates is $45-55,000 depending on experience.
Generous benefits package and paid leave and holidays.
Requirements of the Position
- Passion for protecting the extraordinary landscape and natural and cultural resources of the Shenandoah Valley
- Excellent writing skills, including copy-editing skills and the ability to frame a compelling case statement for support
- Ability to build and maintain strong partnership across sectors in our region
- Experience organizing events
- Experience with nonprofit social media and knowledge of social media trends
- Strong attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft applications
- Flexibility to work occasional nights and weekends and travel to meetings and event
- Bachelor’s degree and work experience in related field
- Donor database management, website management, email marketing, and/or Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred but not required
- Knowledge of land and water resource conservation
- Experience with issue-based campaigns
- Connection to the Shenandoah Valley
Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to email@example.com. Position is open until filled. Interviews with qualified candidates will begin the week of January 21, 2020.
Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley considers all candidates equally without regard to age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other non-merit factors.