Outreach & Development Coordinator

Wild Fish

Wild Fish Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Duvall, WA, is seeking a dynamic and creative Outreach & Development Coordinator. Wild Fish Conservancy is dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the northwest’s wild fish and the ecosystems they depend on. Through science, education, and advocacy, Wild Fish Conservancy promotes technically and socially responsible habitat, hatchery and harvest management to better sustain the region’s wild fish heritage.

This full time position reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of WFC’s comprehensive outreach and development initiatives.

Responsibilities include:
Public Outreach
• Develop and manage WFC’s annual public outreach program with a focus on engaging new communities and constituents.
• Represent WFC at conferences, trade shows, and community events.
• Develop and manage online mediums to promote communication with members, supporters, and the general public.
• Production manager for WFC’s award winning electronic newsletter, Wild Fish Runs, including content development, copy editing, layout, and distribution.
• Management of WFC’s specialty retail store in Duvall including customer service, merchandising, inventory control, and store appearance.

Member Development
• Develop and manage WFC’s annual member development program including broad campaigns and individual solicitations.
• Identify prospective members and recognize their interests, capacity, and potential for supporting WFC.
• Communicate the mission and value of WFC to prospective and existing members.
• Administration of WFC’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) module.
• Manage member acknowledgements.

• Develop and manage fundraising activities that include special events such as auctions, dinners, receptions, pub mixers, raffles, etc…
• Oversight for special event donation solicitation and procurement; promotion and marketing; and logistics.
• Manage acknowledgements and donor recognition.
• Grant writing to support outreach and development activities.

Desired Skills and Knowledge
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
• Experience in the development and implementation of traditional and creative fund raising and outreach strategies.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to research and develop grant proposals.
• Knowledge of local and regional wild fish conservation issues a plus.
• Knowledge of local and regional corporate, foundation, and private donor communities a plus.
• Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
• Passion for the conservation of our natural environment.

Wild Fish Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the Northwest’s wild-fish ecosystems. Through science, education, and advocacy, Wild Fish Conservancy seeks to preserve, protect, and restore our precious wild fish and the habitats they depend on.

For application information, see the original posting at http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/373401-233/c

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