About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Mass Audubon is looking for a creative communicator to help tell our story on the North Shore in alignment with Mass Audubon’s Action Agenda. The Regional Marketing and Communications Associate will serve as a critical and cross-pollinated member of the North Shore team and will create processes by which people working and serving across the region can identify compelling content that represents our landscapes, work, people, culture, and values.
This is a part-time position working 15 hours per week, and time will be split between Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield and Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references with your ADP application. In addition, include a writing sample of 200-300 words, graphic design sample (e.g., flyer, invitation, sign).
- Act as the region’s storyteller, assembling content for all mediums that highlights what is happening on-site and inspires people to visit the sanctuaries and get involved
- Manage the region’s social media, e-news, and webpages, ensuring each channel is engaging, responsive, and up-to-date
- Work with North Shore colleagues and the statewide Marketing department to produce materials, including but not limited to, flyers, rack cards, brochures, banners, press releases, and branded interpretive materials
- Serve as a strategic partner in program development and promotion, identifying ways to increase enrollment and reach new audiences
- Help grow media library by consistently taking or gathering region-specific images and videos
- Assist North Shore staff in organizing and producing branded materials for community events and programs
- Assist with occasional programs and special events as needed
- Other duties as required
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, exercise cultural humility, and implement best practices in inclusion
- Excellent project management skills including facilitating collaborative content generation
- A strong personal commitment to Mass Audubon’s goals of land conservation, increasing inclusive and equitable access to nature, and advocacy to reduce climate change
- Experience using or managing social media accounts
- Ability to work as an effective team member, as well as independently
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines
- Flexibility and willingness to pitch in as needed
- Willingness to work in person as well as remote; occasional weekend and evening required
Nice to Haves
- A bachelor's degree or commensurate experience
- Previous experience within a nonprofit organization
- Experience taking marketing-quality photographs
Compensation, Benefits and Perks
This position’s pay range is $22.50-$24.83/hour; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements. This is a year-round position and earns vacation time as well as receives paid holidays.
This position work schedule is 15 hours per week, variable schedule: typically weekdays, but occasional weekends or evenings. This person can be based at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield or Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport, but will be traveling within the region regularly to experience multiple sanctuaries.
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, and walk. Occasionally the employee is required to bend/stoop, crawl/kneel, carry, reach, push/pull, walk over uneven terrain, and lift up to 40 lbs. Employee is required to apply limited manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination, such as basic keyboarding, basic hand tools and instruments, filing, operating office equipment, and operating a motor vehicle. Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes. Occasionally the employee is required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes and for analytical, detailed purposes. It is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors.
Mass Audubon’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Mass Audubon’s mission is to “protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife” by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.