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Job Opportunity: Marketing Coordinator

by Community Forests International on October 4, 2019

Community Forests International leads climate change adaptation and mitigation by empowering rural communities to thrive with nature. Since 2011, we have protected over 1,200 acres of endangered forest in the Canadian Maritimes and, internationally, improved livelihood and ecological outcomes for 40,000 beneficiaries in the vulnerable region of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The organization has worked alongside dozens of communities to plant over 3 million trees; innovate climate-smart farming and green building technologies; construct renewable energy and rainwater harvesting infrastructure; and set in motion much needed carbon storage ventures that leverage the vitality of natural forests.

The Opportunity

The Marketing Coordinator will work with a deeply collaborative team to grow the impact of Community Forests International’s work. We are looking for someone who can represent the organization to prospective and existing donors and business partners with confidence, enthusiasm, and integrity—growing our support base, enhancing our monthly giving program, and securing new forest protection and restoration partnerships. We are looking for someone who is results-driven, willing to take initiative, and who is excited about building new sources of revenues and testing creative ideas. This is a 6-month full-time position with opportunity for extension; due to funding requirements, the successful applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (see below for additional employment conditions.)

 

Key Responsibilities:

Crowdfunding

  • Under the supervision of the Communications Director, deliver targeted crowdfunding activities including the annual holiday and “Plant 4 Pemba” campaigns;
  • Plan and execute meaningful contributor events;
  • Create and deliver direct mail, online, phone and other fundraising and lead generation activities;
  • Track fundraising data and maintain records of relationships in Salesforce;
  • Evaluate fundraising materials and donor retention rates, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Marketing and Sales

  • Identify marketing and advertising needs to support the More Forest carbon offset program;
  • Develop creative and written content for marketing materials for a variety of platforms;
  • Research new prospects and oversee their progress along a sales funnel;
  • Identify and attend marketing events, such as trade shows;
  • Steward relationships with existing clients to ensure client retention;
  • Work with Program Director to ensure timely project reporting to clients.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or training in business, marketing, public relations or related field considered an asset.
  • Ability to write clear, persuasive copy for fundraising campaigns across a variety of channels (including direct mail, online, and social media).
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and customer service skills.
  • Organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with MS Office, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Suite, Mailchimp, Wordpress, CRMs and social media.
  • Experience managing a sales or donor pipeline using a CRM would be considered an asset.
  • Graphic design skills would be considered an asset.

Community Forests International is committed to diversity in our workplace and encourages applications from traditionally marginalized groups such as, but not limited to: racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they are a member of a marginalized community.

 

Employment Details

  • Start date: 1 November, 2019
  • 35 hours/week at $19.00/hour
  • 6-month placement with possibility of extension
  • Access to health insurance contribution
  • The successful candidate will work from Forests Intl.’s office at 10 School Lane in Sackville, NB. We share an open-plan office with moderate noise level.
  • We offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, and can provide flexibility regarding working location and hours.

 

Conditions of Employment

This position is supported through a youth employment program; as such the following conditions of employment apply:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at time of intake
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or those who have been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits at the time of the placement
  • Not be a full-time student or co-op student
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed

To apply: Please send a cover letter and a copy of your resumé to Daimen Hardie, Executive Director at jobs@forestsinternational.org by Monday, October 14 at midnight.

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