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Digital Outreach Manager
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM), the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a Digital Outreach Manager. This newly created position is an exciting opportunity to join NRCM’s outreach team in a position that will help design and execute NRCM’s online organizing strategy. Primary responsibilities include: developing and helping implement NRCM’s digital outreach and mobilization efforts by bringing innovative organizing tactics to NRCM’s digital advocacy strategies; utilizing NRCM’s database and Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems to assess results, make data-driven decisions, and target online organizing strategies; and streamlining NRCM’s digital advocacy communications.
The Digital Outreach Manager coordinates with staff across the organization to implement leading edge digital engagement strategies that motivate action by NRCM members and supporters to help protect Maine’s environment. This is a full-time position based at NRCM’s office in Augusta, Maine, but will involve remote work while the pandemic persists.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 25.
Develop and help implement NRCM’s digital outreach strategy and mobilization efforts.
- Develop and engage an active and expanding online network of NRCM supporters. Create a digital outreach plan to cultivate conversations and connections with new and existing contacts through online platforms.
- With members of the Digital Team, deploy innovative tactics to engage members, activists, and the public with NRCM’s advocacy agenda through NRCM’s online platforms (e.g., Zoom, member database, CRM, social media), including innovation, streamlining, best practices, and testing.
- Research, launch, and manage new digital advocacy tools such as VAN, an advocacy texting program, virtual phonebanks, etc. to keep NRCM on the leading edge of online advocacy.
- Working with the Social Media Manager, cultivate and engage social media influencers and activists with large online networks.
- Play a lead role in managing digital initiatives for NRCM, including Maine Brewshed Alliance and targeted geographic outreach.
- Provide additional capacity for webinars and other online events, including activist trainings.
Data Management and Analysis
Utilize NRCM’s database and CRM systems to assess results, make data-driven decisions, and target online organizing strategies. Coordinate with members of the Digital Team.
- Help lead and manage NRCM’s utilization of data analysis and targeting of advocacy contacts in NRCM’s digital databases (Raiser’s Edge, Salsa Engage, and VAN). Work with Database Manager to create systems and guidance for advocacy staff to gather and enter data to expand outreach contacts in NRCM databases. Set up system for tracking advocacy contacts in NRCM’s databases and work with Advocacy program staff to develop outreach and engagement plans.
- Work with members of the Communications Team to use Google Analytics to help drive data-driven digital advocacy communications across multiple online platforms.
Streamline NRCM’s digital advocacy communications.
- Work with Advocacy Communications Director, Outreach Coordinators, and members of the Digital Team to streamline NRCM’s digital advocacy communications including: emails, blog posts, action alerts, social media posts, and other digital communications to ensure consistency of messaging and design across multiple platforms. Assist in implementing message strategies for issue campaigns.
- Working with Outreach Coordinators, prepare action alerts and other communications with NRCM’s electronic advocacy software/CRM.
- Work with Social Media & Creative Services Manager to track and evaluate growth and engagement of social media platforms. Ensure that the use of social media platforms for advocacy purposes is strategic, creative, and adapts to trends and updates.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience with online organizing for issue or electoral campaigns.
- Excellent computer skills and prior experience or aptitude with internet applications including email, electronic advocacy, CRM or related data systems, social networking systems, database management, and other web applications. Preferred candidates will have prior experience and expertise with Raiser’s Edge NXT, Salsa Engage Online Advocacy, VAN, Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Great communicator. Ability to present complex information in creative and accessible ways. Exceptional writing and editing skills, and ability to follow and suggest protocols involving multiple staff across departments. Demonstrated skills in writing, design, and production of online campaign materials. Good judgment is essential, as the successful candidate will act as a spokesperson for the organization online in various platforms. Good verbal communication skills.
- Strong background in advocacy, electoral, and/or public interest issue campaigns with the ability to learn environmental policy issues quickly and communicate complex issues in simple and persuasive terms.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with great attention to detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, action-oriented team setting where direction may change quickly and without notice. Ability to work independently, manage priorities, and meet deadlines.
About the Natural Resources Council of Maine
Started in 1959, the Natural Resources Council of Maine is the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization. NRCM has a strong legacy of accomplishments across a broad range of policy areas, including river restoration, protecting Maine’s North Woods, clean energy and climate advocacy, addressing plastic pollution, and much more. NRCM works statewide to improve the quality of Maine’s environment, working in coalition with other nonprofit organizations, business and community leaders, elected officials, NRCM members, and the public at-large. For more than 60 years, NRCM has led efforts to keep Maine a special place.
NRCM is based in Augusta, with a staff of 28. NRCM is committed to a positive work culture where diversity is honored and respected. The work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and fast-paced. Staff members need to be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities. NRCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, physical/mental ability, sexual orientation, or national origin. NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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Cover letters, resumes, and other requested information should be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Working at NRCM
NRCM strives to provide a supportive work environment through fair and competitive compensation and benefits, up-to-date equipment and IT support, adequate supervision, and ongoing professional development. The work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and very fast-paced. Staff members need to be able to work independently and adapt to changing priorities. We are committed to ensuring that our staff members actively work on diversity and inclusion in the field. This work is supported by staff policy, training, and mentoring, and through fostering an organization that prioritizes fairness and respect.
Our office is located in Augusta near the State House. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff whose job responsibilities can be conducted away from the office have been working remotely, with the option to come into the office on a prearranged basis. NRCM is following state and federal recommendations in establishing guidelines for reopening the office.
NRCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion, physical/mental ability, sexual orientation, or national origin. NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Common NRCM Job Responsibilities
NRCM is committed to a positive work culture where diversity is honored and respected. To this end, all employees are expected to:
- Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all NRCM staff members and also with NRCM’s members, external partners, policymakers, and the general This includes proactive work on understanding and addressing issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; providing and receiving constructive feedback; and a willingness to resolve conflicts constructively.
- Participate in organizational meetings and activities as requested, such as monthly staff meetings, trainings, and ad hoc planning
- Complete all administrative work on time, such as time sheets, purchase orders, project reports, and planning
- Be familiar with and follow organizational protocols and
Physical Requirements of the Job
The job requires working at a computer station for substantial lengths of time; performing office duties such as phoning, filing, and copying, and the ability to lift objects up to 10 pounds.
NRCM will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
NRCM is committed to providing fair and competitive compensation to its employees. We base our compensation decisions on:
- A biennial market survey of comparable organizations and localities
- An evaluation of employee qualifications that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, physical/mental ability, sexual orientation or national origin
- High employee performance that advances our strategic plan and other organizational priorities.
- Availability of financial resources for the
NRCM pays 100% of the premium for the employee and 60% of the premium for additional family members. The employee is eligible for this benefit the first of the month following employment.
Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
All employees that participate in NRCM’s health insurance plan are eligible for the HRA, a healthcare plan paid by NRCM, that reimburses medical expenses approved through our health insurance provider.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees may contribute, through payroll deductions, on a pre-tax basis to a health and childcare reimbursement account program.
NRCM pays life insurance premiums for each eligible employee for coverage up to one time annual salary with a maximum coverage of $50,000. The employee is eligible for this benefit three full months after the date of employment.
Short- & Long-term Disability
NRCM employees are covered for short- and long-term disability through the UNUM Life Insurance Company of America. NRCM pays the premium for this coverage for all eligible employees. This coverage goes into effect three full months after the date of employment.
NRCM offers a tax-deferred 403(b) plan to allow employees to plan for retirement. After a six-month provisional period, NRCM will contribute 4% of an employee’s annual salary, with an additional 2% matching component to employees contributing at least 2% of their annual salary to their retirement fund.
During their first year, employees accrue three weeks of paid vacation time. This increases to four weeks in subsequent years. Starting at year five, employees accrue another day a year for five years, reaching a total of five weeks (25 vacation days) annually.
NRCM employees also receive generous time off for sick days, parental leave, sabbatical, and more.
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Environmental Policy Internships
The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is seeking applicants to work as interns to assist the organization on a broad range of environmental policy issues currently facing Maine and the nation. NRCM attempts to place interns year-round, and the internships may be less than full-time to accommodate academic schedules. Internships generally are unpaid positions. However, NRCM does have funding for 1-2 paid internships annually (see details below under “Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship”).
NRCM provides interns with meaningful work and an excellent training experience. Interns will contribute to and learn from activities such as:
- Policy Research for legislation dealing with water quality, renewable energy, climate mitigation, land conservation, and waste management;
- Legislative Action (when the Legislature is in session) including attending legislative hearings, meeting lawmakers, watching policy debates, and mobilizing activists; and
- Advocacy Strategy including attending internal NRCM policy meetings, coalition strategy sessions, and advocacy events.
Environmental policy interns work under the supervision of NRCM’s Advocacy Director, who works to ensure that interns receive extensive opportunities to witness internal operations of NRCM and the environmental policy process.
Applicants should have strong writing and communication skills, a strong interest in environmental policy, and ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint preferred; GIS skills not required, but may be of use.
Candidates may apply at any time. Resume and cover letter should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s Environmental Leaders Internship
NRCM provides a $1,000 stipend for 1-2 interns annually. Generally, this intern serves from early June to early August.
Candidates interested in being considered for an internship should send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Candidates not selected for a paid internship may still be considered for an unpaid internship.
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