Jobs & Internships
CRK is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, organized and creative individual to serve as its full-time Communications Director.
The Communications Director will work with the executive director and other staff to develop and refine CRK’s public “message” and deliver that message to diverse audiences in print, web, and video; an ability to handle this work in an effective, creative, and time sensitive manner is essential. The Communications Director will develop and manage CRK’s media relations and help increase CRK’s overall visibility in the community and support for CRK’s mission. Working with program, outreach and development staff, the Communications Director will focus on the following primary duties.
The Communication Director will:
• Manage CRK’s website and online presence, including social media. This includes updating web content, creating new content, building event/outing registration pages and the CRK store, and developing and implementing a strong social media plan
• Secure media coverage for CRK’s issues, actions and events: write press releases, maintain press lists and develop relationships with media in multiple regions and at various market levels
• Create and deliver RiverFLASH eblasts
• Serve as managing editor for the RiverCHAT newsletter
• Promote CRK’s events to members and the general public working with development staff
• Develop and manage the distribution of all materials (print, video, online)
• Collaborate with program staff to refine messaging for complex advocacy initiatives and assist with media campaigns in collaboration with CRK staff and partners
• Pursue and implement marketing initiatives in collaboration with development and outreach staff
• Manage various media projects simultaneously including management of contractors (website, designer, etc)
• Maintain metrics for success in communications efforts and provide summary of achievements
• Represent CRK at community events including those occurring during non-traditional work hours
• Bachelors’ degree in public relations, journalism or related field
• 3-5 years related experience
• Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills, as well as first-rate interpersonal skills
• In-depth and demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms and their respective participants and understanding on how they can be deployed in different scenarios
• Strong interest in environmental issues; background in this area a plus
• Experience managing websites and social media applications
• Ability to understand and organize complex information, and talk extemporaneously on that information
• High-energy, maturity, leadership, and ability to function in a team-oriented environment
• Experience in managing print projects and creating marketing materials
• Ability to thrive with multiple tasks and deadlines
• Experience managing budgets
• Experience with media relations; knowledge of media market in the watershed a plus
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Campaigner, Word Press and other web editing programs, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and video editing software is preferred
Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits package including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick days, and 403B.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: Sally Bethea, Executive Director, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, 3 Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318.
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Through the Internship program, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper brings students and graduates at all levels to our office, where they can work side-by-side with knowledgeable professionals and receive support from the internship coordinator.
We offer unpaid and a few paid internship opportunities in all areas of our work including education, legislation/policy, communications, field work, fundraising, legal, and general administrative.
Legal Internship Program:
CRK has legal internships available year-round to law students for part-time work during the semester and full-time or part-time during the summer. A legal internship with CRK will provide a wide spectrum of experience that will transfer to future environmental-related work opportunities. Legal interns work under the close direction and supervision of our General Counsel, but also have opportunities to work in collaborative efforts with other staff and outside organizations. Work will include legal research and writing, advocacy and policy work, field investigations, stakeholder meetings, and involvement with litigation. Funding may be available for paid internships. Experience and/or course work in environmental law, water resources, environmental justice, and the Clean Water Act is recommended.
Other Internship Opportunities:
CRK has other opportunities for interns to become involved and help promote our mission. Interns at CRK are given the opportunity that are hands-on both demanding and rewarding. We offer internships with experience to a variety of topics in a variety of fields such as environmental policy, chemistry, ecology, education, office administration, fundraising, cleanups, field work and special events. Most internships are unpaid, but offer real world experience in the non-profit business world and provide exposure and education on the challenges facing our natural resources.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and recent grades. Cover letters should address the candidates' personal goals and interests, as well as their experience and interest in working for CRK. Send applications to Attn: Bonnie Jackson via email (email@example.com), or by fax (404) 352-8676, or by mail: 3 Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph Lowery Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30318.