[montanafood_ag] Job opening: AERO communications manager

Stephanie Laporte Potts sllaporte at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 10:16:39 MDT 2015


The Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) is currently seeking a
part-time membership and communications manager for AERO's Helena, MT
office.  See below for more information about the postition, or visit
AERO's website:http://www.aeromt.org/?p=7998.

Questions and applications should be directed to Jennifer Hill-Hart:
jhill-hart at aeromt.org.

Communications and Membership Manager

About AERO

AERO (the Alternative Energy Resources Organization) is a nonprofit
membership organization based in Helena, Montana. AERO has a long legacy of
helping communities and individuals become agents for change through
grassroots, member-driven initiatives that build knowledge and skills to
shape resilient communities and a more sustainable future. Since 1974, AERO
has focused on solutions that link people, sustainable agriculture, and
energy. After 40 years of promoting this work, AERO has become Montana's
hub for sustainable communities: inspiring change, connecting local
leaders, and building capacity for success! Learn more about us at our
website: www.aeromt.org

Summary of the Position

The Communications & Membership Manager is responsible for the development
of regular and special event print and digital communication with members,
supporters, partners, and the public, support of membership and fundraising
campaigns, and management of the membership database.  This position
collaborates on many projects with both AERO staff and the AERO Board.  This
is currently a part-time (20 hours per week) position, with the possibility
of extending the hours later in the year and receiving insurance benefits. The
position will be located in AERO’s office in Helena and will report to the
AERO Executive Director.  Occasional evening work will be expected,
primarily conference calls with the Board and Board Committees.

Duties & Responsibilities

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   Assemble content and produce monthly e-newsletter


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   Assemble content, develop and lay out quarterly Sun Times newsletter
   (print and online)


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   Solicit ads and member classifieds for Sun Times


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   Carry out monthly and yearly membership communication plans


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   Update AERO’s website, develop new material and keep fresh and current


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   Develop compelling content for the AERO Facebook page and other social
   media


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   Support planning efforts for Annual Meeting and all AERO events,
   including outreach and advertising development


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   Support the Board of Directors in achieving fundraising goals, including
   completing specific tasks as assigned for new member and member renewal
   campaigns and working with the Board’s Fund Development and Communications
   Committees


If time allows and when hours are expanded, this position will be expected
to:

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   Develop, update, and send membership communication materials, including
   welcome packets, thank you letters, renewal letters, and appeal letters, as
   needed


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   Keep membership database updated, as needed


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   Thank donors and recognize donations received, as needed


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   Perform office duties, such as answering phones, responding to email
   inquiries, receiving mail, and other tasks as necessary


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   Additional activities as necessary


Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a combination of a Bachelor’s degree and
experience in communications, graphic design, nonprofit membership
development, web design and development, and marketing.  In addition, the
ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, thorough, and self-motivated.  The
successful candidate will be familiar with AERO’s mission and excited about
joining the AERO team. In addition, preferred qualifications include:

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   Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks and work effectively
   independently and in a team environment


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   Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and
   organizational skills


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   Demonstrated competence with a range of computer programs, including
   donor management software


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   Graphic design experience or skills, including experience using Adobe
   Illustrator and InDesign


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   Experience in assisting with fundraising appeals and campaigns
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   Experience in marketing and communications


Compensation and Benefits: Compensation starts at $13/hour, based on
education/experience. Monthly reimbursement for a percentage of health
insurance benefits may be available.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

HOW TO APPLY:
Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until
an appointment is made.  For best consideration, applications should be
received by March 25, 2015. Application materials should include a letter
addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position
qualifications, a resume and contact information for at least three
references.  Examples of fundraising and/or graphic design experience, if
applicable, may also be included, including posters, fundraising appeals,
etc. These materials, as well as any questions about the position, should
be emailed to the AERO Executive Director, Jennifer Hill-Hart, at
jhill-hart at aeromt.org.

-- 
*Stephanie Laporte Potts*
sllaporte at gmail.com
734-476-7353
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