COSA Fire Adapted Colorado hiring Operations & Communications Specialist

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Operations & Communications Specialist

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Join the Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) team! You can be part of the team that helps Colorado navigate wildfires now and into the future. Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) is the only organization dedicated to supporting the professionals who help Coloradans coexist with wildland fire, filling an urgent need in a state that is on edge following its most extensive fire year on record.

Our fast-paced, growing, mission driven nonprofit is seeking an organized, detail-oriented self-starter to serve as Operations and Communications Specialist. We provide educational and networking opportunities for communities, groups and individual stakeholders focused on reducing the negative impacts of wildfires in the state. FACO also hosts the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference.

We value interest more than subject matter expertise in wildfire resilience for this role. This job requires the ability to operate and build nonprofit business management and communications systems and any necessary wildfire expertise may be absorbed on the job.

Remote! You can work anywhere in the beautiful, diverse state of Colorado with phone and internet connectivity as your home office. This is a flexible, full-time position with benefits.

About the Position:

This position will wear many hats but mostly focus on communication and managing member systems. In partnership with a remote Executive Director, board of directors and network members, the Operations and Communications Specialist will lead organizational operations, build effective internal and external communications systems, and provide accounting and logistics support. The Operations and Communications Specialist is part of the leadership team providing strategic direction and supporting administration to sustain the nonprofit organization and will work very closely with the Executive Director (working remotely from southwest Colorado), the organization’s only other staff member. This is a career opportunity to maintain and build the systems and external communications that elevate FACO’s network of wildfire resilience professionals. The right person will help the Executive Director grow this organization and the position.

Fire Adapted Colorado was organized by wildfire professionals around the state in 2015, and was managed entirely by a volunteer board until support was contracted in 2018. We are thrilled to be at this juncture where we can provide the staff support to propel wildfire resilience forward in Colorado through our network of members.

Essential job duties and responsibilities include:


  • Manage network’s technological infrastructure*

  • Build and maintain a multi-channel internal and external communications strategy

  • Update contact lists

  • Capture member success stories


  • Process membership applications, renewals, evaluations, and help track member participation

  • Conduct network evaluation

  • Maintain accounts, subscriptions, internal filing structure and inventory of equipment and passwords


  • Maintain account transactions

  • Run financial reports


  • Set up large group calls

  • Maintain systems for members to connect

  • Support event planning

*The following systems are currently in use by the organization and this job will require incoming or rapid competency:

  • Accounting software (Quickbooks Online)

  • Calendars (Google, Podio)

  • Cloud based filing (google drive)

  • Design (canva or software)

  • Email marketing (Mailchimp)

  • Mapping (ESRI ARCMap online)

  • Microsoft suites, Adobe Acrobat, Google Apps

  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter)

  • Social networking sites (Podio)

  • Virtual meetings, calls, and webinars (Zoom, Google meets, Go To meeting)

  • Website management (WordPress and Wix)

Please review the full job description and necessary experience and qualifications for this diverse job, here.

Thanks a million!

Rebecca Samulski
Executive Director, Fire Adapted Colorado

PO Box 2312, Dolores, CO 81323

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