SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
FULL TIME | NOVEMBER 2023
KEEP IT COLORADO
Keep It Colorado’s mission is to unite, elevate and empower Colorado’s conservation community to protect the lands and waters that define our state. Keep It Colorado serves as a unified voice for conservation organizations focused on private lands conservation, and does so by bringing together land trusts, public agencies, and conservation champions around a vision to create a Colorado where people, lands, waters and wildlife thrive. Keep It Colorado advocates for sound public policy; provides connection and collaboration opportunities for conservation partners; offers a forum to address emerging conservation issues and opportunities; pursues sustainable funding and programmatic tools and solutions; and works to advance a culture of conservation in Colorado.
The Special Projects Coordinator works with Keep It Colorado’s executive director, board, staff, members, partners and contractors to advance Keep It Colorado’s mission and vision across Colorado. Reporting to Keep It Colorado’s executive director, the Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for managing various projects and working with the executive director to coordinate board and committee meetings. This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.
The Special Projects Coordinator:
· Is passionate about land conservation
· Has a demonstrated track record of community outreach
· Is an advocate for Keep It Colorado among various partners, agencies and interested parties
· Is capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at once
· Is flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the coalition, members and partners
· Is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in the conservation space
· Is a relationship builder who is diplomatic when working with people from diverse backgrounds, political affiliations and experiences
The Special Projects Coordinator’s responsibilities include, without limitation:
- Activities in support of new incentives for conservation easements projects
- Research of federal funding for land conservation
- Research of local tax measures for open space and conservation
- Activities in support of rectifying orphan easements
- Project management of baseline data collection for the Conserving Colorado Roadmap
- Creation of a land trust service area map
- Support of the appraiser/lawyer program to help with succession planning, training, etc.
- Other activities as needed
- Develop and maintain effective communication channels between board, staff, members and partners
- Work with the executive director to schedule, implement, and record information for board and committee meetings
- Work closely with the executive director to formulate and communicate meeting goals, objectives, and action items
MEMBER, PARTNER, AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:
- Cultivate and support relationships with members, partners, and non-members
- Effectively build the organization’s visibility through assistance in the development of social media posts, webpages, and e-newsletters
- Examples of software used: MailChimp, Salesforce, Squarespace, and WildApricot
- Support staff in the development and implementation of coalition gatherings and summits
- Review Transaction Cost Assistance Program grant applications
- Other tasks as needed
The Special Projects Coordinator will be extremely organized and motivated to work on their own much of the time. The successful candidate must be a passionate supporter of Keep It Colorado’s mission and demonstrate profound interest in the conservation movement.
· Minimum of two to four years of demonstrated relevant experience or equivalent education
· High degree of energy, integrity and courage
· A sense of humor
· Experience and ability to partner and team-play with a strong and active board and other key leaders is critical, as is the ability to work successfully with diverse audiences
· High level of professionalism with attention to maintaining sensitive and confidential information
· High attention to detail
· Ability to effectively multi-task and establish priorities
· Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure
· Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative
· Well-disciplined, decisive and resourceful self-starter
· Demonstrate confidence and strong communication skills
Denver-metro area preferred but willing to consider remote locations within Colorado. Frequent travel for board, member, and partner meetings around the state.
HIRING SALARY RANGE
$55,000 to $65,000
Keep It Colorado offers a competitive compensation package including health insurance, life and disability insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, holidays) and a collaborative, flexible work environment.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
At Keep It Colorado, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to success. We respect differences in race, sex, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, color, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic background, as well as differences in thinking and working style among our employees, volunteers, board members and partners. In these differences lie unique talents and strengths that will make the conservation community a truly cohesive and collaborative space. Embracing these differences allows us to come together with new perspectives and innovative ideas that will help Keep It Colorado be the unified voice for conservation.
Keep It Colorado provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or any other protected status.
We look forward to hearing from you! Please submit a cover letter, resume or summary of experience, and three references to Amy Beatie at jobs by Thursday, November 30.
Linda Lidov (she/her/hers)
Director, Membership & Communications
Keep It Colorado