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Communications Project Manager
Inspired, innovative and motivated individuals with a passion for the West and its lands and people are necessary to the mission of the Sonoran Institute. We have a full-time opportunity for a dynamic, collaborative Communications Project Manager to work with our Joint Venture Project and our Sun Corridor Legacy Program. This position is located in Phoenix, AZ.
The Communications Project Manager will lead the communications and outreach activities for the Sun Corridor Legacy Program and education and outreach activities associated with the Joint Venture Project, as well as other general communications activities organization wide. The Communications Project Manager will provide vital communications support consisting of writing, editing, publications production and management, presentation development, some limited media outreach and other communications activities. In addition, she/he will have responsibility for maintaining the State Trust Lands Joint Venture web site, and for providing content, as needed, for the Institute's web site pertaining to the Sun Corridor and Joint Venture Programs. This person is also expected to provide content for the Institute's internal and external communications, including newsletters, reports and publications.
§ Must have excellent writing and editing skills;
§ Must be able to communicate clearly and courteously, both internally with the organization and externally with stakeholders, partners, and the media;
§ Must be highly computer literate, and able to use core computer related communications tools and software like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, etc. as well as using the internet to conduct research;
§ Must have a working knowledge of the following software programs:
o Microsoft Access
o Adobe Acrobat Reader
o Microsoft Outlook
o Internet Explorer
o Scanning software
§ Must be able to plan and track the progress of multiple projects;
§ Ability to work and communicate collaboratively in a team environment within a West-wide nonprofit organization that promotes community-based conservation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, marketing, or other relevant course of study and three to five years of professional communications related experience; or any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A valid driver's license is required.
This is a full-time position located in Phoenix, Arizona. Salary range is $40,000 -$55,000. If you are interested in this opportunity with Sonoran Institute, please send your cover letter, resume, and application to email@example.com. Review of applications begins on October15, 2008. Applications can be found at www.sonoran.org.