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Communications Coordinator

Company: Lancaster Clean Water Partners
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Lancaster Clean Water Partners (Partners) seeks a Communications Coordinator who is professional, creative, and enthusiastic about multi-sector collaboration. This position will provide leadership and execution for all organizational communications/marketing efforts that reflect the multi-sector partners. The Coordinator will make an impact in Lancaster by generating and sharing content that is collaborative, equitable, and inclusive, building engagement in Lancaster's clean water story.

*Position Responsibilities (major areas of focus):*

* Develop and implement comprehensive short-term and long-term communications strategies

* Develop and design communications and outreach materials including but not limited to electronic newsletters, blogs, an annual report and publications, presentations, one-pagers, event materials, and messaging guidance

* Manage and strengthen the organization's website and social media channels

* Handle media relations including fielding media calls, pitching story ideas, writing press releases and op-eds, and organizing photo/site visit opportunities

* Uphold and strengthen the organization's brand including messaging, logo usage, and identity

* Support funding and grant needs by providing or proofreading content and visuals

* Lead the Communications Action Team of multi-sector communications and outreach professionals

* Maintain document master files and document organization system

* Participate in and help build the organization's culture

*Preferred Qualifications:*

* 3-5 years of experience in communications, marketing, or related fields

* Experience working on organization-specific communications with a small team

* Ability to manage and prioritize multiple, complex sets of tasks with attention to detail

* High-level of maturity, empathy, and grace under pressure

* Excitement for the content and organization's goals

* Excellent writing skills, especially turning scientific and jargoned language into more accessible language for multiple audiences on multiple platforms

* Comfortable with public speaking, presentations, and leading teams and committees

* Experience managing and updating a website on WordPress. Assistance from website designer and hosting service provided

* Knowledge of graphic design and applications (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.)

* Ability to effectively interact with like-minded and differing people, including grantees, trustees, partner organizations, board members, and community leaders

* Solid organizational skills

* A valid PA driver's license is required

*Salary and Benefits*

This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week. The position will be physically located in the Lancaster County Conservation District office at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster, PA, and offers a hybrid work schedule. The position is grant-funded and reports to the Executive Director

Salary Range: $50,000 to $55,000 (based on experience)

The Partners offer competitive compensation and benefits as well as a flexible work environment; diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Lancaster County Conservation District is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

*Organizational Overview*

The Partners is a countywide, collaborative partnership of more than forty partner organizations that come together with a shared vision of clean and clear water in Lancaster by 2040. The Partners' mission is to rapidly accelerate and expand the ability of the partner organizations to restore and sustain healthy Lancaster County waterways. The multi-sector collaboration of this group is essential to accomplishing goals and requires intentional outreach, strategic and strong partnerships, as well as transparency and inclusive practices.

The Lancaster Clean Water Partners is a subsidiary LLC of the Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County (CFLC), an independent 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote, support, and sustain the stewardship, education and conservation activities undertaken by the Lancaster County Conservation District and other local partners. The person filling this position will be an employee of the Lancaster County Conservation District but will focus completely on the work of the Lancaster Clean Water Partners, reporting to the Executive Director.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by June 15, 2023.

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. Our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to success in a position. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


* 401(k)

* Dental insurance

* Flexible schedule

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Professional development assistance

* Retirement plan

* Vision insurance


* Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Lancaster, PA 17601

Keywords: Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Lancaster , Communications Coordinator, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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