Communications & Development Position

About the Coast Range Association (CRA)Imagine working for an organization as progressive as your personal beliefs. Imagine telling truth to power as part of your regular job. Be a team member of one of Oregon’s most cutting edge advocacy organizations. We don’t speak about climate change – we speak about the climate crisis. Our work challenges Wall Street forestry, advances people centered policies & economics, and leads on solutions equal to the climate crisis we face. Our current programs focus on forest management, marine protection and the climate crisis.The CRA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring staff that represents the communities we serve. Racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate based on class background, education or legal record.Position DescriptionIn partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Communications & Development position will spearhead membership and donation growth as the CRA builds its leadership in private forest issues and protects Oregon’s nearshore marine environment. As a new position, you will have the opportunity to define the CRA’s strategy for membership and income growth based on agreed upon targets and goals.Responsibilities• Develop and execute the CRA’s annual fundraising plan• Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and businesses.• Manage the implementation of cloud based supporter contact system.•Create and execute a strategy to achieve a large sustained base of individual donors. This includes gifts through wills and living trusts.• Identify and document prospects for CRA support through list development and other methods.• Support and track grant proposals and provide grant reports for all foundation fundraising.CommunicationsThe position will be responsible for all print, audio, video and website messaging to consistently articulate the Coast Range Association mission and programs. The position will ensure that the Coast Range Association is viewed as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information on private forestland ownership related to the climate crisis.  The position is responsible for communications related to our three main programs – The Ocean & Communities, Challenging Wall Street Forestry and Public Forest Lands.Responsibilities• Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications plan across the CRA’s network of program audiences in collaboration with the CRA team.• Lead the generation of online content that engages audience segments and leads to action. Experience with YouTube channel development and video production is a plus.• Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all communication materials including, but not limited to, audio programs, videos, newsletters, and print materials.• Coordinate webpage development and maintenance—ensure that new and consistent narrative, links, stories, and events are posted regularly.• Track and measure the engagement of CRA supporters over time.• Manage all media contacts by issuing timely press releases and develop relations with relevant news media staff. The CRA is a small, dynamic, and highly flexible team of two staff, various contracted specialists and a network of grassroots leaders. The position reports to the Executive Director and will work collaboratively with local advocacy leaders across Western Oregon.Preferred Qualities, Experience, & QualificationsExcellent project management and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a small team.Strong service skills and the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with diverse activists and grassroots leaders.Strong written and oral communication skills.Ability to complete projects.High level of ethics and the ability to maintain confidentiality.Commitment to progressive politics and the CRA’s mission & programs. A familiarity with Oregon’s coastal and inland forested landscapes a plus.Proven experience in nonprofit membership building using social media and the latest electronic methods & systems. At least two years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in the nonprofit development.The position requires occasional travel.You may work from a home office.What we can offer you:$40,000-$45,000 per year–full or part time work depending on skills and experience.Benefits include:Monthly healthcare allowance of $400A full time commitment will receive a generous paid vacation and holiday schedule. Submit letter of application and resume to:Coast Range AssociationAttn: Job ApplicationP.O. Box 2250Corvallis, OR 07339