We’re Looking For You
The Fellow’s work will focus on a communications campaign for healthy waters based on a strategy, principles, and messages agreed-upon with partners. This work will help to elevate common messaging amongst multiple organizations, provide local organizations materials they can use in public communications, and help citizens and decision-makers clearly understand how they can contribute to healthy waters. Written products may include newsletters, magazines, annual reports, web-site articles/stories, donor profiles, fact sheets, and presentations.
The Nature Conservancy in Vermont has created this fellowship position with the goal of fostering graduates from historically marginalized communities who are pursuing careers in writing and conservation. We aim to support our fellows so that they are competitive applicants with skills needed for full-time regular service positions at conservation organizations and agencies, and so that they can ultimately become professionals in their field. This is a two-year Vermont based position in a hybrid work environment, with priority given to recent graduates with a bachelor’s degree. The estimated starting salary is $45,000.
What You Will Bring
Candidates who identify as Black, Hispanic, or Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, multiracial, or as first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
- Recent bachelor’s degree (received within the last 2 years) or equivalent, with a marketing, journalism, or communications degree, or equivalent combination of experience
- Experience with relevant technology such as Microsoft Suite needed for communications, constructing reports and managing calendars.
- Experience using platforms such as Canva or Adobe Illustrator a plus
- Multi-lingual skills appreciated. Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
- Genuine interest in exploring a career in the fields of conservation and communications.
- Your unique voice and cultural perspective as it pertains to TNC’s mission and conservation work
- Motivated to learn and develop.
How to Apply
We will be hosting a webinar to share more about this position and answer questions on March 15, 2023 at 1pm Eastern Time. Please register for the webinar in advance.
Please find a more detailed job description at www.nature.org/careers. Search for position number 53074 to submit your application materials. Online applications only. This position is based in Montpelier, Vermont. Position open until filled.
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