We're hiring: Communications and Philanthropy Lead

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Wildsight protects wild places and builds sustainable communities in BC’s Kootenay-Columbia region. With more than 35 years of history as a charity, we are recognized as a leader in large-scale conservation and environmental education.

The Communications and Philanthropy Lead is responsible for leading our communications, engagement and philanthropy strategies. In this role, you will work closely with our conservation team to shape and deliver communications to defend our wild places, wildlife and clean water. You will lead and deliver our philanthropy strategy, including written fundraising appeals and direct major donor engagement, with support from our team. Finally, you will direct broader communications and engagement strategies for our organization, including education and Youth Climate Corps programs, to be carried out by our communications team. The break-down of this job is 40% communications for our conservation programs, 40% philanthropy and 20% overall strategy.

You are a strategic thinker who is passionate about driving engagement and have demonstrated experience in planning and executing change-based communications strategies. You are a storyteller, a strong writer and editor, and have a proven ability to communicate with different audiences. You are excited to use detailed metrics to measure success and adapt our strategy accordingly. You are ready to lead us forward with effective digital campaign strategies.

You will work closely with our campaign teams to plan and deliver communications that lead to wins for the wild. You will join a team that is passionate about nature, dedicated to making positive change and committed to learning and growing.

What you bring:

  • Experience in developing and implementing engagement or fundraising strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to write clean and clear prose in different voices for a variety of audiences
  • Self-motivation and independence, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate
  • An ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • A desire to continually learn by testing, measuring and adapting
  • An ability to take, incorporate and give feedback
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar role in communications, campaigns or philanthropy
  • Commitment to Wildsight’s mission

It would be great if you had:

  • Experience in the non-profit or advocacy sector
  • Philanthropy experience including major gifts and monthly giving programs
  • Social media experience
  • Experience working with a CRM
  • Experience with a CMS such as WordPress
  • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite and an eye for design
  • Knowledge of environmental issues in British Columbia, specifically in the Kootenay-Columbia region

Start date: September 5, 2023, with flexibility for the right candidate. 

Salary and benefits: $57,750 to $70,000, full time at 37.5 hours per week or 0.8 FTE if preferred.
We aim to provide annual cost of living adjustments in line with inflation. We offer a Private Health Services Plan, a generous vacation allowance of 5+ weeks annually, and we support professional development and training opportunities.

You can work at our head office in Kimberley or remotely; however, if remote, you would have to travel approximately monthly for in-person meetings. Preference will be given to candidates based in or willing to relocate to the Columbia Basin. Wildsight is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our hiring processes and work environment and we encourage women, people of colour, people of Indigenous ancestry and LGBTQ2 individuals to apply. 

To apply: Send a single PDF that includes a cover letter, CV and a sample of work you are proud of that shows your relevant skills. Examples include a writing sample, a campaign plan, a set of engagement ads, or a fundraising appeal.
Send your application to robyn@wildsight.ca ASAP as we have begun interviewing.