Job Opportunities

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is an environmental educational organization on the Potomac River, focused on connecting people to the natural world, sustainable agricultural practices and the cultural heritage of their local watershed through education, stewardship and advocacy. As a leader of watershed stewardship, it models innovative practices, outreach, partnerships, programs and events that are replicated nationally.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work and at all levels of staff and governance. We honor the beliefs, attitudes, languages, interpersonal styles, and values of all individuals. We are dedicated to enhancing opportunities for people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to collectively accomplish the mission of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Alice Ferguson Foundation seeks an engaged, creative communications professional to create and implement strategic communication efforts for the organization, including website content, social media outreach, media relations, print and electronic publications, and other outreach materials, and measure analytics for organizational advancement.

Primary Role(s):

  • Develop and execute an annual communications plan to strategically ensure that AFF’s mission and initiatives are well understood and widely known.
  • Ensure communications tools, including website, social media channels, mass email communications, and publications use consistent messaging and branding to advance the organization’s mission and fundraising goals.
  • Manage all media relations and outreach for AFF programs and events. Prepare media contact lists, perform outreach to media outlets, prepare press releases and other media tools, and track earned media.
  • Manage all social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.
  • Coordinate website content and updates organization-wide, including a comprehensive audit and restructuring as needed. Manage lists in MailChimp. Organize and manage online photo library.
  • Coordinate production of materials and publications including Annual Report, newsletters, brochures, event materials, etc. that incorporate the Foundation’s brand standards.
  • Enhance organizational communications, including integration and effective use of contact and program databases, email communications management systems, and integration of online fundraising, registration and payment systems.

 

Secondary role(s):

  • Assist with donor and sponsor engagement through strategic communication and outreach activities.
  • Participate in special events: Pinot on the Potomac, Potomac River Cleanup, member events and other AFF-sponsored events as needed.
  • Assist program and management teams as needed, including some capacity development for digital or print communication.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Enthusiastic and positive self-starter, with ability to write, edit, and proofread text; create and post engaging and visually appealing print and online content; design and project manage printing of materials such as outreach brochures, flyers, advertisements, newsletters and annual reports.

  • Ability to enjoy a fast-paced working environment.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and cultivating and managing relationships with a variety of audiences, including stakeholders and the media.
  • Strong commitment to the environment and an understanding of marketing and the importance of communication role in nonprofit fundraising.
  • Excellent oral, written, and visual design skills.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required and Adobe Creative Suite encouraged.
  • Experience working with HTML, WordPress websites, and MailChimp is desired.
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience.

 

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected].

 

Environmental Educator

Alice Ferguson Foundation seeks a dynamic, environmentally focused leader to teach environmental education field studies to students, grades K-12, of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Educator will work in the two environmental education programs of the Alice Ferguson Foundation: Hard Bargain Farm (grades K-6) and Bridging the Watershed (grades 6-12) dependent upon our programming needs.

Responsibilities include teaching standard-aligned, curriculum-based, outdoor field studies to students grades K-6 at Hard Bargain Farm or at participating schools in an outreach capacity and/or students grades 6-12 at regional national parks. Use and maintenance of educational equipment for field studies is an important part of this position, along with collecting and reporting of data. Educators also assist with teacher workshops and other educational opportunities as needed.

This part-time position requires actively working and teaching children outdoors in natural surroundings under various outdoor environmental conditions as well as in the classroom. Reliable transportation is a must!

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in environmental science, environmental studies, natural sciences, science education, elementary/secondary education, agricultural science, natural resources management related field OR equivalent level of work experience in the indicated fields, along with:

  • Experience teaching and/or working with children and/or adolescents
  • Excellence in coordinating group dynamics
  • Currently certified in adult First Aid and CPR (strongly preferred)
  • Subject to criminal background/fingerprinting check due to working with children
  • Comfort in working in natural, outdoor settings
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

 

TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to: [email protected].

This announcement is ongoing.