OLT is Hiring a Marketing & Development Manager
Ozark Regional Land Trust (dba Ozark Land Trust or OLT) is seeking a Marketing & Development Manager.
Marketing & Development Manager Salary & Job Description
This position is an at-home, virtual position, located in or near the Ozarks region of Missouri and Arkansas, with some travel through the region.
This may be a full-time or part-time position, depending on the successful candidate’s situation. The full-time position would pay in the $40,000-$45,000 range plus benefits. Location in the Ozarks region is required.
OLT is a nonprofit land trust, a type of conservation organization that protects and restores private and public lands and water for conservation, agricultural, open space, natural, cultural and/or community values. OLT operates throughout the Ozark region, primarily in Arkansas and Missouri, and currently permanently protect over 31,000 acres of forests, farms, ranches, open space, community spaces, watersheds and more.
OLT has been in continuous operation since 1984. OLT is a nationally accredited land trust, meeting rigorous standards and practices to determine compliance with performance expectations in a number of areas, including conservation transactions, governance, and finance.
OLT does outreach to the public, our partners, our supporters and others through a variety of methods. We hold regional and annual in-person member and supporter meetings; have a website, ozarklandtrust.org (WordPress); offer regular emails to supporters (MailChimp); maintain a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram, offer two print newsletters a year, and have other in person and virtual contacts throughout the year.
OLT receives and seeks support from individuals, family and other foundations, government agencies and corporations. We seek support for our annual operations, and for specific programs and projects. We utilize a dedicated donor database application (Little Green Light) and have recently added donor information software to our toolkit as well.
Experience & Education
OLT is seeking a candidate with 2-4 years of experience in either nonprofit marketing or development, or both, with an interest in the conservation sector. Knowledge of and experience with nonprofit marketing or development, social media, email and other outreach tools, donor database tools, and working with supporters and donors are important to the employees success. The ability to work virtually and independently is preferred, but frequent Zoom interaction with fellow staff members is provided to create connection opportunities as well. A college degree is highly preferred.
Because this position could be part-time, this may present an ideal opportunity for a professional who has their own set of clients and would like to retain key clients while transitioning into a potential full-time opportunity. OLT would expect a part-time position to comprise at least two- thirds of the time of a full-time position, with some mild flexibility in that regard.
While the tasks for this position will be flexibly tailored to the successful candidate, we anticipate the tasks will primarily focus on the following:
- Develop and manage a marketing and development plan
- Develop and manage a marketing calendar in conjunction with the Executive Director
- Create social media, email and web content
- Photography, video, and editing, as needed
- Manage, update, and upgrade the OLT website in conjunction with the Executive Director and a website designer
- Attend and organize meetings with individuals, major donors, corporations, foundations etc.
- Attend events as a representative of OLT
- Work with Executive Director on outreach strategies for donors
- Maintain grant database and tracking
- Work with Executive Director on grant applications and grantor relations
- Manage contract personnel who handle donor database entry and acknowledgment letter preparation
- Oversee content and graphic design for the printed newsletter, The Ozark Holler
The focus and priorities of the position will be tailored to meet the skills of the successful candidate and the hours necessary to accomplish priority tasks.
Marketing & Development Manager Job Location & Travel Requirements
This position would be a virtual, home-based position, but as noted, subject to travel for organizational and other meetings. The position may be located anywhere in the service region, but OLT may give consideration to geography in determining the best fit for the position and the organization.
Office equipment and materials are provided as needed. While OLT provides rental cars for much of its travel, there may be a need for use of a personal vehicle from time to time.
Job Requirements, Policies, & How To Apply
Lifting of items may be a requirement for this position, as it may require carrying equipment or marketing materials to and from meetings and events.
It is the policy of the Ozark Regional Land Trust to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual or affectional preference, or marital/civil union status.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to Larry Levin, Executive Director, at [email protected], with the subject line “Marketing and Development Manager”.
You may also email Larry under the same subject line with questions about the position.