Communications & Development Fellow

Potomac Riverkeeper
Washington, DC
Aug 04, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
Full Time

Potomac Riverkeeper Network seeks an independent, dedicated, and talented Communications & Development Fellow to assist the Network in its programmatic efforts. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is a nonprofit organization working to protect the public's right to clean water in the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. The Network envisions a day when the Potomac River, and all its tributaries, is restored to a healthy and safe resource for the people, plants, and animals that depend on it.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support and contribute to the writing, editing, and production of membership, advocacy, and program materials, including print newsletters, web and social media content development, and contributions to e-newsletters and other communications.
  • Assist with the coordination of updates to website (SquareSpace).
  • Support outreach and fundraising events with production of materials, photographing, and videotaping.
  • Maintain central library of images and production materials.
  • Maintain media list and media mentions archive; assist with distribution/promotion of press releases to media network.
  • Assist with design and implementation of membership/fundraising campaigns.
  • Write blogs to be featured on PRKN website as well as National Geographic's water current blog.
  • Respond to general inquiries from members and the public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

  • Current student or early-career professional.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • One to three years of marketing/communications experience.
  • Demonstrated passion for Potomac Riverkeeper's mission.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed, small-office environment.

Time Commitment: Approximately 8-10 hours per week, dependent on needs of PRKN. Fellowship will run 12 weeks starting September and ending in December.

Compensation: A stipend of $1,500 will be provided for this 12 week fellowship.