Friends of Cedar Mesa

Friends of Cedar Mesa (FCM) is a 501(c)3 conservation organization in Bluff, Utah founded in 2010. FCM envisions a future where the public lands in San Juan County – with all their natural, cultural and recreational values – are protected and respected. To achieve this goal, we work to educate visitors about respectful recreation in the Bears Ears National Monument, monitor cultural sites, effect change through research and service projects, improve land management policies, and engage citizens in advocacy.

Friends of Cedar Mesa Bluff, UT, USA
Feb 08, 2019
Full time
Friends of Cedar Mesa is hiring a Deputy Director/COO who will have the overall responsibilities of managing program staff, maintaining and enhancing land management agency partnerships, ensuring fiscal/legal obligations are met, and assisting the Executive Director in organizational leadership and strategic planning efforts. The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director and act on behalf of the organization in his/her absence. This is a full-time, exempt position requiring an exceptional commitment to FCM’s mission. The position will involve frequent regional and sometimes national travel, as well as work on weekends and weeknights.   Responsibilities Program Management – 40% of time Work directly with the Executive Director and staff to sustain and grow core programs including education, advocacy, stewardship, communications & monitoring Oversee Agency partnerships including securing and implementing Federal financial assistance agreements Staff/Team Management – 20% of time Develop annual work plans to implement organizational strategic plan Communicate weekly with staff and organize staff meetings Assist with Board engagement and communications, including preparation for Board Meetings Additional Responsibilities – 40% of time Assist Executive Director and Communication & Development Manager with fundraising and donor database management Oversee event planning, including Celebrate Cedar Mesa Assist the Executive Director with budgeting, finance and bookkeeping tasks. Coordinate grant reporting requirements Assist in develop of FCM positions and write official comments on land management decisions and policies that will impact cultural and natural resources in San Juan County. Work with Communications/Development staff to ensure Board, supporters, donors, and others up to date with policy actions, decisions and positions. Work with partner organizations and coalitions on policy and legislative strategy that impacts Southeast Utah.   Required Qualifications The Deputy Director will be thoroughly committed to FCM’s mission and her/his professional development. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include: Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience; Knowledge of public lands issues; Bachelor’s degree in a related field, with at least 5 years of professional experience; Track record of effectively working with staff to develop policy, education, outreach, and stewardship programming; Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and cultures; A professional work ethic that is action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and an innovative approach to nonprofit work Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people and independently when needed. Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform and a demonstrated ability to learn new online platforms and databases. Ability to work positively and efficiently with a team in a fast paced, hard-working environment.   Preferred qualifications Advanced degree, ideally in natural resource or land management Strong skillset in WordPress platform, Adobe Cloud Suite Expertise in cultural resource policy including Section 106 Compliance of the National Historic Preservation Act Experience with budgets, bookkeeping, fiscal management   Location:  Must be willing relocate to with 45 minutes of Bluff, Utah.   Status:  Exempt, full-time employee   Compensation:  $45,000 to $60,000 depending on experience, health care insurance and the best backyard in the world!   Friends of Cedar Mesa is an equal employment opportunity employer. We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates and strongly believe that our organization benefits from the perspectives and talents of a diverse staff.  No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, otherwise qualified handicap or disability, pregnancy, pregnancy or childbirth-related condition, genetic information, or veteran status.   To Apply Please send resume and a cover letter to  jobs@cedarmesafriends.org . Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting February 13, 2019.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at  EnvironmentalCareer.com
Friends of Cedar Mesa Bluff, UT, USA
Feb 08, 2019
Full time
Friends of Cedar Mesa is looking for a full-time Communications & Development Manager/Director who will have the overall responsibilities of managing external communications and growing the organization’s base of support. The Manager/Director will be the driver in promoting the visibility and reach of the organization through developing and building written and online content and promoting the organization’s branding. The Manager/Director will work closely with the Executive Director in all development and fundraising activities. The Manager/Director will be expected to work the occasional weekend and several weeknights/month. The position will require frequent regional and sometimes national travel. This is a permanent position but is dependent on annual funding.   Responsibilities Communications Developing an annual communications plan in coordination with all staff Maintaining FCM’s branding and messaging in all external communications Maintaining and keeping website up to date Building and pushing out content on website and social media channels Writing press releases Creating graphics for events and other program needs Sending regular newsletters to communicate with FCM supporters Development Identifying grant opportunities Grant writing & reporting Running donor reports Working with the Executive Director on donor development Organizing regional and national “friendraiser” events Working with ED to plan and execute annual appeals   Additional Responsibilities Working with Administrative Coordinator and Program staff to coordinate events Assisting staff in other projects and programs as needed, especially Celebrate Cedar Mesa. Attending FCM lectures and public events as needed.   Required Qualifications The Communications & Development Manager/Director must be committed to FCM’s mission. All candidates should have proven written and verbal communication skills. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include: A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate curriculum and/or equivalent experience. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with donors, partners & officials, and the general public. Ability to set and meet professional goals. A sharp eye for details; organized. Proficiency in Microsoft Office platform and a demonstrated ability to learn new online platforms and databases. Knowledge of best practices in social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ability to work positively and efficiently with a team in a hard-working environment. Flexibility in working both independently when needed and collaboratively at other times.   Preferred qualifications Strong skillset in WordPress platform, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Grant writing experience a plus 1-3 years in communications   Location:  Position may be located in Bluff, UT or any regional city centers (e.g. Salt Lake City, Durango, Flagstaff, Moab, or Grand Junction). Applicants should indicate their willingness to relocate to Bluff if that is possible.   Status:  Regular, full-time employee with benefits.   Compensation:  $35,000- $45,000 depending on experience.  Job Title (manager vs director) is also DOE.   Friends of Cedar Mesa is an equal employment opportunity employer. We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates and strongly believe that our organization benefits from the perspectives and talents of a diverse staff.  No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, otherwise qualified handicap or disability, pregnancy, pregnancy or childbirth-related condition, genetic information, or veteran status.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at  EnvironmentalCareer.com