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Communications Outreach Specialist

Position Summary:
The AmeriCorps Communications Outreach Specialist position is based at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Saint Paul, Minn. The purpose of the Communications Outreach Specialist is to assist with development and improvement of the DNR’s Scientific and Natural Areas (SNA) Program and Native Prairie Bank (NPB) Outreach Initiatives relating to communications, primarily social media and email marketing. Content creation may include writing/editing, photography, video, and audio. Evaluation and analysis of communication campaigns will be required. Members are directly supervised by Conservation Corps Assistant Program Manager and DNR Site Advisor. 

• 4-year college degree and/or equivalent professional experience in a communications, marketing or related field.
• Competency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Acrobat), as well as an understanding of GovDelivery for email marketing. • Strong interest and/or experience in one or more of the following: digital and promotional communications, design, photography and video. Video production skills will be beneficial.
• High comfort level/experience with technology and administering social media channels in particular.
• Strong written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational, research, and analytical skills. Must have the ability to prioritize big picture ideas into tangible actions and stories.
• Self-directed with a high comfort level for taking initiative and project ownership.
• Experience gathering information, implementing ideas, and presenting recommendations in both written and verbal formats.
• Positive attitude, interest in community service and desire to make a difference.
• Interest in natural resources, environmental studies, or conservation related field.
• Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US
• Must pass a criminal history check consisting of a National Sex Offender Public Website check, a state criminal history check, and a fingerprint-based FBI check. Passing the criminal history check is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPW and no history of violent offenses on the state or FBI checks.
• Member will certify that they have or will obtain the diploma/GED to be in accordance with program requirements Note: Previous experience or education with natural resource management is not required; no more than 20% of the service term is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training.