Membership Services Coordinator - Outdoor Writers Association of America

June 03, 2021 8:17 AM | Anonymous

Organization: Outdoor Writers Association of America

Time Commitment: Part Time 

Compensation Structure: Hourly 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Location: Flexible, although location near Missoula, Montana or Cincinnati, Ohio is ideal. 

General Duties: 

As Membership Services Coordinator, you will be responsible for general administrative duties  for OWAA, providing primary day-to-day assistance to OWAA’s members. You will report  directly to Executive Director (ED) Chez Chesak to achieve the organization's targeted project  management needs. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Manage general administrative needs at the main office including answering phones,  processing mail, processing memberships and managing the general OWAA email inboxes Help members with online product sales, event registration, etc.  

Working with the ED, you will jointly manage the Fundly/Nonprofit Easy CRM and ultimately  become an expert on the use and application of that system 

Ensure proper office operations and functions 

Help manage OWAA’s various scholarship awards and fellowships 

From time-to-time special projects will arise that you will be asked to participate in and/or drive  the management of  


Excellent communications skills – both written and verbal 

Strong interpersonal skills 

Ability to recognize problems and to develop and implement solutions 

Working knowledge of some of these software applications: MS Office, Google platforms, Fundly, and/or WordPress/Elementor. 

An effective home office 

Ability to travel to some events, including OWAA’s own conference 

Forthright, unfettered honesty 

Preferred Credentials and Other Previous Experience: 

A college graduate who majored in either Nonprofit Management and/or English,  Communications, Photography, Videography or some other storytelling medium A strong writer with good editing/proofreading skills too (ideally you were editor of your  yearbook or school newspaper) 

Experienced in administrative work with a two to three-year work history in similar positions  (ideally at nonprofit organizations)

Truly passionate about the outdoors, conservation of the outdoors and wildlife Currently engaged in (or at least interested in) some method of storytelling (verbal, written,  photographic, digital etc.) 

A proactive, self-starter who can be given minimal direction and yet run with a project Always respectful but ultimately fearless 

Some travel may be required, primarily to the OWAA annual conference. The P/T position pays  $13-15/hour and 20 hours/week (on average) are required. The position may ultimately grow  into a F/T position. 

The application deadline for the position is June 30. Interviews of ideal candidates will  commence soon thereafter. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and at  least three writing samples to with the subject line ‘Membership Services  Coordinator application’. Links to online writing samples are acceptable and links to additional  work (a blog, sample photos or videos, etc.) are encouraged.  

About OWAA  

Founded in 1927, the Outdoor Writers Association of America improves the professional skills  of our members, sets the highest ethical and communications standards, encourages public  enjoyment and conservation of natural resources, and mentors the next generation of  professional outdoor communicators. 

OWAA is a nonprofit, international organization that represents a diverse group of professional  communicators dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Members of OWAA are  experienced outdoor people and some of the nation’s finest: 




Broadcasters (including podcasters) 

Film and video producers 


Fine artists 



Bloggers and Self-Publishers 

Communications and PR professionals 

We aim to offer world-class resources, support, and inspiration for our members as they inform  the public about outdoor activities, issues and the responsible use of our natural resources.  Through OWAA membership and adherence to its creed and code of ethics, members are  commissioned to provide honest, thorough, informed, responsible and unbiased outdoor coverage.

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