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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.