Communications and Membership Coordinator

August 29, 2018 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

Organization: Green Umbrella

Deadline extended to 9/26/18 at 8:00 am.

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Green Umbrella seeks a dynamic, engaging, and detail-oriented person to support its communications and membership outreach. This full-time position starts in October 2018. The Communications and Membership Coordinator works out of the Green Umbrella office in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati, and frequently attends meetings as he/she engages potential and current members and shares Green Umbrella’s story with the community. This position reports to the Director of Public Engagement.

The Communications and Membership Coordinator will work closely with GU Staff and Action Teams to engage the community around the Teams’ and organization’s initiatives. In addition to spreading the word about what Green Umbrella does, this position will be responsible for attracting and retaining members of Green Umbrella as we seek to connect more individuals, organizations, businesses and other entities into making an impact through the region’s sustainability alliance.

About Green Umbrella

Green Umbrella’s vision is for our region to be one of the nation’s top ten most sustainable metro areas by 2020. We facilitate collaboration among over 200 area non-profits, businesses, educational institutions, and governmental entities around environmental sustainability. We utilize the Collective Impact model, which teaches that success requires having a common agenda, using a shared measurement system, supporting mutually-reinforcing activities, and maintaining continuous communication. Green Umbrella is the “backbone organization” that helps all member organizations work better together to promote a more environmentally-sustainable region.

Primary Responsibilities

The Communications and Membership Coordinator will work closely with the GU Staff and Action Team chairs to engage the Greater Cincinnati community around the Teams’ and organization’s initiatives. Communications are targeted to both the general public and the GU member network, including prospective members. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Engagement but partners with all GU Staff (including the Directors of Tri-State Trails, Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council and the 2030 District) to generate and disseminate content related to their initiatives.


-Implement the Green Umbrella communications calendar across all media platforms, including:
  • Website: Events Calendar, Green Jobs, Green Umbrella in the News, Volunteer Opportunities and other website content
  • Social media channels (currently Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, including accounts for Tri-State Trails and Meet Me Outdoors)
  • Email: event and membership emails; publish high-quality email newsletters (with content support from Directors), including bi-weekly Green News You Can Use, and monthly Insider (Action Team focus), Tri-State Trails Tribune, GCRFPC newsletter, and 2030 newsletter

      -Use graphic design skills to create banners, visual content for social media, print pieces, event invitations, designed reports, etc.
      -Supervise the Communications Intern, who will support the tasks above
      -Align communications to prioritized Action Team initiatives, key sustainability areas and GU’s 3 initiatives.
      -Track communications metrics
      -Ensure consistent use of Green Umbrella branch
      -Serve as a staff liaison to the Communications Committee
      -Represent Green Umbrella and its initiatives at events
      -Provide training to new staff, interns, and volunteers on Wild Apricot, our website, database and communications platform


      -Work with the Membership & Development Committee to develop bold goals for increasing and diversifying membership to more fully represent the 10-county region and its population
      -Develop and implement strategies to increase and sustain GU’s membership
      -Recruit members to join the network through mass and direct communications, including by email, phone, media channels, in-person presentations and meetings
      -Help member organizations find ways to disseminate GU media throughout their organization
      -Assess member benefits and make recommendations for improving incentives and services GU provides
      -Provide membership benefits to current members (including sharing of news, events and job opportunities, redeeming complimentary tickets/gifts)
      -Maintain the member database and generate and analyze reports from it

      This is an outstanding opportunity to play a critical role in improving the sustainability of the Greater Cincinnati region. Therefore, first and foremost, the Coordinator must be committed to the mission of Green Umbrella and the Collective Impact model.
      Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

      -A minimum of 3 years related work experience, with proven experience in communications and sales/recruitment/membership/donation requests
      -Bachelor’s or master’s degree in communications, public relations (or a related field) or equivalent work
      -Flexibility and the ability to work autonomously, as well as collaborate and take direction as needed
      -Experience managing effective external communications and social media
      -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
      -Experience copywriting and editing
      -Familiarity with the Cincinnati region
      -Familiarity with sustainability issue areas
      -Ability to plan ahead and complete projects efficiently, as well as work under pressure and meet deadlines
      -Graphic design proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite programs including Illustrator and Photoshop is highly preferred
      -Photo and video editing skills is a plus
      -Experience in web design and content production (we currently use Wild Apricot and Wordpress)
      -Engaging style of public speaking
      -Ability to travel easily within the tri-state region and transport Green Umbrella exhibit materials

      Description of Salary & Benefits

      -Annual salary of $35,000 to $45,000, commensurate with experience
      -Eleven (11) paid holidays annually
      -Accrual of twelve (12) vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)
      -Accrual of ten (10) sick days annually
      -Flex-time policy for overtime hours
      -Health Insurance: 50% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered by GU (no wait period), spouse/family health insurance is offered, employee pays full cost.
      -Other worksite wellness initiatives as announced

      To Apply
      Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references as one PDF attachment by 8:00 AM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Address cover letter to Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director. No phone calls please.


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