The Rappahannock River Roundtable is seeking to hire a part time communications assistant to support our conservation collaborative and associated programs in the Rappahannock River Basin. This position is eligible for remote work with occasional visits to Fredericksburg, Culpeper, and Tappahannock, Virginia. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) is the fiscal agent of the Rappahannock River Roundtable and will be the hiring organization.

The Rappahannock River Roundtable is a strategic partnership of stakeholders dedicated to land and water conservation, community outreach and education, and capacity building throughout the entire Rappahannock River Watershed. The Roundtable is a collaborative of organizations working to accelerate the pace of water quality improvement and pollution reduction guided by the Virginia Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and many local TMDL implementation plans.

This position will support the Roundtable coordinators and FOR communications coordinator with a variety of communications, graphic design, outreach, and digital marketing tasks and activities. Additional organizational partner support may be available as well. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join FOR and other Roundtable partners for their programs as interest, time, and resources allow.

Necessary Qualifications:

●Passion for environmental protection and conservation
●Experience with wordpress website development/content creation
●Experience with facebook advertising and content creation
●Experience with email marketing software (vertical response, constant contact, etc)
●Experience with google suite(drive, gmail, sheets, etc)
●Experience with collaborative planning tools (doodle, Jam Board, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

●Degree in communications, marketing, business, environmental science, or a related field
●Experience leading zoom based meetings, workshops, breakout sessions, and presentations with 100+ attendees
●Experience with esri story maps
●Located within 1 hour of either Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Tappahannock, VA
●Experience with Abode Creative Cloud and Canva