Hiring: Communications and Engagement Coordinator – Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Organization: Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

Location: Athol, MA

Date Posted: January 24, 2019

Position: Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Full-time salaried, 40 hrs/week

Mount Grace is an accredited regional land trust serving 23 communities in north central Massachusetts. Headquartered in Athol, MA, we’ve been working to conserve and steward land since 1986. Our work is rooted in our collaborative, innovative approach to conservation. We are looking to add a dynamic, enthusiastic member to our team to boost our community outreach and communications. Mount Grace is a proud equal opportunity employer and strives to be an inclusive and diverse organization.

Position description

The core responsibilities of this position will be split between organizing the membership and community outreach program and driving all aspects of Mount Grace media and communications materials and strategy.

Key Responsibilities

Communications and Marketing: Implement a communications and marketing plan that tells the Mount Grace story effectively through events, traditional media, newsletters, eNews, graphics, brochures, video, and social media. Coordinate our website redesign program including interfacing between the design team and the Mount Grace staff and overseeing all content.

Outreach Events: Create and coordinate a calendar of outreach events that deepen connections with our members, our volunteers, and the public, that grow membership and volunteer numbers, and that speak to our core audiences. These events may include nature walks, tabling at festivals, pub science, lectures on natural and cultural history, movie showings, etc.

: Work with the Development Team to secure necessary funds for the organization including participation in the Major Donor program.

Membership Program: Create and implement membership recruitment and retention goals, strategies, and plans with the Development and Engagement Teams and Board Committees, including Spring and Annual Appeal material, membership renewal material, newsletter, eNews, press, website, and events

Annual Meeting: Facilitate team of staff, board, and volunteers to create an annual special event that inspires Mount Grace members and volunteers to continue to support Mount Grace while fulfilling the obligations of the organizations non-profit bylaws

Volunteer Management: Recruit and retain volunteers and facilitate the Engagement Committee to implement engagement and membership goals, supports event planning, development, and communications

Youth Education Supervision: Supervise a full-time AmeriCorps member providing youth education in partnership with area schools and community events hosted at Mount Grace conservation areas.

Essential Job Functions

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, positive, and responsive approach to interacting with colleagues and community members
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Appreciation for accuracy in details
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements


  • Communications experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability and design capacity
  • Event planning
  • Desire to share creativity, event planning, and communication skills to support Mount Grace’s mission to protect land for the benefit of people and the environment


Salary range is 35,000 to 40,000, commensurate with experience. Mount Grace offers a competitive benefits package and collaborative work environment in Athol, MA. This is a full-time position

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Emma Ellsworth at

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