Mainspring is searching for a positive, outgoing, outdoor enthusiast to join our team as Conservation Outreach Associate. This position will provide essential support to all areas of Mainspring, including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment and management, event management, philanthropic development, and education program implementation. The Conservation Outreach Associate will be heavily involved in external activities and outreach including volunteer management and cultivation, education events, donor identification, and with a strong focus on cultivation & donor stewardship events.
2-4 years' experience in a combination of the following areas:
Event Coordination and/or Management.
Volunteer management and recruitment.
Adult and youth education.
Working knowledge of the outdoors including flora and fauna of the area, familiarity with local trails and public recreation areas. Experience hiking and kayaking. Comfortable leading a group of people in the woods and on the water.
Excellent time management and people skills.
Effective communication, especially related to science.
Lift/carry equipment (up to 30#).
Disciplined to work independently.
Associate or bachelor's degree.
Experience securing and cultivating event sponsors.
Experience working with donor database systems.
Experience managing/cultivating/stewarding volunteers.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Strong knowledge/passion for the outdoors (hunting/fishing/hiking/camping).
Ability to work weekends or weekday evenings.