Reports to: Communications and Outreach Director
Location: Ashton, Idaho (partial remote schedule possible)
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Timing and Duration: Position open until filled.
Established in 1984, the Henry's Fork Foundation (HFF) is a 501c3 nonprofit based in eastern Idaho that uses a science-based, collaborative approach to promote favorable streamflow, good water quality, healthy fish populations, and a positive fishing experience in the Henry’s Fork and South Fork Snake River watersheds. HFF has completed or funded well over 100 research and monitoring projects, conducted numerous on-the-ground restoration projects, and worked to safeguard public river access. However, with issues like drought, a changing climate bringing more variable weather, and less reliable water resources year-after-year, HFF continues to push the envelope with new and innovative solutions to match the pace and scale of the challenges we face. HFF aims to stay ahead of the curve so the fisheries of the Henry’s Fork and South Fork endure for generations to come. HFF’s intern program began in 1989 and has hosted approximately 100 student interns to date. HFF’s other youth education programs have been in place for a decade and continue to reach the two, local 5th grade classrooms each year (with the exception of years during the pandemic, when “take-home” activities were sent to the school in lieu of in-person lessons). The support of our dedicated HFF Community makes it all possible. Learn more at http://henrysfork.org/.
As the need to disseminate accurate information and connect with the larger Henry’s Fork Community grows, the Outreach and Communications Coordinator position will work with the Communications and Outreach Director and the Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator to bridge the gap between the Henry’s Fork Foundation and those with an interest in the river. The Outreach and Communications Coordinator will coordinate a variety of outreach efforts and contribute to the HFF Communications Program. They will run HFF’s intern program and youth education programs. They will serve as the team lead for the Henry’s Fork Country Interpretive Center. They will also develop content for HFF’s various communication platforms with the aim of increasing communications and expanding our Henry’s Fork Foundation Community.
• Administer the HFF intern program:
o Maintain relationships with contacts at partner universities and colleges
o Coordinate meetings with HFF staff to determine intern projects, prepare for intern/mentor orientation, and debrief at the end of the season.
o Work with HFF staff to select interns, then coordinate intern orientation.
o Become familiar with the legal and liability issues involved with internship program.
o Coordinate intern dormitory use, including arrival and departure dates.
• Plan and manage youth education and outreach activities including:
o Exhibit content for the Henry’s Fork Country Interpretive Center
o Once weekly, one-semester Trout in the Classroom aquatic ecology lessons for 5th grade classrooms and annual Youth on the Fly student, field-day event
o Volunteer opportunities for the Idaho Master Naturalist program, and local and state university programs
o Other opportunities as they arise (school tours of HFF campus, conferences, community presentations, etc.)
• Write and otherwise create, and share content for HFF’s:
o Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
o Monthly e-newsletter, quarterly newsletter and Annual Report
o Newspapers and magazine articles and ads
o Other creative outlets
• Assist the Communications and Outreach Director with communications tracking, analytics and strategic planning, and occasional grant writing as needed.
• Work with the Communications and Outreach Director to coordinate rapid, strategic response to concerns on the river (i.e., flow events, water quality concerns, river use conflict, etc.).
• Work with the Communications and Outreach Director and Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator to design and implement other communications projects and outlets to move the Communications Program forward.
This position provides opportunity for growth. If you hope to further your career and have an interest in natural resources, conservation or purpose-driven work, we encourage you to apply.
• Good written and verbal communications skills
• Attention to detail, good time management and prioritization skills
• Comfortable working independently, but also willing to work on projects in a small-team environment
• Willingness to be flexible and pitch in wherever needed
• Interest in and willingness to become familiar with whatever subject or develop whatever secondary skill is required to successfully complete the job at hand
• Photography and other creative skills a plus