Communications Specialist — The Northern Forest Center

May 31st, 2018 | By | Category: Jobs

Communications Specialist

The Northern Forest Center (the Center), founded in 1997, is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization with a mission to create economic opportunity and community vitality from healthy working forests in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. We rally people around a vision for the region’s future that is built on three essential ingredients: thriving communities, healthy forests, and resilient local economies. The Center’s programs advance innovative strategies in community revitalization, modern wood heat, wood products manufacturing, community owned forests, tourism development, tax credit financing and regional strategy. Please visit our website,, for more information.

The Center seeks a Communications Specialist to join the team in our Concord, NH office. The Specialist will support a wide range of strategic communications priorities, designed to raise overall awareness of the Center and engage donors, partners, other stakeholders and social media followers. The ideal candidate will bring initiative, excellent attention to detail, ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, a positive, can-do attitude, and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment. As an organization that practices continuous improvement, we will look to this position to manage our digital communication processes according to current best practices. If you want to put your digital and marketing skills to work for a mission-driven organization, please consider joining our team. We pride ourselves on being a positive, friendly, productive, and flexible place to work.


Communications Specialist Reports to: Communications Director
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities Job-Type: Part-time

  • Responsibilities
    As a key member of our team the Communications Specialist will:
  • Manage social media channels for the Center and its programs: develop strategy; write, create and post content; monitor and reply to posts; follow important organizations; share and boost posts; maintain best practices.
  • Maintain website, post updated content, integrate photos and videos, cross-market with internal and external links, maximize SEO.
  • Create and distribute bulk emails (Mail Chimp); manage interface of Salesforce and Mail Chimp; manage audience segmentation.
  • Repurpose approved content for additional uses.
  • Manage and produce digital media for the Center, including curating our photo/digital library, editing videos, creating basic graphics, and sharing products with partners. Assess and improve the effectiveness of the Center’s digital communications using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and other tools.
  • Assist in public relations and promotions where needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong knowledge of the latest social media strategies and tools.
  • Experience using multi-channel communications to drive organizational awareness, as well as
    audience acquisition and engagement.
  • Experience using content management systems for websites; solid understanding of search
    engine optimization; experience with Google AdWords preferred.
  • Strong writing skills, and ability to align targeted content with unique audience needs and
  • Experience using analytical tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, etc.
  • Experience with email marketing systems (MailChimp preferred).
  • Experience with video production and editing preferred.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
  • Self-motivation with a sense of personal responsibly for job performance.
  • Excellent attention to organization, detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Two-year college degree or professional certification in related field or equivalent
  • Ability to travel on rare occasions with other staff to attend in- and out-of-state meetings, which
    can include overnight stays.

Compensation and Benefits

The Communications Specialist is an hourly part-time position (25-30 hours/week) with an hourly range
of $19-$23; starting wage will be commensurate with experience. The Center provides a benefits
package including employee supplemented health insurance and paid holiday and vacation hours.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this
position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from
time to time, as needed.

To Apply

Initial application deadline is June 4, 2018. Position will be open until filled. Please submit a cover letter
and resume detailing your interest and qualifications to with the subject
line “Communications Specialist Application.” No calls, please.

The Northern Forest Center is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual
qualification, merits, and achievements. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from
employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs or disability.


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