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Communications Director

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Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups Coalition
Greater Olympia Area (home based)
Olympia, WA 98501
United States
Phone: (360) 507-1110

The Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Coalition, (RFEGC), a 501(c)6, is seeking a part time executive level staff person to increase its capacity to implement board approved goals and objectives. This position will assist the RFEGC Board to develop, plan, coordinate, and implement strategic initiatives and measures designed to maintain the ability of the individual RFEGs to complete their collective mission to restore salmonid resources throughout Washington State.

Position Description:
The Communications Director is responsible for development, implementation, coordination, and management of all financial, planning, communications and administrative activities of the RFEGC. This position will work with, and be accountable to, the RFEGC Board. This position requires significant individual expertise, discipline and self-motivation to accomplish board assignments. An executive committee of 3-5 board members or executive directors representing various parts of the state will provide day-to-day oversight.

The Communications Director position is half time to start but has the potential to increase hours in the future, pending progress on sustainable funding initiatives. The Communications Director is expected to have flexible work hours to meet schedules and project deadlines.

The position may be “home-based” or an individual RFEG may be able to provide office space. The Communications Director will be required to be in Olympia on a regular basis to attend Coalition meetings, committee meetings and interact with state agency personnel and legislators.

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Familiarity with Washington State Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Program.
• Experience with governmental and nonprofit organizations, especially those in the environmental conservation arena. Experience working with legislators.
• Ability to track complex issues and information.
• Ability to establish working relationships with diverse individuals and organizations including with difficult people while remaining tactful at all times.
• Ability to prioritize work tasks and make progress toward deadlines even when priorities shift or multiple, high-priority tasks need attention simultaneously.
• Excellent written communication skills, including ability to write reports, marketing materials and professional letters. Familiarity with online and print media.
• Experience developing goals, schedules and meeting deadlines.
• Self-directed and self-motivated with a high level of integrity.
• Detail oriented and responsive.

• $25 - $30/hour depending on experience. This equates to $52,000 - $62,400 per year for full time work. (This position is advertised as part time – 50% to start.)
• The position does not include medical, dental, retirement or other benefits.
• If the position reaches 75% FTE, holidays and paid time off are available

Application Materials Required:
Submit detailed resume, three references, and cover letter directly addressing above knowledge, skills and abilities. For a complete job description, please visit www.rfeg.org/


Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups Coalition
Greater Olympia Area (home based)
Olympia, WA 98501
United States
Phone: (360) 507-1110