The Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies seeks a motivated and talented individual to provide leadership and support for the Center’s regional conservation, community and education work. Prescott College is a private liberal arts institution of higher learning in Arizona offering B.A., B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies is Prescott College’s field station on the central shores of the Gulf of California in Sonora, Mexico. The Center’s mission is to protect priority species and habitats through the integrated application of science, education, information exchange, and community participation. The Center promotes and models collaborations between people from different cultures and institutions to co-create solutions to complex conservation challenges.
The EA/DA works with the Director in a variety of areas that include, but are not limited to, development, internal and external communication, administrative support and leadership. The Center is seeking someone who has a strong interest in learning about all aspects of non-profit management and will be proactive in finding ways to assist the director in making the Center run efficiently and effectively. The successful applicant will have demonstrated skills in the areas of problem solving, attention to detail and organization. The roles and responsibilities of this position are likely to adapt as needed, therefore the candidate needs a high level of flexibility and the ability to prioritize and work on a wide range of tasks concurrently. The EADA is based at the Kino Bay Center in Bahia de Kino, Mexico and travels regularly between the Center and Prescott College in Arizona and occasionally to other locations.
Assisting the director in coordination and implantation of Development activities (40%): Responsibilities Include
Assist the Director with grant management, researching potential new funders and grant writing;
Lead fundraising initiatives, which includes managing campaigns, assisting with donor cultivation and appreciation;
Represent the Center in meetings and correspondences with potential donors and collaborators;
Manage mailing list through Sales Force;
Work with the Media a Communication Fellow to produce newsletters, annual reports and other strategic communications.
Assisting the Director with administrative tasks (30%): Responsibilities include
Assist the Director in logistics, meeting facilitation, event planning organization, calendar development and management;
Assist the Director in record keeping and correspondence.
Leadership (30%) responsibilities include
Provide participant leadership for team building and cultivation of a positive living/learning environment;
Act as a liaison between the director and staff in facilitating communication;
Oversee the Media and Communications Fellow to implement the Center’s Information Center Strategic Plan (development of bilingual outreach materials, social media, website content management, displays, art, communicating science, information management and more);
Act as a liaison between the field station and several departments at Prescott College;
Assist the Director with advisory council communication;
Participate in the Center's research and outreach activities as possible.
Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the mission of the Kino Bay Center
Demonstrated high levels of organization
Attention to detail, ability to problem solve and often work independently
Demonstrated success in fundraising and outreach efforts
Excellent writing and editing skills; professional level English required;
Intermediate Spanish language skills
Information management skills (file management and use of Google Drive and Drop Box)
Some prior experience using Salesforce database or other CMS program or the demonstrated ability to learn new programs quickly
Ability to work and live as a part of a bilingual team in a remote communal field station in a small fishing village in northwestern Mexico
Willingness to pitch in beyond project work to creating a functional and positive field station atmosphere
Ability to design appealing print and web-based material
Experience with CC Suite (InDesign), Microsoft Excel, Word and Adobe Acrobat
Excellent visual media skills (photography, video, graphic design, slideshows, etc.)
Experience managing public social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram
Willingness/desire to participate in projects conducted through the Center
Working knowledge of ecology, conservation issues and culture of NW Mexico and/or coastal and marine regions in general
Photo and bibliographic database mgt. skills
Housing, competitive entry-level salary, project expenses and partial reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided.
Please direct inquiries and applications to Liz Gregg (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lorayne Meltzer (email@example.com ) with the subject EA_DA applicant. To apply please send a resume, contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter addressing your interest in the position and your relevant experience and skills (see above). Applications received before June 30th 2017 will be given priority; start date is September 15, 2017. For more information please visit our website: http://www.prescott.edu/kino-bay-center/index.html