Outreach Coordinator Position

May 2022                               

Outreach, Communications and Engagement Coordinator
The World Ocean Observatory (W2O), a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Maine, is seeking a part-time team member who will bring skill, creativity and enthusiasm to an integrated marketing campaign for organizational programs and partnership. Candidate will contribute to website management, marketing campaign development, social media content production, scheduling, expansion and metrics. Our ideal applicant will be collaborative, passionate about the ocean, knowledgeable and curious of web-based communications and public creations, independent and self-starting, a good writer and editor, and will have a strong Internet connection. Position is 15 hours per week; compensation is $20/hour. Work is remote; east coast USA preferable.

W2O is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Possible projects may include:

•    Website audit and reorganization of site structure / design
•    Maintaining social platforms with up-to-date content
•    Researching and cross-sharing partner content
•    Researching and contacting individuals/organizations for program expansion
•    Maintaining an aggressive social media calendar
•    Managing at least one communications platform expansion campaign
•    Managing at least one program-based social media marketing campaign

Skills and interests:

•    A passion for the ocean  
•    Knowledge and experience in web-based communications and public engagement
•    Demonstrated experience in marketing programs and online content
•    Fluency with social media platforms and analytics
•    Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Ability to transform complex ideas and information into compelling messages
•    Excellent analytical skills and ability to work independently and remotely
•    Good writing and editing skills
•    Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive manner
•    Strong, reliable Internet access

About the W2O

The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) is a web-based place of exchange of responsible science-based and educational information about the ocean. W2O advocates for all aspects of ocean health through a variety of communications platforms including syndicated radio/podcast; aggregated video; blog for ocean solutions; digital magazine; online exhibits; an annual maritime film festival; ocean curriculum catalog; virtual aquarium; and relentless social media--all celebrating our projects and programs as well as those of our partners and collaborators. We engage and amplify our audience through direct outreach, content, partnerships, targeted social media and professional networks. Our essential purpose is to create a global ocean community to apply information and education through personal commitment, collective engagement, and transformational action in support of the sustainable ocean. W2O has been virtually organized from its founding, employing a business model that demands efficiency, economy, and effectiveness through the support of foundations and private donors.

Send statement of intent and resume to: [email protected]