Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council (ARC&D) is accepting applications for the position of Marketing & Communications Coordinator.  This is a part-time position, averaging from twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) hours per week

Job Description

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator provides overall support to ARC&D, as well as individual projects within the organization. The coordinator will help conceptualize, manage and develop print, electronic, photographic, social media, and video communications consistent with overall marketing and communications strategy of ARC&D and brand identity. The coordinator also assists in developing and seeking out new opportunities to market ARC&D, as well as identifying strategic business and community partnerships to enhance the organization’s brand.

Manages and monitors social media calendar and postings and coordinates responses as needed. Assists in developing strategy and implementing ARC&D marketing and advertising campaigns.  Manages and updates website, as needed.

Contributes marketing and communications support to the overall strategic plan of the organization and its general operations including but not limited to marketing campaigns, special events, and routine marketing/communications. Serves as a liaison with media contacts on branding and recognition compliance for projects as required.

Serves as a liaison between Project Coordinators and media.

Conducts market research and data analysis.

Manages and reports on marketing and communications budget.

Manages and coordinates activities related to the organization in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.

Participates in meetings, discussions, and project planning.

Responsible for developing and reviewing communications internally and externally; including but not limited to newsletters, announcements, and press releases.

Performs other duties as required or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of successful marketing strategies.

Knowledge of layout, design, and publishing.

Knowledge of website management and desktop publishing.

Knowledge of industry standards and practices for social media, print media, radio, and television.

Knowledge of standard office software.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

Ability to take direction and synthesize information.

Ability to create clear and concise content for various marketing mediums and to effectively communicate in oral and written form.

Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Ability to familiarize with the organizational culture and communicate with the organizational voice of ARC&D.

Educational/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Public Administration, Business Management, or related discipline OR five years of experience in Marketing and Design OR any combination of education and experience that provides the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities to effectively perform the functions of the position.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $15-$18 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefits include paid time off and holiday pay.

How to Apply

Submit resume with cover letter, two marketing/communication writing samples, and two design samples.  Email to and include Marketing & Communications Coordinator in the Subject Line of the email.

Review of resumes will begin on August 21 and the position will remain open until filled.

About Appalachian RC&D

The Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council is 501(c) (3) non-profit organization chartered in 1994 as a volunteer-based agency. We currently have a 20-member Board with trustees from each of the six counties we serve: Carter, Greene, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington.

 Appalachian RC&D’s mission is to improve rural economy through conservation of natural resources.

Through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities, we work tirelessly to preserve our heritage, promote local growers/producers, and protect the lands of past generations so that future generations may be able to enjoy the natural wonders that our region has to offer.

RC&D Councils are a national program established by Federal Public Law in 1962 with responsibilities assigned to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service.  RC&D programs faced an unprecedented challenge in 2011 when Congressional budget cuts severed federal dollars from the NRCS to support RC&Ds nationwide.  While NRCS remains a valuable RC&D partner, Councils across the nation, including the Appalachian RC&D, have transitioned into new business models for sustainability.

RC&D Councils have never been governmental agencies.  The Appalachian RC&D remains a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits federally assigned programs from discriminating based on race, color, or national origin. The Appalachian RC&D Council also requires that its services and programs be offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color or national origin, age, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.