We’re Hiring: Communications Manager

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Job Description – Communications Manager (Click Here for PDF)

FOA Mission: The Mission of Friends of Alta is to protect the environment of Alta, including watershed and wildlife habitat areas; to preserve Alta’s unique character and heritage; and to encourage stewardship and sustainability of Alta’s environment and community.

Summary of Position: The Communications Manager is a full time (40 hours a week) salaried position working under the direction of the Executive Director (ED). Friends of Alta has two full time staff so the work load can vary, often by season. The Communications Manager provides administrative and program support for the ED including the following tasks: donations and donor management, general operations, newsletters, website, marketing, fundraising, summer stewardship programs, land trust activities, and other tasks as needed that are assigned by the ED.

In working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Communications Manager will:

  • Support FOA’s mission and work and abide by the organization’s policies and procedures. Assist the ED in carrying out long-range strategies for FOA to achieve its mission.
  • Represent the position of FOA as set forth by the Board of Directors to agencies, stakeholders, organizations, supporters and the general public.
  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals, develop and implement marketing strategies through written communication, social media, website and email.
  • Assist the ED in maintaining sound financial practices, recordkeeping, data management, and use of the organization’s resources.
  • Manage the donor database.
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies. Design and develop content for appeal newsletters, fundraiser invitations and other donor development materials.
  • Assist the ED as needed to operate Friends of Alta programs and projects. Plan and implement events including fundraising events, summer stewardship, and community environmental education events.
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations.
  • Work with the ED to organize, prepare and attend Board of Directors meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental studies, non-profit management, business, public relations, fundraising, marketing or a related field.
  • Current driver’s license


Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Microsoft Office Programs
  • Abode Creative Suite: mainly InDesign and Photoshop
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, including the ability to resolve conflicts with maturity
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to conduct strenuous work outdoors in variable conditions
  • Experience volunteering or working for a non-profit
  • Skier


  • Salaried Position – $35,000/year
  • Medical Healthcare Coverage
  • Vacation and Sick Time

To Apply and Time Frame:

  • Submit a cover letter (max 2 pages) and resume to jen@friendsofalta.org by July 13 at 5pm
    • In your cover letter please address what the Alta landscape means to you.
    • Submit cover letter and resume as one document with the date and your name in the file title (such as: 2016-7-1_JenClancy.pdf)
  • Interviews will be scheduled between July 18-20th


Jen Clancy | cell: 801-742-9719 | jen@friendsofalta.org

In accordance with the Immigrations Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is conditional upon satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal ability to work in the United States.
Friends of Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free workplace.