The Community Engagement Specialist supports content curation and audience development across Roots & Shoots’ digital communications platform, in collaboration with Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) communications staff. They are specifically responsible for managing the creation and deployment of relevant content across the program's main website (rootsandshoots.org), Good For All News (news.janegoodall.org), wikis, email and social media (primarily Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). In addition the specialist is responsible for understanding, engaging and growing the audiences that make use of each of these elements of the organization’s digital platform. The specialist will also be responsible for monitoring the performance of the organization’s content and relative engagement with it among Roots & Shoots’ audiences.
Audience development and maintenance
Performance monitoring and evaluation
The successful candidate must have 3-5 years demonstrated experience working in a communications, marketing, and/or youth programming related field (or some combination), preferably in an organizing or youth development setting; a commitment to youth empowerment and a passion/knowledge of education and environmental/humanitarian/social justice issues; strong interpersonal and communications skills. Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or similar (other concentrations considered with relevant work experience). Graduate degree welcomed.
Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (preferably one blog style and one press release or OpEd), and a link to design portfolio or other key online presence.
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org and www.rootsandshoots.org.
Job Type: Full-time