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Inland Northwest Outreach Coordinator

June 2019

Job Description:

background Columbia River 2000x1334Outreach coordinator will assist with and lead outreach, organizing and communications projects, and plan/execute events to advance a regional campaign to restore healthy populations of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin by restoring a free-flowing lower Snake River. Campaign focus includes creating and communicating a proactive vision for a restored, freely-flowing lower Snake River corridor and the economic, ecological and recreation benefits it will bring to the people of the Inland Northwest. Responsibilities will involve working and coordinating effectively with diverse interests including: conservationists, recreational fishing people, Tribal people, businesses, community leaders, and salmon advocates in the Inland Northwest with particular focus on Spokane, Walla Walla, Clarkston/Lewiston, Tri-Cities. Outreach Coordinator will work closely with SOS Inland Northwest Director, and SOS member organizations.


  • Working with Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) tribal members and partner organizations to co-organize a Nimiipuu River Rendezvous (formerly Free the Snake Flotilla) gathering on the lower Snake River September 20-22, 2019 to educate and engage people on the benefits of and need for restoring the lower Snake River and its salmon by removing four federal dams;
  • Supporting and expanding citizen engagement in Spokane and other communities to secure new political support and elevate campaign visibility.  Work will include outreach to and partnerships with coalition partners and allied organizations, colleges, community groups and leaders; 
  • Developing and distributing outreach materials including factsheets and other print and online materials, designing and giving presentations, and utilizing social media platforms;
  • Organizing and leading educational, outreach and fundraising events including, for example, film screenings, speakers, presentations, and more;
  • Recruiting, coordinating and supporting volunteers, and coordinating regular volunteer meetings and student intern projects;
  • Other projects as assigned.

 Job requirements:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills.  Proficiency with basic graphic design a plus;
  • Public speaking and presentation skills and the ability to engage and work effectively with diverse constituencies;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Google platforms, social media platforms;
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary for outreach and events; ability to travel within the region;
  • B.A. or B.S. required; degree or studies in communications or environmental sciences a plus.

Salary: 30-45K based on experience.  Benefits include vacation and health insurance. 

Location: In the Inland Northwest - Spokane preferred. 

Send cover letter and resume (no calls please) to: Sam Mace, Inland Northwest Program Director, 

Position is open until filled.

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