JOB CLOSES – October 20, 2019

Mission:  To ensure conservation of Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources, and preservation of our state’s rich outdoor heritage through advocacy, education and partnerships.


The Conservation Federation of Missouri is seeking an Education and Communications Coordinator.

CFM is the oldest and largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit natural resource conservation organization in Missouri with over 2,700 individual members and 100 affiliate organizations. Created in 1935, CFM is a critical leader in furthering the interests of conservation, natural resource management, and outdoor recreation in the state of Missouri, and is an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

The Education and Communications Coordinator is responsible for the development and implementation of youth initiatives and public outreach at CFM that directly promote our mission. The Education and Communications Coordinator shall focus on the management of the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), Missouri Collegiate Conservation Alliance (MCCA), website and social media content development and distribution along with event participation.

The Education and Communications Coordinator must be competent at both interpersonal and written communications. They must be willing to travel to colleges and universities across Missouri to develop and expand the presence of CLC and MCCA. They must be competent at social media, website management and media outreach. They must be able to assist in organizing and working CFM events. This person must also have a passion for conservation and a strong desire to make a difference in support of the CFM mission. The Education and Communications Coordinator will complete other duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director.

Travel is required, but mostly within Missouri. Some nights and weekends will be required.

This position reports to the Director of Operations and is based in Jefferson City, Missouri at the CFM office.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by October 20, 2019, to:

Job Duties


  • Serve as the primary youth coordinator focusing on the management of the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), further development of the Missouri Collegiate Conservation Alliance (MCCA), and participate with the Confluence of Young Conservation Leaders (CYCL). The Education Coordinator will also oversee and coordinate the development and growth of the CFM Young Professionals group.
  • Manage and work with the Youth Conservation Action Committee (YCA).
  • Plan events for the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) including convention, fall workshop, CLC stream team float, Prairie Fork work days.
  • Work with CLC leadership to encourage leadership opportunities.
  • Help with planning and execution of Explore the Outdoors and Pull for Conservation events.
  • Encourage students to attend and volunteer at events.
  • Maintain alumni list of CLC students and continue periodic communication.
  • Develop and manage relationships with universities across the state.
  • Attend career fairs and back to school events to promote the MCCA.
  • Actively engage in the Legislative Committee as a resource to oversee MCCA.
  • Develop solid committee of students to lead MCCA.
  • Seek fundraising opportunities and pursue grants to support CFM.


  • Manage coordinated digital communications to highlight awareness of conservation and natural resource topics, event promotion, public relations and media outreach through the website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) and newsletters. Build followers and interactions on social media accounts.
  • Maintain and update website with event information, press releases, magazine, blogs, podcasts, Business Alliance and Affiliate information, store, staff, board, committees and more.
  • Monitor and utilize information provided by Google Analytics to increase traffic on the website.
  • Develop and distribute press releases and bi-weekly newsletter.
  • Work with the Membership Development Coordinator to integrate Constant Contact and Donor Perfect.
  • Develop and maintain a current media list and ensure timely communications.
  • Promote, distribute and upload various forms of electronic media

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, Communications, Business, Conservation/Outdoor Recreation, or a closely related field.
  • Documented successful experience in education or youth programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Experience using various social media and communication platforms.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to lead, direct, and coordinate students and committees.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology including Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent driving record.

Salary and Benefits:

  • ‪Health coverage
  • Dental coverage.
  • Casual Dress Code
  • ‪Retirement plan with company match (401K)
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Base Salary is $33,000-$40,000