Community Engagement Asssitant

Grand Traverse Conservation District

Traverse City, Michigan

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $16 - $18/hour
Deadline Dec 16, 2022


The Community Engagement Assistant is a part-time position; 15-25 hours per week


The Community Engagement Assistant supports the Community Engagement Specialist in marketing efforts for GTCD with administrative tasks related to the Connecting to the Future capital campaign and other duties as assigned.


Reports to: Community Engagement Specialist

Supervises: None 

Works with: All Grand Traverse Conservation District staff; volunteers

External Stakeholders: Volunteers, Donors, Program Participants.



  • Database entry and maintenance including gift and pledge entries, updates to contact information, meeting notes, etc.
  • Creating and mailing gift acknowledgement and pledge reminder letters as gifts and pledges are received 
  • Prepping sites for donor meetings: tasks include setting up tables, chairs, purchasing food and beverages, ice, and gathering and assembling meeting informational materials 


  • Assisting with GTCD social media: planning social media post schedule and creating posts.
  • Assisting with creating and sending out GTCD’s monthly e-newsletter 
  • Designing event fliers and email blasts for GTCD events as needed 
  • Assist in creating other campaign collateral such as developing signage, videos, and mailings

Organizational Support

  • Interfaces with all District departments; 
  • Handles open position postings and processing;


Success is measured by the degree to which:

  • Highest standards of confidentiality are maintained regarding our donors, volunteers and district personnel;
  • District’s Style Guide will be used accurately for all marketing and graphic design needs;
  • Representing the District with the highest integrity of customer service in aligning with our mission
  • Data is accurate and well maintained


The primary work place is in a typical office setting at the Grand Traverse Conservation District office in the Boardman River Nature Center in Traverse City, MI. A Hybrid option will be considered. 


Related Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years related experience 

Formal Education or Equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent training) preferred

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills, with motivation for details and high level of accuracy;
  • Able to focus and manage several projects in an environment with multiple distractions;
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Experience working with donor database softwares;
  • Proficient in use of PC and Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; 
  • Basic graphic design, marketing and Communications skills;


The Community Engagement Assistant is a part-time, 15-25 hours/week position. Salary: $16-$18/hour, commensurate with experience. This position is not eligible for benefits.


Please email completed application, resume, and cover letter stating your suitability for the position based on required knowledge and skills to the Executive Director, Koffi Kpachavi at Application materials can be found on the Grand Traverse Conservation District website

Applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm EST Friday December 16, 2022.

PREFERRED START DATE: January 16th, 2023

The Grand Traverse Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in employment, promotions, or compensation on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

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