Marketing and Development Coordinator
Kroka Expeditions is seeking an outgoing, passionate community member with innovative marketing ideas and a love of the wilderness. Kroka Expeditions is a nonprofit wilderness school providing summer, school, and semester programs to students ages 9-19. Our basecamp and office are in Marlow, NH, but our programs take us across the US, Eastern Canada and Ecuador. We are celebrating our 22nd year in service of youth and our planet.
Mission: Kroka Expeditions awakens a connection to nature and spirit, and develops willpower for conscious living and compassionate service through adventure sports, community living, farming, and the practice of traditional and indigenous skills.
Description: The Marketing and Development Coordinator is a member of the year-round full-time administrative staff team and will work in collaboration with Kroka’s Founding Director to enhance Kroka’s marketing and fundraising. Both areas are critical to the sharing of our mission through full enrollment and a robust scholarship program that allows any student who wishes to attend Kroka to do so, regardless of ability to pay. Kroka has recently completed the first phase of a capital campaign and will be embarking on the second phase within a year after reinvigorating the annual appeal.
Candidates should be:
- Experienced in marketing and recruiting for summer camp, semester programs or other nonprofit educational institution via online, in-person and written communications.
- Proficient in both Microsoft Office and Adobe computer programs in order to create beautiful and creative marketing and fundraising materials (click here for example). Ability to edit website preferred.
- Detail oriented and proficient with FileMaker Pro or other fundraising databases for knowing households and tracking registrations, appeals, mailings and programs.
- Excited to meet and engage with new people to share with them Kroka Expeditions’ programs. This includes maintaining a professional image and ability to build relationships with students, parents, families, alumni and staff.
- Understanding of the importance of philanthropy for nonprofit organizations like Kroka and have experience leading fundraising efforts.
- Able to coordinate annual appeal mailing from creation to mailing to donor recognition with a goal of making scholarship support 10% of Kroka’s annual budgeted income. Ideal candidate is prepared to lead organization in Phase II of capital campaign or able to apply current knowledge to learning these skills.
- Available to work some weekends and evenings depending on the seasonal rhythms of Kroka’s programs. Events include camp fairs, semester graduations, Kroka Work Day and summer program start/end days.
- Able to work independently as well as a member of a team.
- Flexible to embrace new duties that align with the candidates’ innate skills and abilities as well as Kroka’s needs. Willing to ask questions and needs so they feel confident in their role and responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will be:
- Experienced in wilderness guiding and excited to lead two or more Kroka programs annually
- Starting at Kroka in May of 2016 to begin participation in all aspects of Kroka life including school, semester and summer program engagement with students and families to best market programs in the future. This will also allow for overlap with Emily Hughes, the outgoing Director of Outreach who will provide training for this position.
- Undergraduate degree with a minimum of 3 years experience in coordinating marketing and fundraising. Knowledge of experiential and Waldorf education as well as child development preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, develop timelines, set priorities and provide effective updates.
- Ability to exercise professional judgment.
- Ability to take initiative and proactively identify problems and propose solutions.
Learn more about compensation here. The ideal candidate is looking to settle into life in our community, which includes living at Kroka Expeditions and working together in morning chores to care for our animals and campus.
Please send resume, cover letter (including the following questions), professional portfolio, one professional and one character recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share about your:
- Experience living in community and/or what attracts you to a community life
- Proudest fundraising moment
- Proudest teaching moment
- Proudest marketing moment
- Most useful computer skill and an example of how you have used it professionally
Kroka Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer.