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Senior Associate, Outreach & Strategic Partnerships: This full-time position reports to the Executive Director. Applicants must possess a strong commitment to the success and future of small towns and cities in rural areas and to the Orton Family Foundation’s philosophy and mission. Travel will be required and needed for achievement of goals.
The ideal candidate must: have a minimum 5 years of demonstrated success at identifying and forming purposeful relationships with program/organizational/business strategic partners; be a tech-savvy and people-oriented professional who can set and achieve goals to grow program support among individual supporters and mutually aligned groups; be able to persuasively communicate the Foundation’s Mission and Purpose; be a self-starter who can develop direction and activities for success. Primarily an externally focused position, candidate must have strong commitment to accountability to and communication with fellow Foundation staff that develop and implement mission driven program and communication activities. Must have a deep commitment to and passion for the life, culture, heritage, and future of rural small towns and cities across the USA.
Communications Associate: This full-time position will report to the Communications Director and work closely with Foundation staff to shape and strengthen the Foundation’s voice and coordinate its message, with particular emphasis on responsibility for the Foundation’s website and the promotion and marketing of its offerings.
The ideal candidate will have: at least 4-5 years experience in media and digital marketing; a college degree; strong written and verbal skills; extensive website management experience; public relations, publicity, and marketing experience; fluency in social media, blogs, and other online promotional channels; creative thinking and a willingness to take risks; knowledge of multimedia production and online distribution; mastery of Microsoft tools; ability to manage people and projects; a spirited, directed work style.
About the Foundation
Founded in 1995 and supported by profits from the Vermont Country Store, the Orton Family Foundation helps small cities and towns navigate change that honors people’s connection to place. We do this by offering programs and tools that engage diverse groups of residents in collaborative discussions and decision-making. The Foundation works on the ground primarily in the Northeast and Rocky Mountain West, preparing residents for stewardship that honors and upholds shared community values, which serve as the foundation for future decisions. Our demonstration projects show that this approach touches real people, solves real problems, improves quality of life, and results in stronger communities.
The Orton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer: It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual preference, age, disability, creed, religion or veteran status.