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Job Title: Development and Communications Coordinator

Work Schedule:5 days, 40 hours/week (includes some weekends and evenings)


The Development and Communications Coordinator will play a vital role increasing the Forest Park Conservancy’s visibility and fundraising capacity. The ideal candidate enjoys fundraising and community outreach and is energetic, outgoing, and likes to be involved in a range of activities from community engagement to office work. This new position at FPC provides opportunities to learn new skills and expand responsibilities over time.


All Trails Challenge Walk-a-thon | 15% Time

Overall coordination of FPC’s annual walk-a-thon

●Organize kick off and celebration parties

●Manage All Trails Challenge online

●Recruit, support and inspire challengers

Community Outreach | 15% Time

●Develop tabling schedule, recruit and train volunteers to represent FPC at community events and staff information tables when necessary

●Identify speaking opportunities and recruit appropriate speaker

●Manage data gathered at events

Nature Discovery Hikes| 20% Time

●Expand diversity of and support for volunteer hike leaders

●Increase number and variety of hike topics in Forest Park

●Increase turnout to hikes and future engagement of hike participants

●Develop support materials for hike leaders

Communications, Fundraising and Administrative Support| 30% Time

●Create online content and increase engagement on social media

●Update website as needed

●Support the year end fundraising campaign

●Design simple flyers

●Collect and manage FPC photo library

●Data entry, as needed, during busy fundraising times

FPC Store| 10% Time

●Coordinate sales of FPC merchandise online

●Identify new outside stores to sell FPC maps

●Increase sales of all FPC merchandise

Other duties as needed| 10% Time


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience organizing events, fundraising, and coordinating outreach activities 
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Photoshop, Publisher)
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Ability to walk at least 3 miles on uneven terrain
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Some knowledge of trail/restoration work, natural history or outdoor recreation
  • Experience entering data
  • Bike or car ownership


$36,000 - $40,000/year plus medical, vacation and retirement benefits.


Please submit a cover letter describing your experience and why you are interested in this position, your resume, and three references. Applications can be emailed to: jobs@forestparkconservancy.org. To mail your application, send them to the Forest Park Conservancy, 833 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97205.

Applications are due (either by email or at FPC’s office) no later than Tuesday, September 11th by 5pm.

Questions? Please contact Sheryl Sackman at sheryl@forestparkconservancy.org

The Forest Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations. People of color are encouraged to apply.






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