Communications and Impact Specialist – Full Time – Start Date March 1st, 2019
Life Lab’s Communications and Impact Specialist position reports to the Executive Director. The work schedule is flexible and will include occasional weekend work for events. The position may have the opportunity to hire and supervise a student worker for additional support.
The Communications and Impact Specialist provides positive, energetic, hands-on support for all areas of the organization, including local and national programs, fundraising, and administration.
Life Lab is is committed to building a culturally diverse team and is an anti-discrimination, pro-equity organization. Because we are committed to building a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities and students we serve and to increasing the diversity of our workplace, people of color and from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply to join our team.
This position requires a friendly disposition, flexibility, the ability to learn new systems and enjoyment of that process, and the ability to prioritize and manage varied projects and tasks simultaneously. Excellent organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail are vital. The Communications and Impact Specialist has significant communications and data analysis experience, excellent interpersonal skills, strong knowledge of common office equipment and procedures, and a passion for providing collaborative support as part of a team. This person has the ability to take direction from and collaborate with several people and prioritize tasks, as well as to supervise entry level staff for support and special projects.
$52,000 to $56,000 annual full time (40 hours per week), depending on qualifications. Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays. Excellent health, dental and vision insurance as part of Life Lab’s group plans, including family coverage. (Life Lab contributes up to $1,300 monthly to these combined premiums). 403(b) retirement plan available for employee contributions (no employer contribution).
About Life Lab
Life Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on the farm of the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Life Lab cultivates children’s love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based programs. Founded in 1979, Life Lab is a pioneer and national leader in garden-based learning, providing children’s programs, training and curriculum to inspire children locally and nationally. We serve more than 5,000 local children each year through in-school and after-school programs, field trips, and day camps at partner schools across Santa Cruz County and in our Garden Classroom in Santa Cruz and our Blooming Classroom in Watsonville. Through professional development workshops here and around the U.S. and curriculum sales and a dynamic knowledge network, Life Lab also has national impact, positively affecting the lives of more than 500,000 children across the U.S. annually.
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