Communication & Outreach Specialist - South Dakota Grassland Coalition

The Communication & Outreach Specialist is a new full-time staff position assigned to assist the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. A demonstrated track record of developing and coordinating projects, communicating effectively with diverse audiences, building partnerships among stakeholders and the public, public speaking and analyzing data and writing reports is desired. The communications & outreach specialist must be self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team. Strong persuasive outreach methods and a knowledge of understanding of resource conservation practices are necessary components of the candidate’s knowledge and abilities. A B.S. with at least two (2) years relevant professional or personal experience or a M.S. with at least one (1) year relevant professional or personal experience is preferred. Grant funding for this position is currently available for approximately three (3) years; additional funding is contingent on the success and accomplishments of the position. This is a field-based position that will require a flexible work schedule and regular travel within SD. Annual salary range is approximately $35,000-$50,000 per year. Work station and schedule are negotiable; paid personal leave, retirement (IRA), single person health insurance, and supplemental insurances are provided as benefits by the Association.

Submit a 4-part application package to: Application package must include:

    • Cover letter with emphasis on demonstrating evidence that the candidate meets both the required qualifications and characteristics of a successful candidate listed in this vacancy announcement and position description.
    • Resume
    • Limited portfolio of relevant work
    • Three references familiar with the candidate's professional accomplishments.

Vacancy announcement & related materials (Acrobat file) are also posted at and