Job Opportunities at ACNW


Education Director

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership, management and execution of the highest quality environmental education programming for a wide variety of audiences. Programs include residential, day-use and outreach K-12, college, adult, community and senior programs, youth and family camps and retreats/conference groups. As a senior level administrator, this position assists the Executive Director and collaborates with Finance & Operations Director in leadership of the Audubon Center of the North Woods.

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program Management and Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Financial and Business Management
  • Program Development, Marketing and Partnerships
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design Management
  • Educational Vision and Leadership
  • Evaluation
  • Teaching

Status: Full-time, salaried

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Minimum Level Education: Master’s Degree
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills required including curriculum and public presentations
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in environmental education required
  • Demonstrated leadership and management of teams in a professional setting
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making and prioritization skills required.
  • Good computer skills required
  • Human resource management skills and experience required, including organizational development, performance evaluations, goal setting, training and development, motivating, team building, hiring, and discipline
  • Manage programs within budget, read financial statements and use information to guide decision-making.
  • Knowledge of ACNW programs and policies preferred
  • Experience with risk management and emergency procedures
  • First Aid and CPR certification required, additional certifications preferred
  • Favorable background screening required
  • Driver’s license and ability to drive all types of vehicles, including 15 passenger vans with trailers

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Starting Annual Salary of $40,000
  • Eligible for Health Care and Simple IRA through ACNW. We currently offer health care coverage through Medica with a $3,000 individual deductible and $6,000 family deductible and contribute $600 annually into your HSA to be used towards your deductible. We match your Simple IRA up to 3% of your annual earnings.
  • 10 Annual Floating Holidays & 120 Hours PTO Annually beginning rate
  • Professional Development & Training Opportunities

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To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references by July 15, 2019 to:

Bryan Wood, Executive Director
bwood@audubon-center.org
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072

Fax 320-245-5272


Marketing & Communications Coordinator

This position will manage existing marketing programs, while assisting with the development of new initiatives aligned with organizational goals. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with a wide range of marketing functions, including communications, advertising, digital marketing, and social media. The Marketing & Communications Coordinator must be an organized multitasker able to handle many diverse projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

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Overview of Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the company’s brand strategy
  • Ensure all marketing efforts serve to achieve immediate and long-term business goals, identifying and executing improvements for processes, content, and conversions
    • Plan, develop, implement and analyze marketing/advertising activities and initiatives (including print, website, social and digital marketing, paid search engines, etc.) for various target audiences
    • Plan, manage and execute our social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
    • Manage and implement written and visual content for digital ads, social media networks and website.
    • Maintain and update website; publish content on website and other digital platforms
    • Collaborate and work with graphics/design and media vendors to produce promotional and development materials, as needed; ensure deadlines and graphics/ data specifications for advertisements are met.
    • Manage mailing lists
    • Coordinate and manage conference/expo/trade show booths, including marketing materials
    • Maintain and monitor marketing budget
    • Manage and maintain marketing & communications tracking calendar
    • Manage effective analytics and tracking systems to monitor the effectiveness of various marketing initiatives and placements (including Google Analytics, AdWords, SEO, etc.)
  • Create and maintain public relations (PR) list of media personnel, potential partners and agencies to promote our organization and events; plan and implement PR strategies and communications; create and distribute press releases and media relations content; coordinate media requests
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant advertising and social media best practices, current trends, market shifts, etc.
  • Maintain promotional materials inventory, ensuring all resources are current and accurate, coordinating requirements for new materials with graphics and print vendors as needed
  • Continually seek and research new marketing opportunities and sources of prospective customers
  • Increase operational efficiency and help set up and improve workflow processes when needed
  • Serve as a point of contact for media and public inquiries.

Status: Full-time, hourly

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ recent experience in a marketing/advertising, content management, PR, or communications position
  • Proven work experience in a marketing coordinator or similar role
  • Critical thinker with strong problem-solving and research proficiencies
  • Solid organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent computer and online system skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, HTML, web analytics, email marketing applications, WordPress
  • Strong working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Content Management (CMS) systems
  • Experience using data analytics tools and the ability to gather and interpret consumer behavior and tracking data into meaningful analysis summaries
  • Preferred – Bachelor’s degree in marketing, advertising, or communications
  • Creative with strong oral, writing and copy editing skills, excellent communication skills, ability to craft clear marketing copy, and solid proofreading skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills and ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of market segmentation and market research strategies
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in social and digital media
  • In-depth knowledge of traditional and digital marketing tools
  • Experience with Google Adwords and web analytics, enewsletter services (like MailChimp), WordPress, CRM and CMS tools
  • Ability to learn and apply new technology quickly
  • Familiarity and aptitude with network hardware/technology is a plus
  • Flexibility with changes in priorities along with using sound judgement
  • Working knowledge with SEO/SEM campaigns
  • Self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently within a team-based dynamic
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally in the non-profit arena
  • Passion for ACNW’s mission and vision

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Full-time hourly employee
  • Starting wage is $15/hr
  • Eligible for Health Care and Simple IRA through ACNW. We currently offer health care coverage through Medica with a $3,000 individual deductible and $6,000 family deductible and contribute $600 annually into your HSA to be used towards your deductible. We match your Simple IRA up to 3% of your annual earnings. Dental plan option is also available.
  • 10 Annual Floating Holidays & 120 Hours PTO Annually beginning rate
  • Professional Development & Training Opportunities
  • Education mission-based organization
  • Located in beautiful 780-acre nature setting

Please see full Job Description

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted through 7/21/19

Send letter of interest, resume and 3 references to:
Bryan Wood, Executive Director
marketing@audubon-center.org
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN 55072
Fax: 320-245-5272

Email is preferred


Head Cook

The Audubon Center of the North Woods is seeking a full time Head Cook in our scratch-based kitchen. Job duties include prepping and cooking meals, baking, cleaning, organizing, assisting in menu planning, following all safety and sanitation procedures, dishwashing, etc. Must have excellent customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, a strong work ethic and cooking/food service experience.

This position involves a wide range of menus for K12, college, adult, and family groups, with a focus on organic and/or local whole foods.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Food Preparation
  • Cleaning/Safety
  • Assisting in menu planning
  • Other food service duties as needed

Status: Full-time, hourly

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Customer service and communication skills
  • Strong work ethic in a fast paced environment, and willingness to learn
  • Love and knowledge of natural foods is helpful
  • Available for flexible scheduling as there are very busy events throughout the year, to meet the needs of the kitchen
  • Scratch-based cooking experience – 3 years minimum experience as a cook/chef
  • Must pass a background check
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, stoop, bend, lift up to 50#, work in varied temperature environments of the kitchen
  • Ability to keep up in fast-paced setting

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Full-time hourly employee
  • Starting wage is $14/hr
  • Eligible for Health Care and Simple IRA through ACNW. We currently offer health care coverage through Medica with a $3,000 individual deductible and $6,000 family deductible and contribute $600 annually into your HSA to be used towards your deductible. We match your Simple IRA up to 3% of your annual earnings. Dental plan option is also available.
  • 10 Annual Floating Holidays & 120 Hours PTO Annually beginning rate
  • Opportunity to attend various trainings throughout the year

Please see full Job Description

To Apply:

Send letter of interest/resume (or job application) with contact information to:

Wendy Iverson, Food Service Manager
iverson@audubon-center.org
Audubon Center of the North Woods
PO Box 530, Sandstone, MN  55072

Fax 320-245-5272


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