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Outdoor Education Community Engagement Specialist

Date Posted:  Jul 25, 2022
Requisition ID:  372921
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

 

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources protects, enhances, and preserves natural, cultural, and recreational resources for Indiana residents.  This extends to reclaiming former mining areas, evaluating the impact of land development on waterways and wildlife, and sustaining gaming areas.  DNR is also a leader in providing educational programming about environmental issues in Indiana.

 

About the DNR Fish and Wildlife Division:

 

The Fish and Wildlife division works to conserve, protect, and enhance game and their habitats.  We also strive to ensure responsible and sustainable sportsman opportunities.  We manage fish and hunting licensing, establish hunting and trapping seasons, respond to orphaned animal reports, and support Indiana wetlands conservation.

 

Role Overview:

 

The Outdoor Education Community Engagement Specialist functions at a professional level with the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish & Wildlife, within in the Office of Planning & Public Engagement. You will lead promotional efforts for the DNR hunter, trapper, recreational shooter, and angler recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) programs. The purpose of this position is to develop and implement promotion and engagement strategies to increase participation and increase public awareness of the benefits of fishing, hunting, trapping, shooting, boating, wildlife viewing, and other wildlife based outdoor recreation.

 

Key outcomes for this role include:

  • Write, develop, and implement communication strategies promoting R3 programs and events. 
  • Develop content including news releases, blog posts, social media, newsletters, event flyers, websites, and other related items to communicate the work and accomplishments of the Division’s R3 programs.  
  • Develop strategies and manage email campaigns, including message development, testing and execution, identification of target audiences, analysis of campaign performance and refinement of strategies to increase effectiveness. 
     

 

This position is in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and is 75% federally funded and 25% state funded.

 

A Day in the Life:

 

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Establish program objectives, KPIs, and actions to achieve them. 
  • Develop, update, and monitor all policies and procedures related to the program area. 
  • Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to leadership or customers. 
  • Implement corrective action plans to solve program problems. 
  • Analyze, prepare, and disseminate monthly and annual program reports. 
  • Review budget and make budgetary recommendations to improve the program area finances. 
  • Ensure program requirements meet federal and state policies and grants compliance. 
  • Assist in the development and train employees or agency consultants on program requirements and usage. 
  • Coordinate and deliver communication plans and communications. 
  • Serve as a liaison between agency and other state and federal agencies. 
  • Serve on management committees or other governing boards. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

 

​The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

 

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Specialized knowledge in program subject matter obtained through experience and/or education.  
  • Specialized knowledge of program area including pertinent rules and regulations. 
  • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs. 
  • Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications. 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting and budget principles. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

 

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Salary:

 

This postion traditionally starts at $37,778 - $41,555 per year and may be commensurate with education, training, certifications, and experience.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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