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Community Engagement/Marketing Manager

Wild Bear Nature Center

Full Time
Posted March 18, 2024

Our mission is to inspire a life-long connection to nature and community through creative  exploration of the outdoors. We are seeking a creative and charismatic leader to join our team to dedicate high energy to the visitors’ experience and marketing.

Position Responsibilities:

Community Engagement

  • Develop and implement strategies to engage the community, both locals and tourists, in the nature center including program offerings.
  • Partner with the Community Engagement Committee and education team to plan and implement community events in accordance with Wild Bear’s mission, vision and values.
  • With Education team support, update, create, maintain exhibits
  • Daily operations of the nature center, including maintaining the staffing schedule, providing excellent customer service.
  • Manage emails and phone calls with a timely and appropriate response.
  • With all staff support, generate volunteer interest and involvement in all aspects of Wild Bear.


  • Maintain positive, creative, and mission aligned social media presence
  • Create online newsletters to constituents through SquareSpace.
  • Design print media as needed for programs, fundraising appeals, and events.
  • Work with Education team to increase program participation
  • Submit free calendar listings for all events.


  • In collaboration with the Community Engagement Committee, plan and implement community programs and events both within and outside of the nature center.
  • Recruit, organize and document volunteers to support events in the nature center.
  • Support Volunteer events such as the Foothills United Way Day of Caring

Gift Shop

  • Support the gift shop team to be sure items are displayed, priced and tracked properly in Square
  • Monitor and manage with the gift shop team the online gift shop

Profile and Skills

  • Charismatic and Creative
  • A positive team player, professional with all constituents
  • Strong positive customer service skills
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Flexible with a “can do” attitude
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic and ability to work without supervision
  • Understands the nonprofit structure and is passionate about building relationships in the community
  • Passionate about Wild Bear Nature Center’s mission and vision and is able to speak about it to individuals and community

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Pass a State of Colorado and FBI background checks
  • Demonstrated computer/IT skills such as Canva, Adobe, Photoshop, Google Suite, Microsoft, wordpress
  • Social Media and marketing experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and email addresses for three references to jobs@wildbear.org

An important goal at Wild Bear is to increase diversity amongst our staff. We provide equal employment opportunities and encourage all qualified applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other personal characteristics.  

Wild Bear Nature Center www.wildbear.org 303.258.0495

Compensation: Compensation: $45,000/year salaried full time with room for advancement Full time, year-round, In person position, located in Nederland, CO Benefits to activate after 90 days of employment PTO:  accrued monthly at 80 hours/year Personal time: 80 hours/year 11 paid holidays per year   Health stipend: $150/month

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