Torres del Paine Legacy Fund – Community Engagement Coordinator
About The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund
The Torres del Paine Legacy Fund was conceived in 2014 as a means to enhance the stewardship of Torres del Paine National Park. With rapidly increasing visitation, the Park’s existing infrastructure and impact mitigation efforts were struggling to keep up, and yet no formal mechanism was available for businesses and individuals to invest in necessary development and conservation projects. In partnership with Sustainable Travel International (STI), local and international business leaders and regional NGOs, the Legacy Fund is working to enhance the visitor experience and long-term health of Torres del Paine and its surrounding communities.
The Legacy Fund recognizes the potential for travel and tourism to improve lives and protect places, and, in Torres del Paine, envisions a future where each new arrival to the Park is seen as an opportunity for hope and action. In partnership with public and private entities that cater to travelers in and around the region, the Legacy Fund raises awareness around social and conservation issues before, during, and after trips, and invites visitors to financially support projects that ensure the long-term viability of the region as a world-class sustainable tourism destination.
Over the past two years the Legacy Fund has experienced incredible growth, but there is still a considerable amount of work that must be done to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program. For the 2016-2017 season, the Legacy Fund is seeking a community engagement coordinator that can assist the Program Director to further expand and consolidate support for the Legacy Fund in and around the Magallanes region.
Duties & Responsibilities
Working together with the Program Director, develop and implement strategies to increase awareness and support of the Legacy Fund and its projects through engagement with local residents and businesses.
Community Outreach & Engagement (60%):
- Deliver effective community outreach that raises awareness of the Legacy Fund’s activities, objectives, and available funding to support eligible local projects.
- Represent Legacy Fund at local events as requested (expos, ferias, conferences, jineteadas, etc)
- Promote Legacy Fund through local media outlets (radio, print, tv, web)
- Deliver regular information sessions and orientations for tourism businesses, travelers, trade associations, schools, community groups, and others
- Develop tools to solicit feedback from travelers and residents on ongoing and potential projects
- Create/procure any written, visual, or video materials to accompany and strengthen the above efforts
- Manage and regularly update Legacy Fund social media channels:
- Develop primary content for distribution through Facebook and Instagram
- Monitor social media channels to share posts from Legacy Fund partners and to engage in active communication through our social media network
- Assist Program Director to develop and implement a strategy for guides to solicit donations from travelers:
- Perform remote and in-person outreach to guides to engage them in active promotion of the Legacy Fund
- Train guides to implement donation strategy
- Maintain consistent communication with guides and track progress; regularly conducting in-person individual or group sessions to follow-up on implementation and solicit feedback as to how we can best support them
Project Development & Management (20%):
- Scope, research and identify new local and regional projects and partners for support that are well aligned with Legacy Fund objectives.
- Scope and identify new applicable local and regional partners to support our work
- Host visitors to Legacy Fund projects as requested
- Coordinate logistics and procurement for Legacy Fund projects
Administrative Responsibilities (20%):
- Respond to emails in a timely manner
- Participate in weekly meetings with Program Director to plan & coordinate activities, report on results
- Track and record activities in appropriate Legacy Fund internal documents
- Provide ongoing feedback to Legacy Fund strategy
- Maintain and submit expenses in a transparent and timely manner
- At least 5 years of experience in tourism, conservation and/or community development, at least 2 of which were in Torres del Paine National Park/Puerto Natales.
- Dedication and passion for sustainability and the region
- Spanish fluency; professional level advanced English
- Previous experience in fundraising, advocacy, sales or marketing; mobilizing others
- Seasoned public speaker and presenter
- Demonstrated ability as a tactful and effective communicator in a broad range of settings with diverse stakeholders
- Outgoing and friendly; enjoys meeting and engaging new people
- Videography, web and/or social media skills a plus
- Broad local network of colleagues and contacts
- Organized and professional
- Self motivated and independent
- Creative; willing to design and test non-traditional approaches and strategies
Location and Duration of Assignment
The Community Engagement Coordinator is based in Puerto Natales, Chile from December 1st 2016 until April 1st 2017. He/she reports directly to Legacy Fund Program Director, Emily Green.
Compensation will be based upon experience and availability; however, it is commensurate with other small not for profit organizations in Chile. The Community Engagement Coordinator will receive reimbursement for any pre-approved project related expenses.
How to apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to Emily Green at email@example.com. In addition to telling us why you are interested in and qualified for the position, feel free to send us links to any projects, adventures, or anything else you’ve been involved in that can help us get a sense of who you are.
To learn more about the Torres del Paine Legacy Fund, visit supporttdp.org.