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Communications and Development Associate

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thanks for your interest!

Do you find joy in telling a good story that moves people? Do you love being outdoors with others? Do you feel that well-told stories are critical to the success of a small, community-centered organization? Are you comfortable working with data and learning some of the nuts and bolts of non-profit fundraising? If so, we would love to hear from you about the Communications & Development Associate position at the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance! 

You will work with the Communications Director to support and produce timely, relevant, and impactful communications and engagement for our membership and volunteer base.  

The Communications and Development Associate is an entry level position with room for growth. It is a permanent full-time position with a starting salary of $36 to $40K. Flexible hours. Paid sick and vacation time. Health Insurance, FSA, Dental and 401k. This position will occasionally require participation in prescheduled evening and weekend meetings. Some travel will be required. Attendance at the annual Land Trust Alliance Rally (4 days in the fall of each year) is strongly encouraged.

Target start date: Aug 1, 2022. Interviews will begin in July.

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How to Apply


Please submit a statement of interest, resume, and 1 - 3 writing samples to If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about the position or the application process, please reach out to Annie Jacobs or RPA staff at (518) 712-9211.  All qualified persons are invited and encouraged to apply.

The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.


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