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Social Media Specialist Fellowship

High School

When thinking about job options, full time work might be worth considering. The employer not revealing the salary allows for the negotiation of it. The Social Media Specialist Fellowship job vacancy was made available on January 8, 2024, and it will expire on April 7, 2024. It is a requirement for this job that you have passed High School. This job is situated in United, but it's a remote position that provides flexibility to work from anywhere.


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Fully remote, one-year fellowship, part-time.

Island Conservation (IC) is pleased to offer a one-year paid fellowship for social media specialists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate looking for work experience in the nonprofit sector. The candidate will work with the Communications Team to further enhance IC’s online presence, share stories, develop a social media strategy, and engage with target audiences (partners, advocates, and funders) and other interested parties through social media.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable working with a highly productive, multicultural team of conservation professionals, distributed in multiple time zones around the world, and focused on collaborating with communities to restore island-marine ecosystems to prevent the extinction of highly vulnerable island species and make those systems more resilient to other stressors such as a changing climate.


  • Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading
  • Experience maximizing features on social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook) as well as using tools like Hootsuite and Later
  • Proficiency with Windows and Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience in brand development and marketing
  • Experience using web and social media analytics to design, measure, test, and adapt social media outreach and engagement strategies
  • Demonstrated aptitude to learn new software systems and tools
  • Experience with image creation and/or graphic design for social media (Photoshop, Canva, etc.); video experience a plus (Premie, Rush)
  • High emotional intelligence, multicultural literacy, appreciation and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • High School Degree, GED, Associates Degree, and/or Bachelors Degree


  • Develop and Implement Social Media Strategy: In collaboration with Communications Manager, create a comprehensive monthly social media strategy aligned with Island Conservation’s goals and objectives to be reviewed by the Strategic Communications Director.
  • Content Creation: Generate engaging and relevant content, including text, images, videos, and infographics, to be shared on social media platforms.
  • Social Media Posting: Schedule and publish posts for our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn), ensuring consistent and timely updates.
  • Audience Engagement: Monitor and respond to comments, messages, and mentions to actively engage with our online community and build relationships.
  • Analytics and Reporting: Use social media analytics tools to identify and develop strategies for achieving specific social media goals, such as increasing followers, engagement, website traffic, and conversions..
  • StayCurrent with Trends: Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in social media, incorporating best practices into the strategy.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other departments, such as Philanthropy, to ensure social media efforts are aligned with overall organizational goals.
  • Content Calendar Management: Maintain a monthly content calendar in PowerPoint to coordinate and plan content, ensuring a consistent mission-aligned posting schedule for review by Communications Manager and Strategic Communications Director. Adapt to emerging situations and adjust calendar throughout month.
  • Brand Management: Ensure that all social media content and interactions align with Island Conservation’s brand identity and messaging.
  • Influencer Partnerships: Identify and collaborate with relevant social media influencers and partners to amplify Island Conservation’s message and reach a wider audience.
  • Accessibility and Inclusivity: Ensure that social media content is accessible to all audiences, including those with disabilities, and promotes diversity and inclusivity.

If you do not meet all these qualifications, please still apply. We are interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience. There is not a formal educational requirement for this role.

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  • Only principals should apply; recruiters, please do not contact; please, no phone calls about this job; Please do not contact job poster about other services, products, or commercial interests
  • Qualified candidates should apply to [email protected]; applications should include a cover letter, a resume, samples of your work, and information about where you are located.


  • The one-year fellowship includes a $2000-per-month stipend.

ISLAND CONSERVATION is our world’s only international nonprofit conservation organization dedicated solely to preventing extinctions on islands through community-based island restoration and rewilding partnerships. Island Conservation is a United States-based 501(c)3 charitable organization that works globally, with strategic international and local partnerships in all regions to help achieve conservation goals.

Island Conservation is committed to a holistic island-marine ecosystem restoration method that combines efforts to improve community livelihoods, manage invasive species, and reintroduce native species. As such, our unique and ambitious approaches have evolved to focus first on community-based conservation, empowering local partners, and supporting overall sustainable development. Island Conservation recognizes that these frontline island communities and Indigenous Peoples are most directly impacted by invasive species, degraded habitat, failing ocean health and climate change, and that they provide critical leadership in building solutions.

Island Conservation envisions and strives to contribute to a world that is inclusive, interconnected, just, and sustainable. We believe that accomplishing our mission and vision requires a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team with varied backgrounds, experiences, and skillsets.

Island Conservation is an equal opportunity employer.

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