The Ohio Department of Natural Resources mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION OF WILDLIFE COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR INCLUDE:
Plans, develops and coordinates information and education projects and/or programs for wildlife and fisheries management (e.g., hunting, fishing, trapping, Ohio Conservation) and acts in a liaison capacity and information clearing house for Division and Department social media: writes and edits articles and reports for the Division of Wildlife social media accounts; develops and presents informational materials and projects on assigned topics (e.g., programs, clinics and/or speeches; writes, processes, edits and performs computer layout work on articles, publications, and communications; assists with marketing campaigns); develops procedure for social media content approval (e.g., timelines, content assignments, format issues, etc.); monitors social media sites and recommends time and/or money saving means of interacting with customers (e.g., development of online applications for certificates, grants, controlled hunts or other); oversees and assures linkage of communications activities to Division mission and goals (e.g., reviews request to ensure compliance with Division’s mission and strategic plan).
Performs research and analysis of information for development of content: compiles and analyzes data of user interactions to evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies/campaigns; researches information for development of content about wildlife issues and conservation; keeps section apprised of current trends; consults with division personnel concerning need for educational and informational materials; meets with other government organizations, public advisory groups and conservation groups to gather and exchange information.
Provides information on wildlife related issues to the public: disseminates information and/or responds by telephone, written request, social media platforms, e-mail or in person on Division education and information projects; maintains files and records of past work, current and for future projects; assists with coordination of Division sponsored conferences and meetings; provides information for budget preparation and project writing.