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Job Posting: Community Relationship Manager

NEK Broadband is hiring a Community Relationship Manager. This person will develop relationships within the 50 Northeast Kingdom towns we serve as we build a publicly-owned fiber optic network throughout the area.  Our mission is to ensure every electric utility served resident of Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia county and the town of Wolcott has access to high-speed internet. The Community Relationship Manager will work with the executive director, our active volunteer board, and partners including Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom to build relationships with and manage and facilitate communication between stakeholders.  This will include written and in-person communication to board members, potential and existing NEK Broadband customers, media organizations, and town and state government; writing updates for regular postings to the website, Front Porch Forum, and newsletter; responding to correspondence from the public; and contributing copy for grant applications.

As a new position within a young and growing organization, the Community Relationship Manager will need flexibility, energy, an ability to multitask, and a willingness to listen and learn. They should be passionate about the importance of providing internet to rural, underserved communities; and able to communicate that excitement to people of many ages and levels of technical understanding – both in writing, and in person.  We are looking for a strong writer who can work on a deadline and who has experience in writing for marketing, online platforms, press releases, and grant applications.  The ideal candidate is familiar with the Northeast Kingdom, community organizations, and key players in the area.

Location, Hours, and Compensation

This position will have a public facing presence and work remotely.  The location of the public facing presence may be determined with the successful applicant.  Frequent trips to towns throughout the Northeast Kingdom will be required for in-person meetings with community members.  Internet access which can support Zoom meetings and reliable transportation are required.  This is a full time position with flexible hours.  Some evening and weekend engagements will be required. Competitive pay will be negotiated based on the skill set and experience of the successful applicant.

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To apply: Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Clerk@nekbroadband.org by 03/15/2022.  Applications will be processed on a rolling basis starting on 02/28/2022.