Job Announcement!


Ready to make a difference?

Island Stewards is looking for an energetic, passionate, skilled, and dedicated individual to assist in creating a campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to educate and empower residents to understand, act and resolve critical issues regarding the quality of life for locals, part time property owners, and visitors. The flagpole for these discussions is the update to San Juan County’s Comprehensive Plan, the legal document that maps out the future of the san juan archipelago.

San Juan County, while charged with the responsibility of crafting this update, is neither asking the right questions nor creating a forum for conversations about this somewhat obscure, largely ignored, and more or less toothless document that nevertheless determines the ground rules for our collective future.

Island Stewards campaign is intended to fill this information gap. The job description follows; it is also available as a pdf file here.

Assistance Needed / Part-time paid position

Applications are being accepted for a part time position supporting public education activities focused on the currently-ongoing process of updating San Juan County’s Comprehensive Plan.

 The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Engaging personal communication skills working one on one and with groups

  • Competence in using social media tools

  • Passion for awareness and action steps to create public consensus regarding our collective future

  • Creative ideas for promoting public education on this topic

  • Ability to develop a budget that can be effectively shopped to donors

  • Develop and implement fundraising materials, activities and actions

  • Understanding the basics of non-profit operation

  • Willingness to dive deep to understand the challenges inherent in this project

  • Commitment to persevere in face of setbacks and pushback

  • Organizational skills to:

  •             Work with other individuals and organizations

  •             Develop, maintain and enhance online tools (web sites, email marketing, surveys and polls, etc.)

  •             Coordinate workshops and events

  •                         Locations, publicity, equipment

  •                         Followup documents, connections

  •                         All county mailings, posters, art

  • Ability to develop and maintain a strong volunteer team


  • Flexible work hours

  • Starting compensation $20/hour

  • Starting estimated hours/week: 10

  • Minimum estimated weeks: 12

  • Work hours/week may increase; work weeks may increase, depending on success in fundraising

  • Position available immediately

  • Position available until filled

  • Successful applicant will be paid as an independent contractor; UBI required

Background materials: comprehensive knowledge of information at

Application process: Narrative addressing competencies, enthusiasm and experience along with contact information (email, cell phone, local address). Personal and professional references welcome. Tell me why you should be chosen for this position.

Position created for and by Island Stewards (, a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered on Orcas Island. All the usual non-discrimination policies apply.

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