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Social Media and Outreach Coordinator

Part-time (20 hours/week) contract position with strong possibility for full-time for the right candidate. 

Deadline to Apply: Jan. 31, 2022


Friends of Bonobos seeks a creative part-time Social Media and Outreach Coordinator to help run the organization’s social media platforms and to support communications and marketing. The person in this new position will plan social media calendars, create and post social media content, analyze results and create performance reports, help develop campaigns, create and update Website content, and more.

This position will collaborate closely with the organization’s leadership team and will be part of Friends of Bonobos’ passionate staff working to save endangered bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The successful Friends of Bonobo Social Media Coordinator will have excellent social media skills and an understanding of how to create and share digital content to have an impact. He/she/they will have compassion for both wildlife and people in developing countries living with extreme poverty. A basic understanding of NFTs and cryptocurrency is preferred.


Major Responsibilities and Duties

  • Help manage the organization’s social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Expand organization’s channels to TikTok and others as identified.

  • Create impactful new campaigns and content including videos, graphics, and captions and post content across all channels.

  • Help manage the organization’s presence in social forums such as Reddit and Discord. Help organization curate content for current and potential crypto donors.

  • Strategize with leadership to deploy a monthly editorial calendar in alignment with relevant dates, holidays, and programmatic activities. 

  • Respond to user comments and messages in a timely manner.

  • Brainstorm with leadership on campaign ideas, new ways to expand into other communication channels, and ways to better leverage the organization’s online presence.

  • Track social media engagement; email open and click rates, and website traffic; create reports; use data to adapt strategies and content.

  • Draft content for our email listserve and website;draft and update website content.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Education: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, journalism, public relations, public policy, nonprofit management, or related field preferred.

Experience: Minimum of 1 year of social media management experience. Nonprofit industry experience preferred.

Skills & Attributes: Strong verbal and written communication skills and comfort in communicating with partners and members of the public.

Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms and social media management tools such as Sprout Social, Buffer, or Hootsuite.

Tech savvy and quick to adopt new programs; familiarity with using Zoom, Canva, Google Drive, and Basecamp a plus. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) a must.

Proficiency with video and photo editing tools and digital media formats. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premier Pro) or equivalent digital media editing tools is a plus.

Excellent judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving ability.

Ability to multitask under deadlines. Ability to efficiently manage time and effectively manage workload. 

Demonstrated ability to work remotely; self-starter with strong work ethic.

Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Ability to understand and communicate to leadership trends in the digital content and social media space.

Bilingual in English/ French is preferred.


Friends of Bonobos has an office location in Durham, N.C., A candidate nearby is preferred, however, remote work is also available.


$18-$25/hr. depending on experience. 

How to Apply

Submit a signed cover letter and resume detailing your skills and experience by email. Include a link to online portfolio if applicable, or submit 3-5 work samples. Please include three professional references who have direct knowledge of your work (name, title, organization, e-mail address, telephone number, and the capacity in which the individual knows your work.) References will not be contacted until after interviews with selected applicants.

Please submit all materials in PDF format by Jan. 31, 2022 to: with subject line: Social Media Coordinator


About Friends of Bonobos

Friends of Bonobos is a growing US-based nonprofit headquartered in Durham, N.C. We work exclusively and directly with Les Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) to support on-the-ground bonboo conservation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We raise funds for ABC globally and we raise awareness globally about bonobos and their plight and ABC's critical work to save and protect them.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends of Bonobos-US (FOB) is an equal opportunity employer. FOB does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military veteran's status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.