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The Communications Specialist is an integral part of the Communications team, working to create a consistent external voice in line with the Marguerite Casey Foundation (the Foundation) brand. They will write and uplift external content to elevate the stories and voices of grant recipients, community leaders, industry allies, and the pressing social justice issues of our times. In addition, this role supports wider storytelling efforts through writing copy for a variety of internal and external media channels. This full-time position is based in Seattle, WA, or may work remotely. It reports to the Chief of Staff and is non-exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
To draft powerful, bold copy about the Foundation’s work and the work of its grant recipients across channels, ensuring that content meets the Foundation’s needs and follows the in-house style guide.
To lead the creation of a weekly social media content calendar that promotes the work and storytelling of the Foundation and grant recipients on key platforms and maintains a social voice that is authentic, engaging, and future-oriented.
The opportunity to play a role in building communications infrastructure that allows us to respond to issues proactively.
To be a part of the conversations about democracy and a just economy that are coming up in the media daily.
Partnership across internal teams and external stakeholders to gather information and manage project requests.
Space for learning, including gaining experience in project management and supporting and managing relationships with a host of contractors.
A collaborative and dynamic environment to refine your craft.
Marguerite Casey Foundation supports leaders, scholars, and initiatives focused on shifting the balance of power toward a multiracial democracy that prioritizes the needs of underrepresented and excluded people and creates the conditions essential for a just economy. The Communications Specialist is someone we can count on to develop compelling social media and long-form media aligned with the Foundation’s mission and voice, create cross-channel content and collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate communications projects.
You should consider applying if you:
Have at least 3-5 years of experience in advertising, communications, and/or marketing with a racial justice lens.
Possess strong communication skills, particularly in writing and editing.
Hold a creative and strategic mindset with a strong understanding of social media, marketing strategy, and digital media.
Thrive in and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
Are able to manage your time and stay organized.
Have a strong understanding of social media analytics decisions, and platforms, specifically Twitter, LinkedIn, nstagram, and Facebook.
Are comfortable with project management and can consistently meet deadlines.
Have knowledge of and ability to adapt to multiple media environments.
Are committed to the Foundation’s mission and values of belonging & representation, mutual respect, and trust.
Marguerite Casey Foundation requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Hybrid & Remote Work - This position is open to candidates nationally and across time zones. The Foundation has a headquarters in Seattle, WA, and provides a hybrid option of two days a week in the office for those based in the area.
Physical Demands of the Job - This position requires constant computer work that may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands; occasional bending, gripping, pulling, collating, walking, and filing; occasional lifting, (under 20 lbs) which may require the use of carts.
Travel - Occasional travel by auto, air, or train.
Benefits - The Foundation provides health, dental, and vision benefits, annual professional development funds, donation matching, and retirement plans.
Time Off - The Foundation offers 30 days of Paid-Time-Off annually, 11 paid holidays, and two floating holidays.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter via our website. The search is being managed by Fitz-Roy and Associates.
In your cover letter, we want to learn about what you will bring to this position and the Foundation, how you hope to develop, and why you would like to advance Marguerite Casey Foundation’s mission.
The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and it is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Marguerite Casey Foundation adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. It will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request and approval, to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.