Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator


Position Summary

The Communications Coordinator supports external communications, working collaboratively with our staff and graphic designer. Primary duties of this position are coordinating, designing, editing, and publishing Washington Nonprofit’s print and electronic communications, including engagement emails, e-newsletters, reports, website, and social media posts. The Communications Coordinator will also manage Washington Nonprofit’s event promotion and help grow organizational membership and engagement through effective communication strategies. This position may work out of the Seattle office or remotely from anywhere in Washington State.


Key Responsibilities

1. Communications

  • Coordinate, design, edit, and publish Washington Nonprofits’ electronic and print communications including but not limited to engagement emails, e-newsletters, advocacy alerts, reports, and other publications and collateral.
  • Manage design and content development for website and digital media platforms.
  • Manage all social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and implement strategies to increase engagement.
  • Facilitate member learning and sharing through various electronic and social media communications.
  • Help grow Washington Nonprofits’ membership and increase participation in learning programs through effective communication strategies.
  • Manage marketing and promotion efforts for the Washington State Nonprofit Conference and other learning events.
  • Track press coverage and share key articles with the Washington Nonprofits’ community.


2. Contribute to a strong organization

  • Contribute to the visibility of the organization by representing Washington Nonprofits at events.
  • Bring ideas from events, meetings, etc. back to the organization to contribute to our ongoing effort to understand and support nonprofits in Washington.
  • Work on special projects and participate in key events such as the annual conference.
  • Promote Washington Nonprofits membership.
  • Support Washington Nonprofits’ advocacy work.


Desired Qualifications

  • Commitment to Washington Nonprofits’ mission.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity.
  • Proficiency in Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), email engagement platforms (ie: MailChimp), website content management systems (ie: WordPress), and social media platforms in a professional setting (ie: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn). Equivalent transferrable skills from other systems are welcome.
  • Experience using design software such as InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, and similar programs.
  • Some familiarity with CRM databases (ie: Salesforce) and project management software (ie: Asana) is desired.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector is preferred.
  • Effective and flexible communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and priorities effectively and professionally.
  • Ability to travel within the state.
  • Room setup involving moving tables and chairs and some moderate lifting (up to 25 pounds) on an occasional basis (accommodation may be possible).


Additional Information

Location: Seattle office (telecommuting available) or remote from another location in Washington. Some travel required, primarily within Washington State.

FLSA Classification: Full-time, Non-exempt

Compensation: $48,000-$51,000 [+$2,500 for bilingual Spanish fluency]. Benefits include paid time off and health insurance.

Supervisor: Director of Policy & Communications


How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter online by February 22, 2022. Please name your documents FirstName_LastName_CommsCoord.

Washington Nonprofits is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. 

About Washington Nonprofits:

Washington Nonprofits is the state association for all nonprofits in Washington. We convene a powerful network of nonprofit organizations across Washington State to learn, advocate, and collaborate, so that nonprofits can achieve their missions. Washington Nonprofits has three main goals: deliver high impact learning opportunities for nonprofits of all sizes, be a voice for nonprofits in public policy, and convene nonprofits in ways that strengthen their impact. We achieve these goals with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and respect for regional differences. Future goals include increasing relationships and relevance for communities of color and rural communities, remaining nimble, delivering timely information and ideas, and staying accountable to our members and the greater nonprofit community.

Washington Nonprofits was founded in 2010 and has 13 dedicated staff serving over 30,000 nonprofits in Washington. Our organizational culture is fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and results-oriented. We value and support learning and professional growth and offer flexible hours and telecommuting options.


Washington Nonprofits Equity Statement

As part of our commitment to revolutionize nonprofits' place in our state and world, Washington Nonprofits is committed to be a champion and a leader in the quest for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. For us, this means using a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in all the work we do, including looking at ourselves as a nonprofit. We know this means constant learning. If we err, we ask for grace and further discussion, so we can hold ourselves accountable to communities of color, rural communities and others who have been marginalized, and can continue learning and being challenged. We welcome the greater discussion, so we can make the strongest decisions for the issues that affect our membership and become a leader in learning and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion for our state’s nonprofit organizations.

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