Position: Communications Coordinator
Location: Washington State (please note: position will require frequent work onsite at the Washington Trust’s Seattle office, depending on workload)
Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000, depending on experience
Position Type: Full-time exempt
Benefits: Medical, vision, and dental; a retirement program; and paid time off including holidays, vacation, and sick time
Travel Required: Occasional

To Apply

Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter describing how your experiences and interests fit with the listed job responsibilities and qualifications, and three references to info@nullpreservewa.org with the subject line “Communications Coordinator.” In your email, please be sure to include your preferred pronouns.

Application deadline: April 20, 2021
Expected start date: May 15, 2021

About the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

As Washington’s only statewide, nonprofit historic preservation organization, the Washington Trust is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and to promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. We work to build a statewide ethic that preserves Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration, and stewardship.

Values Statement

We Are People-Centered. As we approach our work, we will listen to the needs of local communities and adapt our work to the moment.

We commit to being:

• Inclusive
  - Amplify the many voices of preservation and heritage in Washington.
  - Assess preservation’s historic complicity/biases and make change.
• Proactive
  - Be bold, creative, and solutions-oriented.
  - Lead the charge in preservation advocacy.
• Empowering
  - Offer tools that enable local community builders to effect change.
  - Connect preservation resources to economic recovery.
• Approachable
  - Be the organization you turn to to help save places that matter.
  - Bring inspiration, hope, and (dare we say) fun to preservation.

Job Description

The Communications Coordinator will spearhead strategy and implementation for all communications of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation in order to consistently articulate the mission and goals of the organization. In all messaging, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining a cohesive organizational voice and ensuring broad accessibility for a myriad of audiences to the Washington Trust’s work.

Reporting directly to the Development Director, the Communications Coordinator will work closely with multiple Washington Trust staff members to support communications for a variety of programs and events—including Washington Main Street, the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area, advocacy initiatives such as the Most Endangered Places Program, grant programs, and fundraising efforts such as donor campaigns and annual events. In addition to crafting written communications for digital and print channels, the Communications Coordinator will be responsible for the design of all digital and print collateral and managing the Washington Trust’s websites and social media channels.

The Washington Trust is headquartered in Seattle at the Stimson-Green Mansion. While staff continue to work remotely through the pandemic, a transition to on-site work is preferred by the end of the calendar year. During this period of remote work and beyond, the Communications Coordinator will be required to work on site at the Seattle office on a regular basis for the purposes of using office equipment, printing, mailing, and liaising with vendors. Occasional evening and weekend work for events will be required. When public safety conditions again permit, occasional travel and event attendance will also be required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement an overall communications schedule and strategy for all platforms, incorporating input, priorities, and messages from across the organization in collaboration with program leads on content
  • Craft copy and other content for a variety of different platforms (including e-newsletters, social media, press releases, digital news stories, and online advocacy tools) that engages various audience segments and leads to measurable action
  • Manage the development, design, and distribution of all digital and print collateral including (but not limited to) organizational newsletters, brochures, the annual report, event materials, and appeal mailings
  • Manage and create content for Washington Trust’s websites
  • Lead strategy, planning, and execution of daily social media activity across multiple platforms
  • Track and measure online engagement over time
  • Manage digital subscribers and media contacts
  • Utilize the Washington Trust’s online advocacy tools to promote advocacy and connect audience members with key decisionmakers
  • Support Development Director and other program staff in planning, messaging, and implementing events throughout the year, including educational programming, fundraising events, and quarterly board meetings
  • Liaise with web developers to conduct webpage maintenance and updates as needed
  • Coordinate with printers and other vendors in the production of collateral

Skills & Experience Required

  • Highly collaborative style and team ethic
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of programs and initiatives concurrently
  • Proven ability to unify multiple programming messages and lead communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Proven ability to ability to manage/utilize visual elements (photos, logos) for a cohesive branding approach
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • 2+ years’ experience developing and implementing communications strategies
  • 2+ years’ experience managing social media accounts and messaging
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and basic design skills
  • More advanced graphic design experience a plus
  • Proficiency with email marketing platforms such as MailChimp
  • Proficiency with online content management systems such as WordPress
  • Proficiency in website management
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

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