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Position Title

    Communications Administrator


   Key participant in the creation and content for communications of Friends of Youth.    
   Plan strategies and tactics to increase awareness and drive volunteer and donor
   engagement with an emphasis on effective use of social media. Create written content
   for publications and communications in all media. Assist in the production of brand
   materials and collateral including the website, brochures, social media, and promotional
   materials, and manage press and media relations.


    A. Creation
    1. Create written content for Friends of Youth publications and communications across
    all print and electronic marketing channels.
        a. Monthly e-newsletters, e-blasts, brochures, quarterly print newsletters, event
        collateral, annual report, promotional materials, program flyers, branded materials,
        press releases, etc.
    2. Develop a strategy to increase site traffic to our social media and websites. This    
    includes online specific campaigns/initiatives.
    3. Serve as point person for collaboration with local agencies for any online initiatives.
    4. Manage the content for the agency website: ensure site includes up to date and
    relevant content.
    5. Track and analyze website and social media pages and other relevant figures and
    trends. Recommend strategies for online communications improvements based on
    report findings.
    6. Launch and mange social media marketing campaigns; research and write unique
    and engaging posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
    7. Stay up-to-date on industry best practices.

    B. Administration   
    1. Ensure proper use of brand identity in all communications.
    2. Manage the Friends of Youth brand through consistent messaging and voice
    throughout organizational publications and communications.
    3. Update and maintain archive of press clippings, photographs and other media by
    regularly searching online sources for Friends of Youth mentions (at least monthly).
    4. Oversee press and media relations, including planning media events, writing and
    distributing news releases, maintaining up to date list of media contacts, conducting
    media briefings, and serving as spoke person when asked by senior staff, as
    5. Arrange interviews, speaking engagements and other public appearances for agency

Required Skills and Qualifications

    A. Education and Experience
    1. Bachelor's Degree required. Communications preferred.
    2. Three to five years’ experience in communications field.
    3. Experience using HTML, Adobe Studio (InDesign and Dreamweaver) as well as
    4. Experience writing, project management, and proof reading.
    5. Valid Washington State driver's license, car insurance and reliable vehicle.
    6. Employees and volunteers who operate their own or Friends of Youth vehicles on    
    Friends of Youth business must have a safe driving record as defined by Friends of
    Youth. Employees and volunteers who operate their own vehicle(s) on Friends of Youth
    business must carry auto liability insurance that complies with the requirements of
    Friends of Youth.
    7. Education or experience in cultural competency.

    B. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    1. Commitment to agency’s mission.
    2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Excellent organizational skills.
    4. Team player within a diverse working environment.
    5. Ability to develop strategic communications content and vehicles.
    6. Willingness to work evening and weekend hours when needed.
    7. Knowledge of relevant COA standards and participation in a Performance and Quality
    Improvement process.
    8. Must demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and a
    commitment to the value of cultural competency.





Reports to

      Director of Development



Application Deadline

     Open until filled.


     E-mail cover letter and resume to Dan Johnson at

Job Posting Date

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