Communications Associate

  • Full Time
  • Portland
  • Applications have closed

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Communications Associate 
Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Associate is an integral part of a three-person team, oriented toward communicating with a broad range of audiences. The individual will contribute to the organization’s overall digital presence, create a range of content for the website, emails, and social media, and assist with other communications functions. Collaboration with multiple Children’s Institute (CI) teams is essential, including policy and advocacy, programs, executive, and development teams. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong communicator skilled at translating complex content into plain language and working with storytelling and narrative to support CI’s mission and work.

The Communications Associate will have a strong communications background and excellent writing and technical skills, a passion for storytelling, and the ability to dig deep into complex issues related to early care and education. An understanding of the state and federal legislative landscape is preferred.

The Communications Associate will also have a commitment to advancing racial and economic justice while working to build and strengthen CI’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Based in downtown Portland, CI prioritizes an integrated, team-based work approach and a flexible, collegial work environment grounded in our values of honor, equity, learning, connectedness, and innovation. This full-time position is open to applicants living anywhere in Oregon and has the option for hybrid work at Children’s Institute’s downtown Portland office or remotely. It may require travel within the community and to partner locations.

CI envisions a socially just and equitable Oregon where all children have the love, care, and education they need. To meet this goal, we advocate for strategic investments in high-quality early childhood education and healthy development, the most effective strategies to improve long-term outcomes for children, with a focus on children who experience barriers to opportunity due to race, poverty, disability, language, and geographic location

Applications must be received by 5 pm on January 26, 2023.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Communications Associate” in the subject line.

Please contact Hanan Zawideh, Chief Equity and Human Resources Officer, at [email protected] with accommodations requests.

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