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Communications Specialist

PEPS is seeking a Communications Specialist for a 6-month contract assignment.

The Communications Specialist is a role supporting PEPS in the creation and execution of consistent communications and marketing across the organization. This contract position will assist in promoting PEPS programs and supporting the overall organizational messaging to fulfill the mission, vision, and strategic goals of PEPS. The Communications Specialist will prioritize racial equity in each of these tasks.

This is a part-time contract position in a remote work environment with a requirement to meet once a week virtually with the Communications and Marketing Director.

Eligibility: Individuals with demonstrated expertise to perform the scope of work are eligible to apply.

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OUR MISSION

The PEPS mission is to connect parents to strengthen families and build community. Since 1983, the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform, and create community. We have become a vital resource for new parents in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.

OUR VISION

  • Resilient Families
  • Connected Communities
  • Equitable Outcomes

OUR VALUES

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Community
  • Authenticity


Core Responsibilities

  • Draft, schedule, and publish content across multiple social media channels to engage the PEPS community and amplify the PEPS mission, programs, resources, and advocacy work.
  • Coordinate, build, and deploy engaging content across multiple monthly email newsletters and blog articles on the PEPS Highs and Lows blog.
  • Gather, develop, and produce compelling written content that share stories of PEPS impact.
  • Assist in the execution of printed and online communications and marketing activities, as needed.
  • Measure and evaluate results of content and make recommendations, as needed.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent direct knowledge and experience creating content with measurable results across multiple platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and WordPress.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize day-to-day tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 and Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Demonstrated experience operating with a racial equity lens.
  • Ability to provide own computer equipment.

Experience

  • 2+ years working experience within the communications and marketing field.

Compensation

  • The contract term is for 6 months (start date to be determined during interview process), with an option to increase or extend depending on funding availability, contractor performance, and assignment need.
  • This position will be assigned work approximately 10-15 hours a week, to be completed on the contractor’s own schedule.
  • The expected pay range for this part-time position will be $21-$23 per hour, depending on experience.

Culture

The PEPS staff and board believe that its success as an organization is based on its unique and supportive organizational culture, which strongly affirms that all new parents deserve community, support, and social connection. When parents build connection with one another, their babies, families, and communities are healthier. To work towards healthy outcomes for all families, PEPS operates with a racial equity lens across all of its activities and embraces learning and growth.

The Communications Specialist:

  • Demonstrates passion for the PEPS mission, programs, and impact.
  • Works with a spirit of collaboration within all levels of PEPS and promotes a culture of teamwork, wellness, and inclusion.

TO APPLY

Virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis. All applications will be acknowledged within 5 business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration and this role will remain open until filled. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, educational/learning, and volunteer experiences.
  • A cover letter that clearly explains how your professional background and interests are a fit with the key skills and qualifications described in this position announcement. Please include which pronouns you use.

Please email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and résumé combined in one document and your name in the file name) to jobs@peps.org. No paper submissions, please.

PEPS values and celebrates the strengths that diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to advancing equity through our work.  Cultivating a diverse and inclusive staff is one of our priorities. People of color and others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability and background) are strongly and sincerely encouraged to apply. PEPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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