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Hiring: Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Are you seeking a rewarding opportunity to use your communications skills to benefit kids and the environment? Would you like to be part of a young, growing nonprofit that is creating solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges we face? Join the team at Washington Green Schools as our new Communications Manager!

Washington Green Schools is a nonprofit organization that guides and supports students and K-12 schools to become leaders for environmental sustainability in their communities. We collaborate with school districts, government agencies, businesses, and other diverse organizations to deliver environmental education and action programs in schools across the state. Washington Green Schools has a commitment to racial equity that is shaping our programs and organizational growth.

Job Overview:

The Communications Manager will have exceptional written communication skills, a good sense of design, and experience managing multiple projects and deadlines. A passion for Washington Green Schools’ mission and commitment to equity are essential. This full-time position will support WGS’s programmatic and fundraising goals and requires excellent people and organizational skills. Washington Green Schools offers a collaborative, flexible, and fun working environment and a commitment to supporting staff members’ growth.

Essential Responsibilities:


· Create and implement communications plans and monitor progress

· Oversee the website and improvements to it

· Design and make flyers, invitations, and other print and electronic marketing materials

· Create and deliver electronic newsletters

· Maintain and grow the organization’s presence on social media

· Write and edit grant proposals and reports as needed

· Engage with media and pursue opportunities to increase WGS’s visibility

· Improve and maintain the photo library

· Manage relationships with graphic designers, videographers, and other communications consultants

General Operations

· Collaborate with staff in making key strategic decisions affecting the organization

· Participate in staff and board meetings, attend community events, and assist with fundraising activities

· Contribute to the growth and overall success of the organization

Washington Green Schools is a small organization and all employees are expected to perform tasks outside of their job description from time to time.


· 3+ years of professional communications experience (nonprofit or start-up desired), plus a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

· Ability to apply creativity and innovation to advance communications goals

· Exceptional written communication skills, including editing

· Experience with graphic design, social media, and website management

· Tech-savvy, especially with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office

· Organized and detail-oriented

· Collaborative and experienced with diverse stakeholders

· Emotionally intelligent with a growth mindset

· Commitment to WGS’s mission and work


The Communications Manager is a full-time, exempt position; however, there may be a 75% time option for the right candidate. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000 per year, depending on experience, plus full benefits. Time off includes 10 paid holidays and 20 PTO days. Washington Green Schools’ office is in the Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle

How To Apply

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, and design sample as one document in Word or PDF format outlining 1) your experience with the requirements listed above and 2) why you are a good fit for this position. Email all materials to with the subject “Communications Manager.” Applications will be accepted through July 31st and interviews will begin on August 5th. No phone calls please.

Washington Green Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to racial equity, and we encourage people of color to apply.

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