Job Posting: Programs & Communications Associate

We are excited to announce that we are hiring for a Programs & Communications Associate. Please refer to the job listing below:

Position Opening: Programs & Communications Associate 

Type: Full-Time, Exempt 
Reports to: Grants Program Manager 
Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 annually (benefits including vacation time, paid holidays and sick time, health, dental and vision insurance plan, retirement plan, charitable gift matching, and ORCA Card) 
To Apply: This position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to: jobs[at]

The Washington Women’s Foundation is a strong and inclusive collective of informed women who together influence community transformation. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1995, its members have awarded collective and individual grants in excess $19 million.

Position Purpose: Supports the Foundation’s collective grantmaking activities and educational programming, working collaboratively with a team of staff and volunteer leaders.

Position Responsibilities: 

  1. Programs and Events:  Supports the Grants Program Manager in the execution of events and programs designed to further the mission of the Foundation, including, but not limited to, workshops and celebrations related to the award of grants. Supports effective, well-run and welcoming events and programs hosted by the Foundation, in person and online.  Duties for in-person events, when again permitted by public health officials, include reserving venues, arranging for catering and refreshments, preparing A/V and other technical support, setting up rooms, tracking attendance, preparing nametags and other supplies, staffing registration at programs and events, distributing and collecting evaluations and other duties, as needed. Duties for virtual events include managing online registration, and scheduling Zoom video conferencing, and providing day-of technical support. Supervises contractors, vendors, and volunteers as required.   
  2. Grantmaking:  Works with the Grants Program Manager to provide a high level of management and support to the Foundation’s members and other committee volunteers to ensure that the Foundation’s grantmaking processes run smoothly, meet the Foundation’s goals and objectives, and are conducted in alignment with the Foundation’s values.  Provides additional staffing support to the Pooled Fund Grant Committee and the Impact Assessment Committee.   
  3. Member Relations: Assists the President & CEO in the development and implementation of strategies for member retention, stewardship, and engagement, including the annual membership renewal communications, staffing the Member Engagement Committee, and assisting in the execution of all stewardship and member engagement events.  Serves as members’ primary contact point regarding memberships, donations, and general questions about Foundation activities. 
  4. Communications: Coordinates the creation and distribution of the member e-newsletter, the Foundation’s annual report, marketing content for Foundation events and programs, social media content, and other communication pieces, as requested. 

The above is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this position.  The employee may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in the job description. 

Qualifications and Skills 

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in volunteer management and event coordination. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Washington Women’s Foundation. 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the capacity to work effectively with a wide range of personalities and working styles. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 
  • Flexible team player – able to work collaboratively with both staff and volunteers. 
  • High aptitude for serving in a coaching and support role. 
  • Attention to detail and customer service mentality. 
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office products and open to learning to use new technology, software, and databases.  

Physical Demands of This Position:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  In performing this position, the employee: 

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with members, staff, representatives of nonprofit organizations and other individuals in the community. 
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits and climbs in performing duties in the office and for on-site and off-site meetings and events. 
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, copiers, and other office equipment and supplies. 
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials and supplies for meetings and events. 
  • Occasionally lifts, carries and moves up to 20 lbs. of paperwork, files, materials and supplies, tables and chairs for meetings and events. 
  • Occasionally stands for long periods of time during in-person meetings and events. 

The Washington Women’s Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not make employment decisions based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, political ideology, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law. 

4 responses to “Job Posting: Programs & Communications Associate

    1. Hi Michelle, thanks for your question. This role will be remote to start but will be in-person in our office in Seattle once it is safe to do so.

  1. Hello!
    I’m reaching out to inquire whether or not this position is still open and whether or not you are still accepting applications. Looking forward to your reply.

    1. Hi Taylor, we are still accepting applications although are prioritizing those received on or before Jan 15, 2021.

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