Application Instructions

POSITION TITLE:    Marketing and Communications Specialist

ORGANIZATION:     Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin

REPORTS TO:           Development Director

BENEFITS:                Medical/Dental/Vision with 100% employee premium paid by organization, 12 Vacation Days, 3 Personal Holidays, 8/hours/mo. Sick, 9 Holidays, Last Week of Year Off-Paid, Mileage, Telephone Reimbursement, Inclusive Organizational Culture and Professional Development Opportunities

PAY RANGE:             Salaried, non-exempt position: $50,000-$55,000 annual salary

Work Schedule:          Full-time, 12-month schedule, average 40 hours/week, some evening and weekend work may be required.

COVID-19:                 All staff are required by OSPI to be fully vaccinated; proof of vaccination is required.


Mission: Our mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Hiring Practices: At Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin, we strive to hire a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We highly encourage and hope to see applications from people of color, immigrant, bilingual & multicultural individuals, people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA+ & gender non-conforming communities, and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusivity where thriving is the norm.


The Marketing and Communications Specialist will communicate the mission and grow brand recognition of Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin through a multi-faceted storytelling lens on the organization’s website, social media platforms, quarterly newsletters and other internal and external communications. This position will also be responsible for providing in-person and virtual presentations to community partners as well as supporting our Student Support Coordinators in their marketing efforts, as well as supporting annual fundraising events and campaigns.

Marketing and Communications Support

  • Create and maintain social media marketing calendar in collaboration with Development Director
  • Create daily social media content to share the work and impact of CISBF
  • Design digital and print marketing assets (newsletters, annual report, brochures, flyers)
  • Support programming team in development of school-based marketing materials
  • Manage content on CISBF website
  • Maintain database for agency digital snapshot contents
  • Attend networking events and speaking engagements to grow brand awareness

Fundraising Support

  • Support planning and execution of annual fundraising breakfast
  • Create digital and print marketing assets to support fundraising campaigns throughout the year
  • Assist in outreach and donor stewardship efforts

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or 2 years of marketing/digital storytelling experience
  • Experience with Canva and other graphic design programs
  • Experience with photo and video editing programs
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Proficient social media administrator
  • Confident in training and public speaking
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to take direction from supervisor and feedback from leadership team; align efforts with CISBF mission
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite.
  • Good sense of humor
  • Willing to travel throughout Benton-Franklin counties and occasionally statewide
  • Commitment to social justice, promoting diversity and inclusion for ALL students and families regardless of race, color, national origin, gender/sexual orientation, religion, or disability.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

At CISBF, we celebrate our differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where all employees can thrive. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, and/or sexual orientation. CISBF will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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Applications without a resume, cover letter, sample portfolio and answers to all pre-screener questions will not be considered.