Communications Specialist

Marketing & Sales Seattle, Washington


Position:  Communications Specialist

Manager:  Director of Marketing

Location:  Seattle, Washington (South Park)

Schedule:  Monday - Friday (Full Time)

Wage:  $67,000 - $71,000 yearly

We’re building a team and you could be a crucial member.

Northwest Center’s Marketing Department seeks a Communications Specialist who is a strong writer, editor, and communicator who will help capture our brand voice and use it to promote our organization to a variety of internal and external markets.


  • BA/BS degree (journalism, communications or related field) or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years related experience; 3-5 years preferred
  • Strong writing, particularly in news feature/journalism style, and the ability to write concise, creative copy for marketing materials that range from event programs to Twitter posts
  • Knowledge of best practices when creating content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Adaptable to working in a variety of communication programs that may include Vocus, Outmarket or Constant Contact
  • Comfort making phone calls to media, representing our organization to the public at special events, and conducting interviews with a community with a large amount of neuro-diversity
  • A strong desire to work in an inclusive, non-profit environment where teams are not 'siloed' but work together in pursuit or our mission

Northwest Center is a leading change agent for inclusion, supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities or delays through a variety of education and employment services. Our mission is strong and our message is complex, and we find the challenge exhilarating and worthwhile.

In the role of Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for written communications and content for our newsletter and social media and will also help build our public relations efforts through regular media outreach. The ideal candidate is a “doer,” ready to jump in with a creative, engaging team committed to the core belief that has guided our organization since 1965: when people of all abilities learn and work together, everyone benefits.

At Northwest Center, we not only promote inclusion, we live it, with a staff made up of people of all abilities and backgrounds. Our culture is not stuffy or formal, but does adhere to strict ethical principles and personal responsibility as we strive to create a world as it should be—one with a shared experience of humanity regardless of physical or neurological differences.

If this sounds like a place where you’d thrive, please respond with your resume and samples of your written work (link to an online portfolio preferred).

You will see in the application that there is an area to upload additional documents.