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Communications Director

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Kindling
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Bellingham, WA
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Published 5 months ago
Communications Director

About Kindling

Kindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by sharing good news and connecting people with opportunities to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all. We are now building the world’s largest archive of social change milestones, known as the Archive of Human Genius.

Kindling is currently supported entirely by unpaid volunteers, including the Executive Director, Brand Director, Finance Director, Marketing Director, and Partnerships Director. Over time, we aspire to grow into a financially sustained organization with full-time, salaried employees. In lieu of pay, current Kindling volunteers are empowered to co-create their own role. Our sincere hope is that a volunteer position at Kindling allows you to explore your interests and passions, gain much-needed experience, and grow through mentorship and leadership coaching.


About this role

Kindling seeks a Communications Director to lead the organization's efforts to raise brand awareness (especially through social media) and foster long-term trust-based relationships with like-minded organizations, journalists, and publications. In particular, the Communications Director ideally will:

  • Develop and implement a long-term communications strategy
  • Lead the strategy development and implementation for Kindling's Twitter account
  • Explore additional social media channels and establish new accounts where strategic
  • Establish relationships with journalists and secure placements in like-minded publications
  • Work in collaboration with the Brand Director to shape organizational messaging
  • Work in collaboration with the Partnerships Director to foster trust-based relationships with like-minded organizations
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand Kindling's subscriber base

As a volunteer, the Communications Director will have significant latitude to pursue the roles and responsibilities that most interest them and best advance their own professional development. That will likely include some of the roles listed above and may also include additional roles and tasks, depending on your interests. Let's have a conversation about the role that most excites you. We are committed to crafting a unique job description that best supports your professional growth and fits sustainably and harmoniously with your other commitments in life.

Time commitment is flexible, but likely within the range of 5-15 hours a week.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Kindling is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Kindling provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

About Kindling

Kindling is a 501c3 nonprofit that ignites change by sharing good news and connecting people with opportunities to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all. We are now building the world’s largest…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Bellingham, WA, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

To apply, send us a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter describing why this position appeals to you and how you can support Kindling in its mission. If possible, please send links to any social media accounts you manage on behalf of a brand or project.

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