Communications Coordinator

PositionCommunications CoordinatorBased out ofTenderloin Center, 180 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. This is an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations. Must be able to travel to 826 Valencia Writing Centers and events.Compensation$50,000 to $55,000 annually with benefitsStatusNon-Exempt, SalariedReports toCommunications ManagerHoursFull-time (40 hours per week), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flexible work-from-home options up to three days a week, depending on job responsibilities and future org/team decisions. To ApplyFill out this short application and email a resume, cover letter, and relevant writing sample to Applications due by April 27, 2023 and  reviewed on a rolling basis. Open until filled.
Position Summary
The Communications Coordinator helps amplify the voices of our students, conveys our imaginative brand, and elevates the work of 826 Valencia through our newsletters, website, social media, community partnerships, and other external communications. The ideal candidate loves to come up with clever ways to promote our work and grow our audience. We are looking for a strong writer and communicator who can create messages in the 826 voice that effectively engage various stakeholders (students, families, teachers, donors, and volunteers). The Communications Coordinator is a member of 826 Valencia’s Advancement Team, which is responsible for communications and fundraising.
Position Snapshot
  • Write clever and inspiring content that amplifies student voices, connects diverse audiences with our mission, and grows our audience base  
  • Collaborate across teams to surface stories to share with external audiences
  • Be the primary author and coordinator for our newsletters, social media, and website
Reporting Relationship
The Communications Coordinator reports to the Communications Manager. 
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate all aspects of social media planning and implementation (mainly Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook), including content development, scheduling, community management, and data analysis; collaborate with staff to source content and populate a content calendar
  • Implement systems and structures to regularly update the 826 Valencia website with current, clear, engaging, compelling information that is easy for stakeholders to navigate
  • Collaborate with teams across the organization to create and publish content for 826 Valencia’s newsletters, social media platforms, print collateral, and other external and internal communications; write in the whimsical, wonderful, and weird 826 Valencia voice
  • Coordinate newsletter content in collaboration with staff in other departments (eg. Volunteer and Programs teams), edit all 826 Valencia newsletters and serve as the primary author of the Monthly Newsletter and Staff Newsletter; track success of newsletters 
  • Maintain data tracking systems to inform strategic decision-making; help set team goals and track metrics via Google Analytics, Mailchimp, and social media analytics platforms 
  • Advance the goal of amplifying our students’ voices by supporting book and podcast promotion and distribution, as well as special publishing opportunities through community partnerships
  • Support Communications Manager with time-sensitive media requests 
Other Responsibilities
  • Actively participate in 826 Valencia meetings, internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, performance appraisal systems, and other work events, such as anti-racism trainings, professional development workshops, and the annual 826 National conference
  • Support programs as needed in order to gain a broad and deep understanding of our work.; tutor with at least one program per week (approx. 2-4 hours)
  • Represent 826 Valencia at community fairs, special events, and partner venues as needed 
  • Meet all deadlines and maintain accurate timesheets
  • All other duties assigned by the Executive Director, Director of Advancement, and Supervisor
Education and Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Facility with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Zoom, and macOS
  • 1-2 years experience with nonprofit communications (preferred)
  • Website development skills and/or Wordpress fluency (preferred)
  • Experience with Canva (preferred)
  • Experience with social media scheduling platforms (preferred)
  • Photography and/or videography experience (preferred)
  • Able to complete a background check and Tuberculosis screening. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, but will not hire anyone with a record that includes a conviction of a serious or violent felony, sexual offense, or controlled substance offense
  • Able to provide proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination including all booster doses when eligible, or participate in an interactive process for accommodations. Able to follow COVID-19 health and safety guidelines
Required Competencies 
  • Produces crisp, engaging and quality communications, both written and verbal
  • Understands how various roles, responsibilities and players, both internal and external, contribute to the mission of the organization
  • Actively seeks input from team, pushing self to find and incorporate perspectives from team members from different backgrounds
  • Approaches new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness and positivity
  • Develops individual work plans with goals and interim milestones to manage one’s work. Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with Supervisor and team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Builds authentic relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders across identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives
  • Seeks to embody 826 Valencia’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion
Compensation & Benefits
  • $50,000-$55,000 annual salary
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (20 days after two years), 9 Wellness days per year, 13 Holidays, and winter office closure. Additional COVID-19 Time Off available through May 11, 2023
  • Employer contributions to health insurance coverage for employee and dependents, Employee Assistance Program, group life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account for health care and dependent care expenses, Commuter Benefits
  • Professional development funds (budget permitting)
  • Relocation support may be available for moving to California from another state or country
  • 40% discount at all 826 Valencia stores
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression. For more information, read the 826 Stand: You can read about our core values at