Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
  • Marketing, PR and Communications
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Full Time

JOB TITLE: Communications Specialist


REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

This is a full-time non-exempt position offering a salary of $33,400. This position is open until filled.

EQUITY STATEMENT: Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

ABOUT US: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

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POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications Specialist is an integral part of a fast-paced, project and results-oriented communications team. She or he is primarily responsible for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington's digital brand, and works collaboratively with the Director of Communications to develop and manage other forms of communication for the council.


  • Maintain, create, develop, copyedit/proofread and manage Web content and layout (customer-facing and backend) in line with the Girl Scout brand. Provide input and direction to third party Web vendors, partner with GSUSA Web support staff and lead annual content review process.
  • Support PR and Marketing Specialist in designing graphics in line with the Girl Scout brand for social media sites. Assist with moderation of user-generated content.
  • Collaborate with other departments in the development of print publications and projects. Ensure projects adhere to brand, style and print production standards. Assist with copyediting/proofreading and coordinate with print vendors as needed.
  • Graphic design of print and Web collateral.
  • Track performance of council website using in-platform or council-specific tracking tools and Google Analytics.
  • Keep informed of Web standards/trends, emerging Web technologies and strategies. Work with the IT department to ensure the council's technology plan enables effective, relevant online communication. Identify and implement new website marketing opportunities.
  • Collaborate with communications staff on public relations and marketing tasks as necessary.
  • Gather, create and manage content, photos, video and other assets for marketing purposes. Create, curate, copyedit/proofread, and cross-promote content.
  • Participate in the council's strategic planning and budgeting process as it relates to area of work.
  • Participate in department, organizational and regional council events that occur outside of normal office hours (occasional day and overnight travel required).



Required Skills:

  • A proven track record in the field of communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or graphic design.
  • A minimum of two (2) years successful work experience in website content management.
  • Outstanding graphic design skills, including mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Comfort using a PC and demonstrated skill in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong demonstrated writing, editing and proofreading skill.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a contributing member of a team. Ability to work with diverse groups of people to accomplish goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to detail. Must be a highly organized self-starter able to manage deadlines. The proven ability to plan, execute, complete and follow up on multiple overlapping projects is essential.
  • Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scout movement as expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.

Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
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