Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Job Type

Position Summary:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for creating a unified voice across the organization, through both traditional and digital media for our members, stakeholders, and donor audiences.

Our Culture: 

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Entry Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, business management, marketing or a related field is preferred.
  • 2 years or more experience in community engagement, or another acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and acceptable driving record; proof of automobile insurance; and personal reliable transportation.
  • Proficiency in telephone, written, and verbal communication.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and use.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office 2013 programs.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign.
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Ability and willingness to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Have legible and attractive handwriting/penmanship.
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills.
  • Be able to work under short deadlines and high-pressure situations.
  • Be prepared to handle other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions:


  • Work with Resource Development Director to create a unified voice across the organization, through both traditional and digital media for our members, stakeholders, and donor audiences.
  • Coordinate materials for current and new programs within the organization.
  • Maintain and update website as needed.
  • Create and coordinate all documents in support of events including promotional materials, sponsorship packages, and case statements.
  • Build the Y brand across Marion and Polk Counties, raising awareness about the Y’s impact in each community we touch


  • Coordinate all types of communication and messaging about the Family YMCA of Marion and Polk Counties including but not limited to quarterly newsletters, bi-monthly donor newsletters and brochures, event documents and donor appreciation communications.
  • Act as staff photographer with a focus on thanking donors, and engaging members in Y programs.
  • Support events with Power Point presentations, programs, and signage as needed.
  • Support social media in collaboration with Resource Development and Leadership team.
  • Act as liaison between graphic and production vendors when necessary.
  • Prioritize internal and external communications with Y staff, stakeholders, donors, and community partners


  • Attend Leadership staff meetings and events as needed.
  • Communicate professionally, respectfully, and supportively with internal team members, external partners, and board members.
  • Promote a positive working environment by adhering to the YMCA Code of Conduct.
  • Conduct the business of the YMCA to maintain and increase its goodwill and reputation in the community, consistent with professional and ethical standards of behavior.
  • Support all YMCA branches in the organization with communications and marketing tasks.
  • Other Marketing and Communications duties as assigned.

This job description may not be all inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.