Communications Coordinator
Childpeace Montessori

Portland, OR



Childpeace Montessori School is seeking a Communications Coordinator to work in our Administration’s Advancement Department. Communications Coordinator shifts will be scheduled Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with occasional night and weekend hours to support special events.  

The position is hourly, non-exempt, and year-round. The wage range begins at $20.00.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending plans, and 401(k) retirement savings. Childpeace also offers support for professional development and a staff tuition discount (for enrolled children) upon hire.  Our generous paid time off allowance covers school closures and more.

•Collaborate to create and update communications for the following: website, marketing material, social media, newsletters, school blogs, calendars and school handbooks.
•Receive communications job requests including emails, blog posts, website updates, events promotion, and social media posts; manage timeline of recurring and one-off jobs; collaborate with staff to bring jobs to completion
•Document and support others' documentation of school events and goings on in writing and photography
•Create annual communications plan ensuring timely delivery
•Track alumni and coordinate alumni engagement through correspondence, surveys, the Childpeace Alumni Connect program, social media, and other opportunities to be developed in collaboration with the Head of School
•Create flyers, graphics, and communications to promote events; coordinate collaborations with staff and volunteer designers and photographers.
•Partner with Development Coordinator and admin team to build a calendar of meaningful community events

Required Qualifications:
(Any combination of years of experience and education to meet the requirement will be considered)
•Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications/Marketing, Fundraising, or Nonprofit Management
•One to three years of professional experience in communication management, social media content creation, copy editing, digital marketing
•Experience working in non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations  

Key Abilities and Personal Qualities:
•Strong networking and relationship management skills
•Experience working across lines of difference and strong personal commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including keen listening skills, the ability to speak in front of an audience, and the ability to write clearly and persuasively
•Strong skills with databases, spreadsheets, software, systems, social media, web-based programs
•Experience in digital and graphic design, and social media campaigns
•Demonstrated expertise in identifying and solving problems proactively
•Proven ability to take initiative, anticipate needs, and exercise sound judgment
•Character, competence, personal integrity, and actions that build trust
•Willingness to change and adapt when presented with new information or data
•Experience in an independent school setting (Montessori preferred) whether in a student, faculty, or administrative capacity

About Childpeace:
Our staff works with hundreds of toddlers through adolescents in their educational journey every year. Childpeace’s classrooms offer a beautiful, vibrant environment in northwest Portland three blocks from the Willamette River near several urban parks, walking trails, and restaurants. Our school is located within several blocks of major bike and bus routes with many staff commuting by bike and bus. Childpeace supports our staff with a competitive salary structure and benefits package, a program rooted in AMI standards, a commitment to professional development, beautiful and well-equipped classroom environments, strong administrative support, and a dynamic working community of Montessori professionals.

Childpeace values responsibility, educational excellence, love of learning, sustainability, and equity as important characteristics of our learning community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose personal and professional experiences will help us work toward our vision to shape the future of our world through the cultivation of inquisitive minds and socially responsible young citizens.

All offers of employment are contingent on obtaining a:
Central Background Registry number through Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division (this process can be initiated by anyone at any time and takes 3-4 weeks)

Childpeace Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, physical or mental ability, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws in the admission of otherwise qualified students or in the administration of its educational policies or programs, hiring, or employment practices.



Interested applicants are invited to submit the following documents on our employment page at  https://childpeace.org/employment.html:
•A cover letter describing where you are in your professional journey and why you are interested in this position
•Your resume detailing training and experience
•Two references with names, how you are connected to them, and their contact information