Communications And Outreach Assistant

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent 8 per week $21 - $27 Per hour WA 11018 NE 51st Cir, Vancouver, WA 98682, United States


Position Summary 
Clark Conservation District (Clark CD) works to connect Clark County residents with conservation practices that conserve and protect our county’s valuable natural resources. The Communications and Outreach Assistant will support and help implement the District’s communications and outreach programming. This position’s primary responsibility is collaborating across District programs to create and execute effective communications and outreach strategies that promote the District’s mission, programs, and goals, under guidance from the Communications and Outreach Manager. This role will have an opportunity to learn about dynamic communications strategies, grassroots community engagement, digital branding, and local conservation issues. Our Clark CD – Communications and Outreach Assistant Page 2 of 3 team is small but growing, and the Communications and Outreach Assistant will be vital to our outreach programming in Clark County.

We seek an effective communicator who is passionate about conservation and environmental justice or interested in developing expertise in this area of work. They must be willing to learn, be adaptive to shifting priorities, and work well in a team and independently. The ideal candidate will have experience in written and visual storytelling, building and pitching digital assets for social media, and working with diverse communities.

The Communications and Outreach Assistant will help support the District’s communications, grow our digital marketing campaigns (including social media, newsletter, and website), create printed materials to promote our programming, and assist in our community engagement projects and events. Clark CD has a small staff, and each of us is sometimes called upon to do a wide range of job duties: Flexibility, prioritization, and excellent communication skills are crucial to the position.


The following qualifications sections represent a variety of ways an individual might gain the experience required to perform the position successfully. We do not expect any single candidate to possess all of the qualifications listed. We encourage you to apply if you have the training and experience to execute this role. Research tells us that some individuals, particularly those from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds, will only apply to positions if they meet all the listed qualifications. We are looking for team members who round out our current skill base. If this is you, we encourage you to apply.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications 

  • 1 - 2 years of experience in communications, marketing, outreach, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Transferable experience and skills will also be considered.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills.
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license or ability to acquire upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience creating and managing content for digital platforms/social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to use software such as Adobe Creative Suite and Canva to create print and digital materials, or ability and interest to learn these skills.
  • Ability to communicate about technical subjects with non-expert audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Cultural competency to engage with members of the public of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, and other identities.
  • Video editing skills.
  • Experience with platforms such as Mailchimp and Squarespace, or similar.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or desire to grow these skills.
  • Familiarity with conservation work and environmental justice, or desire to develop expertise in these areas Clark CD – Communications and Outreach Assistant Page 3 of 3.
  • Experience with virtual and in-person event planning, hosting, and volunteer coordination, particularly with BIPOC, low-income, and immigrant communities.
  • Experience with digital fundraising and donor relations.
  • Spoken and/or written proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and/or Ukrainian languages.
  • Knowledge/experience working within grant deliverables and budgets.