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Communications and Marketing Specialist

Job Location

Lake Stevens, WA


Type of Job



$54,000 - $64,000

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Published Date

Sep 1, 2022

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Terms: Regular full-time position (40 hrs/week), with benefits

Salary: $54,000 - $64,000 annually

Priority deadline: Initial review of applications will begin September 12, 2022. Applications accepted until position is filled.


Position Summary

The Communications and Marketing Specialist oversees Snohomish Conservation District’s messaging and communication strategies. This role engages the community and encourages conservation through written and digital content such as social media, newsletters, press releases, and strategic events. The position is part of the Education and Outreach Team which provides education, outreach, and communications support to all District programs – including Agriculture, Habitat, Community Conservation, and District Operations. This position will report to the Education and Outreach Program Manager.


About the Snohomish Conservation District

One of 45 Conservation Districts in the State of Washington, the Snohomish Conservation District is a leader among peers with robust agricultural resilience, habitat restoration, urban stormwater, farm planning, youth education, and community engagement programs. The District works with farmers, city residents, and rural and suburban landowners on a collaborative and voluntary basis throughout our service area that includes most of Snohomish County and Camano Island. We take the mission of the District to heart - “work cooperatively with others to promote and encourage conservation and responsible use of natural resources” - as we implement successful and innovative approaches to getting real work done on-the-ground.


Primary Job Responsibilities

These are illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The Communications and Marketing Specialist will lead the following tasks:

● Write and edit content for print and electronic communications, including newsletters, blog posts, website, flyers, press releases, and annual reports.

● Develop, implement, and oversee messaging strategies and marketing campaigns to increase knowledge and understanding of SCD programs, and natural resource and conservation values in targeted audiences.

● Oversee conformity to standards of style and quality in all communications, outreach, and marketing materials.

● Maintain social media platforms, including producing and scheduling content and evaluating analytics.

● Manage print and digital promotion of outreach events and programs.

● Support community outreach events, assisting with registration, coordinating with event partners, and conducting event evaluation.

● Support grant writing and editing across Snohomish Conservation District teams.

● Develop and enhance relationships with the media and organizational partners.


Job Qualifications

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

● Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing, or related field, or equivalent experience

● At least three years of professional experience in marketing, communications, or a related field

● Strong writing and editing skills

● Experience overseeing cohesive communications and branding

● Strong organization skills and attention to detail

● Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with a diversity of audiences

● Experience managing content for social media platforms

● Knowledge of and experience with social or targeted marketing


Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

● Master’s degree in communications, English, journalism, marketing, public affairs, or related field.

● Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following topics: watersheds, habitat restoration, natural resources conservation, community gardening, agriculture, forestry, stormwater pollution, and green stormwater infrastructure

● Experience writing, editing, and managing grants, contracts, and other funding awards


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

This position includes primarily office and some field work, with regular travel to job sites. This position requires the ability to:

● Sit or stand for long periods of time in a standard workday.

● Drive a District vehicle when travel is needed. Must hold a valid, unrestricted Washington State driver’s license (or have the ability to acquire upon hire).

● Occasionally work on evenings and weekends.

● Comply with District COVID protection protocols, including being fully vaccinated and boosted, and providing documentation of vaccination status.



The District offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays and leave time, low premium medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance through Washington State PEBB, and participation in the State of Washington Retirement System (PERS, DCP).


Work Location

The position will work out of our Lake Stevens office with the option to work remotely part or most of the time. Some essential functions of this position require in-office or on-site work at specific times.


Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following materials via our website at

● Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position

● CV or resume detailing your related experience

● 1-2 page writing sample


If you have questions about applying or need accommodation during the application process, contact Sarah Jones at or (360) 722-2679.


Applications will be reviewed beginning September 12, 2022. Position open until filled.


We strive to work in partnership with all, to provide equitable and accessible programming on a nondiscriminatory basis, and to continually improve how we do so. All programs and services of the Snohomish Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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