YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2018 5:33 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Association Office
    Marketing and Communications
    909 4th Avenue
  • Overview

    Who are we?

    At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

    At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

    • 13 branches
    • 2 overnight camps
    • 10 swimming pools
    • More than 200 program sites





    Working closely with the Director of Creative Services and Director of Marketing, this role serves as the liaison for association wide marketing requests, creative asset management and production scheduling needs. In addition to the functional aspects of the role, this position is also expected to have day-to-day contact with external resources to ensure on-time delivery of digital and print collateral. Secondarily serves as a graphic production artist in support of the creative team.



    • Serve as the first point of contact for the marketing department with internal/external departments, following through in a timely manner and promptly responding to requests for information
    • Receive creative requests/briefs, checking for accuracy and completeness while collaborating with the service provider leads
    • Secure all necessary resources to move projects forward, with clearly defined scope of work, timing/schedule, budget, and materials needed for execution
    • Maintain the schedule integrity throughout the lifecycle of a project with regular check-ins through to completion
    • Coordinate status updates for all projects in collaboration with service teams rescheduling projects and resetting expectations based on new or changing priorities as needed
    • Support the creative team in a graphic production artist role when workload exceeds capacity of the design team and/or as needed to ensure on-time delivery
    • Coordinate with external vendors and branches for collateral distribution and process/track invoices
    • Other duties as assigned




    • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, management, design or related field
    • Three plus years of related work experience preferred
    • Strong project management skills
    • Demonstrated experience working with designers, writers, and marketing managers in the successful development of marketing communications collateral
    • Knowledge of timelines and resources necessary for digital, social, website, email, and print communications
    • Three plus years of experience with Office 365 products with focus on Sharepoint and Excel and Adobe Creative Suite with focus on InDesign and Acrobat Pro
    • Soft skills including:
      • Problem solving, negotiating and collaborating
      • Ability to effectively manage multiple, concurrent projects against aggressive timelines without compromising accuracy or quality
      • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills
      • Positive attitude and general spirit of teamwork
    • Comfortable working in fluid environments
    • Comfortable working in a PC environment



    • Experience with the YMCA or other non-profit organization preferred
    • Experience with project and workflow management software

    If you're the right candidate for the job, you are able to work with and motivate a wide variety of people and are interested in understanding the Y Market and the members we serve. You thrive on challenging assignments, pride yourself on efficiently managing a high volume of work without quality suffering.  You have an understanding of local and regional media outlets and public relations tactics. You feel comfortable training and supporting others in order to ensure goals and objectives are aligned with the overall goals of the organization that you work for.



    You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and Marketing and Communications Team if you:

    • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
    • Are very adaptable
    • Have high ownership and strong work ethic
    • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
    • Truly enjoy being of service to people
    • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
    • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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