A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) (www.awayhomewa.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington state. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support over 13,000 unaccompanied young people experiencing homelessness in Washington. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas.
The Communications Director is responsible for high-level communications and strategy to ensure that AWHWA produces consistent, creative, and high-quality communications products that continue to build and maintain the organization’s brand and reputation with all audiences.
This leadership role will direct strategic planning and develop content for all of AWHWA’s external and internal communications, including media outreach and management, as well as storytelling across various platforms and projects.
Responsibilities include developing and implementing a statewide public relations campaign to raise awareness of youth and young adult homelessness and inspire a wide range of audiences to get involved in preventing and ending this problem. The campaign will support our Anchor Community Initiative (ACI) – an innovative program to end youth homelessness in four Washington communities by 2022. The initial four communities are Pierce, Spokane, Yakima, and Walla Walla Counties, with hopes to eventually expand to a total of 12-15 communities across the state. The Communications Director will work with local stakeholders to ensure messaging alignment and clarity.
The Communications Director will build strategic partnerships to expand AWHWA’s network of supporters across the state. As part of this role, the Communications Director will oversee contracts with communications consultants to support the work and provide specific deliverables as needed. The Communications Director will also engage with a diverse group of important external partners, as well as the entire internal AWHWA team.
Content Development & Outreach
Media Strategy & Management
External Affairs & Strategic Partnership Development
Hours and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events, as well as occasional to moderate overnight travel throughout Washington state and/or to national destinations.
The salary for this position is between $75,000 and $80,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Little or no exertion, may require extended periods at a computer. May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home Washington envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home Washington will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.