Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

Part-time (32 hours per week)

Oregon Humanities, an independent nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.

The Communications Assistant works with the entire Oregon Humanities staff, but especially with the communications team. Duties including working on the following: print and digital content, including Oregon Humanities magazine, enewsletter, and website; collateral production; media and public outreach; social media; events; and special projects and administrative work as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write short copy for publications and website
  • Provide communications support to Responsive Program Grant recipients
  • Provide support to communications partners
  • Update website as needed
  • Assist with copyediting, proofreading, and art acquisition for Oregon Humanities magazine and other print and online materials
  • Assist with social media
  • Develop and implement special projects as needed
  • Provide administrative and research support (e.g., fact-checking, data entry, mailings)
  • Assist with events, administrative work, and organizational projects as needed

Oregon Humanities’ downtown Portland office is a sunny, open-floor-plan environment. The office is generally open Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with many staff working flexible schedules that best accommodate their professional and personal needs. The communications assistant may work occasional weekends and/or evenings.

The communications assistant will use standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets, and may perform some event setup and cleanup. This person is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Applicants must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds and have a valid driver’s license. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Oregon Humanities values equity, justice, empathy, and respect as key attributes of vital, flourishing communities. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups, whose professional and personal experiences will help us work toward our vision of an Oregon that invites diverse perspectives, explores challenging questions, and strives for just communities.

This is a 32-hour-per-week position. If you are interested in applying, by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time), October 22, 2017, send to the following: a résumé and a cover letter explaining why you're interested in working with Oregon Humanities and how your experience and skills will help us work toward our vision of just communities. Please submit both required items combined as a single document.

No phone calls or email inquiries, please.

The Details

Deadline to Apply: October 22, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Reports to: Associate Director/Editor

Work Hours: .8 FTE/32 hours per week; weekly schedule to be determined upon hire

Salary: $28,000 to $33,000 depending on experience

Fringe Benefits: OH offers paid time off (nine holidays as well as vacation and PTO as accrued at .8 FTE); fully employer-paid dental and life insurance; and employer contributions to medical insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.