Communications Associate Search

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund seeks a part time entry level or junior level Communications Associate with 0-3 years of experience. 

As the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund continues to develop an internal organizational culture and grantmaking strategy grounded in equity, the Communications Associate will be closely aligned with the Organizational Culture team and will work sometimes with the program staff. The Communications Associate’s responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating closely with the Director of Organizational Culture and program staff to identify fresh content and media outreach activities with current grantees and peer organizations in Connecticut’s equity ecosystem. 
  • Developing new or revise existing content for Memorial Fund’s website, including writing blog posts and ensuring information about current grant work and funding opportunities are current and accurate. 
  • Monitoring and creating content for social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook.

Required qualifications are:

  • A 2 or 4 year degree in communications or related field OR equivalent work experience in the field of communications.
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills.
  • Photography skills.
  • Web/video/audio production skills, including app building and podcasting skills.
  • Knowledge about the systems of inequity that contribute to inequity in education, especially structural racism and poverty. 

Desired qualifications are:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish. 
  • Drivers license and own transportation. 
  • Relationships with activists, grassroots people and organizations working in social justice in Connecticut, especially in the areas of education, racial equity, and economic equity.

This is a one year long, part time position that reports to the Director of Organizational Culture. The role will require time spent in the Memorial Fund’s office and out in the field, for 20 hours per week. Travel in the state of Connecticut may be needed from time to time. Work hours may occasionally include weekends or evenings. Time off will be given for holidays and sick days. Compensation is commensurate with experience and will be at least $18,000.

Young adults and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and up to three examples of work (podcast, blog post, article, video, etc.) by February 15, 2018 to:

Janée Woods 

Director of Organizational Culture

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

2319 Whitney Avenue

Hamden, CT 06518


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