Program Communications Associate

El Segundo, CA, USA
about 2 months ago
Paid fellowship


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Job Description

Location: Grades of Green, El Segundo, CA

Pay: $2636/month

Additional Pay: $4546 bonus upon program completion

Benefits:  Health care coverage (w/ dental & vision), Education Award, assistance with student loan deferment, child care allowance, CalFresh, professional development budget ($100), industry networking.

Term: January 2023 - August 2023 1200 hours; 40 hours/week



The Program Communications Associate helps tell the story of Grades of Green’s incredible student Eco-Leaders. By helping produce and refine communications, marketing and program materials like social media posts, blog posts, press releases, newsletters, graphics, videos and more, the Program Communications Associate will bring new students to Grades of Green’s programs and raise awareness of our students’ incredible work in their communities. The Program Communications Associate reports to the Operations Manager, works closely with the Executive Director, the Programs team and is responsible for implementing elements of Grades of Green’s internal and external communications strategies in addition to marketing and program support.



Grades of Green is a great and fun place to work! We have a wonderful team and Board of Directors who provide incredible support, mentorship, and opportunities for growth. We work to provide individualized opportunities for learning, growing, and experiences based on the fellow's desires and goals. There is an opportunity to network in communities and schools and with environmental and educational experts. We have loved our past fellows and can’t wait to work with a new fellow next year!



Marketing and Communications Collateral

  • Celebrate student and school stories by creating and supporting the production of the following. Work with Program staff to produce and work with the Executive Director to refine collateral. 
  • Develop Social media posts, Blog posts, Press releases, Newsletter content, Graphics, Videos, Presentations and pitch decks, Etc.
  • Collaborate with Program staff and Executive Director to produce internal and external messaging, pitch decks and branding, storyboards, templates, and program materials
  • Collaborate with Executive Director on the creation and implementation of yearlong communications strategies and marketing plans
  • Refine practices by evaluating ROIs and deliverables in each communications area
  • Translate climate/environmental research and policy into accessible media content
  • Participate in outreach events as needed

Public Relations

  • Celebrate student and school stories by creating pitches and support the development of relationships with local, national, and global news outlets 
  • Keep media kit up-to-date, adding improvements and updates 
  • Track earned media mentions
  • Keeping media list and e-blast list up-to-date 



  • Be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents
  • Be 17 years old or older
  • Pass state criminal and FBI background checks, and a national check in the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Registry
  • Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors
  • Be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing
  • Live in the state of California
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field including but not limited to: Environmental Science, Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, Journalism or English 
  • Experience working with children and/or an environmental nonprofit organization (preferred)
  • High degree of skill in verbal and written communication
  • Creative and interesting storytelling abilities
  • Goal-oriented, self-motivated
  • Experience using social media platforms to promote causes, organizations or movements preferred
  • Experience producing graphics or selecting visual creative for social media or blogs preferred- Graphic design experience desired
  • Experience using Canva and/or Indesign
  • Experience using website CMSs like WordPress or Drupal preferred
  • Skills in organizing work of self and others
  • Valid driver’s license with Reliable transportation 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and some weekends
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs



To become a Fellow, please submit an online application and resume here:  

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until placements are filled. We encourage submitting applications as soon as possible. Upon review, qualifying applicants will be contacted for an initial screening interview.



Grades of Green

Grades of Green has been dedicated to the environmental education and development of students for over a decade. Our innovative, unique, and proven programs provide engaging project-based learning models that empower and inspire students to explore environmental issues they are passionate about, create solutions in their school and local community and build support to make real, measurable impact. We believe students are the future and we are dedicated to providing the tools, resources and guidance to allow them to create a cleaner, healthier planet for themselves and generations to come.

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