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Communications Volunteer

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Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development
1402 Third Ave, Ste 901
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Founded in 2001, Northwest SEED is a nonprofit organization that creates communities powered by locally controlled clean energy. Through project deployment, education, and advocacy, Northwest SEED helps communities achieve their sustainability goals. To learn more about Northwest SEED’s impactful programs visit http://www.nwseed.org/.

Northwest SEED is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented person to research, develop, and implement communications strategies for social and traditional media channels. The volunteer will work closely with Northwest SEED’s Development Manager to compile reports on communications, and complete data entry to inform these reports. A successful candidate will be methodical, creative, have a sense of humor, and a passion for increasing access to renewable energy in our region.

• Research and manage data
• Analyze communication data, and compile reports
• Design social media posting schedule
• Draft media content including posts, newsletters, and press releases

• Excel experience required
• Strict attention to detail, methodical working habits
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Familiarity with social media platforms including Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter, and the management platform Hootsuite


This volunteer position is an unpaid, part-time position based in Northwest SEED’s downtown Seattle office. A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week, for a 3 month period is required, with a desired start date of mid/late June, 2016. Opportunities to network and gain hands-on experience working in the nonprofit sector with a team of clean energy experts.

Please email cover letter, resume, 1 page writing sample, and 2 references to [email protected] by June 10th with “Communications Volunteer” as the subject line. Position remains open until filled.


Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development
1402 Third Ave, Ste 901
Seattle, WA 98101
United States