Job Title: Communications Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Pay Grade: 1 FTE $48,576 – $52,800
Benefits: Healthcare, sick time & Vacation accrual
U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) was born out of the struggles, challenges, strength, and resilience of the Pacific Islander LGBTQI community. Since 2009, UTOPIA has worked to address the barriers, challenges and experiences of Queer, Trans and Gender Diverse Pacific Islanders (QTPI or “cutie-pie”) who face pervasive racism, homophobia and transphobia in ways that impact their safety, health, sense of wellness, and their desire to build a positive future. We are a Fa’afafine and transgender-led, queer people of color- led, member-based organization, and our work is driven by a deeply dedicated community of QTPI. UTOPIA provides front line support and advocacy to people facing violence, harassment, discrimination, severely limited work opportunities, and decriminalization. The soul of our work is our connection with our community, the relationships we build and the cultural experience we share. Cultural alignment is a core principle of our work, and our cultural identity plays a big role in our decision-making and organizing. We provide a sacred space to support and celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ diversity, visibility, and connection.
UTOPIA is seeking a culturally aligned qualified Communications Coordinator to manage all communications, working collaboratively with the Executive Director & staff team, and bring ideas and initiative to the position. They will develop but also implement our communications strategy across a number of platforms. Our communications goals include growing membership, advocating on behalf of UTOPIA, and driving participation in events and our programs.
UTOPIA NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle is committed to creating and maintaining a socially diverse staff, volunteer and program member base. U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle does not discriminate on the basis of class background or current income; employment status or type of employment; race; ethnicity, color, or national origin; religious background, creed, or affiliation; gender, gender expression or gender identity; sex; sexual orientation or sexual identity; age; height or weight; immigration status; past, present, or future disability, medical, or health condition; veteran or military status; relationship (marital or partnership) status; or any other protected status in accordance with federal, state, or local laws.
Submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the UTOPIA staff by 5 pm Friday, June 5, 2020. Interviews will be conducted by at least 2 UTOPIA representatives at each interview. Applications should include three professional references. Submit your application via email, directed to email@example.com and the subject line MUST BE: “[last name] Communications Coordinator”. Fa’afafine, māhū, leitī, takatāpui, transgender, gender nonconforming, gender diverse, intersex and two-spirit people and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.