Communications and Marketing Manager
Job Details
1560 - San Jose, CA
Full Time
$65,000.00 - $80,000.00 Salary/year

Title: Communications and Marketing Manager

Department: Strategy and Development

Reports to: Strategy and Development Director

FLSA Status: Full-Time / Exempt

Compensation: $65,000 - $80,000

Location: 1560 Berger Drive, San Jose, CA 95112

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend event coverage


How to Apply: Your application should include a cover letter, resume and three examples of your work (writing samples, photography, presentations, website pages, etc.) as one pdf document. If any issues, please email

Anticipated Start Date: July 2021


Position Summary

Reporting to the Strategy and Development Director, this position collaborates with all departments to advance SJCC+CS’ brand identity; broaden awareness of its programs and increase the visibility of the organization across key stakeholder audiences.


Job Duties

Internal and External Communications

  • Develop and implement a strategic communications plan along with the communications team and representatives from other departments

  • Gather content for, write and design our quarterly newsletter

  • Manage social media accounts for the organization and additional program brands

  • Manage internal communications through a weekly newsletter and organizational messaging applications

  • Represent the organization to partners and develop joint marketing efforts

  • Develop communications capacity in staff for presentations, reports, etc.

  • Assist the Development Director with creating engaging reports for internal and external audiences

  • Proofread grant applications, reports or other fund development documents



  • Manage the Communications Assistant and any other temporary communications staff or external consultants

  • Manage marketing campaigns or projects run by external marketing agencies (with program staff where applicable)

  • Work with all departments to ensure that organizational communications represents the work of all areas of the organization


Press and Media Relations

  • Write and edit press releases on new projects or partnerships

  • Pitch opportunities to internal stakeholders based on media trends

  • Maintain an organizational and departmental press list

  • Manage press relationships and any media events



  • Maintain the organization’s website and update it as needed with relevant events and programmatic updates

  • Manage program-specific websites together with programmatic staff 

  • Lead the website redesign process

  • Write website copy with input from internal stakeholders


Content Creation

  • Oversee job trainee (corpsmember) content creators as well as external consultant content creators and manage the logistics of content creation

  • Train corpsmembers in communications skills (interviewing, technical skills if applicable, etc.)

  • Create and maintain an organizational media library

  • Create presentations, marketing material and messaging for the organization



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field

  • Five years of experience in a comparable position

  • Experience in mission-driven communications (with training in asset framing or ethical storytelling a plus) 

  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships internally and externally

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management and staff

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in social media marketing, copywriting and editing, creating print publications and front-end website design and maintenance

  • Strong skills in communications software including Office and Adobe Creative Suite

  • Technical knowledge and skills in photography and/or videography a plus

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred

  • Energetic, passionate, flexible, collaborative, and proactive


Work Environment & Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, and talk or hear.

NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.

The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. We conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screens.


SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 


About the San Jose Conservation Corps:

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School develops the personal, professional and academic skills of young adults in Silicon Valley to prepare them for a family-sustaining career. Corpsmembers in the workforce development program gain skills in green-collar jobs while students at the Charter School receive personalized attention to earn their high school diploma. Corpsmembers complete projects in natural resource conservation, zero waste operations, tiny house construction and emergency services, contributing to a more resilient community and environment.