Social Media Specialist, Momentum Fellowship, Marguerite Casey Foundation



Social Media Specialist, Momentum Fellowship, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



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Job Description:

The Momentum Fellowship is a program offered through Philanthropy Northwest to develop a pipeline of leaders of color and other underrepresented groups in philanthropy. This leadership development program works with new and current practitioners in philanthropy to develop leadership skills; explores issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking; and engage in career development activities. This is all done while fellows are working in professional positions in foundations across the Northwest. Along with the day to day functions of the job, fellows participate in cohort retreats throughout the two-years, as well as monthly cohort calls, professional coaching, and networking opportunities.
At Marguerite Casey Foundation, we believe no family should live in poverty. We invest in grassroots activism that builds the power and voice of families. Our aim is to nurture a national family-led movement that creates a more just and equitable society.
Our belief in the ability of our grantees to do the work that will make a difference. The core strategy is movement building. Everything we do is a reflection of our philosophy and strategy and is designed to maximize our impact as we work toward our mission.
Since Marguerite Casey Foundation was created in 2001, our grantees have engaged millions adult and youth community members. They have achieved meaningful victories at the neighborhood, city, state, regional, and national levels to improve the well-being of all of America’s families. We’ve seen that when we come together to support family- and community-led solutions, real change is possible. Change for families. By families.
Marguerite Casey Foundation is seeking a Social Media Specialist. This position will be responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive digital and social media plan to amplify Marguerite Casey Foundation’s digital presence. The Social Media Specialist will focus on growing audience on the Foundation’s website and social media, driving an increase in engagement and reach, strengthening relationships with influencers, and developing social media capabilities among Foundation staff and grantees.
The fellowship is a 24-month, full-time (37.5 hours a week) position located in Seattle, WA.  Ideal candidates are from communities underrepresented in philanthropy, particularly communities of color, and are interested and committed to a career in philanthropy.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive social media plan to achieve Marguerite Casey Foundation’s social media goals (followers, impressions, influencers, mentions, traffic) by reaching key audiences to promote the Foundation’s efforts.
  • Responsible for multiple social media accounts.
  • Collaborate with the communications team on contributing to an editorial calendar that supports and elevates the Foundation’s priorities alongside relevant or emergent cultural trends on priority issues and topic areas.
  • Support the development of media communications that help maintain a favorable public perception based on the Foundation’s accomplishments, agenda, and social responsibility.
  • Craft clear, compelling content for various social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other) that build meaningful connections and encourage engagement.
  • Act as a key voice and advocate for the Foundation in social media conversations to amplify the work of Marguerite Casey Foundation, educate people about the impact of poverty on families and communities, and highlight solutions.
  • Work with web lead to ensure social media plug-ins are functioning and optimized, depending on specific platform changes.
  • Identify opportunities to use social media to better inform the Foundation’s grantmaking and its grantee networks with relevant staff.
  • Mentor and provide training on best practices for creating, managing, monitoring, and developing content for social networks for Foundation leadership and staff.
  • Establish and monitor benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media efforts and analyze, review, and report on campaign effectiveness.
  • Stay informed of market research, technology, and marketing/communication trends to inform refinements to the Foundation's social media efforts, as needed.
  • Collaborate and contribute to team projects as assigned.
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in social media, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy. and/or communications.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional qualification in marketing, public relations, social science, or related field of study.
  • Experience using social media publishing, management, and listening tools (Facebook Business Manager, Insights, and Ad Manager; Sprout Social; Hootsuite; Tweet deck; etc.).
  • Experience or familiarity with visual and information design, photography and photo editing, videography, and/or motion graphics.
  • Strong technical abilities; possess skills in data analytics and reporting, as well as experience working with database management software.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, multitasking abilities, and capabilities to prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Experience working in the field of philanthropy or social justice preferred.
  • Bilingual skills a plus; fluent in English and Spanish.
Salary is dependent on experience and the range for this position is $55,000 to 65,000. The annual compensation for this 37.5 hour/week position includes a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, PTO and retirement planning benefits.   
To apply for this job position, please submit your application to no later than MARCH 17. Please submit your application as a single PDF file and name your file: Social Media Specialist + First and Last Name. Your application should include the following:
  1. Cover letter: Prepare a cover letter that addresses why you're interested in the Momentum Fellowship and your qualifications for this position.
  2. Resume: Tailor your resume to this position.
  3. Essay: Respond to the following required three essay questions. Your response should be no longer than one page single-spaced per question. These essay questions are intended to allow us to get to know you better. There is no right or wrong answer.
  1. Please tell us about a time when you worked with an individual, organization, group or community that challenged you to reach beyond your own life experiences, values or perspective. How did you balance working effectively with others while staying true to your own values and perspective?
  2. What does leadership mean to you and how do you want to grow as a leader?
  3. What do you hope to gain from the Momentum Fellowship program and how do you plan to engage with the cohort and the program?
  4. Why are you interested in a career in philanthropy?
Marguerite Casey Foundation seeks to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is the policy of the Foundation to afford Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees regardless of their race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability or veteran status and to conform to applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. Candidates who represent the diversity and lived experiences of communities with which we work are strongly encouraged to apply.
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