College Summit

Reports to:
Mgr. Dir. of Marketing and Communication
Department: Marketing and Communications
Supervises:  No direct reports
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt     


The PeerForward Communications Coordinator will work with colleagues in the Marketing and Communications department and across the organization to create and execute communications products that support program and fundraising goals, build brand awareness, and produces partnership leads.

We seek a coordinator who will be an integral contributor to our mission of changing the lives of youth living in low-income neighborhoods by connecting them to college and career. Our unique peer-to-peer method requires a strong, integrated communications plan to support our PeerForward teams in partner high schools, and a current rebranding effort. You will work with a talented and inspirational team from whom much can be learned about all aspects of nonprofit communications.

The Coordinator, first and foremost, will focus on story gathering and telling. We seek candidates who know how to turn an event, an interview, or a report into a narrative suitable for publication on the website, in organization e-newsletters, and in development communications.


Development Communications:

  • Lead the development of the full range of development communications, infusing all with rich stories of our work. This includes:
    •  Proposals
    •  Funder reports
    •  Appeals
    •  Funder-related social media
    •  Collateral, infusing all with rich stories of our work.

Program Communications:

  • Coordinate and contribute to a weekly newsletter for students in our partner high schools
  • Write frequent blog posts about program events and achievements
  • Work with program staff to integrate communications efforts into ongoing activities
  • Contribute to communications and social media training of our students and staff
  • Attend summer workshops and training camps to capture content for blog posts and development and program communications products, and live content for social media
  • Assist the organization as it completes a rebranding effort
  • Additional duties as assigned

Executive Communications:

·Draft emails, write meeting reports, and provide other writing assistance to top leadership as requested.


  • Strong writing and storytelling skills; please provide 2-3 writing samples.
  • Previous experience in professional communications required (from an internship, fellowship or job) equivalent to at least one year of experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and manage deadlines required.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment that often requires staff to work across a broad range of tasks.
  • Ability to collaborate and function well in a variety of team roles.
  • Experience in WordPress, Adobe, MailChimp, and Salesforce a plus.
  • Willingness to share light office duties with a small and dedicated staff.


The employee is frequently required to see, talk, hear, walk, and sit.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 20 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc.

How to Apply: 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Seekers: Help EWA by mentioning that you found this career opportunity on EWA’s website.

Employers: Looking to find the best talent in education reporting and communications? Post your employment opportunities with EWA.