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Communications Specialist AmeriCorps Member

by Washington MESA | April 28, 2022 | Washington MESA Blog

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Washington MESA

Communications Specialist AmeriCorps Member



The Washington Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement (MESA) Program is a statewide organization committed to building pathways to college and careers in STEM for traditionally underrepresented minority (URM) students, including women, Native American/Alaska Natives, African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders.



Communications Specialist AmeriCorps Member



$22,000 ($2,200/month) ($24,000 or $2,400/month for returning members)

1700-hours/40-hours per week ~ Hybrid work schedule



Tuesday, August 16, 2022 – Friday, June 28, 2023 (10-months)

Monday – Friday (may need to serve some evenings and weekends)



University of Washington

1410 NE Campus Pkwy, Schmitz Hall, 3rd Floor

Washington MESA Program

Seattle, WA 98195



This position is responsible for supporting the overall efforts of the WA MESA State Office in executing its communication plan. The Communications Specialist will raise awareness and grow support for WA MESA through various communications strategies. As an active member of the WA MESA State Office staff, the Communications Specialist provides technical support for the mission to accelerate access and success and eradicate poverty.



  • Develop and write social media posts blogs, and e-newsletter content.
  • Solicit news stories from the WA MESA stakeholders with an emphasis on student success, legislative policies that inform education, and impact reports.
  • Assist with the development of products and publications including brochures, reports, facts sheets, direct email messaging, event flyers, etc.
  • Work in tandem with the Digital Coordinator to curate content, edit materials, and develop tools.
  • Assist with analyzing and reporting the success and achievements of WA MESA.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


AmeriCorps/Washington Campus Compact:

  1. Abide by all AmeriCorps program guidelines, policies, and prohibited activities. For more information, refer to the Member Service Agreement.
  2. Generate awareness and leadership around social justice and equity through the sharing of ideas, information, and experiences.
  3. Be familiar with the project logic model (if applicable) and collect and document program data using required tracking tools and progress reports.
  4. Participate in all WACC CLEC online & in-person training.
  5. Collaborate with other CLEC team members and national service members in your community on common projects.
  6. Correspond regularly with the site supervisor and WACC staff.
  7. Record and track service hours.
  8. Participate in professional development opportunities.


  • Demonstrated ability to write strategic communications pieces for an organization, affinity group, etc., including website content, social media posts, newsletters, and blogs.
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, marketing, communications, or another related field.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills. Some previous experience (or strong desire) to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to pass a national service criminal history check
  • 18 or older
  • AA/BA or some college
  • United States citizen, naturalized citizen, or lawful permanent resident
  • Committed to serving 100% of service hours



  • Education Award of $6,495.00 upon successful completion of the term of service
  • Childcare, if eligible
  • Healthcare, if applicable
  • Forbearance for Federal Student Loans
  • Training and practical hands-on experience
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • A chance to make a difference in your community



  1. Email the following items to by 12Noon on Monday June 30th , 2022.
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter expressing your interest in the position
  • Contact information for 3 references (name, title, relationship, email address, and phone number)



The Washington Campus Compact (WACC) AmeriCorps program is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action enroller of AmeriCorps service volunteers. Members of ethnic minorities, disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, and recently separated veterans, persons of disability and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WACC only enrolls members who are  U.S. citizens, U.S. Naturalized citizens, or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All new members must show service eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria pursuant to 45 CFR 2540.202.

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