Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator – Fuse Washington – Seattle, WA

Are you passionate about racial equity and ready to work with front line organizations fighting for it?

Do you love writing and storytelling?

Do you feel butterflies in your stomach when you hear or read powerful speeches?

Join us at the Communications Hub!


The Communications Hub is a statewide program housed at Fuse Washington, the largest progressive organization in Washington State. We are a communications “toolshed” for the progressive movement – providing partners and organizations strategic messaging support, storytelling training and coaching, and direct staffing capacity to strengthen advocacy campaigns. If there’s a campaign or organization that needs communications support, we are ready to provide it.

The premier tool of the Communications Hub is the Heroes’ Narrative, a communications toolkit that provides our movement specific messaging with a storytelling structure to tell a long-term progressive narrative. We believe if we want to change minds and build power for our priorities, we first need to connect with our audiences’ hearts and ground our short-term campaign communications in a long-term narrative and actively engage communities of color, youth, and women in all of our work.


The Communications Hub is looking for a multitalented individual to help coordinate the program and support partner organizations with additional communications support. We’re looking for someone who can juggle many different issues, partners, and projects – while keeping a careful eye on the long-term vision and work plan. This person will work in a team environment with nonprofit coalitions, progressive campaigns, and staff from Fuse to execute coordinated communications campaigns for top priority issues and to institutionalize a set of shared communications resources, including the Heroes’ Narrative. This particular position will support organizations and campaigns led by and engaging communities of color, immigrants, and refugee communities.

This full-time position is located in Seattle and will report to and work closely with the Communications Hub Director.


Provide direct communications support to organizational partners and priority campaigns

Research and draft messaging for advocacy campaigns
Support the daily communications needs of partner organizations lacking communications infrastructure – generating content and coordinating communications
Identify and collect stories from community members for communications

Engage and build relationships with new partners and organizations, particularly groups led by and engaging communities of color, immigrants, and refugee communities

Represent the Communications Hub at coalition and community meetings
Engage new voices and build relationships with community organizations and leaders
Facilitate the quarterly meetings of the Communications Hub’s Advisory Council – a permanent communicators table for progressive organizations

Train and coach progressive advocates on innovative new communication strategies, skills, and best practices

The Communications Hub offers several trainings to partners – ranging from storytelling strategies to writing op-eds to using social media. The coordinator will facilitate a selection of these trainings, often alongside the Communications Hub Director
Build new trainings and toolkits based on feedback and requests from the community
Provide on-going coaching to partners on how to implement a narrative and integrate storytelling into advocacy communications

Generate high-quality content for our blog and social media accounts

Regularly blog and share lessons learned on the Heroes’ Narrative website
Share interesting and helpful research and materials on Facebook and Twitter
Grow our online presence to engage partners in new ways


Excellent writing skills and a knack for storytelling.
A mind for communications and political strategy.
A curiosity to learn and dive into the latest messaging research.
Proven experience working alongside communities of color.
Proven commitment to racial justice.
Some traditional and new media experience.
Creative, innovative, and have a sense of humor.
Strong public presence. Engaging and confident interpersonal style.
Collaborative and thrives working in a team setting.
Technology friendly.
Flexibility to travel, including regular travel to different communities across Washington state.
Ambitious about increasing the strength of the progressive community and making serious changes in the world.
Training facilitation and curriculum development experience a plus.
Bi-lingual Spanish and English a plus.

How to apply

Send a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to with the subject heading “Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator”. We will consider applications as they arrive. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 13th.

This full-time position is located in Seattle, with a starting date as soon as possible. Flexible hours. Creative work environment. Competitive salary and superb benefits.

Send all questions regarding this position to Spencer Olson at Please no phone calls.

Fuse Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are particularly urged to apply.