Communications Specialist - Tenders Global

Communications Specialist


Position Summary

This position manages all aspects of the Agency’s marketing, communications, public relations and outreach efforts in conjunction with President/CEO and in collaboration with all VALLEYLIFE departments.


  • Undergraduate degree from an institute of higher learning in communications, English, journalism, marketing, or related field with two years of progressively responsible experience in publications, public relations, advertising, marketing, or communications preferred.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated professional demeanor are a must.
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization is desired as is subject knowledge of one or more of the following areas: individuals with disabilities, human services, sociology, psychology, or social work.

Position Responsibilities

1. Creates and manages the agency marketing and communications strategic plan, budget, and calendars.

2. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the VALLEYLIFE’s marketing collateral and publications process.

3. Supports all VALLEYLIFE departments in the marketing of programs and services.

4. Serves as resource and provides support in the crafting of internal, external and Executive communications.

5. Provides communication training to all levels of staff.

6. Serves as agency photographer, or coordinates external photography services, for company and community events and manages VALLEYLIFE photo catalog.

7. Provides support in the planning of Member, Staff, and community/public relations (non-fundraising) focused events on the VALLEYLIFE campus or at other community locations.

8. Regularly monitors industry news and legislation.

9. Creates and distributes advocacy materials including calls to action and correspondence to legislators.

10. Create and maintain company policies, manuals and SOPs.

11. Serves as agency liaison/outreach representative with all media outlets, community groups and partners/vendors.

12. Creates and edits all VALLEYLIFE publications and communications, including but not limited to, fact sheets, press releases, presentations, newsletters, annual reports, elevator speeches, and other articles and reports.

13. Creates and edits all VALLEYLIFE marketing collateral, including but not limited to, brochures, flyers, posters, banners and signs, invitations and advertisements.

14. Responsible for coordinating and producing content for Web site, blogs, and social media networks. Oversees all website design changes either completed internally, or in partnership with external partners, in conjunction with Information Technology Manager.

15. Oversees and reviews all communication related materials to be delivered to VALLEYLIFE community (including staff, donors, vendors, parent/guardians, partner agencies and media) to ensure VALLEYLIFE messaging is consistent.

16. Edits, approves, and orders all materials to be printed by external print vendors.

17. Orders and disseminates all VALLEYLIFE promotional items including the anniversary shirt program, apparel and accessories, give-away items and manages the VALLEYLIFE online store.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Highly organized with ability to set priorities. Skilled at multi-tasking and time management.
  • Ability to manage budgets and cost control.
  • Team player with ability to work closely with and act professionally in dealing with all levels of staff and the public.
  • Ability to promote the mission of VALLEYLIFE.
  • Photography experience.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience. (Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Website design and maintenance, social media management experience. (CMS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Online survey and email marketing experience. (Constant Contact, Survey Monkey)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $46,000.00 – $49,500.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Phoenix, AZ 85021: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Adobe: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Communication/Marketing: 3 years (Required)
  • Public relations: 1 year (Required)
  • Social Media management: 2 years (Required)


  • AZ Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

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