Fishline is Hiring: Communications and Marketing Manager


Communications & Marketing Manager Job Announcement 

Reports to: Executive Director Supervises: 2-4 volunteers, various contractors
Time Commitment: Full-time, salary
Salary range: $45,000-$50,000
Application deadline: August 10, 2020 

Overview: Fishine Food Bank & Comprehensive Services is a nonprofit organization that has supported the critical needs of our community in North Kitsap County for over 50 years by providing food, emergency services and resources to transform lives. We are a small but mighty staff serving nearly 18,000 of our Kitsap neighbors each year. 

Position Summary: The Communications & Marketing Manager will work collaboratively with the Executive Director, staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors to plan, coordinate, and administer all aspects of marketing, community outreach, and donor engagement for Fishline. The ideal candidate is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to juggle many priorities, and consistently shows up with constructive ideas and a positive attitude. S/he is relationship-oriented, and able to build strong connections both on this team and within the broader community. This position requires someone who is a bonafide Jack or Jill of all trades: confident with all forms of communication, super tech-savvy, and willing to adapt in order to fulfill to the needs of the organization in the moment. S/he possesses a growth mindset and is committed to carrying out Fishline’s mission and vision. If this sounds like you, please read on for more details about the position. 

Core Competencies

• Able to both work independently and as a productive member of a team 

• Able to both see the big-picture and zero in on the details 

• Able to organize work and successfully handle a wide range of projects simultaneously 

• Able to express ideas verbally, graphically, and in writing 

• Able to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience 

• Able to inspire, train, and motivate volunteers 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Public Relations and Marketing 

• Responsible for bringing together all the pieces of our printed and digitally distributed quarterly newsletter “The Current”. Next issue is scheduled for Fall 2020 

• Keep current on the successes, challenges, and priorities of all Fishline programs and operations in order to accurately describe them to constituents through varying mediums 

• Co-create and implement a public relations framework, plan, and timeline 

• Generate press releases, media alerts, op-eds, and other copy for publication in North Kitsap outlets 

• Oversee and direct all media production and general branding for Fishline and its programs 

• Maintain and develop relationships with local businesses, civic groups, and the faith community in order to nurture their connection to our organization 


• Co-create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan, outlining detailed campaigns for varying constituent groups 

• In conjunction with the Executive Director, build and maintain relationships with major donors as appropriate and identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding 

• Acknowledge all gifts and donations in a timely manner and keep up donor database 

• Collaborate with members from the Grant Committee and Board to lead the grant writing process 

• Create and/or update all printed and digital materials to support gift cultivation 

• Keep up-to-date on fundraising best practices 

Data Management 

• Ensure entry and acknowledgment of all donations in a timely manner 

• Ensure constituent data from multiple sources are input into master database on a regular basis 

• Ensure constituent communications, preferences, and notes are recorded in database 

• Develop strategies and work-around’s with the goal of a building a more comprehensive database 

• In collaboration with Volunteer Coordinator, identify, train, and support data entry volunteers 

• Utilize database reports to inform strategic decisions related to cultivation 

• Work with Executive Director as/if needed to implement a new database 


• Manage all public relations and communications for Fishline hosted events 

• Coordinate with staff, leadership, and volunteers to ensure successful off-site events 

• Develop and implement donor appreciation and engagement events 

• In collaboration with the Market Manager, support food drive events 

Executive Assistance 

• Collaborate with ED to create strategic marketing, communications, and development plans 

• Develop public speaking materials, including presentations, talking points, and speeches 

• Support board and committee meetings 

• Provide administrative assistance as needed 


• B.A./B.S. preferred with an emphasis or concentration in business, marketing, public relations or related field 

• 2-5 years of related experience, preferably with a small organization or non-profit 

• 1-2 years of experience with graphic design and publishing software (i.e. Publisher, InDesign, Canva, etc.) 

• Experience with database management 

• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 

• WordPress or related website experience a plus 

• Experience and contacts in Kitsap County are a plus 

• Multilingual candidates encouraged to apply 

How to Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and two work samples (one writing sample and one graphic design sample) to: 

Lori Maxim, with the subject line “Communications and Marketing Manager” 

Or: Fishline Food Bank & Comprehensive Services Attn: Communications and Marketing Manager P.O. Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA 98370