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Communications Coordinator

The Alliance for Children’s Rights is seeking a mission-driven, dedicated individual to join our Development and Communications department as our Communications Coordinator under a full-time non-exempt appointment. 

The Alliance for Children’s Rights is a nonprofit organization that provides free, holistic legal services and advocacy to youth and families impacted by child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Los Angeles County and works to enact policy changes statewide. Our lawyers, advocates, and social workers—together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers—work to ensure young people in foster care and guardianships can overcome barriers to stability and success and access to the education, healthcare, and financial supports they need. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children and young adults. 


The Alliance is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support the organization’s communication and branding goals through storytelling, content creation, social media, fundraising, and marketing support. An ideal candidate is a skilled and creative writer, deadline-driven, organized, resourceful, flexible, self-motivated, eager to gain non-profit and communications experience, and committed to advancing social justice. Part of the Development and Communications team, the Communications Coordinator will report to and support the Director of Communications. This role provides a unique opportunity to support communication efforts across both philanthropic and program/partner audiences, and to work cross-functionally with various teams within the organization — development, policy, and direct services. 
Content and Digital Support:
  • Research and draft engaging content or copy for the Alliance’s blog, email communications, and printed publications (e.g. annual impact report, brochures, fundraising materials, etc), and supporting with design and layout
  • Support updates to the Alliance’s website properties to ensure resources, news, and events are up-to-date (,, 
  • Social media: design, compose, and schedule posts on Alliance channels (Instagram, twitter, facebook, linkedin); maintain calendar; analyze metrics and make recommendations based on data, collaborate with Director of Communications to grow exposure and engagement 
  • Support branding, copywriting, graphic design, and collateral creation needs for various programs and departments within the organization
Fundraising and Event Support:
  • Support marketing and promotional needs for key Alliance fundraising events.
  • Aid in drafting and planning fundraising appeal content
  • Provide copyediting support to members of development team as needed
 Additional Assignments:
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and communications-related interdepartmental meetings
  • Daily support: general communications department tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling, coordinating with media vendors, print/production planning, website updates, etc. 


  • Possesses strong writing and editing skills and a good story telling instincts
  • Is an excellent communicator and listener
  • Possesses the ability to maintain brand and institutional voice
  • Is proactive, highly organized, self-motivated, with a willingness to learn and the flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Has an enthusiasm for the Alliance’s mission and programs and strong commitment to improving outcomes for underserved children and young adults.

  • 1-2+ years of relevant experience or study in marketing, digital media and/or communications
  • 4-year degree in communications, journalism or other applicable field preferred
  • Non-profit and development experience is a plus
  • Experience crafting, packaging, and scheduling messages for social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc), with digital analytics tools a plus. 
  • Experience in Mailchimp (or comparable email marketing platform) 
  • Experience with WordPress 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic graphic design and layout experience is preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is preferred
  • Basic video editing skills is a plus
  • Familiarity with project management platforms or software is preferred (e.g. Basecamp, Asana, Hive, etc) 
  • Photography or video experience is a plus
This job description is of a general nature is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties of the position.


This is a full-time, non-exempt, remote position. Occasionally, this position will be expected to travel and appear in-person for meetings, events, photoshoots, or film productions. This position may be asked to work in the office at any time and at the employer’s discretion.

Vaccination Requirement 
The Alliance is committed to prioritizing and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our employees, their families, our clients, and members of our community against the COVID-19 coronavirus. In response to COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, and to support a safe environment for everyone, all new Alliance employees must provide original documentation confirming they are fully vaccinated, and or evidence of an approved qualifying medical exemption or religious held belief exemption at the time of hire. 

Salary Range 
Target starting salary range is an hourly rate of $23.07 up to $25.64 or an equivalent annual salary of $45,000 up to $50,000 and is set commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous vacation and paid holidays; comprehensive health plans covering 100% of the employee cost of medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; flexible spending accounts for childcare and health expenses; generous retirement savings plan with organization contributions to your 403(b) after one year of employment; and discounts on fitness memberships and entertainment venues. 

Email resume, cover letter, and link to digital portfolio with writing or design samples to; Subject: “Communications Coordinator Application – [NAME]” 
Due to a high volume of interest, we are not able to contact each interested applicant. If selected for consideration, candidates will be contacted to discuss our recruitment process and next steps. No calls please. 

The Alliance for Children’s Rights is committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse and inclusive environment that values all staff members’ backgrounds and perspectives in our work. We strongly encourage individuals from all traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and prohibit discrimination against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other unlawful basis.