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Communications Coordinator

Port of Vancouver Vancouver, WA
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Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinator

The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority located in Vancouver, Wash. along the banks of the Columbia River. The port has handled a variety of bulk and break bulk cargos since 1912.

The Port of Vancouver USA is a hub for more than 7 million tons of cargo moving from as far away as the Midwest to the Middle East, making its way on barges, rail, ships, or trucks -all converging on port docks. The bulk of cargo at the port includes wheat, minerals, autos, large project cargo, and liquids.

We are a versatile, hard-working port on a mission to create jobs and trade for the region. This is an exciting, highly visible time, requiring outreach and dialog with our community and stakeholders.

The port is also home to over 50 industrial tenants that vary from panel manufacturing to electronics recycling and small-batch beer malt distributing. We have recently added more than 50 acres of ready-to-build industrial property, and are set to grow.

Sound interesting? Read on.

We seek a professional, knowledgeable, Communications Coordinator for a full-time regular position. The essential responsibilities for the Communications Coordinator may include, but are not limited to, the following:

? Actively support the port's mission and vision and demonstrate values consistently.

? Work effectively as a team player with all port employees.

? Assist in the management of the port website to keep it current and effective.

? Pro-actively manage the port's social media sites.

? Work with Director of Communications to develop and maintain digital media editorial calendar.

? Assist and provide recommendations in the creation and implementation of a social media strategic plan.

? Monitor social media platforms and work with Director of Communications to resolve any issues.

? Meet regularly with internal teams to generate stories for print and digital media.

? Provide regular updates to staff on digital media program including analytics and milestones.

? Provide training to staff on generating digital media content.

? Assist External Affairs team with port photo and video needs.

? Assist in the management of inventory and purchase of promotional materials.

? Assist with coordination of public tours and special events as needed.

? Assist in preparation of materials for External Affairs programs and activities including legislative outreach, marketing and community relations.

? Produce newsletters including researching stories, writing content and meeting deadlines.

? Other duties as assigned.


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field. Applicable experience may substitute, year-for-year, for education.

Experience: Two or more years of experience in a communications-related field is required. Experience working in social media and digital marketing. Possesses a basic understanding of communications, media relations, and public relations concepts and methodologies. Has the ability to think and apply these concepts strategically. Has the ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy.

Communication Skills: College level written and verbal communication skills are required. Must be able to communicate effectively up, down and across the organization clearly and succinctly in a variety of styles to communicate effectively. Must be able to project a positive image to all port constituents. Adaptable, polished social skills for effective interactions with a wide variety of individuals and organizations. The ability to develop and deliver formal presentations in a variety of settings (i.e. one-on-one, small or large groups). Ability to write in "Associated Press" (AP) style.

Computer Skills: Advanced level skills with Windows based software, primarily MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Photoshop and advanced desktop publishing skills are required. Experience using social media including, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

If you are interested in this position, please use link below to apply.

If you have any questions or concerns, please submit them to

The posting will remain open until July 30, 2019

The Port of Vancouver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Port of Vancouver complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Job Ref: 1073

Port of Vancouver


Vancouver, WA

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