Communications and Outreach Specialist


LifeWorks Community Action seeks a Communications and Outreach Specialist to execute agency communications and outreach strategies that support its efforts to increase economic opportunity, strengthen families and provide pathways to self-sufficiency for low-income community members in Saratoga County. The Communications and Outreach Specialist is responsible for designing and executing agency communications materials including digital and physical content, as well as maintenance of social media outlets and website. The Specialist also engages diverse community audiences through presentations and outreach events to promote agency visibility and donor and volunteer opportunities. In close collaboration with the executive team, the Communications and Outreach Specialist will support fundraising events and activities.

The Communications and Outreach Specialist will join a team of hard-working professionals using their skills to alleviate poverty in Saratoga County and should be passionate about issues related to child well-being, families, seniors, homelessness, immigrants, economic opportunity and community development; be an exceptional writer with a strong eye for detail and dedication to accuracy; and adept at juggling multiple projects and deadlines and translating complex jargon to move hearts and minds. They also should be great listeners who can grasp the needs of various audiences.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or related field and two years of work experience. Alternate combinations of educational and relevant professional experience will be considered.
  • Ability to work with WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, and Photoshop

Compensation: Salary - $35,000 – $38,000 commensurate with experience

LifeWorks Community Action offers benefits which reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining talented professionals, passionate about their work. This includes excellent health and dental coverage, 401k, and competitive time-off plan.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply.  LifeWorks Community Actin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LifeWorks Community Action, formerly Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, is a nonprofit that helps thousands of neighbors each year overcome the challenges of poverty by providing food, early childhood education, energy services, health and wellness, and immigrant services. Popular programs include The Pantry in Ballston Spa and The Kitchen in Saratoga Springs, as well as Head Start, WIC and Weatherization. Help Starts Here.

LifeWorks Community Action promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in all agency programs and services.  We welcome applicants who embrace and support an inclusive and equitable work environment.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to or visit our website at

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