March 9, 2021

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Washington, DC Temporary


Title: Marketing & Communications Specialist
Grade: Coordinator
Department: Development
OT Status: Temporary, Part-time
Supervisor: Director of Development
Budget Status: Core


The Marketing & Communications Specialist (MCS) is a temporary, part-time position responsible for executing marketing initiatives for President Lincoln’s Cottage advancement. The MCS reports directly to the Director of Development (DoD). This position is responsible for promoting President Lincoln’s Cottage programs, events, and products and helping to ensure the brand is presented consistently and effectively across platforms. Work may be outside of normal business hours, require shifts in schedule, and may include work on occasional weekend days and holidays. This is a 12-week, 30 hour/week position that will begin no sooner than May 3 and no later than May 24.


  • With the oversight of the Development Director, manage all public relations, marketing, and communications activities including maintaining the Constant Contact database, promoting programs, events, and opportunities, and placing advertising.
  • Enact and contribute to a marketing and communications plan encompassing both development and programmatic priorities.
  • Design and distribute all mass email communications including the e-newsletter and promotions under the supervision of the Director of Development.
  • Create and manage design work to ensure a consistent brand.
  • Execute any plans to further audience engagement and diversification.
  • Support development and programmatic events by participating in event planning, carrying out marketing/communications plans, and providing day-of event support.
  • Coordinate with development team on messaging and strategies for fundraising campaigns through multiple channels (direct mail, social, email).
  • Manage the social media accounts for President Lincoln’s Cottage.
  • Support colleagues by providing back-up assistance, as determined by the Director of Development.


  • At least 1-2 years of professional level experience, with a background in nonprofit communications or public relations preferred. Experience and/or interest in a museum, preservation, arts & cultural, or other non-profit settings a plus.
  • Experience coordinating projects, such as media campaigns and communications plans.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization.
  • Basic project management skills including ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently, and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Ability to both achieve results with general supervision and collaborate to achieve results.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated success in helping to market to and engage culturally diverse audiences and partners.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of software and resources such as Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Google Adwords, Constant Contact, and Facebook analytics, a plus.
  • Fluency in more than one language a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of experience) required, preferably in a related field.

This is a 12-week, 30 hour/week position that will begin no sooner than May 3 and no later than May 24. Pay rate is $20/hour.

Please attach cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $20.00 per hour


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

Hours per week:

  • 30-39

Company’s website:


Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place