Job Description

About Placer Community Foundation

Placer Community Foundation (PCF) serves as a resource, leader, and catalyst for philanthropy, connecting donors, nonprofits, advocates, stakeholders and nearly every sector in our region to create a positive impact.

Communications and Initiatives Associate

Do you aspire to be a change-maker? The Communications and Initiatives Associate is an entry-level position for someone who is driven and passionate about pursuing a career that makes a meaning difference. The job is multi-faceted and you can expect to utilize or develop skills in communications, marketing and strategic philanthropy. In this role, you will work directly under PCF’s Communications and Initiatives Manager to help further the foundation’s communications, marketing and brand strategy, The position will also offer an opportunity to contribute to the entire team by supporting donor relations activities and community leadership initiatives.

A successful candidate for this position is first and foremost inspired to make a positive impact in the region and contribute to a collaborative and dynamic organization. Specific skills being sought include: being organized, writing with clarity, creative ideation, task management, and the ability to work with both an internal team and network of stakeholders to support moving big ideas into fully-realized concepts, materials and initiatives. This position ensures that you will gain direct experience and exposure to the essential elements of social marketing and impact at scale.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support day-to-day communications and marketing activities to promote the mission and impact of the community foundation’s projects, programs and initiatives, helping ensure deliverables and timelines are met.
  • Content development and writing. Being a good writer is essential to success. Work with the team to develop and produce drafts of communications materials (presentations, newsletters, messaging materials, web copy, and social media content) and help develop them into final products.
  • Project coordination and support for community leadership initiatives, including stakeholder relations, administrative tasks and more.

Who You Are:

  • A recent graduate or entry-level. You have completed a degree or are near completion in a relevant field of study such as communications, marketing, or business. 
  • A Strong Communicator. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Resourceful & Adaptable. You’re at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude.
  • A Humble Teammate. Nothing is beneath or above you. You are quick to always lend a hand or two!
  • An Abundant Thinker. You bring curiosity and creativity to every task, project, and engagement.
  • A Learning Mindset. You have an innate sense of curiosity and are grounded by a foundation of self-awareness that provides space for learning and growth.
  • A Passion for Social Change. You are driven by the desire to contribute to making a postitive change in our region and beyond.


Employment Offer:

  • Direct report to PCF’s Communications and Initiatives Manager
  • 12-month full-time at-will employment with an option to extend
  • Hourly position with full benefits including medical, dental, vision and paid time off
  • Primarily a remote position with as-needed hours at PCF’s office location in Auburn, CA
  • Clean driving record and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs



$20 per hour


Start Date:




Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to kmothersell@placercf.org. 

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