Communications Associate

Title: Communications Associate

Employment Type: Part-Time; permanent 

Hours: 20 hours per week

Location: Must be located in Atlanta, GA (Will start remote due to COVID-19; except on Mondays for in-office staff meetings and check-ins; we will be transitioning back to the office full-time at a later date)

Reports to: Communications Manager

Compensation: $23/hour (to be paid bi-weekly)

Benefits: Paid time off (7 days/ calendar year- prorated), paid sick days (40 hours/ calendar year) & paid holidays 

Application Instructions: Please submit the following to with “Communications Associate” in the subject line.

  • Cover letter (in PDF format)
  • Resume (in PDF format)
  • Graphic Design sample
  • Writing sample (100-250 words) 

**If you require accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at with the subject line “Communications Associate Accommodations”

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Interview process

  • You will receive follow up by April 14, 2023
  • First interview (over the phone) will take place by April 28, 2023
  • You will receive follow up by May 3, 2023
  • Second Interview (over zoom) will take place by May 17, 2023
  • You will receive follow up by May 26, 2023

Start Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023 (can be flexible if necessary)


Founded in 2007, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW (SPARK) builds and strengthens the power of our communities and a Reproductive Justice movement that centers Black Womxn and Queer, Trans and Gender Diverse Youth of Color in Georgia and the South. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, we have fostered a dynamic, collaborative model of advocacy, leadership development, collective action, and discourse that creates change and impact for Black women and queer people’s struggles for reproductive justice.

SPARK serves as an entrypoint and leadership pipeline for new social justice leaders, and a political home for Black women and young people, centering Black queer women, trans folx and folx living outside the gender binary. We utilize arts, culture and media to build resources for and shift narratives about our communities. SPARK engages in power building through grassroots organizing, advocacy, knowledge-building, and political development of its base and members in Georgia and across the US South.

Position Summary

The Communications Associate is responsible for assisting the Communications Manager in maintaining a productive Communications department. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills, social media marketing experience, and the ability to work independently and sufficiently. As an associate, you will be tasked with assisting in the creation of our monthly newsletter, creating social media content, assisting in the development of digital communications campaigns, participating in relevant meetings/ events, and other tasks as assigned.

This position requires a maximum of up to 20 hours per week. Your work schedule will be discussed with the Communications Manager and documented through semi-monthly timesheets.

Core Competencies

  • Bring a positive presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for the SPARK mission and vision to community meetings, task forces, and other strategic sites.
  • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); ability to apply these skills across a range of relationships and environments, including with youth and young adult program participants, co-workers, and other colleagues in the field.
  • Excellent time management and project management.
  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programming.
  • An ability to utilize arts, culture and media to build resources for and shift narratives about our communities.
  • Some knowledge about Reproductive Justice and working with a Queer framework.

Who You Are

  • A self-starter who is enthusiastic and creative, and a leader who works well collaboratively and independently
  • A team player who communicates well with staff 
  • A person who believes in SPARK’s Mission and Vision and is in political alignment 
  • Someone who appreciates a challenge in the service of the work and the ongoing fight for liberation for our communities. 
  • You are able to hold multiple truths while centering the experiences of those most marginalized 
  • You are able to uphold the integrity of the organization . You are able to uphold SPARK and its values, and honor organizational confidentiality.


  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop communications strategy and execute digital campaigns across multiple channels (social media, digital ads, print, etc.)
  • Perform graphic design tasks as needed through canva (event materials, branding, social media campaigns, etc.)
  • Attend meetings relevant to the Communications department (weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly programming meetings, etc.)
  • Work with the Communications Manager to create SPARK’s monthly newsletter
  • Document, evaluate and analyze metrics of social media and digital campaigns
  • Keep in communications with SPARK team via Slack and email
  • Meet with SPARK staff as necessary 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned


  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Canva, Google Apps
  • Proficiency in Slack, Zoom, and other team communication apps 
  • Proficiency with social media platforms (i.e Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong commitment to an intersectional social justice movement including but not limited to Reproductive Justice, Black/Queer Liberation, and organizing in the South
  • At least 2 years experience in communications work

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