Communications and Development Coordinator

About FolkTime: Founded in 1985, Folk-Time, Inc. is a non-profit community service agency whose ongoing commitment is to provide a culture of inclusiveness. By promoting a recovery-oriented support system that focuses on hope, choice, connection, personal responsibility, and self-determination, FolkTime has provided support and advocacy for those with shared lived experiences in the Portland Metro area for over 35 years.

Mission Statement: Dedicated to connecting individuals with shared lived experiences through Intentional Peer Support

JOB TITLE:  Communications and Development Coordinator

JOB SITE:  Administrative Office with Opportunities to work remote

REPORTS TO:  Director of Administration

WORK HOURS: 15-20 hours per week

PROGRAM: Administration

POSITION SUMMARY: The Communications & Development Coordinator is responsible for working with the administrative team to create both internal and external communications, develop administrative systems to streamline processes, lead/ participate in agency committees as needed, and attend administrative meetings in order to stay informed about programmatic changes. Additionally, the Communications & Development Coordinator will take an active role in revenue development by assisting with fundraising, grant writing and sustaining-donor outreach.



  • Assist Agency in maintaining relevance and presence in online community by keeping website up-to-date. Work with supervisors from each program to create regularly scheduled (monthly) check-ins around changes in their programs (i.e. new staff, program time changes, highlights, etc.)
  • Oversee social media profiles, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. Work closely with the Executive Director and Admin team to design and implement strategies to increase public visibility.
  • Develop Agency’s external communications, including announcements, brochures, flyers, presentations, etc., with the oversight of Administration and Board of Directors.
  • Create a marketing collateral library for use with all social programs and the Technical Training Assistance Center (TTAC)
  • Ad Hoc assignments as determined by Executive Director or Board



  • Assist in maintaining relationships with existing donor base by maintaining donation software, DonorPerfect, and generating donation acknowledgements.
    • Identify and solicit potential new sustaining donors and community partnerships.
  • Work closely with Fundraising Committee to help design, plan, advertise, and implement events.
  • Create a system for donor appreciation and outreach
  • Ad Hoc assignments as determined by Executive Director or Board



  • Understanding of and belief in the organization’s mission, vision, and values
  • Strong time management skills. Ability to meet deadlines, assess and prioritize competing tasks, and course correct when needed.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Open to receiving constructive feedback. Applies feedback when necessary, in order to strengthen performance.
  • Strong, professional communication skills. Ability to adapt to varying levels of communication, and understanding and use of person first language.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability and willingness to learn new programs as needed for position.
  • Identifies as having lived experience of mental health and/or addiction histories. (May appear within qualifications section.)



  • Completion of Intentional Peer Support Training.
  • Bachelors or advanced degree or equivalent experience.
  • Members of BIPOC and LGBTQ communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary will be $19.00 per hour.

To APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to


In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • “Please explain how you would draw on your own experiences, both personal and professional, in order to support others who are experiencing mental health distress.”