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San Diego Administrative Coordinator Job Opening

Career Opportunity – Communications Specialist

New Job Opening:


San Diego Police Foundation
444 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101


The San Diego Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) independent nonprofit organization whose work includes fundraising, grantmaking, and program delivery, is looking for a Communications Specialist to join our small, but mighty team of talented professionals dedicated to the public safety sector.  The Communications Specialist works very closely with the Director of Development & Communications to execute and maintain a comprehensive program to meet the Foundation’s marketing and communications goals, including written, visual, digital, and electronic communications. Reports directly to the Director of Development & Communications.

  • Writes various content in various styles for various communication vehicles including social media platforms, website content, marketing collateral, media talking points, and media advisories.
  • Creates visually appealing and relevant promotional materials for print, web, and social media using Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Implements campaigns for marketing and fundraising efforts including, but not limited to, newsletters, presentations, digital promotions, direct mailings, invitations, and online fundraising.
  • Maintains email marketing strategy, including executing the distribution of electronic communications per the established schedule, producing email campaigns, managing audiences, building forms, and monitoring insights.
  • Plans and executes the Foundation’s social media strategy, including developing and scheduling posts, monitoring engagement, documenting analytics, increasing brand awareness, and building a narrative.
  • Manages, writes, publishes, and shares updates and content to the Foundation’s website, including blog/news posts, event photos, success stories, and educational videos.
  • Delivers monthly reporting that analyzes traffic, trends, and overall digital strategy.
  • Proofreads written communications for clarity, spelling, and grammar.
  • Assists with inputting, updating, and managing the donor database for marketing and communication purposes.
  • Assists with researching, reviewing, and implementing applications for grant submissions.
  • Assists with donor stewardship, special events, public and media relations strategy, and development campaigns.
  • Provides onsite support at special events. We typically plan and host 3-4 major fundraising and donor recognition events per year.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field preferred
  • At least two years of relevant working experience
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suites, Microsoft Office Suite, email marketing software, and CRM systems, as well as social media platforms
  • Keen attention-to-detail
  • Adaptive and having a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently, think strategically, and overcome challenges
  • Excellent organizational, time management, multi-tasking, and planning skills
  • Willingness to jump in and assist colleagues with a variety of tasks across the organization
  • Demonstrated respect and inclusiveness for all employees, embracing differences
  • Capable of lifting objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information appropriately
  • Loyal and enjoys working in a small, close team
  • Excitement about the organization’s mission, and ability to communicate the mission and values to external and internal audiences.
  • Experience using computer applications for web production, image handling, publishing and design, presentation preparation, web interaction, and/or other digital communication capabilities.
  • Understanding of and experience using digital and social media analytics is a bonus.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and daily access to a vehicle.
  • Candidate should be based in the San Diego area.
  • The Foundation is a drug-free environment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a drug test and background check.

The San Diego Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to fund equipment, training, and outreach programs for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) that are not covered by the city budget. The San Diego Police Foundation exists to ensure that the police officers employed by SDPD have what they need to perform their jobs safely and with excellence. Our goal is safety for ALL.


The San Diego Police Foundation offers a great work environment including an enviable location and supportive work culture that values teamwork and collaboration. Located in Little Italy within walking distance of the San Diego Bay, the Foundation’s spacious offices are situated in a secure building that boasts ample natural light.

Our pay and benefits package is competitive and currently includes:

  • 11 paid holidays plus one floating paid holiday
  • Platinum HMO Plan; 85% of health insurance premium paid by employer, plus free dental and vision (after 3 months of employment)
  • Safe Harbor 401k plan with 3% match (after 6 months of employment)
  • Free parking for employees in a gated lot adjacent to the office
  • This position is full-time with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Salary range: $52,000 – 60,000 per year, plus benefits, depending upon the level of experience.

We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For the safety of employees, we maintain strict compliance with all applicable public health orders.


Does the San Diego Police Foundation sound like a great fit for you and your professional goals?  We’d love to hear from interested and fully qualified candidates! Please email a resume, a brief cover letter that explains why you are a great fit for this role, and two professional communications samples to  Please include Communications Specialist in the subject line.  Due to the volume of responses, phone inquiries will not be accepted.

Last Updated 11.21.22