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Title:  Communications & Marketing Specialist

Department: Business Development

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To:  Manager of Business Development

Class: Non-Union

Salary: $55,000-60,000

Who We Are: 

At Free Geek we sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We’re proud to be a leader in digital inclusion. None of this would be possible without hiring and developing the best employees. 

Free Geek is a leading nonprofit technology refurbisher, founded in 2000, headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a national presence. Free Geek serves more than 35,000 Oregonians each year. To continue our growth, we are seeking a Communications & Marketing Specialist to help us in continuing toward our goal of including everyone in our digital future!

What Do We Need from This Position? 

 This position will create, organize, edit, proof, and distribute external content through a mission driven lens. This position will carry out donor stewardship strategies and management of internal systems and tools in collaboration with the Development and Events Associate and the Manager of Business Development. This position will also participate in team meetings and work inter-departmentally to help develop programs and procedures, and assist in fundraising efforts.

Essential Duties

  1. Primary owner/manager of monthly weekly newsletter, social media and public relations channels, email mailing list, paid advertising, and website. 
  2. Create content in a variety of media: written (both long and short-form), video, photo, and graphic design for all internal and external Free Geek communications. 
  3. Draft, edit, and publish internal and external marketing content, including donor and marketing materials (eg. fliers, ads, brochures), email marketing, website updates and content, and social media.

Expected hours for this position is 40/week. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This position is eligible for benefits. 

What Do You Get? 

At Free Geek, we believe in curating a group of people passionate about creating options which provide the best benefit to our community. As an organization under union, we fundamentally believe that happy people put in good work. Considering this, we provide an extensive benefits package. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, a Retirement plan with employee matching,  Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability coverage. We are also provided with kindly donated food and purchased snacks every week for staff to grab at their disposal.  

How Do You Apply? 

BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Femme Folks and folks who are navigating the intersectionality of those identities are all enthusiastically encouraged to apply! We believe that if you’re excited about this position you should apply - imposter syndrome is real and no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.

This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please complete this application by 5pm, April 4th, 2024, as that is when we will begin the review process. 

Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at or 503-232-9350 x128.


At Free Geek we are working towards having as fully of a vaccinated workplace as possible. We are offering paid sick leave (for even our newest of employees!) for vaccination appointments and possible side effects from these vaccines. We are also doing an incentive program for the disclosure of your vaccination status. Please be aware of this upon applying for this position. Some of our positions require folks to be in close proximity to each other, and we are striving to keep our staff, and our greater communities, as safe as we can. 

Thank you for applying!