Senior Communications Specialist

Oakland, California, United States


Career Ladders Project (CLP) promotes equity-minded community college redesign. We collaborate with colleges and their partners to discover, develop, and disseminate effective practices. Our policy work, research, and direct efforts with colleges lead to system change—and enable more students to attain certificates, degrees, transfers, and career advancement. Read more at

Our office is located at 678 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612. CLP operates under the fiscal sponsorship of the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the non-profit auxiliary for the California Community Colleges.

Job Summary/Purpose

CLP is looking for an experienced communications specialist to write and help produce and manage internal and external communications for CLP in all formats, including website posts and other web content, social media posts and campaigns, program communications including tools for the field, event communications, email marketing, and print publications.


Essential job duties, responsibilities, and goals include:

Education, Skills and Experience

The following qualifications are required:

The following qualifications are highly desirable:

Physical Requirements

Working Conditions and Travel

Occasional local or overnight travel by land or air within the state of California.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The excellent benefits package currently includes paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave; medical, dental, and vision insurance and more; along with a generous defined benefit retirement plan (California Public Employee Retirement System – CalPERS).

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