Job: Marketing and Communications Associate

Reports to: Communications & IT Lead

Status: Full-time (40 hours), Non-exempt

Location: Open (San Pedro, CA or Fairfield, CA)

The Opportunity

This is a unique opportunity for purposeful work in a community of colleagues who share your passion. The Marketing and Communications Associate is a unique position at International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) that reports directly to the Communications & IT Lead and works closely with the Director of Philanthropy, Marketing Consultant, vendors, and the management and rehabilitation staff. The right candidate will have a background in marketing, public relations, and internal and external communications, and a personal calling to help wildlife in crisis.

The successful candidate will have strong passion for story-telling online through Bird Rescue’s popular social media channels. This position will also perform various tasks, including supporting marketing and business initiatives by providing counsel and interpretation on brand management for an extraordinary organization with 50 years of success rehabilitating wild waterbirds in crisis.

Furthermore, they report on budgeting, campaign analytics, competition, and other metrics. They also provide support for the public relations and communications departments. In addition, they monitor creative development for consistency with brand strategy and standards. Essential skills include organizational, communication, interpersonal, leadership, and computer software skills.

A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related field is the norm requirement for this position.


  • Demonstrated growth and success in previous positions.
  • Marketing and communications experience.
  • Significant understanding of and experience in social media avenues as communications and fundraising tools.
  • Excellent management, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Strong database management skills, and experience with Raiser’s Edge fundraising and donor management software.
  • Experience with Canva, Photoshop, Blackbaud & RE:NXT preferred.


  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university or agreed to equivalent.

Compensation, Benefits and Start Date

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the level of experience. Salary range is $42,000-$52,000. Position is based at one of International Bird Rescue’s two Wildlife Centers in California (San Pedro and Fairfield).

About International Bird Rescue —

Imagine a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves. In 1971, after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis.

To Apply

International Bird Rescue is looking to fill this position immediately so please send a cover letter, resume, and samples of your writing to the following:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

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