Join our Team!

February 14, 2024

For nearly 90 years, The Erie Community Foundation has strengthened communities by responding to community needs, and acting as a convenor, collaborator, and leader to deepen impact on regional progress. In fulfilling its mission to inspire, engage and empower donors and communities across the region, The Erie Community Foundation cultivates relationships with donors and people throughout the region.

As the steward of over 900 endowments for individuals and organizations in Erie, Corry, North East, Union City, Pennsylvania and Findley Lake, NY, The Erie Community Foundation strives to promote a united, vibrant, and thriving region for all, both today and long into the future.

The Erie Community Foundation is currently seeking a Marketing Communications Associate to collaborate closely with the Vice President of Marketing and Community/Government Relations to implement communication strategies that advance the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of The Erie Community Foundation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or Media.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.


  • Implement the day-to-day communications, including website updates, social media posts, press releases and editorial pieces under the guidance of the Vice President.
  • Prepare quarterly board reports.
  • Develop engaging Power Point presentations for ECF events.
  • Coordinate distribution of monthly e-news bulletins targeting key audiences of which some are identified by the Philanthropic Services and Community Impact Teams.
  • Distribute press invites to the media and implement follow-up communication.
  • Maintain up-to-date digital records for the media and government contacts.
  • Research and obtain competitive bids for ECF printed pieces including reports, invitations, newsletters, brochures, and signage.
  • Assist in the coordination of the annual meeting details, annual report production and Erie Gives.
  • Proficient in tools such as Canva, Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, Mail Chimp, Calameao, and Linktree.
  • Strong command of social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Linked In and You Tube.
  • Support the communications needs for events organized by the Foundation's affinity groups including: The Erie Women’s Fund events, LGBT Fund, Young Erie Philanthropists, and HEY!-Hear Erie’s Youth.
  • Participate in sponsorship meetings and support accompanying tasks.
  • Provide communications support for Regional Affiliate Foundations in Corry, North East, Union City and Findley Lake, NY, as needed.
  • Perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the VP to support promotional efforts.


  • Customer-oriented with a collaborative mindset and professional demeanor.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, capable of managing multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong commitment to accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading abilities.
  • Self-motivated and proactive in completing tasks efficiently.
  • Proficient in virtual communication tools like Zoom and Teams.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume via this link by March 8, 2024.

The Erie Community Foundation offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary range for the Marketing Communications Associate position is $45,000 - $56,000.