We are thrilled to announce that the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship is expanding! We’re looking for people who share our passion in opening doors and building pathways for students to pursue high-demand science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care careers in Washington state.

The Communications Specialist will assist the Marketing & Communications Manager in the development and execution of strategic Scholar communications across our scholarship programs in support of the WSOS mission. The Specialist will collaborate with Programs staff across the organization to deliver excellent support services, resources, scholarship information and tools to support Scholars in their academic persistence and career launch. The Specialist will also assist in the cultivation of scholarship promotion partners and scholarship promotion content development to recruit applicants interested in high-demand trade, STEM or health care careers. The ideal candidate is (1) a strong writer; (2) passionate about student success and career launch; (3) comfortable using or learning digital platforms including e-mail distribution tools; (4) a strong project manager.
The Corporate Engagement Manager identifies and develops key relationships with industry partners across STEM, trade and health care organizations in Washington. The top priorities for this role include: 1) mentor recruitment, training, support and retention for nearly 1,000 mentor-mentee pairs in the Skills that Shine industry mentoring program; 2) securing industry partner commitments to offer priority access to work-like experiences (internships, shadowships, etc.) for Opportunity Scholars; 3) cultivate WSOS industry contacts as donors, including assisting in solicitations; and 4) recruiting essay reader volunteers to support in Opportunity Scholar selection. To successfully complete the priorities above, the Corporate Engagement Manager is an expert volunteer manager with a proven track record in recruiting, training, stewarding and recognizing in a variety of volunteer engagement opportunities. The ideal candidate will be a master relationship builder with a knack for activating corporate volunteers as part of developing a robust donor pipeline.

Washington STEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer who cares deeply about its staff and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Employment decisions at Washington STEM are based on organizational needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, transgender status, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the law.