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Associate, Communications

The Associate, Communications supports Elevate’s media productions and relations, brand communications, events, and strategic growth efforts by integrating campaigns, creating online content, and enhancing brand awareness. The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail and accuracy as well as a willingness to learn. The ability to transform complex information into engaging content that all stakeholders can engage and connect with is key to supporting our mission, enhancing our organization’s image, improving communication, and encouraging organizational growth.

The Associate, Communications reports to the Principal Director, Strategic Partnerships and Communications. This position is located in Chicago, Illinois and is currently remote.


  • Write, edit, and share content about Elevate’s work, including program collateral, blog posts, press releases, presentations, production memos, white papers, grant proposals, and more in collaboration with the Senior Associate, Communications.
  • Serve as the communications team lead for various projects and programs, including the Workforce and Contractor Development team and the Policy team, by providing communications expertise and delivering content.
  • Act in a production role for content creation and events including public television, Zoom interviews, writing and editing scripts, conducting interviews, and field producing.
  • Support planning and execution of strategic plans to engage and grow both Elevate’s audiences and funders.
  • Support internal initiatives such as the Elevate staff newsletters, staff awards, and events.
  • Provide support to allied partner groups as assigned.
  • Support internal and external workshops and training.
  • Attend staff events as assigned, which may include those on weekends and outside of business hours.
  • Support the Principal Director on special projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Three or more years of experience in communications, events, or media relations
  • Knowledge of website analytical tools
  • Good customer service skills
  • Solutions-oriented and innovative thinker
  • Willingness and ability to manage and move forward multiple project priorities with minimal supervision
  • Creative thinker with strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to simplify and summarize abstract ideas
  • Detail-oriented, process-driven, and able to use data to make decisions
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • Able to handle deadline pressure and a fluid environment
  • Bilingual English/Spanish not required, but preferred
  • Passion for Elevate’s mission

Organization Description

We design and implement programs that reduce costs, protect people and the environment, and ensure the benefits of clean and efficient energy use reach those who need them most.

At Elevate, the greatest asset of our organization is the kind of people we attract. Elevate employees cocreate our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take priority. We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of innovation and we seek dynamic, hardworking team members who are inspired to work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Every day we make a difference by placing our team, clients, and community partners first. From our mission to our focus on staff wellbeing and career development opportunities, there’s no better place to grow your career than Elevate.


The total compensation for this position includes health and welfare benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.), defined contribution benefit (401k with contribution), professional development, generous paid time off policies, and a flexible schedule. This is an exempt individual contributor position with a salary range of $45,000 – $55,000, based on experience.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Elevate is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

ADA Accommodation

Elevate will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability so that they can perform the essential functions of a job unless doing so causes a direct threat to these individuals or others in the workplace, and the threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, or if the accommodation creates an undue hardship to Elevate. Contact the People Team with any questions or requests for accommodations.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our candidate portal at Search for “Associate, Communications” to find the position listing.

Please note that Elevate will only contact candidates via an email address. We will never ask a candidate for payment of any kind as part of the hiring or onboarding process or send payment to any candidate prior to completing the hiring and onboarding process.

No phone calls please.

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