Communications Associate

Ucross Foundation
Job Description
Title:                                     Communications Associate
Reports to:                           Director of External Relations
Classification:                       Full-time, exempt
Ucross Foundation is seeking a Communications Associate to forward the mission of the renowned artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts. This is a unique opportunity to join the Ucross team.
For nearly 40 years, Ucross has provided a rare gift in today's world — uninterrupted time — along with workspace and living accommodations, to competitively selected visual artists, writers, composers, and choreographers. More than 2,600 artists have spent time in residence at Ucross on its spectacular 20,000-acre working cattle ranch, located in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. Ucross welcomes approximately 115 artists to its program each year, selected by an outside panel of professionals who review 1,100+ applications each year.
Reporting to the Director of External Relations, the Communications Associate supports Ucross’s communications, special events, gallery, and fundraising activities. It is a salary, exempt position. Applicants interested in a hybrid work schedule are welcome to apply.
  • Support with planning and implementing events, such as the Ucross Arts Festival, upcoming galas, annual Community Christmas Celebration, board dinners, and other events as needed
  • Help maintain outreach and/or invitation lists
  • Support with part-time staffing of the Ucross Art Gallery and Café
  • Assist with special projects, such as the website redesign, giving societies, and alumni database procedures
  • Assist with all appeals and direct mail projects, including project coordination (and vendor communication); ensure timely delivery of appeals, as well as processing and tracking
  • Assist with grants, proposals, sponsorship packets, appeal letters, pledge cards, and other content
  • Assist with collateral material (case statements, naming opportunities, pitch deck, videos, and presentations, etc), and other content, as directed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Graphic design skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Two to five years in administrative support, communications, or external relations for nonprofits
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders
  • A commitment to accuracy and an attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Relevant computer skills, including Office 365
  • Ability to handle multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously
The salary range is $40,000-44,000, commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits package, including:
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life and short-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Generous paid time off
Ucross, Wyoming
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with the words “Communications Associate” in the subject line.
Ucross is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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