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Chicago Shambhala

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Title: Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Location: Hybrid (West Loop)

Reports to: Co-directors of Practice & Education

Status: Part-time (15 hrs/wk), hourly contractor ($20/hour)

Date posted: March 2024

Start date: Immediate

Benefits: Unlimited program credit at Shambhala Chicago

About Shambhala Chicago: Established in 1971, the Shambhala Chicago Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers. Our center, located in Chicago’s West Loop, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. The Center is home to a vibrant, diverse community of members and friends who provide ongoing volunteer and financial support, creating a warm, genuine basis for realizing the full potential of our authentic wisdom traditions.

About the position: The Shambhala Chicago Center is seeking a Communications & Marketing Coordinator on a part-time, contractor basis. The Coordinator plays a key role in the life of the center by publicizing programs, events and practice sessions, and by communicating with the Chicago community through newsletters, social media, and other means. This is a pivotal position in a volunteer-run organization.



  • Create newsletters, curating and writing content to publicize programs, events, and center happenings via Mailchimp
  • Create graphics for social media, newsletters, flyers, and other print and digital materials and visual communications
  • Post regularly on social media to publicize programs and connect with community members and global network
  • Create paid social campaigns on Instagram, Facebook, and Google Ads
  • Write copy for program descriptions, newsletters, social media and website
  • Maintain Wordpress website appearance and functionality
  • Use Google Analytics to track website traffic and inform marketing efforts

Required qualifications:

  • Experience with social media with a group or organization
  • Experience with Canva, InDesign, or other graphic design software
  • Experience with the Google Suite (Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets)
  • Experience with CRM or database management
  • Experience with MailChimp or similar software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently; proactive self-starter who takes initiative to problem-solve and improve processes
  • Flexible and willing to learn new technologies and software

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Wordpress or other web content management software
  • Videography and video editing experience
  • Interest in mindfulness, meditation, or Buddhism
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non-profit setting or community-lead organization

To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, writing samples, and graphic design samples at our application fo

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Compensation: $20 per hour, 15 hours per week
Location: West Loop (Hybrid)