We’re hiring! Marketing Coordinator

bWant to work for a small and scrappy org making a big difference? Check out this part-time, remote job.
  • Are promotions, outreach, and social media your thing?
  • Does being called a social-justice warrior sound like a compliment, not a criticism?
  • You might be the badass Marketing Coordinator we’re seeking.
  • Instructions for applying are below; deadline to apply is January 31.


POSITION: Marketing Coordinator

REPORTING TO: Director & Founder, Lauren Taylor

STATUS: Contractor; 5 – 10 hours per week with room to grow

LOCATION: Remote; must be in the continental United States (any time zone)

COMPENSATION: $24-28 per hour


Defend Yourself empowers people — especially those targeted for gender-based violence — to protect themselves and create a world where they can be fully themselves. For more, see www.defendyourself.org.

Our Mission

Defend Yourself helps people claim their power, assert their boundaries, and protect themselves.

Our Vision

We envision a world where people, especially women, LGTBQIA+, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, can be fully themselves.

Our Values

Defend Yourself is rooted in a social-justice understanding of gender-based violence.


Lauren is a skilled trainer and activist with more than 35 years of experience who loves empowering women, girls, LGBTQIA+ people, and others targeted for harassment, abuse, and assault. She and her team have trained more than 40,000 people of all ages and walks of life in the Washington, D.C., area and nationally.

You’ll also work with our Deputy Director, who handles operations and client relations, and our web designer/tech vendor. As we continue to grow, we look forward to partnering with a Marketing Coordinator who oversees all the marketing, promotions, publicity, and outreach activities of our organization, with filling classes a priority. This is a fully remote, contractor position based in the continental United States; we accept applicants in any time zone. This position will require 5-10 hours per week with room to grow.


We’re seeking a badass Marketing Coordinator to manage our marketing assets and implement our marketing strategy. We need you to bring your marketing savvy, creativity, attention to detail, and experience in content creation and social media to support a high level and incredibly scheduled creator, entrepreneur, and equity leader. We’d like you to step into the marketing processes we’ve created to implement our marketing strategy, managing our content, and tracking our metrics.


  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in marketing/communications or related, or equivalent work experience.
  • You have at least two years of experience in public relations, content management, creative writing, advertising concepts, and media negotiations.
  • You have expert knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and web editing packages.
  • You have excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to identify and address problems quickly and effectively.
  • You are a person of integrity who’s able to make commitments and follow through.
  • You are a self-starter and quick learner with a strong desire to help others do their best.
  • You have strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and adapt as priorities change.
  • You take initiative.
  • You stay on top of the procedures and work flow of the organization.
  • You are committed to Defend Yourself’s mission and have a genuine interest in growing with the organization and the movement to end gender-based violence.
  • You are feminist and anti-racist.
  • Nonprofit experience is a plus.


  • Managing online and social media platforms such as:
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
  • Promoting and publicizing current and future events with a focus on filling classes.
  • Implementing marketing plans that include print, broadcast, and online content for book and speaking tours.
  • Managing our CRM.
  • Developing strategic marketing initiatives and activities.
  • Looking for opportunities to improve our marketing strategy.
  • Researching vendors, orders, merch, and supplies for the marketing, public relations, and outreach functions of the organization.
  • Coordinating budget, services, and equipment for the marketing, public relations, and outreach functions of the organization.
  • Liaising with relevant staff.
  • Observing, reviewing, and analyzing processes to identify inefficiencies and areas where improvements could be made.


  • Someone who loves to see people do their best.
  • Someone who has attention to detail and focus.
  • Someone who’s responsive.
  • Someone who responds well to direct feedback.
  • Someone who takes pleasure in operational and repetitive tasks.
  • Someone who can be both independent and work as part of a team.
  • Someone who can think ahead.
  • Someone who anticipates outcomes.
  • Someone who’s willing to go the extra mile for the job, the team, their co-workers, and the organization.


Working in Defend Yourself is the opposite of working in a corporate world being stuck in the four walls of the office, working 10+ hours daily and having difficulty balancing life and work. When you work with us, you get to enjoy working remotely — you can work anywhere and pretty much any time. Just 5-10 hours a week with room to grow.

We work while having fun; we pride ourselves on spending non-work hours doing things that bring us joy (and even teaching self-defense is a blast!). We are mission driven. We love and honor our boundaries so that we can be healthy, prioritize well-being, and infuse more fun into our lives.

We’re passionate about ending gender-based violence. We want to hear how you can help make this organization run better.

We are an equal opportunity organization and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, size, or any other identity whether protected by law or not.


If you’ve read through this description and you think this may be the right fit for you — now it’s time to apply! Please send a resume or work history along with 2-3 paragraphs on why you’d like to do this work to lauren@defendyourself.org and put “MARKETING COORDINATOR” in the subject line. Deadline January 31.

Native Spanish speakers, BIPOC women, LGBTQIA+/nonbinary people, and people with disabilities especially encouraged to apply.