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Join the Miller Maxfield Team!

Looking to use your marketing and communication skills to affect positive change and make a difference?

If you have a passion for the community, plus a strong set of writing and project management skills, the Community Engagement Manager position at Miller Maxfield, Inc. could be the perfect fit for you. If you love to learn new things daily, thrive on deadlines, obsess about details and organization, and enjoy writing, we’d like to meet you.

The ideal candidate for this Santa Cruz-based position is a problem-solver with stellar verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills. He/she/they will have a high level of drive and ambition, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. Big bonus points for a solid sense of humor.

Our dynamic and tenacious team makes things happen and creates success stories for our clients in the Monterey Bay area, Silicon Valley and Central Coast.

Who We Are

Miller Maxfield, Inc. is an award-winning strategic communications and public affairs firm based in downtown Santa Cruz.

As a full-service marketing agency, we help our public agency, nonprofit and private sector clients tell their stories by developing and executing dynamic, engaging strategies that have measurable impacts. Services include strategic planning, messaging, branding and graphic design, social media strategy and management, online marketing, media relations, event production and promotion, websites, video, media training, crisis communications and more.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily support on execution, status and performance of marketing communication plans.

  • Foster good working relationships with clients through direct contact and by responding to their needs on a timely basis. Manage logistics and reporting for client meetings.

  • Research and help create on-brand/on-message content for use on social media and in press announcements, blog posts, e-mail newsletters, web copy, etc.

  • Develop social media content calendars, source photos and implement organic social media campaigns, with a primary focus on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Create and analyze social media reports for a variety of channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • Help manage marketing materials production – working to deadlines, coordinating with internal team and vendors. Includes the pickup and delivery of materials as needed.

  • Plan and coordinate in-person and online events.

  • Collaborate with internal team and participate in brainstorm sessions.

  • Remain current on all aspects of marketing trends and other areas that affect our clients’ business.

  • Provide administrative support to internal team.


  • Strong interpersonal communications skills and ability to be an effective team member.

  • Ability to be flexible, manage stress and thrive within a fast-moving environment.

  • Capacity to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines covering a wide variety of topics in various media formats.

  • Excellent proofreading skills, with an eye for detail.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Curiosity, analytical skills and creativity to develop solutions.

  • Interest in community issues, trends and local news.

  • Copywriting, editing and content-creation skills.

  • Knowledge of AP writing style.

  • Strong understanding of production processes related to content formats such as graphic, video, audio/podcasts and blogs.

  • Working knowledge of digital tactics, including email marketing, social media applications, web analytics and SEO.

  • Working knowledge of productivity tools and digital platforms including Microsoft Office Suite, CMS software and email marketing tools.

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Desire to work hard, be humble, ask questions and learn new things.


The ideal candidate will have agency, consumer, tech or related marketing or communications experience. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field of study. At least three years’ experience in marketing, communications or a related field is required.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, CMS software such as WordPress or Wix, email marketing tools and mobile platforms and apps, with an ability to learn various software packages. The ideal candidate will be social-media savvy and have experience using a variety of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products, video editing software is a plus. Proficiency in client website backend functionality is highly desirable.

Job Details:

This is a full-time, 40+ hours-per-week job. The job requires reliability and schedule flexibility, as well as the ability to drive to client locations throughout the region. This job is based in our office located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA.


This position comes with a competitive salary and great benefits including a generous PTO policy, retirement plan, paid holidays, employer-paid healthcare premiums and a cellphone allowance.

If you're interested in joining our team, please send a resume and cover letter to paula@millermaxfield.com.