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Job Opening at xMinds

Posted 3/13/24

Communications Specialist

Do you have excellent writing skills? Do you enjoy diving into a topic and then sharing it with the public? Are you committed to improving the lives of autistic kids? xMinds is looking for a part-time communications specialist to help us keep our community up-to-date with information and resources. Come join our team!

Compensation and Hours

We offer flexible hours and the convenience of working at home!

  • Pay and number of hours are dependent on the skillset the candidate offers. Range is 8-12 hours/week, $25 - $30/hour.

  • Remote position: Applicants who live locally are preferred, but this is not a requirement. 

Job Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist

  • Serves as editor of the xMindsWire, xMinds’ monthly digital newsletter. In conjunction with the executive director, the editor determines the contents for each issue. Writes and/or edits all content. Designs the newsletter. Selects and creates images, as needed. Copy edits and proofreads each issue for style, grammar, spelling, consistency, and to ensure that all hypertext links are active and correct.

  • Develops online resources for families with autistic students in Montgomery County, MD. Responsible for researching and writing content, as well as designing the pages within a content management system.

  • Updates the xMinds website with new information and images, using a content management system. Researches information as needed.

  • Maintains a YouTube channel for the organization’s video recordings.

  • Writes and edits other projects and correspondence as need, including fundraising letters, a report of the organization’s annual achievements, and occasional grant applications.


Excellent communication skills

Ability to be detail-oriented

Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

These skills and experience would be helpful, but are not required:

  • Experience working in a content management system

  • Experience writing newsletter articles

  • Research and fact-checking skills

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Experience producing/editing videos for YouTube

  • Experience designing graphics with Canva

  • Knowledge of autism, either firsthand knowledge from being autistic or experience supporting someone who is autistic, and a passion for our mission are preferred.

xMinds’ Mission

To improve education for autistic students in Montgomery County, MD, by providing resources to the parents and educators who support them. 

Our Programs

The major programs through which we advance our mission are:

(1) we maintain a website full of resources that are useful for parents and educators who support autistic students, 

(2) we present a series of events each year that address issues of importance to parents and educators of autistic students,

(3) we fund grants for motivated educators for trainings or curricular materials that they need to better support autistic students, 

(4) we maintain a volunteer advocacy team that provides assistance to individual parents who have questions or need information about getting their child the support they need in Montgomery County Public Schools special education,

(5) we offer four targeted virtual discussion groups each month for parents/guardians of autistic students, and

(6) we offer monthly playground/open gym meetups for autistic children and their families.

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