Join a small but dynamic communications team at The NEA Foundation, a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization based in Washington, DC that works in partnership with others to promote the absolute best in public education. We believe that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others who are committed to educational equity, excellence, and opportunity. We seek a communications professional with at least four years of relevant experience and a passion for public education for the position of Communications Officer. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Communications, this is a terrific position for someone with a strong foundation in social media, online, oral, and print communications.
The Communications Officer will play an integral role in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating communications strategies that raise awareness of and deepen understanding of the Foundation’s mission, programs, and impact. The Communications Officer will create promotional materials, serve as project manager, inform and support media relations efforts, oversee video production, and play a key role managing the Foundation’s digital presence.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- With SVP of Communications, develop, execute, and evaluate communications strategies to advance the Foundation’s strategic priorities, working collaboratively with staff to identify opportunities for internal and external outreach.
- Maintain the Foundation’s website, coordinating and executing updates, developing new features and content, and interfacing with web consultants.
- Oversee the production and distribution of the Foundation’s podcast series.
- Manage social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Create content, develop and execute campaigns, and monitor channel activity and metrics with the support of the Operations Associate.
- Lead the production and distribution of all e-communications including a bi-monthly newsletter and targeted development campaigns. Manage mailing list, ensuring proper segmentation and regular list maintenance to ensure integrity of list.
- Assist the SVP of Communications in maintaining the Foundation’s brand standards among staff members and with external partners and stakeholders.
- Support media relations efforts. Write and edit promotional materials, including blog posts, news releases, e-blasts, and other compelling communications tailored to various audiences and partners. Build and foster relationships with stakeholders, partners, and media outlets.
- Track and evaluate metrics of success and make recommendations to adapt strategies to grow and improve outreach results.
- Oversee production of videos.
- Support the planning and managing of events, including staff speaking engagements.
- Provide communications guidance and technical support to staff as needed.
- Support budget management and other administrative functions related to organizational communications.
- Collaborate with vendors and consultants.
- Maintain and develop one’s own professional skills and knowledge.
The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated, resourceful self-starter with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think analytically, write creatively, and work collaboratively with colleagues, key partners, and stakeholders. Knowledge of public education trends and issues a plus.
This position is based in Washington, DC and follows a hybrid work arrangement. Employees are required to report to the Foundation’s office three days per week and may work remotely two days per week.
Salary is $62,500 - $70,000, depending on experience. The Foundation also offers an excellent benefits package. Visit www.neafoundation.org for more information on the Foundation.
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