Marketing Communications Manager–Communications & Publications Department
Brooklyn, NY (preferred)
The New Teacher Project (TNTP) strives to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. A national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by the knowledge that effective teachers have a greater impact on student achievement than any other school factor. In response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained approximately 43,000 teachers and worked with more than 200 districts in 31 states - benefiting an estimated 7 million students. Meanwhile, TNTP's acclaimed studies of the policies and practices that affect the quality of the teacher workforce -- most recently including The Widget Effect (2009) and Teacher Evaluation 2.0 (2010) -- have influenced federal!
education policy and inspired reform efforts across the country.
TNTP is active in more than 25 cities, including 10 of the nation's 15 largest. For more information, please visit www.tntp.org .
We are currently seeking a full-time Marketing Communications Manager for our Communications & Publications Department. The Marketing Communications Manager will be based in the central TNTP office in Brooklyn, NY. For the right candidate, there may be the flexibility to work from a home office anywhere in the United States. This position is available immediately.
Communications & Publications Department
The Communications & Publications department is a small, dynamic team responsible for TNTP's marketing, public relations and communications efforts. Among other things, the Communications department manages TNTP’s brand and marketing strategy, writes and edits TNTP publications, provides strategic communications support to more than 25 TNTP project sites, generates proposals for new business, and ensures that TNTP’s 300-person staff is well-informed. In 2010, the team coordinated the release of a half-dozen influential reports, advanced reform-oriented communications campaigns in partnership with several large urban school districts, and helped the organization earn widespread news coverage from some of the country’s most prominent media outlets.
Role and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Director of Marketing Communications, the Marketing Communications Manager will play a lead role in designing and executing TNTP’s national external communications and marketing strategy. S/he will write and edit a wide variety of materials and provide high-level communications and marketing support to teams across the organization, consistently and independently producing high-quality work. The Marketing Communications Manager will be committed to clear copy and elegant design, passionate about building a respected national brand, and enthusiastic about helping TNTPers communicate their work and ideas in simple, engaging ways.
Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Write and edit website copy, newsletters, press releases, talking points, presentations and other materials
Develop and execute integrated online communications campaigns to support TNTP publication releases or reform efforts
Proactively identify opportunities to create and refine standard TNTP messages, and promote consistent implementation
Ensure seamless brand and design identity across programs and online platforms
Serve as a primary staff point person for strategic marketing communications support and trainings
Manage and update website and social media content
Analyze data to assess effectiveness of marketing efforts and recommend adjustments
Coordinate with vendors, including graphic designers, printers and developers
This position reports to the Director of Marketing Communications.
We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization's mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment, and who demonstrate a record of achievement. Successful candidates will also demonstrate:
Exceptional writing and editing skill – specifically, an unparalleled ability to translate complex content into clear, accessible copy
Minimum of 3 years of communications, marketing or public relations experience
Keen understanding of K-12 education issues
Strong visual design sensibility
Strong organizational and project management abilities
Obsessive attention to detail
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional weekends
Basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) a plus
The annual salary for this position is $55,000 or commensurate with experience in a similar position,
with the potential for a performance based bonus. TNTP offers a motivated team of dynamic colleagues,
a collegial atmosphere that values professional development and valuable feedback, a
comprehensive benefits plan effective on the first day of employment – including low cost
medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options,
generous vacation time, a 403(b) plan with matching, potential opportunities for performance
based bonuses – as well as the chance to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven
company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children. For more information on
TNTP’s competitive benefits package, please visit http://tntp.org/join/our-benefits/
We review applications on a rolling basis - so it is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications without a cover letter tailored to this position, which can be addressed to the Human Capital Department. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. The New Teacher Project is committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. If you would like to learn more about our mission, please visit our web site at www.tntp.org.
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