Job Description: 

The Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for developing content and implementing strategies and tactics to support America Succeeds’ communications, branding, and program initiatives.  The successful candidate will report to the Director of National Communications and Programs and work closely with the rest of our small team and affiliate partners to elevate America Succeeds as the premier network for business-led advocacy in education.

We are seeking a rising, task-oriented doer with experience working independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple projects and quickly adjust priorities to meet client and stakeholder needs. The successful candidate will identify and capitalize on opportunities, and seek practical solutions to problems with a curious, creative, and collaborative nature. To achieve this, candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience and knowledge of education policy or a passion for learning how business can engage to make an impact, as well as some combination of the requirements below.

Areas of Responsibility

The role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Marketing Strategy: Support the planning and execution of communication campaigns utilizing an understanding of content marketing, social media best practices, and how strong, creative branding drives organizational success.
  • Social Media Management: Manage America Succeeds’ social media profiles; monitor partner and affiliate social media content. Contribute fresh ideas to the social media content calendar and thoughtfully contribute to stakeholder conversations.
  • Content Creation: Develop original content for a variety of additional platforms including email, blogs, and press releases using professional writing and editing skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Branding & Graphic Design: Design graphics for print and digital distribution; ensure a consistent and professional brand style, tone, and voice is communicated in all content, products, and platforms.
  • Website Management: Assist with the development and maintenance of America Succeeds’ websites; implement SEO research and tags; and, track website traffic analytics to inform future growth strategies.
  • Event planning: Support the planning and day-of implementation of event programming and network engagement opportunities for America Succeeds, affiliates, and strategic partners, as necessary, including signature.

This position may require some occasional travel.

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Communications experience – Demonstrates basic understanding of comms tools & strategies + a desire to grow skills and deploy them to deliver messaging aligned with mission & brand; solid social media management skills; excellent writing & editing skills
  • Solutions-oriented, problem-solving mindset – Demonstrates strong critical-thinking ability, comfort working through problems with limited support, and an ability to engage multiple constituencies and craft solutions that ‘thread the needle’ when needed
  • Team player orientation – Demonstrates a natural tendency to pitch in, build relationships, and view success as when the team gets things done
  • Event-planning experience – Possesses experience planning and executing events for diverse audiences and an ability to track progress against milestones
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign); experience with website CMS systems; WordPress, HTML, and CSS preferred; Google G Suite & Microsoft Office; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.; Bachelor's degree
Compensation/Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional looking to build their skills and experience while making an impact with a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with high growth potential. America Succeeds is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package, including a generous commitment to a healthy work/life balance and health, retirement, and vacation benefits.

How To Apply

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and portfolio of work to elerum@americasucceeds.org. We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is advantageous to apply as soon as possible.  

America Succeeds 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 website at www.americasucceeds.org.

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