KIPP Bay Area Schools
About KIPP Bay Area Schools
San Francisco Bay Area, five KIPP middle schools and two KIPP high schools are
closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more
advantaged peers. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located
in the under-served neighborhoods of Bayview Hunters Point and the Western
Addition in San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, and West Oakland. Our
mission is to ensure our students develop the knowledge, skills, and character
needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
KIPP (The Knowledge is Power Program) began
in 1994 in Houston, Texas. Today, there are 109 KIPP schools in 20 states and
Washington, D.C. serving more than 33,000 students. KIPP Bay Area Schools
currently serves 2,500 students through its seven schools, with a total of 225 employees and annual
revenue of $25 million.
The Communications Associate will
be responsible for supporting KIPP Bay Area Schools’ marketing, communications,
and development needs. The Communications Associate will work
cross-functionally within the organization, to represent the voice of KIPP Bay
Area Schools among various audiences. The Communications Associate will prepare
marketing materials, manage our website and social media presence, participate
in our public relations efforts, and support development communications,
events, and special projects.
The Communications Associate must have expert writing and
editing skills. He/she will play a critical role as the primary copywriter
across print and digital platforms and ensure that all communications
consistently promote the organization’s brand. The role will also require
skills, meticulous attention to detail, a commitment to accuracy, and strong
project management skills.
This position will be located at
our Regional Support Office (RSO) in Oakland and report to the Development
Roles and Responsibilities
The Communications Associate position
will include the following roles and responsibilities:
Manage external communications
Prepare marketing collateral. Write and edit copy for annual
report, brochures, school profiles, and other external materials to promote and
inform various audiences about KIPP Bay Area Schools. Work with third-party
vendors as appropriate to manage materials and print orders.
Manage social media presence. Maintain our Twitter feed and
Facebook page, including curating relevant news and stories from our schools
and the broader KIPP network.
Maintain website. Work with schools and regional
departments to maintain fresh and relevant content. Track traffic and trends of
website using analytics tools.
Support media relations. Work closely with our public relations manager to develop and
support positive media and stories about KIPP Bay Area Schools. Monitor media for relevant news and
Contribute to communications
strategy. Plan and maintain communications
calendar, improve internal processes, and work with team to build and
execute a robust communications plan.
Own and enforce brand. Manage and enforce KIPP Bay
Area Schools brand and style guidelines. Work closely with contract graphic designers to execute projects
across print and digital media that reflect the KIPP Bay Area Schools brand.
Support development and donor-related efforts
grant proposals and reports. Work with development team to write proposals
and reports for major foundations and corporations.
produce donor newsletters. Source contributions across organization and
write donor-facing communications, for both electronic and print distribution.
development and event-related collateral. Assist with creating invitations
and event-related materials.
Manage events and special projects
events management. Work closely with the development team to produce high
quality and engaging events for prospective donors and critical audiences.
special projects. Work closely with Executive Director, Chief Growth
Officer, or broader team to manage and coordinate special initiatives and
projects as needed.
Skills and Qualifications
· Writing. Excellent writing and editing skills,
including flexibility to write in different styles for various audiences.
· Communications. Exemplary communication skills (written, aural and oral).
· Attention to detail. Meticulous attention to detail, commitment to accuracy,
and a high quality bar.
· Project management. Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Able to
self-direct and prioritize among competing goals to create manageable work
plans and initiate process improvements. Strong achievement orientation with
exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task.
· Articulate, polished and
professional demeanor with strong work ethic, self-confidence, initiative, and
· Comfort with working in a
fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
· Interest in continuing to develop
skills and learning from others
· Flexibility and willingness to
contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department
· Demonstrated ability to work well
with others and build relationships
· Unquestioned integrity and
commitment to KIPP Bay Area Schools’ mission
· Embody core values: passion,
innovation, resourcefulness, respect, effective communication, impact
Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
send your resume and a detailed cover letter describing your interest in
working for KIPP Bay Area Schools and your unique qualifications for the
position, to hr@... with “Communications
Associate” in the subject line. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will
not be considered.
deadline for submission is end of day on Thursday,
July 12, but we will begin to review cover letters and resumes as they are