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Job Opening: Communications Manager, NewSchools Venture Fund, Oakland, CA

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  • edupreneur-jobs-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Location: Oakland, CA Department: Communications Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO),
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2013

      Location: Oakland, CA

      Department: Communications

      Type: Full Time

      Min. Experience: Mid Level


      Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Communications Manager will lead our multi-channel communications efforts including implementation and evaluation, national and regional media coverage, events publicity, company/product launches and reports/publications.


      • Plan and manage the daily functions, operations and activities for communications and public relations
      • Ensure all communications including website, public relations and collateral, reflect brand identity and support strategic initiatives
      • Manage communications associate and interns
      • Cultivate and build relationships with members of the media, serve as a primary point of contact for media
      • Execute various media relations activities including: writing, editing and distributing releases, story pitching, responding to media inquiries, tracking, contact list management, etc.
      • Write, edit and proofread outbound communications including promotional materials, website content, press releases, annual report, etc.
      • Develop processes to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness around communications
      • Work with the various departments on their communications’ needs
      • Provide additional support to the CAO as needed, in areas such as special projects, event planning, etc.


      • At least 5-7 years work experience with two years of supervisory experience in public and media relations and/or communications 
      • Proven ability to manage and implement PR/multi-channel communications strategic plans
      • Ability to understand programmatic work and create and implement communication plans that will promote organizational priorities
      • Proven track record working with new and traditional media, with the ability to determine the best media type to achieve goals
      • Highly collaborative style; ability to thrive on a shared services team, meeting needs of multiple constituencies
      • Proven communicator; excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
      • Excellent project management / organizational abilities
      • Ability to operate with discretion, competence and independence
      • Ability to influence with limited authority
      • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize work
      • Ability to manage a small team, serving as a leader and mentor
      • Relationships with media contacts and ability to expand the range of outlets covering k-12 education preferred
      • Knowledgeable about and experience in education reform
      • Fun, energetic, scrappy and creative
      • Bachelor's degree; master’s degree preferred


      A competitive compensation package including base salary, opportunity for performance bonus, and complete benefits is available.

      NewSchools Venture Fund is an equal opportunity employer.


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