JOB TITLE: Communications Manager
REPORTS TO: Development Director
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ABOUT THE ED FUND:
Oakland Public Education Fund leads the investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Therefore, our work is to connect public schools with tools, funds, and volunteers. Learn more about our work at .
WORK LIFE AT THE ED FUND:
Amazing networking opportunities with local leaders and businesses.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Communications Manager is responsible for strengthening and sustaining the Oakland Public Education Fund’s reputation as the leading organization creating high-impact volunteer, funder, and client partnerships that serve Oakland public schools and students.Reporting to the Director of Development, and supervising the Communications Coordinator, the Communications Manager is one of the Ed Fund’s chief storytellers. The person in this role will lead the creation and distribution of messages and materials that show why the Ed Fund’s work matters and give current or potential partners information that inspires them to invest time, money, or other resources in Oakland public schools. The Communications Manager collaborates with all Ed Fund departments to ensure communications needs for different organizational audiences are met, from a one-time volunteer shift to a monthly personal donation to a multi-year corporate investment or ongoing fiscal sponsorship. This is an especially critical moment for the Communications Manager given our active campaigns supporting COVID-19 relief efforts for Oakland students and schools, and our role as a key partner to the school district, city of Oakland, and community leaders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategy & Leadership
The Oakland Public Education Fund is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also know that great candidates can bring skills to The Ed Fund that we haven't thought of just yet, and who won't fit everything we've described above. If this is you, don't hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We are dedicated to improving our organization and know that part of it means to better reflect the people we serve. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.
Elle Communications is seeking a passionate senior associate/account lead with a minimum of seven years of PR experience based in New York for our growing agency with headquarters in both New York City and LA, and a satellite office in San Francisco.
At Elle, we represent an array of businesses and distinctive individuals working hard and smart to make the world a better place, and our strength in work comes from our team of diverse backgrounds and experience who can help deserving causes break through the noise and into the mainstream conversation. For this position specifically, our new team member would be leading client projects that elevate immigrants, that celebrate Black joy and resilience, and that fight for innovative policies and national legislation that tackle issues including, but not limited to, eliminating poverty, advancing worker’s rights, overhauling the criminal justice system, protecting Indigenous communities and lands, increasing civic engagement, accelerating climate justice, and elevating diverse stories that aim to further basic human rights.
Candidates must have at least seven years of experience working inside of a public relations agency, and will need to be able to showcase specific strategic results you have driven for non-profits, foundations, and/or social and racial justice initiatives. Experience in the literary space is a bonus. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, a passion for driving positive change in the world, is results-driven, has experience managing top issues-oriented political, business and lifestyle accounts, can provide examples of top-tier media results, maintains close relationships with journalists in New York, as well as in the national landscape. Displayed interest in the social impact space is required.
ABOUT ELLE: We believe there is a lot of good in the world and that we can use PR to elevate pioneers who are driving positive change. Through our LA and NYC headquarters, we offer a team of seasoned experts to support you in media, talent, and influencer relations, communications strategy, media training, and thought leadership. Our clients are non-profits, social enterprises, CSR teams, ethical brands, political activists and leaders making the world a better place each and every day. We offer great benefits, company culture, learning, a commitment to diversity, and growth opportunities.
HOW TO APPLY: To expedite the hiring process, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. We will get back to you if we feel it is a great fit. Please do not apply if you do not meet all of the requirements, including experience. Resumes will be accepted only via email. Please, no phone calls, tweets, Facebook messages, pokes, prods or messenger pigeons. Thank you in advance for your interest.