Communications Manager

14 Sep, 2022


Communications Manager

Zero to Three


Founded in 1977, ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society with the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. Our Core Values Statement: We believe that how we do our work is as important as what we do. To learn more about ZERO TO THREE, please visit our website at


ZERO TO THREE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring, advancement, and professional development. It is dedicated to diversity in its work, its staff, and with community partners. This is an exceptional opportunity for a professional who shares our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and supports our mission to enhance outcomes for all children.


The Early Childhood Developmental Health Systems Evidence to Impact Center will advance statewide systems of comprehensive early childhood developmental promotion, screenings, and interventions that improve outcomes and reduce disparities in early developmental health and family well-being for communities with high levels of childhood poverty. The goals of the center are to: 1) increase the implementation and evaluation of evidence-informed, equity-focused strategies among states by providing national technical assistance (TA) and supporting the implementation and evaluation of ECD systems-building efforts; and 2) strengthen the evidence base in support of ECD systems-building. In addition, the Center will provide national leadership, TA and coordination support for the Transforming Pediatrics for Early Childhood (TPEC) program.

The Communications Manager will help develop and execute a communications strategy to advance the goals of the Center. This position will serve as the lead communications staff responsible for the creation of all copy and collateral for center-related communications activities and dissemination across digital platforms to key stakeholders, including national and community partners, TA recipients and policymakers.


  • In partnership with the Communications and ECDS teams, develop and execute a communications strategy in support of ECDS goals.
  • Develop and write copy for promotional materials for program-related communications, including social media posts, digital media toolkits, etc.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of the Center’s new website, including management of a creative agency.
  • Manage external graphic design and copywriting consultants to support resource development.
  • Develop and maintain a bank of talking points on key topics related to the Center’s goals and activities.
  • Support TA recipients and community partners by providing timely resources, alerts and advice.
  • Support the dissemination of new reports and resources, maximizing their reach within the field.
  • Draft and edit presentations and talking points for Center leadership.
  • Provide rapid response support to the ECDS team as opportunities and challenges emerge.
  • Perform other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of related experience in healthcare, pediatric care and/or infant toddler health policy-related communications.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of early childhood development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective national and local media strategies, manage complex policy communications issues.
  • Crisis communications experience.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills, with a proven ability to communicate child development issues within a policy context.
  • Experience developing and implementing social media content and campaigns to support communications.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple and changing responsibilities effectively.
  • Ability to travel, including occasional overnight stays.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Encourages and practices critical thinking
  • Prioritizes a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Is self-reflective and empathic
  • Recognizes the influence of workplace relationships on outcomes and results
  • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others
  • Awareness of the influence of the larger context on individual behavior
  • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization
  • Exhibits work behaviors consistent with the organization’s mission and core values
  • Is curious and interested in exploring ways of attacking problems and opportunities
  • Is committed to racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice work


Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.


While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is frequently required to use finger dexterity and sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of reading a computer screen. Also, they may need to remain seated for extended periods, can perform repetitive motions, and reach for objects. An employee is frequently required to hold a writing instrument, communicate verbally, and hear well enough to detect nuances and receive detailed information. They may be required to grasp objects, push, and pull objects, bend, stand, walk, squat, or kneel. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision for data preparation or analysis, and expansive reading. May need to lift up to 30 pounds.


The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing this job. Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent, and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home environment. When travel is expected, the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.

ZERO TO THREE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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Job posted: 2022-09-14