Manager, Communications

30 Oct, 2020


Manager, Communications

Teach for America
Sacramento, CA


As the Manager, Communications your goal is to inspire fierce advocates for educational equity and excellence through powerful storytelling centered on our students, our communities, and our network of local Teach For America leaders. To apply for this role, you must be able to share an online portfolio of communications, marketing and/or graphic design work samples as a part of your resume and/or cover letter.

We are looking for a skilled storyteller. You are able to craft inspirational, compelling and clear stories in a variety of mediums (written, video, images, etc.). We are looking for a strong and versatile communicator. You are savvy about when and how to use different communications platforms to best convey specific messaging or to reach target audiences, you have an eye for effective branding and design and you are a strong writer. We are looking for someone who will enjoy working with data and reviewing the latest research on educational outcomes and issues. You are able to review large data sets and in-depth research briefs and pull out statistics and data points that can inform our strategy and help us craft compelling narratives about our work.

In this role you must be creative, pro-active, adaptable, organized, and focused on the details. You are the ideal candidate if you prefer to work collaboratively, enjoy brainstorming and coming up with new ideas, and thrive in an environment that requires out-of-the-box thinking and a lot of flexibility.


Communications (60%)

  • Create stories that align with regional strategy, narrative and key messages for all communications platforms (e.g. social media, e-newsletters, grants, events) in a multitude of mediums (e.g. written, video, images)
  • Manage all regional social media accounts in line with regional brand identity which includes creating and curating posts, planning campaigns, and developing strategies to grow followers and reach
  • Manage all regional websites which includes site design as well as creation and curation of content
  • Write, design and send regional e-newsletters
  • Create and design regional collateral (e.g. donor one-pagers, meeting presentations, event invitations, infographics)
  • Manage and improve regional communications tools and processes with a focus on efficiency & usability

Data & Statistics (15%)

  • Review data sets, research and recent studies from internal and external sources to identify useful statistics and data for regional use
  • Maintain and update bank of statistics and data points from both external and internal sources

Team Operations & Support (25%)

  • Process all donor gifts and pledges in our database and execute donor appreciation communications
  • Provide communications and logistics support for live and virtual events and meetings
  • Provide support in the creation, design and execution of online giving campaigns
  • Research funding prospects and existing donors as the need arises


Prior Experience

  • Background in communications, marketing or public relations highly preferred
  • Previous experience in education, nonprofit and/or start-up sectors highly preferred
  • Existing online portfolio of work that you can share along with your resume and cover letter upon applying

Work Demands

  • Willing to work occasional weekend or evening work hours
  • Ability to regularly travel within region
  • Ability to travel within the United States 1-2 times per year as the opportunity arises


  • Creative storyteller across multiple communications mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically execute toward a vision or goal
  • Relationship builder and networker
  • Very effective at tailoring messages and outreach to different audiences
  • Adept at using a variety of software applications and adapting quickly to new ones
  • Able to analyze data to draw logical insights and conclusions
  • Works exceptionally well with others in collaborative spaces
  • Desire to constantly grow, improve and learn new things
  • Highly organized and detail oriented


Teach For America – California Capital Valley is growing the network of systems leaders who advocate for excellence and equity in education so that all students learn, lead and thrive. We are a diverse force of more than 550 individuals serving as classroom teachers, school and district leaders, elected officials, policy advocates, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs and in many other roles that enable us to make a difference in the lives of children growing up in low-income communities. Our work focuses on making investments in the learning and innovation of our local network to generate new insights and knowledge that help drive systems-level changes in our education system and growing the impact of our network by offering career supports and leadership development opportunities. Our region launched in 2012 and today encompasses Sacramento, Stockton and stretches into the Central Valley.


By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.


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Job posted: 2020-10-30