Ascend is looking for a dynamic and strategic marketing and communications leader to join our network team. Reporting to the chief executive officer (CEO), and working closely with the executive team and school leadership, Ascend's managing director of marketing and communications will work closely with the executive and school leadership teams to develop and implement a communications strategy that catalyzes our strategic plan, elevates our brand, and unifies all stakeholders in support of our mission.
This position represents an extraordinary opportunity to partner with the CEO in driving a communications strategy that reinforces our commitment to DEIA, improves network-wide collaboration and engagement, and celebrates that which is unique and special about Ascend. Ascend's managing director of marketing and communications will be a gifted communicator who will influence and inspire, masterfully telling the story of the phenomenal Ascend school community.
Why extraordinary professionals choose Ascend
Ascend is a network of K-12 public charter schools serving 5,700 students in 15 schools across Brooklyn—New York's most populous borough. Our undertaking is to lead our students on a great intellectual adventure, provide them with an exceptional college preparatory education, and place them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.
We guide our students to think critically and independently and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures students' natural curiosity about the world. We foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Even our school buildings are designed to reflect our high aspirations for teaching and learning and the notable accomplishments that occur within our walls.
To create this kind of vibrant learning community, we invest heavily in our faculty by providing ongoing professional training and support, and encourage our educators to collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes.
The managing director of marketing and communications oversees the end-to-end marketing and communications strategy for Ascend. The managing director will:
Staff and Reporting Relationships
The managing director of marketing and communications will report to the CEO and will directly supervise the associate creative director of communications.
Diversity at Ascend
Ascend is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community, both through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and educating students. Ascend staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities—opening a window to the entire Ascend community on the richness of humanity. We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our deeply consequential work.
Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit www.ascendschools.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend.
Ascend is looking for a dynamic and strategic marketing and communications leader to join our network team. Reporting to the chief executive officer (CEO), and working closely with the executive team and school leadership, Ascend's…