The Communications Manager is a leader in defining and managing 826 Valencia’s external communications, telling the story of what’s happening at 826 and keeping our messages current, compelling, and top of mind for our audience. The Communications Manager creates strategic, on-brand, and powerful messages that help to amplify our students’ voices and grow our media, volunteer, donor, and general public audiences. Alongside the Design Director and with the support of the Executive Director and Director of Advancement, the Communications Manager is “keeper of the brand,” responsible for the organizational identity as defined through written words, public platforms and advocacy, and online and print collateral. Under the Communications Manager’s leadership, all external communications will serve to establish the organization and our students as thought leaders on the topics of why writing matters, anti-racist education, and local issues impacting our students’ communities.
826 Valencia is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our innovative model has inspired more than 40 like-minded organizations world-wide.
Reports to the Director of Advancement. Supervises the Communications Associate.
This exempt role is full-time (40 hours per week) with a flexible work schedule Monday through Friday (e.g., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and some evenings and weekends as required. This role is based at the Tenderloin Center, 180 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role is currently remote from a home location with high-speed Internet access, but will return to the office when we reopen our centers. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where they are expected to work in an open-office environment with substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse staff and inclusive work environment. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression. For more information, read the 826 Stand: https://826valencia.org/the-826-stand/. You can read about our core values at https://826valencia.org/core-values/.
The Communications Manager is a leader in defining and managing 826 Valencia’s external communications, telling the story of what’s happening at 826 and keeping our messages current, compelling, and top of mind for our audience. The…
Please fill out this brief application: https://forms.gle/ZZ4p6rLgKZmDynf46. Submit your cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to email@example.com by July 12, and write “Communications Manager” in the subject line. This position is open until filled, with an ideal start date of August 9.