Director, Internal Communications


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/27/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Use your communications expertise to help end educational inequality.

TNTP seeks a full-time Director of Internal Communications for our Communications & Publications Department. This position is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. or from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY.

Use your communications expertise to help end educational inequality.

TNTP seeks a full-time Director of Internal Communications for our Communications & Publications Department. This position is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. or from the TNTP central office in Brooklyn, NY.

Who We Are

TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

Our Communications & Publications Department works to position TNTP as the nation’s most authoritative voice on effective teaching and providing all students with the quality education they deserve. We are a collaborative, creative team leading TNTP's marketing, publications and communications efforts. Our team is virtual, with some of us based in TNTP’s Brooklyn office, and the rest working remotely from home offices across the country.


What You’ll Do

The Director of Internal Communications will report to the Partner for Communications and will help lead TNTP’s efforts to equip our staff to serve as advocates for TNTP’s mission and work. The Director of Internal Communications will lead the internal communications team to advance our organizational work on diversity, equity, and inclusion; create content that clarifies TNTP’s strategic direction; empower knowledge sharing; and build an inclusive culture that supports equity, learning, and innovation.

We expect the Director of Internal Communications to:

  • Write, edit, and communicate visually. You write clear and compelling copy that’s informed by your sensitive ear and knack for distilling complex ideas into simple terms. You’re attuned to the experiences and concerns of your audiences, and it’s second nature for you to adapt your writing accordingly—and often on a tight deadline. You’re comfortable communicating visually, too. You can make basic charts and PowerPoint slides to enhance your written arguments, and you can manage designers to create more sophisticated graphics when necessary.
  • Think Strategically. You solve problems and grasp the big picture and root cause easily so you can define and lead new ways forward. You are curious and thrive in fast-paced environments.
  • Motivate and influence others. You partner with people on problems and plans; you listen acutely and advise confidently. You enjoy leading teams with varied strengths to reach a common goal.

Specifically, the Director of Internal Communications will:

  • Develop comprehensive communications strategies (including goals, messages, and advice on tactics.) to ensure that staff feel connected to TNTP’s mission and receive clear, compelling, and consistent messages about everything from routine events like benefits enrollment to complex decisions about organizational identity.
  • Engage staff in a sustained conversation about TNTP’s work and values to help refine—and build investment and affinity in—the organization’s strategic direction, and deepen its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Establish a vision for internal communications and manage complex projects to completion—even in the face of ambiguity and tight deadlines.
  • Write and edit memos, internal blog posts, PowerPoint presentations, website copy, and other communications materials for internal staff.
  • Support efforts to facilitate org-wide knowledge management.
  • Build strong relationships and becoming a trusted thought partner with leaders across TNTP.
  • Manage and develop a thriving team, maintaining a consistent bar for quality and supporting your people to reach their full potential.

What You Bring

We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change lives through education. If you’re seen as a problem solver, a doer and a clear communicator, you’ll fit right in here. We’re looking for talented people who are extremely detail oriented, cultivate relationships, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Specifically, we are looking for people with:

  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Proven experience (4+ years) crafting messages and communications strategies that motivate target audiences to take specific actions
  • Strong ability to think strategically and creatively, and to distill complex and potentially controversial issues into compelling messages and materials for a variety of audiences
  • Significant experience supporting and influencing diverse sets of clients and stakeholders
  • A track record of consistently managing complex, high-stakes projects—often several at once—with many stakeholders and tight timelines
  • High emotional intelligence and strong listening skills
  • Ability to understand high level vision while bringing a high level of precision and detail into implementation.
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced environment of rapidly changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Experience managing, developing, and retaining a staff to consistently deliver high-quality work and meet goals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Fluency/expertise in graphic design and associated tools preferred
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional weekends

What We Offer

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance based bonus. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at https://bit.ly/2FxGUiv.

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. We recommend including a cover letter in your application addressing why you are interested in TNTP and how your experience has prepared you for this position.

TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

Learn More

TNTP: www.tntp.org

Benefits and hiring process: http://tntp.org/join

Life at TNTP: http://tntp.org/about-tntp/our-people



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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