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Director, Creative Marketing

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TNTP
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New York, NY
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Published 21 days ago

Use your creative skills and design expertise to help end educational inequality. 


TNTP seeks a full-time Director for our marketing and creative needs, supporting our long-term growth and impact. This position reports to the Partner, Communications & Marketing and is based in a home office anywhere in the U.S. Travel for team and organizational meetings is required a few times a year.  


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 & Marketing 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, external communications, and internal communications efforts. Our team is virtual, working remotely from home offices across the country. 


What You’ll Do 

As the Director, Creative Marketing, you will lead people to develop, execute, and continuously improve TNTP’s overall brand and creative strategy. You’ll set and implement the vision for how projects, visual strategies, and design can accelerate impact for TNTP’s strategic priorities. We’re looking for people who embrace a fast-moving organization and thrive on constant learning. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Develop the vision for implementing our brand identity and ensuring consistency across individual projects. Translate this vision into brand-aligned marketing collateral from pitch decks to case studies to one-pagers, that tell the story of TNTP’s work and impact. 
  • Lead creative ideation, challenge the status quo, and think strategically about visual innovation for TNTP. 
  • Oversee all creative projects from concept to completion and goal/metric monitoring and reporting. This includes core brand collateral, websites, presentations, blog and social graphics, etc.  
  • Establish new processes to ensure communications visual assets help to tell an innovative and cohesive story about TNTP 
  • Propose and implement new ways of communicating complex ideas in print and digital media, including infographics, theories of action, websites, campaigns, and marketing collateral. 
  • Manage creative vendor selection and engagement to execute and improve design processes, standards, and productivity.  
  • Lead internal trainings to help TNTP staff articulate our brand, create brand-aligned materials with minimal support from the Communications team, and incorporate design-thinking into their work. 
  • Collaboratively develop, direct, and oversee implementation of a model for fulfilling requests for communications and branding support across the organization. 
  • Contribute to other projects across the team as necessary, including occasional writing, editing, and design support for various prospect-and client-facing marketing products. 
  • Surface best practices in visual and web design. 
  • Manage team members on specific projects and contribute to a strong, inclusive team culture.  


What You’ll Bring 

We are looking for amazing people with diverse backgrounds and a genuine investment in improving public education, who are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives through education. Our ideal candidate will be equally comfortable proposing strategy and diving into the details. You’ll feel right at home here if you are a clear communicator, appreciate passionate debates about grammar and design, build strong relationships with people, and push the work and the people around you to the next level. We expect our Director to: 

  • Be an expert in design. You have extensive experience in setting creative assets that drive engagement and action among specific audiences. You’re fluent in major design tools and design-thinking processes and keep abreast of their ever-changing best practices. You understand the role design and creative thinking plays in a broader communications or campaigns strategy.   
  • Be an outstanding communicator. You love telling stories through design. You are an expert designer with a clear and compelling vision, a knack for finding simplicity in complexity, and good instincts for using design to amplify words—especially in brand and marketing collateral. 
  • Be a strong strategic thinker. You are a natural problem-solver who can efficiently assess the big picture, analyze the root causes, and define new ways forward. You are intellectually curious and thrive on working with multidisciplinary teams, often across multiple projects at once. 
  • Invest and influence others. You bring out the best in your team, inspire your colleagues, and help foster an inclusive and collaborative team culture. You know how to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders and value the diverse perspectives they bring.  
  • Model cross-cultural agility. Authentic self-reflection, self- awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to shape a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that influences how you think about your work. You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with direct reports, colleagues, and clients.   
  • Champion Your People. One of your greatest responsibilities and privileges will be to grow and develop incredible people toward ambitious goals.You’re an inclusive leader, that honors diverse perspectives and makes the most of your team’s and individual’s unique strengths.   
  • Build relationships. You’ll regularly partner with internal team members and external vendors. You have an ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus.   


Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated experience leading the implementation of a multi-faceted marketing or brand design program, including at least five years of experience setting—and upholding—design standards across a variety of print and digital communications channels. Prior experience leading brand design/redesign initiatives a plus. 
  • Track record of translating strategic thinking into action plans and output, with the ability to balance the development of a strategic vision with the daily execution of marketing initiatives.   
  • Fluency in design thinking best practices, and a passion for continually deepening personal design expertise, in order to innovate and lead design thinking within the organization.  You have examples of your design work to support your experience.  
  • Expert fluency in a design software such as Adobe Creative Suite. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to invest others and influence outcomes, while also inviting and respecting diverse perspectives and fostering an inclusive and collaborative team culture.  
  • Ability to generate innovative ideas and foster an environment of creativity that also prioritizes marketing objectives and brand guidelines. 
  • At least two years of experience managing creative vendors to achieve brand objectives and managing vendor procurement processes and budgets.  
  • At least 1-2 years of people management experience, with a demonstrated ability to develop junior staff. 
  • High emotional intelligence, strong listening skills, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • A willingness to work non-standard hours and/or occasional weekends. 

 

Use your creative skills and design expertise to help end educational inequality. 


TNTP seeks a full-time Director for our marketing and creative needs, supporting our long-term growth and impact. This position reports to the Partner…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

What We Offer 

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $80,000-$120,000New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budgeted amount for the role.  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.  

What We Offer 

TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $80…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish skills are a plus.

Bilingual Spanish skills are a plus.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
500 7th Ave., New York, NY 10018, United States
8th Floor

How to Apply

Please submit your application online at the link provided. Include your resume, tailored cover letter and sample(s) of your design work. 

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. 

Please submit your application online at the link provided. Include your resume, tailored cover letter and sample(s) of your design work. 

It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as…

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