Associate Director of Communications

Published 13 days ago

LOCATION: Remote, New York City Preferred


About the Position 

The Associate Director of Communications (AD) envisions and leads multi-channel communications campaigns for EL Education’s events and impact, inspiring diverse audiences to engage with EL Education’s mission. They are the organization’s public relations strategist and media voice. They report to the Director of Communications and are a member of the Marketing Communications Team. The Associate Director will supervise the EL Education Communications Associate.


Public Relations

●       Design PR strategy to empower EL Education and to meet its goals and fulfill its mission

●       Build and nurture relationships with reporters and influencers

●       Lead relationships with PR consultants and software vendors

●       Pitch stories, write and publish press releases

●       Lead proactive crisis communications strategy

●       Support staff and ambassadors to engage with press

Communications Strategy and Campaign Leadership

●       Set goals and design communications strategies for campaigns such as the EL Education National Conference, Annual Report, National Better World Day, and research results

●       Set goals and strategies for EL Education social media, newsletters, and blog

●       Write for blog and emails in partnership with the Communications Manager

●       Collaborate with EL Education teams to design and drive communications campaigns that meet their goals, such as celebrating new district partnerships or launching new curriculum products

●       Co-create key messages that are inspiring and affirming to diverse audiences

●       Empower EL Education staff to access and leverage communications resources


●       Empower the Communications Associate (CA) and Communications Manager (CM) to succeed in their roles and grow as professionals

●       Edit newsletters and writing from the the CA and CM

Skills and Assets:

●       Candidates must share a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion: both an appreciation for our organization’s aim to empower all students with access to educational opportunity, and dedication to making our communications accessible and affirming to all

●       A minimum of four years working in PR or communications, including experience with multi-channel communications strategies for social media, blogs, and earned media

●       Expertise with public relations is required, experience with Meltwater or Cision preferred, existing relationships with reporters highly valued

●       Knowledge of education policy and practice issues, and the ability to communicate them to diverse stakeholders, and knowledge of education media outlets, including print, broadcast, and digital

●       Knowledge of analytics and ability to use them to measure success and drive strategy

●       Exceptional written and verbal communication skills


We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a wide variety of benefits, including paid-time-off, 403b match, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, medical/dental/vision insurance, cell phone/Internet stipend, complimentary meditation app, and Employee Assistance Program (wellness, legal, etc.) benefit.


EL Education provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or citizenship status, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy and parental status, HIV status, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, status as a veteran, or physical or mental disability or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.   EOE

 VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter in MS Word or PDF format by applying on our website. In your cover letter, identify the position you are applying for “Associate Director of Communications” and how you heard of the job opening and EL Education. No phone calls please. EL Education will respond only to finalist candidates.

LOCATION: Remote, New York City Preferred


About the Position 

The Associate Director of Communications (AD) envisions and leads multi-channel communications campaigns for EL Education’s events and impact, inspiring diverse…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
247 W 35th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States

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