The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), a growing national nonprofit professional education association, seeks an exceptional individual as a full-time Communications Manager. In this capacity s/he will raise the profile of the organization and concurrent enrollment and manage the organization's communication internal and external communications needs. The position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the organization’s staff and volunteer leadership to implement strategies to advance NACEP’s mission through effective communications.
This position provides a unique opportunity for a creative individual to apply her or his skills and experience in a growing nonprofit agency by developing a comprehensive content strategy to support educational improvement.
- Manage Internal and External Communications Needs. Manage all outbound communications, ensuring their design and implementation consistently reflects NACEP’s professional brand and key messages. Maintain website by creating and updating relevant content using WordPress content management system. Design and layout high quality print documents, electronic news and announcements, web graphics and promotional materials, working with professional website programmers and graphic designers as needed. Post regular notices on NACEP’s social media sites and advertise our work. Prepare and distribute electronic news and announcements, writing and posting blog posts and summaries of events, creating handouts, fact sheets, slides for presentations, and other communications materials.
- Raise the Profile of Concurrent Enrollment and the College in High School Alliance. Develop a comprehensive communications strategy for NACEP and lead the communications efforts of a coalition of organizations co-founded by NACEP. Effectively communicate the value of NACEP’s programs and services to education professionals who are potential members and/or customers of NACEP's services. Identify opportunities to extend NACEP’s reach through analysis and identification of strategies for differing audiences. Build relationships with media and journalists and implement strategies to increase the visibility of concurrent and dual enrollment partnerships, other College in High School models, and awareness of the benefits of these programs.
- Support Volunteer and Staff Leadership. Provide resources to support other staff and volunteer leadership to ensure NACEP's brand is consistently reflected. Recruit and work with content experts, providing information and services that address member needs. Lead communications efforts and participate in the planning for the national conference and other events so they are well attended and have high quality materials and visual displays.
- Administrative Tasks. Help manage and update NACEP’s various contact databases and assist with additional office needs as assigned. Additional projects will be determined based on the individual's interests and skills.
- At least three years of relevant communications (including public relations and/or marketing) experience with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably in education, nonprofit, or government sectors.
- Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, education or a related field from a postsecondary institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency.
- Excellent written and graphics communications skills, attention to detail in document preparation and editing.
- Digitally literate. Ability to provide vision and leadership in utilizing technology to fulfill communications and membership services for a nationwide network.
- Experienced and skilled using a variety of software platforms to meet communications needs including website maintenance, social media, office applications, graphic design, and webinars.
- Experienced at HTML coding, WordPress, Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite, social media campaigns.
- A high degree of ability to develop strategies and implement varied communications approaches, adapt to changing situations and priorities with ease and confidence.
- Versatile skills necessary to contribute to the success of a nimble nonprofit, interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective team player.
- Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds from across the country.
- Primary duties for this position will be conducted from NACEP’s headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Exceptional candidates with a proven ability to work remotely will be considered. Travel to various U.S. locations is required, approximately 4 times per year.
- Must have authorization to work in the United States.
- The position requires remaining in a stationary position at a desk or work station for extended periods of time.
- $5,500 Cafeteria Plan health benefit, can be applied toward employer-sponsored health insurance and/or a Flexible Savings Account.
- 6% pre-tax employer contribution to retirement.
- 32 days Paid Time Off in addition to 10 designated holidays. Upon the birth or adoption of a child, the employee is eligible for an additional 5 days of Paid Time Off for parental leave, in addition to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Submit a resume with cover letter and a digital portfolio your communications successes, including written, graphical, and online media online at nacep.org/jobs. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.