At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.
We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.
That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.
But that approach extends to all our work, whether its holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.
As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.
For more information, please visit www.obama.org.
As a member of the Digital team, the Communications Manager will lead the Foundation’s efforts to develop media and communications strategies that advance the Foundation’s work to inspire, empower, and connect the next generation of leaders through our US and international programming. Specifically, the position will work with the Program and International teams to develop, lead, and execute proactive media outreach, messaging strategy, and thought leadership. Responsibilities will include developing communications strategy and messaging; anticipating and shaping storylines and events; connecting Foundation programming efforts to greater civic engagement moments and trends; finding opportunities for program participants to engage with media to tell both their stories and the story of the Foundation’s work; building relationships with key regional, national, and international media outlets; recommending, driving, and supporting interviews, op-eds, speaking appearances, and other external engagement by Foundation staff; and managing reactive media. The Communications Manager for Programs will report to the Communications Director.
The Communications Manager will be responsible for achieving the following outcomes within the first year:
The ultimate aim of the Communications Manager is to achieve the outcomes listed above. In order to achieve those outcomes, we imagine that they will spend their time in the following ways:
The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.
At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the…