Stand For Children

Arizona Marketing & Communications Director

US-AZ-Phoenix
# of Openings
1
Type
Regular Full-Time
Status
Salaried

The Organization

Stand has affiliates in 11 states, and in our 20 years of impact, we have celebrated successes such as expanding access to quality pre-K, improving 3rd grade reading proficiency, strengthening academic standards, supporting teachers, and increasing the number of quality schools in our communities.

 

At Stand for Children, we believe ALL children deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in life and that education is the key that unlocks the door to success. Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school preapred for, and with access to, college or career training. To makek that happen, we educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent public schools and improve the odds for our students. Together,  we advocate for strong policies at the state and local level, elect education champions who will keep children at the center of their policy priorities, and follow through to ensure new policies are effectively implemented in public school classrooms.

 

Stand for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength. People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Stand for Children strives to be an employer of choice. We offer a competitive salary structure, excellent health and dental benefits, a 401k plan with a match, and generous paid time off. We build robust teams with dynamic and collaborative cultures, engaging employees in challenging work that provides opportunity for ongoing growth and skills development.

The Position

Stand for Children Arizona seeks a talented and dynamic Marketing and Communications Director to expand the reach and effectiveness of our mission by elevating and promoting the voice of Stand for Children as a leader in education advocacy.

Responsibilities

Build and implement strategy to advance and support the impact goals of the local Stand for Children affiliate

  • Developing and executing on a robust communications and marketing strategy to ensure an overarching and high-impact multi-channel communications plan in support of all advocacy, legislative, electoral, and community engagement efforts;
  • Conducting market specific qualitative research to inform strategic communication outreach to target audiences;
  • Producing content for communications that will support advocacy, fundraising and campaign goals;
  • Editing a range of organizational and local written materials to ensure clarity, conciseness, and effectiveness;

Build and promote Stand for Children’s brand through people-oriented storytelling

  • Creating compelling, persuasive, relevant, and accurate communications content that will increase visitors’ engagement with the organization and build community support for improving schools;
  • Building the profile of Stand for Children as a leading political voice in education advocacy and motivating parents, educators, and concerned community leaders to get involved;
  • Creating awareness campaigns that utilize innovative social media tools to engage members of the community most effectively;
  • Ensuring that all content is in alignment with Stand for Children’s brand and adhere to network-wide messaging guidelines;

Build and leverage public relations and earned media opportunities

  • Gaining earned media, disseminating press releases and leveraging public relations opportunities by cultivating and maintaining media contacts;
  • Facilitating media training for partners and members, including guidance and oversight of social media messaging and campaigns;
  • Tracking Stand’s local and state media coverage.

Qualifications

  • Passionate and unwavering belief in Stand for Children’s mission and strategy to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for and with access to a college education;
  • Five years’ experience in communications and/or marketing (political campaigns, digital strategies or cause marketing experience strongly preferred);
  • Ability to create, execute and deliver reports on marketing and communication strategic plan;
  • Outstanding and fast writing and editing skills, excellent planning and organization, exceptional attention to detail, high sense of urgency and flexibility with shifting priorities;
  • Proven success with earned media placement and PR efforts, prepping staff and stakeholders for interviews, and managing brand and narrative;
  • Collaborative, learning-oriented leader adept at planning proactive short- and long-term communications strategies and high-impact tactical approaches;
  • Skilled at developing straightforward, clear and persuasive arguments and content that resonates with a diverse audience;
  • Comprehensive and rapid problem-solving skills to effectively handle crisis communications;
  • Strategic understanding of the use of social media in today’s media landscape, including Twitter, Facebook, and the role of blogs in policy discourse;
  • Knowledge of public education issues and/or experience creating political advocacy campaigns;
  • Familiarity with state political and legislative environment and context highly preferred;
  • Existing relationships with local press and media is a plus;
  • Spanish fluency, both written and conversational, preferred;
  • Ability to be stationary for extended periods of time and ability to travel to meetings outside of the office; May require the ability to climb stairs.

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