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Aspen Institute, Education, Senior Communications Manager

Education and Society Program | Washington DC 20036 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 10/06/2017

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The Senior Communications Manager (SCM), Aspen Instiute Education and Society Program, is a new position, which will serve as the Aspen Education’s chief storyteller and will play a key role in all the program’s communication efforts, extending the reach and impact of Aspen Education by crafting and implementing a strategic communications plan. This will include outreach to and engagement of established partners and new audiences, development of digital strategies, and management of media and communication consultant relations. The ideal candidate will be an experienced storyteller who understands the field of education and who will focus on developing, synthesizing, and disseminating policy-and practice-facing content that advances the program’ goals,


  • Content expertise in K-12 education practice and policy;
  • College Degree and 7+ years strategic communications experience; clear results and advancement required. Preferred Master’s degree or equivalent experience in journalism, public policy, public relations, or communications;
  • A love of learning and a passion for public education as an engine of opportunity;  
  • Effective and experienced storyteller with demonstrated big-picture strategy development and idea generation in communications-related to education field;
  • A proven ability to take initiative, be creative, effectively engage external experts and partners, cultivate strong relationships, and provide strategic analysis;
  • Proven experience in communications field, including knowledge of innovative strategies and tools for social media and digital platforms;
  • Keen understanding of the interplay of policy, practice and research and the needs of media, educators, policymakers, and other thought leaders;.

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Location Washington, DC, United States
Categories Director/Manager/Coordinator
Organization Type Non-profit Organization
Teaching field Other
Experience Years 8 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Katrin Thomas
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