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Digital Advocacy Associate

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change. 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do

Through our chapters in communities across the country, we provide opportunities for teachers to stay informed, expand their leadership, connect with colleagues and decision-makers, and advocate for change.

The Opportunity

To further our mission to increase equity in education, we seek a Digital Advocacy Associate to support the Digital Manager in overseeing the organization’s digital efforts, including the website, social media channels, member and supporter emails, and online advertising. The Digital Advocacy Associate will help reach the national organizational goals for organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communications, while working closely with chapters to design digital campaigns for their events and advocacy campaigns. The Digital Advocacy Associate will work closely with the National Communications team to ensure message and brand consistency, and will support all digital content including the website, the weekly member email newsletter, and all E4E social media channels.

The ideal candidate is a data-driven, results-oriented, and social media aficionado who enjoys working across teams to develop creative, purposeful content that drives members to act on education policies that affect our students and the teaching profession. This person is passionate about politics and excited about working on campaigns that effect change on a local and national scale.

You will:

Support Digital Advocacy:

  • Increase online engagement, including membership sign-ups, digital actions, social media followers, email click-through rates, etc. by developing purposeful digital content that informs and engages our teachers around key issues
  • Work with the digital manager to raise online engagement by supporting the management of E4E’s online community in all social media channels
  • Assist chapters with social media content and email creation to elevate their campaign efforts and promote their events
  • Create and execute online advertising for national and chapter campaigns
  • Keep abreast of local, state, and national education policy and political news related to E4E’s national and local work and develop digital content that amplifies that work
  • Maintain the E4E website and ensure that content is updated as needed

Manage Stakeholder Communication:

Support Data Reporting and Tracking:

  • Work with the data team to prepare reports and analysis of digital performance

You have:

Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of professional experience
  • Previous digital and/or communications experience, with strong preference for candidates with online community management experience
  • Demonstrated high-quality written and oral communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • A dedication to progressive education reform, and an understanding of the hard, sustained work this role requires in order to achieve those reforms
  • A proven track record and ability to multi-task under tight timelines and high pressure

Preferred:

  • Highly prefer candidates with digital experience within the campaign/community organizing, and/or advocacy space
  • Experience with Drupal, HTML, and Salesforce

Moreover, all E4E staff must demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as, paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Myra Palmero, Digital Manager and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of our communities.

Location: New York preferred, though applications from Connecticut, Boston, Chicago, and Minneapolis will also be considered.

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