We’re looking for an empathetic Communications Associate to join our External Affairs team. The ideal candidate has a passion for storytelling and social impact with strong copywriting and content creation skills. You’re curious, flexible, and understand the importance of engaging an audience with the right strategy, message, and targeted delivery.
The Communications Associate will have a critical role in managing external and internal communication efforts for KIPP Public Schools Northern California. The Communications Associate will report to the Director of Marketing & Communications and support the external affairs team in sharing KIPP’s narrative and setting the conversation with key stakeholders. Primary responsibilities will include managing external communication efforts, such as; compiling and publishing regular, impactful newsletters; regular publishing of stories through KIPP’s blog and social media to capture and share the successes of the organization, pitching and prepping exposure to KIPP stories through earned media (digital & TV) opportunities.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
multiple projects simultaneously and adapt to changing priorities
with multiple constituencies, including senior leaders, contractors/vendors
customers to simplify processes and improve efficiencies across the teams
About KIPP Public Schools Northern California
KIPP is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.
There are currently 15 KIPP schools across Northern California educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 3,000 alumni around the country.
Full-time, non-exempt position
Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands
This position is based in KIPP’s Downtown Oakland office and requires some travel to school sites around Northern California. It may require remote work as current public health guidelines warrant.
Physical: Traditionally, much of the day involves sitting or standing in one place. Ability to access and utilize technology.
Mental: Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, memorize and recall objects and people.
Environmental: Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions. Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency context, (e.g., pandemic) work may be conducted virtually fully or partially for extended periods of time or longer, and the expectation is that the individual will establish a productive, remote work environment (e.g., ability to stay connected through different technology means).
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.