Dec 16, 2020

Specialist, Marketing Communications

  • National Math and Science Initiative, Inc.
  • Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Full-Time Remote/Virtual Marketing and Communications Remote/Virtual Role

Job Description

What do you do all day?

At NMSI, our people mean everything to us, they are the lifeblood of the organization. Without our staff, NMSI is just an idea. The Marketing Communications Specialist plays an important role in NMSI’s content marketing while supporting sales marketing, fundraising, stewardship, and other external communication activities. The Specialist, Marketing Communications reports to the Director, Marketing Communications. This full-time role is based out of our office in Dallas, Texas or from a home office anywhere in the contiguous United States.

What are the details?

  • Use testimonials and other information from external and internal teams, such as Data, Analytics and Evaluation and Teaching and Learning, that provides statistical and anecdotal evidence of the benefits NMSI delivers to school systems, educators, students and communities to develop content marketing assets, such as blogs, social media posts and whitepapers.
  • Use software, such as Canva, InDesign and PowerPoint, to design content and sales marketing assets, including one-pagers and presentation decks.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Coordinator to execute NMSI’s organic social media strategy.
  • Support the Digital Marketing Manager and the Marketing Communications Director by producing copy and design assets that meet sales, fundraising and stewardship needs.
  • Support the Vice President of External Affairs, Marketing and Communications by monitoring trade and general news sources for opportunities to raise awareness for NMSI.
  • Complete other content development and asset design as needed to support external communications.
  • Other duties as assigned

What are we looking for?

  • Education & Experience – You have a bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field and at least two years of experience in marketing content and design.
  • Strong Designer – You have demonstrated skills in InDesign, PowerPoint or similar software to effectively design engaging and effective marketing assets; experience in Adobe Illustrator is a plus.
  • Strong Writer – You can efficiently digest information to quickly write copy that is engaging and effective in driving desired outcomes.
  • Organized & Productive – You are a master at juggling competing projects and priorities; you are adept at planning your day and not letting distractions keep you from meeting your goals.
  • Reliable – You can work effectively with minimal supervision, but you also know when to ask for help.
  • Flexible – You are comfortable working in an ambiguous environment with competing priorities; you’re able to travel, including weekends.
  • Growth Mindset – You learn from failure and crave feedback because you know that it makes you better; you are also eager to give feedback to your manager or colleagues.
  • Inclusive – You can work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type—or any other factor that makes us unique!
  • Sense of Humor – You don’t take yourself too seriously; work hard play hard is your mantra.

Want to learn more? 

The National Math and Science Initiative is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today’s classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science, and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools, and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes. 

NMSI Next, our five-year strategic plan, deepens our commitment to transform our current programs. In doing so, we will also launch a bold approach to partnering with school systems that drive outcomes not only at the student and school system levels but also at the regional and national levels. NMSI Next is anchored on the concept that the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts and that our teamwork and program work go hand in hand.  Additionally, we believe that our impact at the school system, regional, and national levels will reinforce itself to ensure population-level outcomes. 

We believe STEM education is the greatest lever to accessing opportunity and is unmatched in unlocking student potential.

Specifically, NMSI Next will implement the following strategic levers so that all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, thrive and reach their highest potential as problem solvers and lifelong learners, pursue their passions and tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

  • Catalyze bold thinking and enduring solutions for all students nationally
  • Collaborate with regional stakeholders to drive sustainable changes
  • Provide school systems a world-class K-12 solution set
  • Build a strong, sustainable, and nimble organization positioning us to deliver exponential impact


The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities.   Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

 National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NMSI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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