ABOUT THE JOB We’re looking for a Social Media Engagement Specialist to join our digital team. A clever social networking guru who will help spark conversation online between the advocates in our network and a broader audience ready to sign on to the idea that every child should have access to a great public school.
Is it you? If it is, then you have great social awareness. You know if it’s the right time for a playful GIF when the mood is lighthearted, or a respectful graphic in the wake of tragedy. You love to make connections, both between people and between ideas—a new Twitter follower might be a perfect contact for one of our bloggers, a trending hashtag might remind you of an old blog post worth re-sharing.
You’ve got experience with digital advertising, especially on Facebook. You’ve operated multiple social accounts through Sprout Social or Hootsuite or something similar. You know how to track and analyze what’s working and what’s not, using a range of analytics tools, including Twitter, Facebook and Google Analytics. Ideally, you’re confident of your graphic design skills, but at minimum you’ve got the design chops to make quick share graphics, and you know your way around Photoshop.
You’re a strong writer and a sharp proofreader who is comfortable being the last pair of eyes on any piece of content. You’re detail-oriented, because in addition to catching last-minute typos, you’re particular about tracking the links you share out and making sure you got that person’s Twitter handle exactly right.
You’re passionate about the need for improving public education, and optimistic that we can make a difference with strong voices and thoughtful conversations. You may even have experience in digital organizing and advocacy, which is a big plus. Even better if you’ve handled email campaigns in Mailchimp, because that’s still one of the best ways to inspire people to action on social.
Education Post is a highly collaborative environment, which is perfect for you because you love to brainstorm and you’re happy to pitch in to help a colleague. It is also an increasingly virtual organization, so you deftly balance the ability to independently manage your time and work with the need to stay in contact with your coworkers through email, chat, shared documents and even good, old-fashioned phone calls.
ABOUT EDUCATION POST
Education Post seeks to elevate the voices of the people who matter most in the movement to improve schools: parents, kids and teachers. We have built a national network of education advocates who celebrate successes, call out challenges, and speak up in defense of needed reforms through blogs, videos, op-eds and public appearances.
\Our bloggers tackle three of the most pressing questions facing our schools: • How do we know if our schools are good enough? • What do we do when they’re not? • How do we ensure that all children have access to great schools?
Education Post supports reforms that seek to answer these questions, but you’ll find a wide variety of views expressed here.
We support school accountability. We think public schools should educate and prepare all children, regardless of income, race or ability. We believe the goal of every school should be to prepare each child for college and career, and we believe it is possible because there are public schools facing tremendous adversity that still manage to do it every day.
But how to achieve this is a matter of debate. Some of our bloggers advocate for real consequences for schools that fall short, but others worry that the fix is sometimes worse than the problem.
We also support strong charter schools. Charter schools are public schools, and they are open to all children equally. Children of color who live in urban areas tend to do better in charter schools than they do in traditional district-run schools.
But in some places where charter schools aren’t held to a higher bar or are allowed to conduct questionable practices, we challenge them to put the needs of children and families above all else.
Giving every child a better shot at the American Dream starts with providing a great education.
We’re grateful to our funders, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Family Foundation, Emerson Collective, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, for helping support the work of dozens of advocates, activists and contributors all across the country.
From our start in September 2014, our goal remains the same: making it safe to speak out, to advocate and to take a stand. Open, honest dialogue is the surest path to progress.
As we always say: “Better conversation, better education.”
A bachelor’s degree is required; experience in K-12 education is preferred. Applicants who understand and have experience working in communities of color will thrive in this role. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; a comprehensive benefits package is also included. Education Post is an equal opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
If you think this is you, then send your application to email@example.com right away. Make sure to include your resume and a cover letter tailored to this specific position. We’ll start looking at candidates immediately and will keep looking until we find the right person.
About Education Post
ABOUT EDUCATION POST
We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit communications organization, and we want better public schools, especially for low-income students and students of color.
· We believe in high standards for every student.
· We believe in holding ourselves accountable to those standards.
· We believe in providing quality school options for every family.
However, big change is hard. There is strong resistance to honestly evaluating our schools and teachers, and many communities still lack high-quality public school choices. Meanwhile, most parents, teachers and students believe we need reform—as long as it’s done right.
At Education Post, we want a better conversation. We’re elevating the voices of those who have gone unheard for too long. Those in the reasonable middle. Those whose families stand to lose the most if our schools don’t get better, and fast.
We also partner with like-minded organizations, civic leaders and school districts to provide strategic support wherever we can be helpful.
No calls please.