Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Advocacy, the Director of Communications will implement the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate IEL’s mission. Under the direction of the Vice President of Communications, Marketing, and Advocacy, the Director of Communications will ensure that IEL is viewed as the primary provider of leadership development for equity and as the leader in policy and program innovation focused on expanding opportunity and improving outcomes for children, youth, adults, and families in communities where opportunity is absent or lacking. The Director of Communications is responsible for all communications related to Rise Up for Equity, IEL’s 2018-2023 strategic plan. The Director of Communications will work closely with various teams within IEL as the communications partner on all strategic initiatives.
IEL is seeking an experienced Director of Communications who has at least 5 years of communications experience covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical. Specific requirements include:
Salary will be competitive and will depend on experience with comprehensive health, dental, retirement, education and professional development, and life insurance benefits.
Duty Station: IEL is a Washington-based organization. This position is based at IEL’s D.C. office.
Please email with "Director of Communications" as the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a cover letter, resume, and a work sample. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
IEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or disabled veterans' status. IEL is implementing a diversity and supported inclusion strategy and is actively and intentionally encouraging applicants of color and of diverse backgrounds to apply.