Communications Director

Job Summary

The Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) is looking for a dynamic and pragmatic leader for our communications efforts. Our Director of Communications will expand MTC’s position as a recognized leader and expert in the mastery learning space. As a key member of the MTC team, the qualified candidate will possess the skills necessary to develop and execute an effective communications strategy that builds strong external relationships with MTC constituencies, including educators, learners, parents, funders, policy-makers, and the media. The Director will be an effective storyteller, with exceptional writing skills and experience producing various types of content across a range of voices, themes, and formats. The Director will guide and produce user profiles, success stories, thought leadership pieces, press releases, community updates, and more. The candidate will be adept in describing MTC’s focus on equity and inclusion, articulating the case for mastery education and a transcript tool that opens up opportunity for each and every student—from all backgrounds, locations, and types of schools—to have their unique strengths, abilities, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated.


Essential Functions

In coordination with the CEO and Chief Education Officer, the director of communications:

  • Develops and implements a strategic communication plan to articulate the MTC mission and brand consistently,
  • Executes and guides a comprehensive content strategy of earned and owned media, including contributed articles and pitches, social media, email campaigns, newsletter, and webinars; uses data-driven systems to monitor the effectiveness of these activities,
  • Supports the development of messaging and high-profile writing and speaking opportunities for the CEO,
  • Supports and extends the efforts of MTC as a public-facing organization, positioned as a leader in the movement for transforming education for all students.
  • Partners with MTC program leads to support regular outreach efforts and event publicity
  • Manages the distribution and maintenance of all print and digital formats across a range of different tools, with a clear goal of extending the work and brand of MTC
  • Ensures and tests that MTC communications efforts engage key audience segments
  • Supports the development efforts of the organization
  • Assists the CEO and team in the development and presentation of monthly and quarterly reports in advance of Board, Advisor, and member meetings
  • Serves as an official MTC spokesperson with press and in partner sources
  • Provides mentorship and oversight for any communications partners and consultants
  • Monitors and manage the allocated budget targets 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field

  • Some experience supporting non-profits and/or membership organizations in a communications role
  • Demonstrated success in designing and executing assigned duties at a high level 

  • High degree of proficiency in communicating both verbally and in writing 

  • Experience in communicating with varied audiences and messaging critical information to policy leaders and decision makers
  • Comfort with and skill in using or learning how to use tools like WordPress, Salesforce, MailChimp, etc.

Work Environment/Dynamics

This position will build on the candidate’s passion for working with and for organizations committed to educational equity and supporting a diverse group of members and partners who seek positive change for students. The Director will thrive on building and supporting a communications strategy that advances the mission and vision of MTC and will recognize and adapt to work assignments that may change as the organization grows and evolves and depending upon unforeseen and unpredictable developments. A high degree of personal flexibility is required and expected, as is a high degree of personal integrity and trustworthiness. Since the official founding in 2017, the MTC has always been and plans to remain a fully remote organization. The MTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates considering a career transition or whose skills and experience fulfill some, but not all of the qualifications above are encouraged to apply. Salary will be aligned with those in comparably sized nonprofit organizations.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and LinkedIn profile to Patricia Russell, Chief Education Officer.



About Mastery Transcript Consortium

The Mastery Transcript Consortium® (MTC) is a growing network of public and private schools who are introducing a digital high school transcript that opens up opportunity for each and every student — from all backgrounds, locations, and types of schools — to have their unique strengths, abilities, interests, and histories fostered, understood, and celebrated. For more information, see www.mastery.org.