KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
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Communications Manager

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KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

General Position Overview
The Communications Manager will play an integral role in helping KIPP New Orleans Schools share its story internally and externally by managing critical communications projects.  This individual will be an important part of KNOS Engagement team and will work with schools and School Support Center teams to increase the ease, frequency, consistency and quality of internal and external communications.   This position reports to the Director of Communications.
About KIPP New Orleans Schools:    
KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5000 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 10-year track record of preparing students for success in college and life, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices. 
Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community so ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.
At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.
Communications impacts all areas that are critical to KIPP New Orleans Schools’ sustainability and growth, including family engagement, student recruitment, talent recruitment, staff retention, community engagement, political support, and donor awareness.  Increasing awareness of the KNOS brand and ensuring brand consistency across all campuses and departments will be essential to our work, and we aim to become best in the nation at consistently communicating our vision and our values.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  
  • External and Internal Communications Project Management Ensure timely delivery of excellent internal and external e-newsletters.  Collaborate with members of the development, talent, KIPP Through College and external affairs teams to coordinate the content creation process, design newsletter structure, and manage the creation process to ensure timely and consistent delivery of communications.  Help develop and support systems necessary for schools and the SSC to generate high-quality content suitable for publication on social media, website and newsletters.
  • Managing Online Presence Manage KIPP New Orleans Schools social media accounts, and serve as a resource for KNOS teams who seek to engage with online advertising and social media campaigns.  Manage KNOS website content and analytics and support all campuses in website maintenance.  Lead community of practice among schools to improve social media presence; lead social media planning committee.
  • Team Support and Events Assist with KIPP New Orleans Schools special events such as the annual gala, the KNOScars and other events and provide general administrative support as needed.     

Qualifications
  • Prior experience working within organizational communications such as producing organizational newsletters, managing social media, or managing website content; non-profit and/or education-related experience a plus
  • Deep understanding of social media platforms and systems, and competence with web-based media management systems and platforms
  • Excellent written and oral communication and people skills, with an ability to represent the mission and values of KIPP New Orleans Schools 
  • Belief in and passion for KIPP New Orleans Schools’ mission, students, families and community
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with extraordinary attention to detail
  • Ability to create structure and manage projects and deadlines and clearly communicate progress toward goals 
  • Ability to be flexible and entrepreneurial in a fast-paced, start-up environment under tight deadlines with multiple priorities
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and a self-starter approach to working 
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
  • Bachelor’s degree required  

Compensation
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.