• Teach For America
  • $192,290.00 -192,290.00/year*
  • Ossining , NY
  • Nonprofit
  • Full-Time


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THE ROLE We re looking for a Senior Managing Director to drive strategy and brand experiences for our donors and partners that will inspire, engage and motivate the philanthropic community to support Teach For America. You will work with the corporate development and partnerships teams to develop human-centric ideas into strategic plans, and direct an agile omni-channel marketing and communications team (content, creative, digital, events, PR) in the execution of activities, plans and campaigns targeting Teach For America s partners and donors. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, storyteller, analyst and team leader with collaborative energy and the drive to deliver marketing and communications that engage our donors and partners members, while balancing the interests of all stakeholders. You will ensure you can distill research and direct an omni-channel team through a deeper understanding of audience segments that result in the creation of best-in-class campaigns, experiences, tools, collateral and resources. You will be looked upon for clarity, leadership and perspective and be expected to understand how macro and micro trends intersect in the lives and minds of our donors and partners. You are innately curious about the world, obsessed with learning, have a passion for data, follow trends, and are an expert at connecting insights to human behavior. You revel in applying your learning to strategies that will make the marketing team and external partners excited. These strategies shape marketing and communications output and lead to collateral, campaigns and experiences that supporters want to engage with. Your top priorities will be to (a) represent the voice of donors and partners, (b) translate insights, goals and objectives into actionable strategies and plans, and (c) lead, drive and inspire a team of agile-oriented, omni-channel marketing experts ( Pod ) in the development and implementation of breakthrough and impactful campaigns, collateral, resources and experiences. THE ORGANIZATIONThere are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in this global movement. Qualifications: THE PERSON Gather, analyze and leverage audience and market insights to devise short- and long-term donor and partner-centric strategy and plans in partnership with the corporate development and partnerships teams that define Teach For America s high-impact and value-creating experiences Develop briefs (including insight statements and brand stories) that illuminate the mindsets, behaviors and motivations of donors and partners members Partner with project managers to ensure adequate capacity and resources to support deadline-driven execution, including prioritization of projects and submitting tickets for backlog Partner with stakeholders to plan initiatives and audience development in a way that optimizes for the best and most impactful campaign and activity delivery, prioritize work that is most impactful and optimize for action and results. Lead and direct an agile, omni-channel marcomm team of subject matter experts (SMEs) charged with leveraging insights to create impactful brand experiences, campaigns, tools, collateral and resources that ladder up to corporate development and partnerships, brand and org-wide objectives and goals. Shepherd the implementation process and ensure SMEs have what is needed to create their most impactful work Collect feedback from various external stakeholders including the Corporate Development and Partnerships team, and turn it into actionable, unified feedback that omni-channel experts can act against. Keep stakeholders updated on campaign progress, timelines, adjustments, constraints and other factors that impact delivery. Develop systems and KPIs to track execution of experiences. Review campaign performance and analytics and make recommendations for optimization Plan and lead strategic planning sessions, weekly meetings, step backs, postmortems, showcases and other internal gatherings of stakeholders Develop team learning agenda that fosters a deeper knowledge and internationalization of TFA s philanthropic efforts: audience segments, campaigns and initiatives, and corporate and individual giving processes and culture. Operate with an orientation around design thinking and agile principles Foster one unified culture within the Donor and Partner Pod team and among internal and external stakeholders and partners THE MUST HAVESPrior Experience 4-6 years of experience in marketing, communications, public relations, creative, digital or related field 2-3 years of experience creating marketing, communications, creative or digital strategies Understanding of corporate development and philanthropy, a plus Work demands: Some evening and weekend work required Ability to travel to in-person meetings in various U.S. cities approximately once per month Skills: Strong researcher and storyteller Ability to manage and prioritize against competing deadlines, execute complexities in a deadline-driven environment Strong organization and multitasking skills Solution-oriented with a can-do attitude Self-driven and motivated; can work in a team of one or within a cross-functional setting Can influence others toward outcomes through sophisticated relationship management Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proofreading skills a plus Ability to think holistically while maintaining an extremely high attention to details Strong knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media Fluent in Microsoft Office applications and strong presentation skills Knowledge of research methodologies (ethnographic, qualitative, quantitative), design thinking and agile marketing principles Education Bachelor s degree THE TEAMAs one of the key pillars of Teach For America s Marketing and Communications team, the Brand Experience team is charged with stewarding the TFA brand internally and externally and bringing our narrative and impact to life through creative art and design, bold events, compelling storytelling and innovative distribution channels. Our diverse and integrated team strives to build experiences that convey TFA s mission, values and work while fostering emotional connections with our community and audiences in ways that are authentic, inspiring, passion-led, relevant, and innovative and ultimately, a representation of our collective and shared commitment to end educational inequity in America. THE PERKSBy joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits plan. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESSTeach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. NEXT STEPSInterested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at ...@teachforamerica.org or visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers. Please note the application deadline of July 7th. THE ROLE We re looking for a Senior Managing Director to drive strategy and brand experiences for our donors and partners that will inspire, engage and motivate the philanthropic community to support Teach For America. You will work with the corporate development and partnerships teams to develop human-centric ideas into strategic plans, and direct an agile omni-channel marketing and communications team (content, creative, digital, events, PR) in the execution of activities, plans and campaigns targeting Teach For America s partners and donors. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, storyteller, analyst and team leader with collaborative energy and the drive to deliver marketing and communications that engage our donors and partners members, while balancing the interests of all stakeholders. You will ensure you can distill research and direct an omni-channel team through a deeper understanding of audience segments that result in the creation of best-in-class campaigns, experiences, tools, collateral and resources. You will be looked upon for clarity, leadership and perspective and be expected to understand how macro and micro trends intersect in the lives and minds of our donors and partners. You are innately curious about the world, obsessed with learning, have a passion for data, follow trends, and are an expert at connecting insights to human behavior. You revel in applying your learning to strategies that will make the marketing team and external partners excited. These strategies shape marketing and communications output and lead to collateral, campaigns and experiences that supporters want to engage with. Your top priorities will be to (a) represent the voice of donors and partners, (b) translate insights, goals and objectives into actionable strategies and plans, and (c) lead, drive and inspire a team of agile-oriented, omni-channel marketing experts ( Pod ) in the development and implementation of breakthrough and impactful campaigns, collateral, resources and experiences. THE ORGANIZATIONThere are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities. Teach For America s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission, core values and commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusiveness and are ready to join us in this global movement.
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