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Communications Manager

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range $60K - $70K  

Job Summary

EduDream is seeking a full-time Communications Manager to creatively lead and execute the company’s external communications strategy, amplifying EduDream’s culturally responsive and equity- centered research and strategy for a variety of audiences. The Communications Manager will work in a highly collaborative team environment, engaging team members, partner organizations, clients, funders, and stakeholders beginning with the following three domains: 1) Development and oversight of EduDream’s communications and marketing strategy 2) amplification of EduDream’s research and evaluation reports and resources to a variety of audiences (peer organizations, foundations, education researchers, educators, etc.), 3) dissemination of research findings from the K12 Research for Equity Hub. The successful candidate will bring 5-7 years of digital communications/marketing expertise, including copywriting and design, social media, and project management experience to advance our mission.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and executing EduDream’s marketing and communications strategy
  • Adapting existing research and assets (e.g., reports, presentations, etc.) for effective, high- visibility dissemination to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Designing presentations, report layouts, digital assets, and other materials independently and in collaboration with graphic designer(s)
  • Implementing EduDream’s social media strategy, including development and management of communications calendar and content
  • Driving engagement for the EduDream website and social media channels (currently LinkedIn and Twitter) by planning, writing, scheduling, and updating content
  • Leading planning and delivery of the K12 Research for Equity Hub dissemination plan in collaboration with leadership, funders, and research teams
  • Identifying, monitoring, and analyzing communications success metrics and making recommendations for improvement
  • Managing existing brand assets in collaboration with leadership and broader team
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

About EduDream

EduDream is a Latina-founded, woman-owned, research consulting firm inspiring transformation within education by bringing community voice and rigorous research together. EduDream was founded in 2016 by culturally responsive and experienced researchers, Michelle Oliva and Monica Martinez. We partner with nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions to provide community-centered research and strategy. We’ve worked with leading philanthropic and education organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Teach for America, The Aspen Institute, and Branch Alliance for Educatorpage1image312648160

Diversity (BranchED). Our team of experts provides rigorous and evidence-based inquiry, and a strong focus on community collaboration. Through our work, we’re redefining the potential of research while shifting the education system towards an equitable and just future.

Our Values

  • Equity + Justice: We are committed to furthering equity and justice for all students through CREE-informed phases of work and partnerships, centering the assets and voices of those most impacted by structures of oppression.
  • Results + Impact: We deliver actionable data, innovative solutions and practical tools that impact policies, teaching, and learning so that every student is supported, actively engaged, and prepared to learn to their full potential.
  • Hope + Opportunity: We believe in leveraging hope in our work against inequity, focusing our efforts on imagining possibilities and creating opportunities for long-term, systemic change that benefit all students.
  • Human-Centered Intentionality: We respect our shared and individual lived experiences, resisting dominant and oppressive ways of working by prioritizing emotional intelligence, reflective collaboration with partners, intentional relationships across communities, and mindful timelines that disrupt notions of urgency.
  • Collaborative Leadership: We value thought-partnership and collaboration with advocates, community members, students, and families as a leading organization in equity-centered research and strategy.

Our Workplace Culture

At EduDream, we believe that a great workplace is one where you are inspired by your colleagues and deeply engaged in your work every day. We believe in mutual respect and trust, and value diversity in informing our views and work. We move nimbly, iterating quickly to improve, and collaborating constantly to deliver useful solutions that advance educational equity.

This position may be an excellent fit if:

  • You are committed to continuous learning and growth
  • You want to co-create and be a part of a high-functioning team
  • You can engage others in pursuit of our mission to advance educational equity
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
  • You approach work as a dedicated and self-driven professional

Our Work Schedule and Environment

This is a remote, full-time position. The Communications Manager will be expected to work Monday- Friday within a set schedule. When safe, our team visits clients in-person at their businesses but will remain a hybrid (though mostly remote) organization. To support remote team success, we use tools like Zoom, Slack, Asana, Google Workspace, cell phones, and laptops, etc. to collaborate with our clients, and with one another.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of demonstrated, applied working experience in digital communications, journalism, or a related field, preferably in nonprofits, philanthropy, higher education, or the public sector
  • Experience creating, leading, and executing communications strategies with a focus on racial equity, economic equity, education, or allied fields
  • Experience synthesizing research and evaluation findings in clear and accessible language for external audiences
  • Experience developing clear, thought-provoking writing pieces on educational equity, racial equity, or allied fields
  • Demonstrated graphic design skills in Canva or similar design platforms
  • Proficiency with website content management tools (Wix experience preferred) and social media platforms including LinkedIn

Required Skills and Abilities

Interested applicants should possess many of the following knowledge areas, skills, and abilities:

  • Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Strong communicator who is responsive to feedback, collaborative, and a team player
  • Strong writing skills with ability to tailor content to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others
  • Ability to work productively in a web-based environment, both independently and in teams
  • Flexibility to manage multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure
  • A sense of initiative and willingness to ask questions and self-advocate in the work environment
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to educational equity
  • Interest in learning more about key education issues and collaborative research and data


The salary range for this role is $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 10 days paid time off per year, 11 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays per year, 5 sick days, a health care stipend, and a professional development reimbursement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

EduDream is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay,

bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States without a requirement of visa sponsorship.

Application Process

In lieu of a cover letter, please send your resume and responses to the questions below to: info@edudream.org. In the email subject line, include: First and Last Name followed by “Communications Manager.”

  • Why do you want to work with EduDream?
  • What experience do you have leading digital communications strategies geared towards various technical and non-technical audiences and across various types of media (e.g., website, social media, blog, publications)? How did you measure success in that work?
  • Please include a brief description of a work-related social media or communications sample that demonstrates your commitment to equity and a link to the sample. Please ensure the appropriate permissions are granted to view the link so we can review your submission.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About Organization

EduDream is a Latina owned education consulting firm that partners with organizations working to ensure educational equity for racially and economically diverse students. We provide research, evaluation, strategic planning and technical assistance that helps education leaders uncover systemic issues, explain program impact, and leverage evidence to drive strategy and decision-making. Our work focuses on eliminating achievement gaps (early childhood through high school), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), college and career readiness, educator effectiveness, and data analytics and insights.

At EduDream, we believe every child has the capacity to grow intellectually and creatively to reach their fullest learning potential-irrespective of ethnicity, race, gender or socioeconomic status. Our mission is to rewrite the educational opportunities, experiences and outcomes of all students−especially students of color.