Position Overview

Early Edge California is seeking a talented individual with a deep commitment to early education to take on the challenge of improving early education in California through high-quality early childhood educators. The Director of Communications will be an exceptional communicator with a knack for developing communications to influencers and decision-makers, facilitating coalition communication, and implementing a day-to-day communications strategy that will enhance Early Edge California’s profile and further the organization’s policy.

The Director of Communications will:

  • Implement and oversee an overall strategic communications plan for the organization
  • Develop communications strategies for both traditional and social media platforms; produce press releases, op-eds, and other media-related resources
  • Help develop and execute Early Edge California’s strategy for synthesizing and curating information on early childhood including quality teaching, educator preparation, and Dual Language Learners
  • Lead external communications for Early Edge California, drafting letters from the executive director, newsletters, and other communications
  • Develop cutting-edge and creative approaches to communicate Early Edge California core issues to the early childhood sector, including policy makers, funders and program implementers
  • Work with network leads and partner organizations to build messaging coalitions on critical issue areas

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Early Edge California
  • 7 – 10+ years of communications or relevant professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit advocacy context
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area of study
  • Fluency on all social media platforms and across all Microsoft and Google applications
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience developing and executing digital advocacy campaigns
  • Work well in teams and find great value in building strong relationships and networks of partner organizations and institutions
  • Experience in Education policy is a plus, but not required
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA

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Hiring Statement

Early Edge California is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.