Reporting directly to the Director of Communications of the Global Economy and Development Program of Brookings, and in coordination with the Central Brookings Communication Office, the Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy for the Center for Universal Education (CUE).
The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Center for Universal Education, founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education, particularly in the developing world.
Responsibilities of the Communications Manager will include adopting innovative approaches to communications and leveraging traditional and new media opportunities. In addition to playing a pivotal role in the overall CUE communications strategy, the Communications Manager will take the lead on all CUE communications and events activities and manage the CUE’s Education Plus Development blog as well as CUE’s monthly e-newsletter.
Communications Strategy (35%)
Event planning and Management (35%)
Publications and Editing (30%)
CUE in-house editor and Publication Production Manager:
Managing Editor of Education Plus Development blog:
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Education, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field required. Minimum three years’ relevant communications or online experience preferred. Familiarity with research-oriented work environments and previous public relations and/or Web site maintenance experience preferred. Experience working with members of the media also desired. Capitol Hill, think tank or public relations agency experience highly desired. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S
Candidate must be able to work well with scholars, outside stakeholders in the education sector, as well as with influencers in international development when implementing strategic communications plans. Adept at outreach to technical as well as media audiences, with a flair for connecting the dots and networking. Extensive media relations and event planning experience required. Strong oral and written communications skills are essential. Strong understanding of and experience with the web, including familiarity with web content management systems and ability to problem solve and do relevant research and web analysis. Proficient in database programs, HTML, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and basic Photoshop. Ability to learn other new technology applications for communications and design. Strong organization, high initiative, strong interpersonal skills, discretion, and mature judgment. Able to work in a fast-paced environment. Ability to leverage CUE communications tools to promote the center’s research and policy initiatives. High degree of self-motivation and good work ethic with a proven ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision and as part of a team. Creative and positive-thinker and learner. Knowledge of and interest in education and international development preferred
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