• Communications Specialist

    Job Locations US-Remote
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/22/2019 9:11 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Children and Youth
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    Global Family Research Project
  • Overview

    Global Family Research Project (GFRP) (www.globalfrp.org), a fiscally-sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), is dedicated to helping all children thrive through family and community engagement. Our research and capacity building activities inform policymakers and seek to improve front-line practice. GFRP is dedicated to helping all children thrive through family and community engagement. 


    GFRP is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports effective engagement practices and policies so that all children find success in and out of school. We create a worldwide exchange of ideas that furthers the understanding and implementation of anywhere, anytime learning for all. With more than 30 years of leadership, we provide a research base and proven expertise for capacity building in schools, community-based organizations, philanthropic entities, and other related ventures.


    Our Work

    • Supports systemic approaches to family and community engagement;
    • Produces top-notch research-practice resources;
    • Provides current news and resources to policymakers and practitioners;
    • Builds the capacity of organizations to engage families;
    • Designs professional learning opportunities, such as interactive cases, design thinking sessions, and communities of practice;
    • Delivers actionable guidance and tools for evidence-based.


    Join a Smart and Dynamic Team!


    We’re looking for a highly-motivated self-starter with communications, design, and content creation experience for our Communications Specialist position. The successful candidate will implement the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages to consistently articulate GFRP’s mission.


    This is a full-time exempt position with flexibility. Although headquartered in Boston we operate as a virtual organization. The Communications Specialist will report to the Director of Research and Professional Development. The position covers the period June 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019 with a strong prospect of continuity.

    Customer Engagement

    • Manage an online e-newsletter disseminated on a bi-monthly basis, from overseeing and tracking flow and organization of material, writing text, email design and oversight of the constant contact email list;
    • Develop, implement, manage and assess social media strategies;
    • Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly;
    • Write blogs, articles, and marketing materials that seek to increase visibility and build awareness about new directions in family engagement.

    Knowledge Management

    • Gather and analyze website analytics, develop databases, and use information to increase website traffic and shape the way intended audiences think about family engagement;
    • Test new communications approaches and adopt best practices for website, social media communication, and web-conferencing and events, in order to spread GFRP’s mission;
    • Track and document communications strategies and their results.


    • Work closely with GFRP research and administrative team as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives;
    • Participate regularly in team meetings and co-develop agendas.

    To apply, please click on the link above to submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required for consideration for this position. Your cover letter must include why you are interested in this position, how your experience and skills qualify you for this position, and an idea for making GFRP's communication more effective.


    Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. No phone calls please.




    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • At least 3 years of overall professional experience in communications work, preferably in the field of education;
    • Experience in a nonprofit entity, covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications;
    • Ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels;
    • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills;
    • Excellent design skills for e-blasts, reports, infographics, and other communication tools;
    • Highly collaborative style;
    • Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
    • Ability to prioritize and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment;
    • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
    • Demonstrates sound judgment and ability to act with a high level of discretion;
    • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint;
    • Online conferencing platforms (such as Zoom, Skype etc.);
    • Social media platforms (such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Medium);
    • Graphic design software (such as Piktochart, Canva, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator);
    • Social media analytics, including google analytics, hoot suite, and embedded native analytics;
    • Email platforms (Constant Contact etc.);
    • Website management (such as EzPublish) and knowledge of HTML.


    TSNE MissionWorks/Global Family Research Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Global Family Research Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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