Founded in 2015, the nonprofit Connecticut School Finance Project strives to be a trusted, nonpartisan, and independent source of accurate data and information that transcends special interests.
The goals of the Connecticut School Finance Project are to:
Although not a member-based organization, the Connecticut School Finance Project actively works with a diverse group of stakeholders, including education and community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interested in how school finance impacts students and schools. We aim to incorporate the viewpoints and perspectives of these stakeholders to develop fair, well-thought-out solutions that help create a sensible and equitable school funding system that meets the needs of Connecticut and all of its public school students.
In addition to our work addressing Connecticut’s school finance challenges, in November 2017, the Connecticut School Finance Project expanded its focus to include an examination of Connecticut’s state finances and fiscal outlook. The expanded focus is the result of our organization frequently hearing from Connecticut residents about the need for greater, more accessible information about Connecticut’s financial state and fiscal challenges.
In an effort to meet this need and desire, the Connecticut School Finance Project launched a new initiative aimed at serving as a nonpartisan resource for state and local policymakers, community leaders, and all Connecticut citizens looking for transparent, accessible, and approachable information about the State’s budget and finances.
Connecticut School Finance Project is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks.
Reporting to the Director of Communications for the Connecticut School Finance Project, the Communications Associate will help develop and execute the organization’s communication strategy, maintain the organization’s social media networks, and create various collateral materials to educate the public and key stakeholders about the organization’s priority issues.
The ideal Communications Associate will be a highly-skilled writer who is an independent worker with a knack for communicating complex information and engaging people around challenging — and at times politically sensitive — topics. The candidate must be passionate about improving how schools in Connecticut are funded and improving the state’s fiscal health. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is experienced in public affairs, public relations, journalism, or another communications field to work more directly on policy issues and help drive productive conversations about some of the biggest economic and social challenges facing Connecticut.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
TSNE MissionWorks and Connecticut School Finance 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/Connecticut School Finance Project actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Connecticut School Finance 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.