The Director, Communications & Public Relations develops, manages, and executes AACTE’s communications and media relations activities to disseminate key messages and narratives that promote the association’s events, programs, products, and services. The Director plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing media and public relations efforts, amplifying AACTE’s brand and writing compelling stories that advance the association’s strategic priorities and position the organization as the dominant thought leader in educator preparation. The Director will also be responsible for the day-to-day communications activity for various editorial projects to support AACTE initiatives. This position collaborates with the Senior Director, Marketing & Communications Strategy to develop the annual organizational communications plan to identify and clarify goals and benchmarks for success.
1. Communications Planning
2. Public Relations
3. Writing & Editing
4. Other projects as assigned
VALUES & COMPETENCIES
The Director of Communications & PR is expected to accomplish their work in accordance with AACTE’s core values as follows:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Quality & Impact
Inquiry & Innovation
Up to 25% travel will be required, typically to the National Office in Washington, DC, Board of Director meetings, or conference locations.
When in the national office, working conditions are characteristic of an office setting. Work is performed in an area that is adequately lighted and ventilated. When working remotely, staff must adhere to guidelines set forth in the AACTE Remote Work Policy. Physical demands required to perform work include walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Base pay for this position is $79,000 – $113,000 DOQ, plus a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance coverages, as well as generous leave time; and 403b and/Roth IRA retirement plans with employer match after 6 months.
ABOUT THIS JOB DESCRIPTION
At AACTE we expect job descriptions do not limit employees, but rather encourage them to stretch their experience, adapt to change, grow their skills, and develop their ability to contribute to the mission of AACTE. Thus, while this document provides a general overview of the expectations, duties, and responsibilities of this position as of the date on the first page, the incumbent can expect to review it with their Supervisor during the annual performance review meeting to ensure that it is updated appropriately as business needs shift and evolve.
Equal Opportunity Employer
AACTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits against harassment of any applicant or employee because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. AACTE allows for reasonable accommodations that enable an individual with a disability to participate in the application process, to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of a job, and to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment that are available to individuals without disabilities.