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The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to shape policies that improve learning for each and every child. We are a robust team of 50+ who work with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others who care about improving public schools to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for all children.
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The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) seeks an experienced communications project manager to serve as Deputy Director of Communications. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have web and publication project management experience, be adept at working in a fast-paced environment, have excellent communications skills, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative and highly functional team. The ideal candidate will also have a passion for fostering equity and access to a high-quality education for all children. LPI is headquartered in Palo Alto with an office in Washington, DC. The Deputy Director of Communications will be part of a team of seven, located in both offices, and can be based out of either location.
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Communications, the Deputy Director of Communications will oversee the web and publication production work, coordinate schedules, troubleshoot schedule changes and competing priorities, and ensure deadlines are met. This person will manage a production calendar that encompasses several web sites, online and print publications, webinars and live events, electronic communication, interactive tools, and other communications efforts, ensuring quality copy that communicates content effectively. This position will coordinate with the full team to ensure all pieces are on track to meet deliverable deadlines and to propose strategic solutions when changes are required.
Working with the Director of Strategic Communications, the Deputy Director of Communications will develop and oversee a pool of contractors (writers, editors, web specialists, etc.) who support this work. The Deputy Director of Communications will also support administrative operations in communications, including budgeting. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and editing skills and a keen ability to develop effective messaging.
Web and Publication Production Coordination and Communications Operations
Working with the Publications and Web Managers and coordinating with other Communications team members and LPI staff at large, the Deputy Director of Communications will:
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences: