Open Position: Vice President of Communications 
Location: San Antonio, TX

About City Education Partners (CEP)
 

City Education Partners is a non-profit organization transforming public education in San Antonio. In our first four years, we have invested over 43 million dollars to add over 13,000 seats for children in San Antonio’s urban core. We are at the beginning of an ambitious 3-year strategic plan that calls for exponential growth in both our external investments and internal programming. 

As we begin our next chapter we are solidifying our approach to transformational change by focusing our work in five key areas: high-quality seats, community engagement, advocacy, talent, and insight. By working together with parents, school leaders, teachers, community members, and non-profit partners we foresee a future where every child in San Antonio attends a high-quality school.

 

Position Summary
 

The Vice President of Communications is a new position at CEP, created to help shepherd the organization as we launch our new brand and strategy to the public. As a vital member of the executive team and lead of the Insight team you will help shape how we tell the story of San Antonio’s need for education reform and our role in bringing it about.

Roles and Responsibilities
 

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure that each strategic lever is strengthened by proactive two-way communication with our community

  • Create and execute a proactive communication strategy to elevate CEP as a key leader in the San Antonio education ecosystem

  • Manage the newly established Insight team which will be responsible for:

    • Ensuring high leverage and easily navigable data is made widely available to build San Antonio’s data fluency, effective decision-making, and knowledge of what is working and building a city-wide narrative about the need for education reform

    • Building a robust, cohesive, and action-oriented continual city-wide narrative about the state of education – how we got this way, what it is like now, opportunities for getting better, and how people can engage

  • Oversee the development and roll-out of successive iterations of San Antonio School Finder, including a mobile app through effective product management

  • Ensure the broader team’s connections are effectively captured and leveraged to create a robust network of grassroots and grasstops community members committed to reinventing education

  • Oversee all marketing, social, digital, media, and directed communication for the organization.

  • Serve as a member of the Executive team and strategic advisor to the CEO

  • Oversee the implementation and roll-out of CEP’s new name and brand
     

Qualifications
 

  • Deep commitment to and enthusiasm for City Education Partner’s mission of ensuring students within San Antonio’s urban core have access to high-quality educational options 

  • Deep understanding of the San Antonio community, stakeholders, schools, non-profits, citywide agencies, and programs 

  • Strong ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with key media and community stakeholders 

  • At least eight years of experience in the education, public policy, non-profit leadership or a related field, including a track record of driving exceptional results 

  • Demonstrated success creating and/or implementing a communications strategy for a non-profit organization

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team to desired outcomes 

  • Capacity to work both independently and in collaboration with a strategically-focused team 

  • Spanish speaker preferred


Values Alignment
 

  • Lift Voices Together - We do our work together with the community, building their power to advocate for their children and the children of San Antonio. 

  • Elevate Insight - We ground our work in data, including the lived experience of families, teachers, and educational leaders, simultaneously building the capacity of our city to have these insights guide the path forward. 

  • Build Capacity - We build and invest in collaborative partnerships with mission-aligned people and organizations in order to increase our impact together. 

  • Accelerate Innovation - We invest in, test, refine, and scale new ideas, models, and concepts. 

  • Create the Future - We keep students at the center of our work and have the deliberate courage to act both with urgency and with the long view in mind. 

  • Live out Equity - We live out equity within our organization and advance equity across the city.   

 

Education
 

Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree preferred.

Compensation
 

This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, CEP provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health insurance with paid time off.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Interested or know someone who is?

Please submit a resume and cover letter and/or any questions about the position to CEP at team@cityeducationpartners.org

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City Education Partners

250 East Grayson
San Antonio, TX 78215

team@cityeducationpartners.org

www.cityeducationpartners.org