Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work is seeking a Communications Associate to help implement a communications strategy that promotes the organization’s mission, vision and work. The ideal candidate will have communications experience, have a passion for working in a mission-driven non-profit organization, and be a team player committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment. This position provides a unique opportunity to support states in their communications and advocacy efforts, create communications materials across a multitude of platforms, and support the organization’s effort to make the case for Career Technical Education (CTE) to a variety of audiences to help ensure each learner has access to high-quality CTE and preparation for the careers of their choice.
About Advance CTE
Established in 1920, Advance CTE is the longest-standing CTE-focused national non-profit, representing State Directors and state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary, and adult CTE across all 50 states and U.S. territories. Our mission is to support visionary state leadership, cultivate best practices and speak with a collective voice to advance high-quality CTE policies, programs and pathways that ensure career success for each learner.
Our organizational culture and core values are guided by our vision and equity statements, which are driven by a fierce commitment to serving our members and increasing equitable access and success in high-quality CTE for each learner. To achieve this, we are a highly collaborative team that values initiative. We hold ourselves to high expectations in terms of being content experts who are inquisitive learners, producing high-quality work that supports the CTE field, and balancing listening and leading. We respect and expect strong communication and encourage staff to identify improvements and contribute to building solutions. For more information, see www.careertech.org.
The Communications Associate will:
Directly support and implement Advance CTE’s communications strategy:
Provide strategic communications support to key initiatives:
Supervision Received: The Communications Associate works under the direction of the Communications Manager
Supervision Exercised: None
Compensation: Salary range for this position is $50,000-65,000; exact salary depends on experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. Benefits include but are not limited to: a casual work environment and no-cost health care for the employee; phased in benefits include a $155 per month transportation subsidy, 9% contribution to 401(k) plan (no match required), the week off between Christmas and New Year and paid parental and family medical leave.
Location: Advance CTE’s office is located in the Washington, D.C. metro area (Silver Spring, MD). The preference is for the Communications Associate to work out of the Advance CTE office as an in-office position with a flexible telework policy; however, for highly qualified candidates, we will consider a fully remote position filled by an employee located outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area. Advance CTE does not have a legal or organizational presence in the following states/territories: Alaska, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, any of the U.S. territories and therefore is not open to accepting applications from individuals who reside in any of these locations and are not willing to relocate.
Travel Required: Up to 20% of the employee’s time may be spent on non-local travel to carry out the duties of the position.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, sit, crouch, kneel, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push, pull and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
All Advance CTE staff are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon the first day of employment.
Commitment to Equitable Hiring: We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to building and growing a diverse team.
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