Are you known for thinking deeply about how to run effective organizations in a way that is equitable and sustainable? Do colleagues come to you for advice on management challenges? Do you often find yourself trying to distill complex ideas into simple, actionable frameworks? If so, read on: The Management Center (TMC) is hiring a VP of Content and Communications. We’re looking for someone who can help pull together rigorously thought-out and easily accessible ideas, develop tools and resources to teach those ideas, and strategize to share those resources with our clients and the broader social change world.
Who We Are
Our mission is to help social change leaders learn how to build and run organizations effectively, equitably, and sustainably so that they can deliver exceptional results towards their missions. Founded in 2006, we’re now a 45+ person, $10 million organization. We've helped shape the practices of hundreds of influential organizations and thousands of individual managers, with a particular focus on social justice and educational equity organizations. Our clients work on critical issues, like advocating for educational equity, promoting immigration reform, fighting for racial, economic and gender justice, and protecting voting rights. We aim to help them by making their organizations as effective as possible, by providing coaching, training, and resources for the broader field.
We work hard to deliver services that produce high levels of client satisfaction, which has enabled us to grow by word of mouth. We hope to increase our impact and reach by creating better resources and new products to make our lessons stick so that it is easier for our staff and our clients to do their work. Given the environmental, political, economic, and social state of our world, we feel tremendous urgency to make all of our resources and work as powerful, accessible, and aligned with our commitment to antiracism as possible.
Our small-but-mighty Content team is responsible for wrangling and developing the best thinking, practices, and frameworks for managing towards a more just world. In partnership and consultation with our colleagues, we create tools and resources to operationalize ideas and practices for running more effective, equitable, and sustainable organizations.
What You’ll Do
Although the job title has “communications” in it, the majority of your work will be focused on developing and editing (mostly written, for now) content. A smaller percentage will be spent on general marketing and communications work.
If you were here right now, you might be working on projects like the following:
You will report to our Chief Content Officer, Monna Wong, who will measure your success both by the quantity and quality of content that you develop and the extent to which your process builds relationships, alignment, and equity internally.
Who You Are
To be successful in this job, you will excel in five areas:
We are more interested in these qualities than in any particular type of experience (including professional writing experience). You do need to understand and empathize deeply with our clients’ challenges, which means that you have real experience as a manager in the educational equity, progressive advocacy, or broader nonprofit arenas, including at least one significant stint as a senior executive within an organization. You will add to our culture, which we like to think blends excellence with heart (and a keen sense of humor helps). Because part of your job will include supporting our educational equity team with content development, you would ideally bring experience managing in an education setting (school leadership, central/network office) as well as in progressive and/or education nonprofits.
What Else You Should Know
The position is full-time and remotely based anywhere in the United States.
This role is at our Vice President level. The full-time salary range is between $91,800 and $128,520, with exact salary depending on experience and new staff rarely starting at the top of the range.
We also offer excellent benefits, including a trans and gender non-binary health fund and an additional 5% employer contribution to your retirement fund with no match required.
We are an equal opportunity employer, are committed to racial equity and social justice, and we make a particular effort to recruit people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color to apply for open positions.