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Senior Communications Manager

Preschool California | Oakland CA 94612 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/04/2012

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PRESCHOOL CALIFORNIA, a project of Community Initiatives, is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to ensure all children have the early experiences necessary to be successful learners by the end of third grade, setting them on a path to college and career readiness.

We are seeking a Senior Communications Manager for our Oakland office. The Senior Communications Manager will report to the President and will manage the Communications & Online Advocacy Associate.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and implement strategic communications efforts at a pivotal time for our organization. Preschool California is currently repositioning itself and formulating a new vision encompassing an expanded focus on birth to third grade, building off of recent education reform successes, including the creation of a new grade, transitional kindergarten.


• Work with team to develop strategic communications plans for the organization’s campaigns.
• Coordinate development and refinement of strategic messaging that communicates Preschool California’s policy priorities.
• Package messages in compelling communications vehicles and disseminate through various channels, including work with stakeholders, media and online.
• Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, and act as a resource for partner organizations.
• Cultivate and maintain relationships with media, strategically pitch stories and monitor media coverage of related education issues to identify opportunities.
• Supervise Communications & Online Advocacy Associate and related website, social media and email work.

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Location Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Categories Education
Function Communications/PR
Certifications • A Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred. • Minimum five years of professional experience, including two or more years in communications. • Ability to work effectively within and across teams. • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail. • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with diverse stakeholders. • Thrive in a fast-paced, fluid environment. • Passion for Preschool California’s mission of setting students on an educational path to college and career readiness. • Spanish language fluency a plus. • Availability to work in Oakland and willingness to travel. Competitive salary based on experience and excellent benefits. Some in-state travel. Preschool California, a project of Community Initiatives, is proud to be an EEO employer committed to building a diverse workforce. To be considered, please email a cover letter and resume to “Hiring Coordinator” at Please use “Senior Communications Manager” in the subject line. Please, no calls.

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