Manager of Design & Branding, Communications

Dallas Full-time

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The Commit Partnership is hiring a Manager of Design & Branding. We need an experienced art director who is skillful when it comes to moving from concepts to impact. We are seeking an individual who understands how great design fuels the connection of a message to the target audience and a designer who can comfortably walk the tight rope between their left brain and their right brain.

 This hire will be as comfortable putting together a tight deck for a big meeting as they are leading the production of our annual report. No detail is too small, because every detail contributes to the quality and impact of our brand.

 This role is both the architect and shepherd of the Commit brand and also oversees the work of our coalitions and partners through the implementation of digital, social and print media strategies. The ideal candidate would possess excellent project management, time management, and people skills as well as demonstrate the ability to adapt and re-prioritize workstreams. The Manager of Design & Branding reports to the Director of Communications.


  • More than 5-years experience with a dynamic portfolio that demonstrates higher-level thinking and an eye for great design
  • A degree in marketing, communications or a relevant discipline
  • Meticulous oral and written communication; ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Digital marketing savvy; ability to read, interpret and translate and synthesize research and analytics into insights
  • Passion for engaging and developing people in a collaborative work environment
  • Technology/systems fluency; five or more years demonstrated, expert level experience with web HTML and CMS systems, Adobe InDesign CS6 Suite [Photoshop, Illustrator], SEO, emerging social media networks, etc.
  • Experience managing and developing a team


  • Communicate for Impact: Lead efforts and communications around internal/external teams projects, workstreams, and initiatives; manage the creation of informative and timely content
  • Strategic Project Management: Define and map what success looks like for each project; SMART goals and milestones, Communication channels, and project completion projections
  • Manage all web properties, including detailed knowledge of the
    backends of the sites, and ability to update via HTML and CMS systems.
  • Manage brand standards and graphic design efforts
    Map the professional development strategy for marketing/communication
    team and follow with to ensure continuity and effectiveness of training
  • Obtain timely feedback on projects to enhance department service and product delivery
  • Lead discovery, design, and development of the work process and products with purpose and effectiveness; seeking to solve the problems presented by coalitions/teams using current best practices and resources.
  • Conduct ongoing market research and analysis to inform department strategy and goals.
  • Manage creative partners and contractors.
  • Manage direct reports who contribute to our brand and help maximize and magnify their contributions.
  • Fiscal alignment:  Exercise good stewardship through adherence to project and department budgets

Location: Dallas

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About The Commit Partnership:

The Commit Partnership is focused on the powerful idea that every child should receive an excellent and equitable education, preparing them to flourish in life. To reach this vision Commit serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately growing community capacity, capabilities, and resources to serve students more effectively.

 Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, Early Matters Dallas, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, Best in Class, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students.  Our third initiative, Dallas County Promise, seeks to align our local higher ed institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality post-secondary education. Day-to-day work is supported by more than 25 full-time staff who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution.

 Our Core Values:

 Integrity - To best serve students, families, and the community we will act honestly and ethically in how we make both internal and external decisions, present data, and communicate with partners

Equity & Inclusion – We seek to help transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We do this by actively and explicitly working with others to create more equitable outcomes and processes.

 Students First - Our decisions are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?

 Systemic Impact – We are patient and persistent as we identify the most effective approaches to help create lasting systems change. Once identified, we prioritize and relentlessly attack systemic challenges with efficiency and excellence.

 Humility - We embrace the fact that our community’s success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and to constantly learn.

Joy - It’s important we bring a constant sense of optimism and have fun while taking on this difficult work.



The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.