Intern, Communications (Summer 2020)

Dallas, Texas, United States | Communications | Part-time

Apply by: April 20, 2020
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The Commit Partnership is seeking an enthusiastic and organized Communications Intern for Summer 2020, with an option to extend into the 2020-21 school year. This role will provide a variety of support to the Communications Team and have access to great learning experiences with opportunities to stretch themselves, explore various workstreams, and contribute to our team goals for FY21.

This position will be exposed to opportunities to develop social media content, written content, graphics, and other deliverables as part of communications strategies for the organization and our three coalitions: Best in Class, Dallas County Promise, and Early Matters Dallas.

The ideal candidate would have strong written and oral communication, time management, and relationship-building skills. This position will report to the Senior Director of Communications, but work collaboratively with the entire communications team and engage with both internal and external partners at all levels of the organization.

This is a paid, part-time position that requires 15-20 hours per week throughout Summer 2020.

Responsibilities:

  • Social Media
    • Collaborating with internal staff and partners to identify shareable content for social media channels targeting various audiences
    • Supporting the Communications Team in creating and managing a repository of written content for social media (editorial calendar, blog, etc.)
    • Understanding social media analytics and the story it tells about how our audiences engage with our content
  • Project Management
    • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator, develops project plans for small- and large-scale projects
    • Supports in tracking progress to project goals
  • Content Creation
    • Collaborates with internal stakeholders to create (or co-create) content for blog posts, podcasts, and other channels to engage our audiences
    • Explores various software (Adobe, Canva, Venngage, etc.) to create visualizations and graphics for web and printed content

Education:

  • Applicants must have completed 24 hours or more of undergraduate-level coursework
  • Preferred Majors: Marketing, Communications, Education, and Public Policy; Other majors are encouraged to apply

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be personable yet persuasive in both oral and written communication
  • A proven ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Ability to operate with humility, an open mind, and a sense of urgency
  • Belief in the power of education and equity to improve the odds for all children in service of The Commit Partnership’s mission
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Bilingual (Spanish) language skills a plus

Inquiries about the position can be forwarded to careers@commitpartnership.org; reference “Communications Intern” in the subject line. For more information about The Commit Partnership, visit www.commitpartnership.org.

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.

 

About The Commit Partnership:

The Commit Partnership is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable PK-12 education, preparing them to flourish at the collegiate level and beyond. To reach this vision, the Partnership 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 education 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 40 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.