iCivics Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Cambridge, MA
At iCivics, we are deeply committed to igniting a passion for civic learning in our schools and the need for increased investment in civics overall. We are a fast-growing civic education nonprofit founded by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Our mission is to collaborate with teachers and leaders across the country to re-imagine civic education for American democracy. We champion equitable and nonpartisan civic education while providing engaging and innovative resources that empower educators in the essential task of preparing young people for lifelong civic engagement that can inform policy and that illustrates the impact of civic education on our country.
In partnership with iCivics, nearly 9 million students learn about our government, history, the rule of law, and civic issues. We make civic education relevant to new generations of Americans through online games and innovative classroom resources available at no cost. Our reach is substantial: 156,000 educators across all 50 states are registered with iCivics and we are growing by leaps and bounds. Student engagement is at the heart of the iCivics story: our games have been played by students a staggering 148 million times.
We’re not only the leading provider of civic education, but also working to catalyze a movement to prioritize civic education in the United States and demonstrate its impact in sustaining and strengthening our nation’s constitutional democracy. This new role reflects iCivics’ commitment to meeting the needs of educators to grow and develop. It also reflects the need to improve the quality of history and civics instruction to meet the needs of our nation.
To learn more please visit the iCivics website.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and serving as an integral member of the executive team, the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer (CMCO) serves as principal adviser charged with executing comprehensive marketing and communications strategies to promote and amplify the iCivics brand on multiple platforms. As the CMCO, you will lead all iCivics communications externally, oversee iCivics marketing operation including the successful launch of new brand that will ignite a passion for civic learning, and will ensure timely and consistent communication internally in an effort to create awareness on plans and initiatives across the organization. The CMCO will work collaboratively with iCivics leadership and other key stakeholders in setting the vision for and leading the Communications and Marketing Team, including media relations, social media, marketing elements of iCivics websites, creative, and strategic communications.
The CMCO drives the promotion and management of the organization's brand reputation, its most important asset. The leader in this role will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a wide range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. Our CMCO will also be responsible for building and expanding partnerships and will serve as an ambassador for the organization with the goal of advancing the organization's position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and support for the importance of its mission and civics education overall.
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