Director, Media Outreach

Location
Arlington
Posted
Apr 12, 2013
Closes
May 12, 2013
Contact
Ms. Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
Essential Competencies of the Successful Candidate
-Strategic understanding of the media environment; including the range of different outlets and the evolving state of the media business.
-Ability to strategically place and prepare and support executives and spokespersons in media outlets.
-Ability to think creatively and analytically, and apply skills to problem-solving and high-level strategy implementation.
-Very strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deliver effective presentations and draft diverse styles of communications ranging from Tweets to white papers.
-Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate, influence, establish trust and rapport, negotiate, resolve conflicts and effectively coach employees and members of management. Ability to display a high level of professionalism and serve as an external ambassador for Communities In Schools.
-Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.

Education/Prior Experience
-Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven years working in the area of advocacy or public policy media, either through a presidential administration or with an advocacy related nonprofit organization.
-Proven track record of results gained from pitching news stories and opinion pieces in a competitive news environment.
-Previous or existing relationships with reporters, editors and/or producers in the education and education policy sectors.
-Prior experience working seamlessly across both traditional and new media.

Please forward résumé and cover letter with salary history to jobs@cisnet.org with “Director, Media Outreach” in subject line.