Senior Associate for Media, Engagement, and Digital to Lead Communications Strategies

Collaborative Communications Group
Washington, DC
Competitive and commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits including 401k.
Feb 20, 2019
Public Relations and Project Management
Metro Area
Full Time

Collaborative is passionate about helping improve public education within the United States and across the world through learning, collaboration, communications and engagement.

We’re looking for a highly-motivated self-starter for this mid-level position. The Senior Associate will work with the Collaborative media, engagement, and digital teams to lead strategic content creation across platforms. This position requires communications strategy and project management experience as well as a strong understanding of public relations best practices.

The Senior Associate is a full-time position and based in our Washington, D.C. office.


 The Senior Associate will:

  • Serve as an integral member of the digital and media services team;
  • Develop strategy for and manage day-to-day operations of digital and media projects to best support our individual clients’ needs;
  • Act as the primary client contact to foster strong relationships and better understand and meet their day-to-day needs;
  • Coordinate internal and external teams to make sure the work gets done, from developing work plans to coordinating graphic and web design to scheduling and leading check ins;
  • Actively engage in in-person kick-off meetings, client brainstorming sessions, spokesperson trainings, messaging workshops and strategy meetings;
  • Be responsible for developing communications, public relations and social media strategies and content that enhance clients’ vital missions. Content may include:
    • Social media plans, editorial calendars, and posts
    • E-mail marketing, blog posts, website copy, and other digital content
    • Press releases, media advisories, statements, and other traditional communications
    • Opinion essays and commentaries for education and mainstream media
  • Conduct daily general and issue/client-specific monitoring of education trade, mainstream media outlets and relevant social media for K-12 education news and disseminate relevant findings to colleagues and clients as appropriate;
  • Help to develop the Collaborative brand and expand the organization’s footprint across the sector.


The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • 4-6 years of communications and public relations experience, with some experience at a consulting firm preferred;
  • At least 3 years of project management experience;
  • At least 3 years of experience leading content development across digital media, including blog writing, e-newsletters, e-mail marketing, social media, etc.;
  • Broad writing and editing experience across a variety of external mediums, including the digital media mentioned above as well as traditional publications, such as commentaries, reports, one-pagers, etc.;
  • Ability to both develop and implement digital and social media strategies across Facebook, Twitter, etc.;
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with external partners at the highest levels of business, government, and the education and social sectors;
  • A can-do attitude, with the drive to get the work done alongside the team, no matter how large or small the task;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline required; Master’s degree preferred but not required;
  • Commitment to and strong understanding of K-12 education issues; and
  • Bilingual skills are a plus.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The Senior Associate will work across teams and report to the firm’s leadership. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC, and is Metro accessible. Collaborative offers excellent benefits.


Please visit to find more information about Collaborative’s award-winning products and services as well as our corporate capabilities, values, philosophy, practice areas and client base.


Please combine a cover letter and resume into a single file and send via the link provided (with subject line “Senior Associate”). Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.


Collaborative is passionate about helping improve public education within the United States and across the world through learning, collaboration, communications and engagement.

We are a consulting firm that works to:

  • Connect networks of people in learning communities within and across organizations to significantly enhance their knowledge and capacity;
  • Create, share and use knowledge to generate new ideas and improve performance; and
  • Engage diverse stakeholders to go beyond traditional approaches, create solutions aligned to the values of the people affected by them and build sustained attention to complex problems.

For more than 18 years, Collaborative has partnered with leading education organizations, foundations, government agencies, school districts, and community-based organizations that share our values and commitment. We empower our clients by working to build capacity—not dependency—and by providing an array of strategies, systems and tools that are continuously evolving. We provide access to and connections within a growing network of organizations, researchers, consultants, practitioners, and community members whose collective content knowledge, expertise and experience supports the learning and growth of everyone in the network. We build tools, processes and products that are intended to accelerate learning and productivity and that regularly produce breakthrough results.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills for this job.

Collaborative Communications is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is a strongly held value of Collaborative that power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, disability or age. All candidates will be evaluated on a merit basis.

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