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Communications & Marketing Director

Communications & Marketing Director

Reports to: CEO

Category: Full-time, salaried

Location: Remote (though must reside in Tennessee)

Compensation: Salary range of $70,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience; generous healthcare, 401k, and paid leave benefits

The Opportunity

We’re growing and we’re looking for a new team member to grow with us! The Communications & Marketing Director will be an integral member of our team and will plan and implement communications and marketing tactics that mobilize advocates, engage stakeholders, amplify success stories, and influence policymakers towards our crucial mission in support of the quality care and education of Tennessee’s young children.

About Us

We’re a passionate team dedicated to advancing state policies and practices that ensure all Tennessee children birth through third grade get the strong start in life they need to power our state’s future.  We’re hardworking, results-oriented, and operate with a sense of urgency for our mission.

We’re fully remote.  Our board, staff and partners live across Tennessee and our staff members work from home – with some travel to meetings and events.  We meet in person, typically in Nashville, on a monthly-ish basis, and virtually throughout the week. Our working hours are 9-5 regardless of time zone but we offer some schedule flexibility as needed.

We embrace a supportive, positive, can-do spirit and work culture, and actively encourage work-life balance.

About You

You enjoy and are great at writing engaging content in different styles, for different types of pieces, for a variety of diverse audiences.  You’re a quick study, able to digest new and complex information and simplify it into language that attracts the attention of and motivates your audiences to action.  You’re organized, detail oriented and efficient. You like to stay current on new approaches and technologies, and you actively seek opportunities to grow your knowledge and skills.  You’re a self-starter and enjoy working independently from home while connecting regularly with team members and stakeholders through virtual meetings. You’re motivated to “get it done right”, and eager to problem-solve and ensure your work product meets the needs and goals of your team. You’re excited to work with a team and diverse partners dedicated to improving the lives of young children across Tennessee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with CEO and senior team to establish the annual communications plan and editorial calendar.
  • Create engaging digital content including but not limited to news and human-interest stories, case studies, legislative updates, and website copy.
  • Write and produce monthly e-newsletters and use advocacy software tools to engage TQEE stakeholders.
  • Develop social media content calendar in collaboration with senior leadership team and execute / manage social media communications.
  • Generate and manage earned media, including managing media inquiries, issuing statements and press releases, placing opinion pieces, and pitching news stories.
  • Copyedit publications such as policy briefs and reports.
  • Develop communications for and otherwise assist in the organization of special events.
  • Coordinate with vendors for web development, digital marketing, graphic design, and materials for events, promotions, and campaigns.
  • Stay current with and incorporate use of best practices and technologies in communications, social media, and digital marketing.
  • Track progress and provide reports.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Superb written communication skills.
  • Minimum 2 years of marketing, communications, public relations, and social media experience. 3-5 years of experience preferred. Experience with issue advocacy a plus.
  • Knowledgeable about and experienced with current technologies that support marketing and communications.
  • Self-starter, with ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Eager to learn and grow.
  • Positive, adaptable mindset.

To Apply

We appreciate your interest in joining our team! To apply for this position, please submit a resume with cover letter to While we can’t respond to every inquiry, we’ll contact you for further consideration if we think there may be a good fit.  And please, in the meantime, join our coalition!

TQEE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

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