Communications Specialist (School Improvement)

Southern Regional Education Board

job description

The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education and the workforce. We help policymakers make informed decisions by providing independent, accurate data and recommendations. We help educators improve student learning with professional development, proven practices and curricula. And we help policymakers, institutions and educators share scarce resources to accomplish more together than they could alone. 

SREB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit interstate compact based in Atlanta. We are an organization of professionals committed to our mission: helping states advance education to improve the social and economic vitality of the SREB region. Our vision is that each child and adult in the SREB region will have high-quality educational opportunities that build on the rich diversity of the region and lead to productive, meaningful lives and robust economies.


Are you an experienced communications professional with a strategic, creative approach? If you’d like to join a team dedicated to improving education, we have an exciting opportunity.



The School Improvement Communications Specialist strategically and proactively manages communications to support the objectives of SREB’s School Improvement division and Making Schools Work summer conference. 


Essential Functions


What does the Communications Specialist, School Improvement do?


  • Plans, executes and evaluates communications to promote SREB’s K-12 school improvement services for schools nationwide, including our summer conference that attracts thousands of educators annually.

  • Plans, researches, writes and edit communication materials for web, email, social, audio and video. Coordinate design, production and distribution.

  • Manage design and production of photo, video, audio and graphics for assigned projects.

  • Plans, executes and evaluates communication campaigns and feedback strategies.

  • Advises others on communications for external audiences, including editing and reviewing draft materials.

  • Develops social media content and monitors  social media accounts.

  • Develops and maintain web content for assigned School Improvement program areas.


What does it take to be a Communications Specialist?


Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or related field and four years of professional experience in journalism, communications, marketing, education policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


For this opportunity, we seek candidates who have skill and experience in:


  • Communications strategy development, implementation and evaluation

  • Social media management

  • Project management

  • Fluent writing and effective editing

  • AP style and basic principles of graphic design

  • Content management and email marketing systems

contact information

business: Southern Regional Education Board
contact: Terri Cavender
address: 592 10th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
phone: 404-875-9211 (Call Now)

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