Communications Lead

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to State “Communications Lead” in the subject line of your email.

Communications Lead

The Global Business Coalition for Education, an initiative of Theirworld, is a global movement of businesses which aims to unleash the potential of the next generation. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life, a safe school to learn in, and skills for the future.

Tackling the global education crisis takes the collective power of business and other stakeholders – and know-how to bring these voices together for positive change. The Global Business Coalition for Education serves as the business community’s social impact advisor, combining the expertise of education and business to develop customized programs and identify investments, partnerships, and opportunities that will have the greatest impact.

GBC-Education members are ‘Next Generation Actionists’ who understand the power and potential of leveraging their knowledge, resources, and scale in coordination with peers, government, international organizations, and NGOs. We believe transformative change requires more than individual efforts to address a problem – no matter how large or significant the effort.


Communications Lead

The Communications Lead is a full-time position based in New York City. The ideal candidate for this role must have strong attention to detail, multitasking, and organizational skills. The role will suit someone that is well-organized, efficient, able to draw connections between various aspects of our work and wants to make an impact supporting global education.

The majority of the Communications Lead’s week will be dedicated to managing GBC-Education’s communications and social media production. Tasks will include:

  • Writing and disseminating GBC-Education’s monthly communications sheet and quarterly newsletter
  • Sending out daily education digest to members and partners
  • Planning and creating blog content for the website
  • Organizing social media campaigns around GBC-Education’s initiatives and supporting partners / members in showcasing their work
  • Designing digital content to be published on social media channels and other online platforms
  • Managing GBC-Education’s website and working with developers in updating / maintaining webpage
  • Developing press releases and working with journalists / press organizations to push out information regarding reports, events, announcements, etc.

In addition to managing GBC-Education’s communications, there will be additional research and event support duties, which will include:

  • Developing research to be used for policy briefs, web content, social media content, and events
  • Creating event materials (e.g. one pagers, invitations, briefing notes, website content, etc.) to be distributed prior and during GBC-Education’s events
  • Supporting the team on coordinating events and day-of-event tasks
  • Utilizing Salesforce to track and maintain contacts and correspondence
  • Working with companies and research partners in producing and finalizing reports


Required Qualifications

The Communications Lead must be an analytical, organized, resourceful, and highly responsible individual with a high degree of professionalism, and a flexible and collaborative spirit.

  • Exceptional writing, research, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, balance, and adapt to multiple priorities, work flexibly in a fast-paced environment and work cross-culturally
  • A minimum of five years related work experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • Great attention to details and copy-editing skills, with high standards of performance
  • Experience managing content on social media platforms, including: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Mailchimp
  • Experience utilizing design programs in Adobe Suite, including: InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator
  • Website management experience and experience using the WordPress platform


About Our Team

Our organization is focused on making the impossible probable. We have the know-how and the know-who to make change happen and operate independently, with an insider’s edge. We believe we are more impactful if we work together and that through our agenda-setting authority, we can set the bar high for the global community when it comes to delivering opportunity to young people.

The people on our team have hearts of activists and heads of strategists – and operate with a “moonshot’ mentality. Our staff reach for the ‘high-hanging fruit’ and never let go. The field we work in requires us to act and adapt on-the-go, reject vague, lofty goals and empty promises and be unapologetic protagonists.

Our team works hard to make change happen and shows up to work every day because we believe delivering results for our cause – today’s children and the potential of the next generation – is one of the most important causes in the world. Our staff come from diverse backgrounds. We value life and work experience and the ability to commit, work hard and deliver results just as much as academic credentials.

We have competitive salaries and benefits packages to attract the best individuals who are committed to working hard to unleash the potential of the next generation.


To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to State “Communications Lead” in the subject line of your email.