Head of Communications

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@gbc-education.org. State “Head of Communications” in the subject line of your email.

The Global Business Coalition for Education is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation. Our mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.

Established as an initiative of the global children’s charity Theirworld in 2012, the Global Business Coalition for Education is committed to bringing together the expertise and resources of the business community with the campaign for global education and Sustainable Development Goal 4.

Head of Communications

The Head of Communications 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 through the deployment of strategic communications.

The majority of the Head of Communication’s week will be dedicated to managing GBC-Education’s communications strategy, media and press relationships, promotion of reports and activities, and social media production. Tasks will include:
Implementing a GBC-Education communications strategy aligned with the broader global communications strategy and plan
Engaging with our staff and membership to deploy strategic communications to advance organizational priorities

  • Writing and disseminating GBC-Education’s monthly communications sheet and quarterly newsletter
  • Sending out an education news 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.
  • Creating event materials (e.g. one pagers, invitations, briefing notes, website content, etc.) to be distributed prior and during GBC-Education’s events
  • Working with companies and research partners in producing and finalizing reports and communications plans


Required Qualifications

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

  • Strong ability to develop and deploy strategic communications to achieve organizational priorities
  • Exceptional writing, 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 Creative Suite, including: InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator is a plus.
  • 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 info@gbc-education.org. State “Head of Communications” in the subject line of your email.