Our mission is to serve as the national and global advocate and voice for character. We are widely-known for our 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character. More recently, Character.org has expanded its mission to provide character-focused resources to parents and families, sports and after-school organizations, policymakers, and workplace leaders.
Character.org seeks a dynamic, creative, and purpose-driven individual to be its Director of Communications, a leadership position with a direct reporting relationship to the President. The Director will oversee the organization’s existing communications platforms and develop new strategic approaches to increase our visibility and stature.
Set and guide a strategic brand/marketing/communications plan to broaden awareness of our mission and programs
Curate and oversee new content and features for our website
Manage an events calendar and content for our digital newsletter
Significantly enhance and expand our social media practices, presence, and impact
Develop a digital marketing strategy for our National Forum (usually held in October)
Oversee communications for our National Schools of Character program
Oversee communications for our Promising Practices program
Develop dissemination strategies for each of our new initiatives (surveys on character-related topics, social media campaigns)
Manage all media contacts (e.g., New Reports, Op-Eds, Press Releases)
Manage part-time social media coordinator
5+ years experience in a communications role
Willingness to work remotely
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all staff, board members, volunteers, donors, participating schools and “partner” organizations
Excellent writing/editing and verbal skills
Graphic and web design experience (preferred)
Self-starter, able to work independently, entrepreneurial, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
Experience and ability to scan public issues of the day and develop character-focused statements that align with our mission
This position is salaried, commensurate with experience. Competitive Benefits.
Notice of non-discrimination:
Character.org is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Character.org to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. We center equity in all our work and in our hiring practices.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Your cover letter should give us a sense of who you are and why you think Character.org is a good fit for you. The cover letter should also include your salary requirements.
In 1993, a group of educators, researchers, and civic leaders came together to form a national organization devoted to fostering character development in our schools and communities.
Guided by the inspired commitment of Sanford McDonnell, the former CEO of McDonnell Douglas, they became the Character Education Partnership (now Character.org). Ever since, the mission of Character.org has been to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on a set of core values and character strengths vital to school success.
Character.org is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Character-Inspired Culture, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character education researchers. During the past 20 years, more than 800 schools – after an independent and rigorous evaluation process – have been recognized by Character.org as National Schools of Character. More recently, school districts have also been certified for their success in fostering character development.
The vision for Character.org is to continue our work in schools but expand our work to families... and youth sports. In fact, we believe employers everywhere should follow the adage: “hire for character, train for skill.” By meeting people in every avenue of life, we hope to inspire and empower ethical, engaged, and compassionate citizens worldwide.