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Come work for one of the most interesting and exciting nonprofits in New York. As the premiere provider of mind-blowing professional development in New York City (and perhaps the world), the Academy has created a community of passionate, like-minded teachers from public, charter, and private schools. We're growing fast and need creative, strategic, hard-workers to take us to the next level. A great perk of the job is taking part in our intimate events with brilliant intellectuals, leading scientists, incredible artists, and inspiring teachers. Applicants must live in the metro area.

Communications Associate

The Academy for Teachers is looking for a communications partner to support our goal of spreading awareness of our organization among teachers, school administrators, friends, and prospective donors, and publishing content that honors teachers.

Location: Fully remote, New York, NY

Reporting to: Chief Operations Officer

Commitment: 20 business hours per week creating and publishing content, inclusive of two 1-hour meetings with the program team (detailed hourly distribution appended).

Terms: This is an independent-contractor role (1099) at a rate of $21/hr.

Key Role Objectives

1. Facilitate a smooth workflow for promoting programs and publishing content

a. Content Calendar: Maintain the content calendar and posting schedule, adapting as needed to prioritize key posts
b. Email: Partner with program team to gather information, write program blurbs, design email layout (using templates), and publish program information across various channels (listservs, education boards)
c. Social Media: Create and post content consistently on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube (leveraging existing templates/guides, with room for creativity)
d. Web: Support the program team in keeping the website up to date with latest program information, writing blurbs, and creating landing pages where needed

2. Help grow engagement with our content across all channels

a. Dedicate time to engaging with teachers on social media
b. Repost great teacher content across channels
c. Engage with our list of teacher hashtags and accounts
d. Follow all teachers in our community
e. Prioritize sending relevant content to the right audiences via email
f. Build relationships with Social Liaisons in the community

3. Help grow our audience through new content initiatives

a. Collect content for a monthly newsletter (using templates)
b. Run a paid, social media campaign, and plan for its continuation
c. Maintain and grow paid search keywords and terms
d. Get 1-3 new content campaigns up and running


• Very organized and works well as part of a remote team
• Self-motivated and patient with process, avoiding delays by advance planning
• Strong writing skills, able to write concise copy from multiple sources of information
• Must have experience with Mailchimp
• Experience creating content for social media and email marketing
• Experience writing within a brand voice
• Strong design skills and familiarity with Canva are a plus
• Experience with Google Ads and Meta Ads Manager is a plus

To apply, please email your resume and a concise cover letter in one PDF file to with the subject heading: Application - Communications Associate. You may include links to work samples, but please do not provide any as an attachment.

The Academy for Teachers seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.