TELL CUE's STORY
CUE is seeking a high-powered communicator with a passion for networking with innovative and inspiring educators to take our community to the next level. Successful candidates will be engaging personalities that believe that the smartest person in the room is the room!
You’d be joining the premier non-profit educational technology organization in the Western US to help better serve our community. We’ve experienced rapid growth in the last few years, and we seek to provide world-class service to those educators that call themselves “CUE members.”
About the Position
This newly-formed position, reporting to the CEO, brings together a mix communication, community and celebration of our unique educational community. The position would work remotely, supported by fellow members of the CUE team spread across the Western US and beyond. We are seeking a team-player with a great sense of humor and a passion for celebrating educational excellence.
The position would be the keeper of CUE's Story - leveraging our non-profit's powerful narrative to inspire the next generation of educators to innovate beyond the four walls of the classroom.
The position requires a self-starter used to motivating and inspiring others to achieve without depending on an in-office culture for success. The candidate must be comfortable managing volunteers, staff and consultants to complete tasks, exceed expectations and tell the story of our members across an array of media platforms.
About the CUE team
CUE, a small nonprofit association focused on inspiring innovative learners, was founded in 1978. We produce 100+ events per year, including The National CUE Conference in March, drawing 7,000+ attendees. We have over 10,000 members and have a thriving community supported by 20+ local affiliates and 7 topic and job-alike-based learning networks. Our advocacy team actively participates in legislative and policy discussions, encouraging a positive policy environment for educational technology and professional development. We strive to provide world-class professional learning through our conferences, symposia, workshops and events, both in-person and online. We enjoy having fun together - be warned, “Talk like a Pirate Day” is celebrated among CUE staff.
Direct both our traditional and ‘new media’ communications, including the OnCUE Journal, member newsletters, media kits, advertising, social media, blog and corporate messaging. This position would leverage consultants, volunteers and CUE staff to deliver on CUE’s vision of “a community inspiring innovative learners.”
Direct awards program, recognizing educational heroes from within and without the CUE Community.
Direct the Volunteer Leadership Coordinator in supporting CUE’s community of affiliates and learning networks through regular points of contact, culminating each year with the Leadership Development Institute, a free event to rally, encourage and equip our most active volunteers.
Direct our Press Relations team to manage relationships with education and media partners to expand on CUE’s messaging and earned media coverage.
Direct the preparation and production of all printed and digital CUE publications, including the OnCUE Journal, books, Annual Report and Conference Programs, as well as the potential development of a CUE “news service” that provides regular pedagogical and edtech insights to members.
Support CUE events through proactive messaging and telling CUE’s story.
Advise CUE leaders on strategy, vision and community building across all of CUE’s programs.
The team member will be required to travel to our Walnut Creek office and selected events throughout the year. We anticipate travel to be 25%.
Qualities of the Successful Candidate
The team member we pick must bring together a passionate energy for connecting people, a talented mastery of the written and spoken word, an infectious enthusiasm and an up-tempo work ethic to keep pace with our fast-moving team of edu-innovators. He or she should have 3-5 years experience in educational community engagement, publishing, marketing or related field.
He or she must have a solid understanding of community management, social media, recognition programs and educational technology. They should already have a large PLN, and understand how to nurture, encourage and galvanize a community around educational innovation.
Competitive, director-level compensation will be provided with an increasing ladder of a monthly health and retirements benefits package. A generous vacation, holiday and sick time package offers time off to ensure a healthy work-life balance. We also host regular staff and volunteer retreats to provide a nourishing reinforcement of the cause-based work we do.
Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, including but not limited to: ability to sit for prolonged periods, operate a computer, mobile phone, tablet and telephone, work effectively when working in isolation, work effectively as a part of a virtual team and concentrate on a variety of details when faced with interruptions and changing work priorities. Specific physical abilities include: the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and occasionally is required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
CUE is an equal-opportunity employer, compliant with all hiring practices and current law. We seek a diverse team, providing a representative voice for those we serve in the educational community.
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