Flamboyan Foundation is Hiring a Senior Managing Director of Communications

October 31, 2017 05:05 PM
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Position Summary

Flamboyan Foundation seeks an enthusiastic, strategic, results-oriented Senior Managing Director of Communications to help advance Flamboyan’s education work in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The ideal candidate brings experience setting vision and strategy, excellent project management skills and an ability to unify the programmatic strands of Flamboyan Foundation’s two offices in Washington, D.C, and Puerto Rico. The individual will be responsible for developing strategic outcomes for, implementing, and evaluating the success of Flamboyan’s external communications efforts in each geographic location and nationally.

The Senior Managing Director position offers an incredible opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment.  The ideal candidate possesses strong writing skills, a creative spirit, critical thinking skills and an exceptional track record across a variety of communication channels, e.g. online, print, video, social media. Further, candidates must have proven experience evaluating the success of strategies to achieve outcomes.  Successful candidates thrive in collaborative, supportive, fun environments while valuing hard work to deliver results.  A passion for education and social change is a must.

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer of Flamboyan Foundation and will be located in the Washington, D.C. office with occasional travel to Puerto Rico.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Create and lead a cutting-edge communications strategy, including the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to foster awareness, understanding and practices in the educational areas in which we work
  • Create, manage and evaluate a superior media strategy including press and social media
  • Provide hands-on leadership and direction in the creation of digital media products, such as videos and infographics, to advance our programmatic work
  • In partnership with team members, conceive of and spearhead special events, campaigns and initiatives to achieve organizational goals


  • Lead the development, launch, ongoing management, and evaluation of our brand so that key stakeholders readily connect with the Flamboyan’s values, vision and mission
  • Package and promote our programmatic content through various communications channels, e.g. website, videos, special events and collateral materials, to achieve measurable visibility and influence in the education sector
  • Train and develop staff to consistently, effectively and accurately use our brand and message platform
  • Oversee the redesign, management and ongoing analytics of Flamboyan’s website

Leadership Visibility

  • Identify and cultivate opportunities for organizational leaders to showcase our work and serve as spokespersons
  • Identify and coordinate opportunities for CEO, staff leadership and board members to participate in high visibility public convenings, forums, conferences and other venues
  • Write, pitch and place thought pieces for distribution in print and online media and industry channels


  • Inspire the work of communications’ team members in D.C. and Puerto Rico and supervise D.C.-based staff
  • In collaboration with the senior leadership team, professionally develop and ensure the satisfaction of communications’ team members


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters desired
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in public relations, communications, public affairs or related field preferred
  • Experience working within the education and philanthropic sectors preferred
  • Experience working across cultural contexts required
  • Senior management experience required

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Deep passion for social change and the importance of education as an element of it required
  • Demonstrable record of success in developing and executing successful communication strategies
  • Nimble, responsive approach to implementing, evaluating, and iterating strategies and solutions
  • Creative flair and intuition for thinking outside-of-the-box
  • Expertise in visually telling a story desired
  • Strong competency in media relations and familiarity with digital media preferred
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English and skills in Spanish highly desired
  • Proven ability to build collaborative, impactful relationships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders


Salary is based upon experience and includes full health benefits.

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@flamboyanfoundation.org. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applicants should include the words “Senior Managing Director of Communications” in the subject line of the email.

Flamboyan Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flamboyan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability.

About Flamboyan Foundation 

Flamboyan Foundation works with community partners to ensure that educators and families have the resources and support they need to improve educational outcomes for children.  The cornerstone of Flamboyan’s approach is hands-on, purposeful collaboration with nonprofits, school districts, educators, government and community leaders who share our commitment to and focus on achieving ambitious results to improve children’s learning.

In Washington, D.C. Flamboyan partners with public school educators and school leaders locally and around the country to design and implement effective family engagement strategies that create enduring impact for students and families. Our Puerto Rico program supports the island’s children in developing the skills they need to become confident readers by third grade.

In response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the damage and devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017, Flamboyan is coordinating a widespread effort to mobilize and deploy services and supplies that meet the urgent needs of the people of Puerto Rico.  Our immediate efforts are focused on re-opening schools and providing communities with the resources needed to stabilize and rebuild.

Flamboyan has offices in Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.  For more information on Flamboyan Foundation, please visit: www.flamboyanfoundation.org.

Our Core Values

People. We believe in the power, dignity, value, potential, and good intent of all people.
Equity.  We challenge ourselves, one another, and our partners to uphold belief in a shared humanity by interrupting bias, dismantling systems of oppression, and lifting up the voices of marginalized people and communities.
Impact.  We create lasting, meaningful social change.
Catalytic Action. We pursue our goals with passion and urgency and activate others internally and externally to carry our work even further.

For more information please visit www.flamboyanfoundation.org